SSAWW Announcement: Call for Nominations (Deadline 10.01.2018)

SSAWW Announcement
Call for Nominations

For the 2018 SSAWW Triennial Conference, the SSAWW Executive Committee is pleased to issue this call for nominations for the 2018 election of SSAWW Officers. To facilitate a transparent and democratic process, the election balloting will be conducted using social media conference technology to ensure all current members have the opportunity to vote. The vote is open to all members in good standing, not just those in attendance at the conference. Members can vote via the Whova app as well as online (a link is forthcoming) and will be posted on the website no later than three weeks in advance of the conference with the slate of nominees and the voting procedures.

Thus, the “call for nominations” is issued for the positions of: President; Vice President of Organizational Matters; and Vice President of Publications. We urge you to consider running or to nominate an active SSAWW member for one of the above named positions, please send your nomination to: ssaww.nominations@gmail.com. Deadline for nominations is October 1, 2018.

Nominees will need to submit a vision statement (no more than 250 words), a biographical statement (no more than 150 words), and a recent photo for inclusion in the conference program.

For your consideration, please find below excerpts from the SSAWW Constitution regarding the elected positions and duties:

Article II: Officers
Section 1:
The elected officers shall be the President; Vice President, Organizational Matters; and Vice President, Publications.

Section 2:
The President shall be elected by a majority of the members and shall serve a three-year term. The President shall preside at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board. It shall be the President’s duty to formulate policies and projects for presentation to the Board and to fulfill the chartered obligations and purposes of the Society. In filling this and any other Association responsibility, the President may call upon other officers, members of the Executive Council, and such ad hoc committees as the President may wish to appoint, for assistance.

Section 3:
The Vice President, Organizational Matters and Vice President, Publications shall be elected by a majority of the voting members and each shall be elected for a three-year term. The Vice President, Organizational Matters, shall assist the President at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board and in formulating policies and projects for presentation to the Board and to fulfill the chartered obligations of the Society. The Vice President, Publications, shall assist the president at meetings of the Society and of the Advisory Board and shall be responsible for the production and distribution of the biannual newsletter, shall maintain the Society website, and shall, with the advice of the Officers and Advisory Board, oversee any publications projects that the Society undertakes.

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