Candidate statements are in for this year’s chapter board elections. Campaigning now begins.
Learn more about your candidates for election below.
Thank you to all who have expressed your desire to step up and take our chapter through to 2016.
All active, full and student members are eligible to vote; associate members are not.
Voting will be held from October 28 to October 31. You will receive via email a voter hyperlink unique to your own address by October 28.
Please send any questions to Bruce Harrison at harrison.j.bruce(at)gmail.com or the AAJA-Asia board at aajaasia(at)gmail.com.
AAJA-Asia Election Chair
We have seven board member positions that will be contested on October 31st. These positions are each two-year terms.
National Board Representative (2)
These two positions are the chapter’s representative platforms to the national advisory board, similar to U.S. senators to Congress. AAJA-Asia must be represented in person at the two advisory board meetings held every year in the United States. One of the meetings occurs at the national convention. The board representatives will keep the Asia chapter board apprised of national policies and procedures. S/he will write summary report of the national board meetings that will be provided to the Asia board. In light of AAJA-Asia’s new status as a large chapter, defined as having more than 100 full members, we have one additional seat to fill to represent us at National.
Vote for two:
The Secretary will keep a book of minutes of all board meetings and membership meetings. The minutes will be posted on the chapter web site. The secretary also must monitor the chapter website, e-mail account and other public areas, such as the Facebook page. S/he will handle correspondence with chapter members.
Hong Kong Vice-President
The Hong Kong Vice-President serves as the chief organizer for AAJA-Asia affairs in the Chinese territory that include social and educational events, maintaining strong relationships with current partners and universities, outreaching to new networks and looking for fundraising opportunities in support of AAJA-Asia programs and educational stipends. S/he reports to the Asia chapter board and attends all monthly Skype board meetings.
The Seoul Vice-President serves as the chief organizer for AAJA-Asia affairs in the South Korean capital that include social and educational events, maintaining strong relationships with current partners and universities, outreaching to new networks and looking for fundraising opportunities in support of AAJA-Asia programs and educational stipends. S/he reports to the Asia chapter board and attends all monthly Skype board meetings.
At-Large Members (2)
These members serve to represent specific AAJA-Asia interests whether geographic, in parts of Asia-Pacific where fewer members reside such as Taiwan or Nepal, or topical, with regards to student affairs, fundraising or stipend programs.
Vote for two: