ONE MORE WEEK TO GO BEFORE SUBMISSION OF CANDIDACY LETTERS CLOSES.
It’s election season again! Now is the time for you to step up and help lead our 200-strong chapter into an amazing 2017. We have these positions coming open, which will begin January 1, 2017 and last for a term of two years:
The president, in conjunction with the rest of the board, sets direction for the chapter, chairs chapter board meetings and is the public face of the chapter.
The treasurer keeps the financial records of the chapter, submits financial reports required by the AAJA National Office and helps set direction for the chapter.
Vice President, Tokyo
Vice President, Singapore
Regional vice presidents are the point persons for AAJA in their respective cities. They answer questions about AAJA and plan and coordinate local events and oversee membership recruitment in their city. They also work with the president and other officers to set overall direction for the chapter. One may be designated to assume the responsibilities of the president in his or her absence
National Board Representative
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.
ONE At-large Board Member Position
Chapter board members help set direction for the chapter. They also may take charge of specific areas such as fundraising or membership and recruitment. They answer questions from members, work to increase membership and engage in membership outreach
Student representatives help organize activities and promote the organization on campus. They answer questions from teachers and students, work to increase student membership and engage in membership outreach.
Key Dates to Run
December 9: Candidate Letters
Submit a letter of candidacy to this email by this date. All letters will be posted on the AAJA-Asia chapter website.
December 11-17: Election Week
All AAJA-Asia members will receive an electronic ballot to vote. All votes must be made before midnight, Thursday December 22. We will report the votes to AAJA National in San Francisco and winning candidates will be notified.
December 20: Announcement of winners
In addition to helping lead professional and social events in your cities and countries, all AAJA board members are required to call in to a monthly virtual board meeting to update chapter leaders on programming, future planning and simply to stay connected with a friendly hello across our vast distances.
Questions? E-mail Billy Wong, AAJA-Asia Election Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carina Lee at email@example.com
Good luck with your candidacies and we look forward to working with you to take AAJA-Asia forward and upward.