This will be the third meeting this year in Tokai, and the first official meeting of the new Tokai "chapter-in-formation" of Democrats Abroad Japan. The next step is to organize an "active chapter", and we need more people and ideas for action as we move forward. There will be updates and discussions; we're always glad to see new faces and hear new ideas. If you want to bring a friend or two, please let us know how many people when you RSVP so we can secure an appropriately-sized reservation.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 25th!
The Executive Committee of Democrats Abroad Switzerland is pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual General Meeting will occur on Saturday March 25 in the historic Schmiedenzunftsaal (guild hall) at the Bibliothek Schmiedenhof.
During the meeting, the Election of the 2017-2019 Executive Committee will take place. Hear how we did in the past year, meet fellow Democrats including our outgoing and incoming leadership teams, and vote. Those who cannot attend in person may attend remotely via WebEx. The nominated candidates and voting procedure can be found at Elections for DA Switzerland Executive Committee.
WHENSaturday, March 25, 2017, 2 – 5 pm
WHEREZunftsaal, Bibliothek Schmiedenhof, Rümelinsplatz 4, Basel
TRANSITfrom Bahnhof SBB, tram 6, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16 to Marktplatz
RSVP(required for WebEx by March 24) email@example.com
Optional lunch beforehand
Democrats Abroad has arranged a fixed-price buffet, 12 – 1:30 pm at Middle-Eastern restaurant Za Zaa. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
WHEREZa Zaa, Petersgraben 15, 4051 Basel
TRANSITfrom Bahnhof SBB, tram 11, 15 or 16 to Universität Spital
There is also a wide choice of other cafes/restaurants at Marktplatz, west side.
Agenda (subject to change)
The meeting will start on time.
2:00-2:10 pmRegistration, mingle
2:10-3:00 pmBusiness meeting, officer reports
3:00-4:00 pmElection of new Executive Committee
4:00-4:10 pmWelcome remarks from new Executive Committee
4:10-5:00 pmPresentation and discussion: Activism in 2017
We are looking for a few volunteers to help us with signing in, tabulation of votes, and audio/visual setup. Please write us at email@example.com to help.
Members traveling to Basel who would like to share rides are invited to indicate your city, so that we may link you to others from the same region to coordinate travel.
DACH is made up of all volunteers working together to keep Americans living abroad informed and connected with the political process, and make it easier to vote from abroad. We hope you will support the members who have stepped up, and vote. We invite you to become involved in our activities and political activism. We are expecting a very exciting and busy next term, resisting the Republican administration in 2017 and voting in mid-term elections in 2018. Come help us elect Democrats!
It is time for our annual meeting!
Join us on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Some of the important topics for the formal meeting portion of the afternoon includes elections of the Sweden Executive Committee and Bylaws Amendments.
Schedule of Events:
2:30 PM - Meet and Greet / Coffee & Bullar3:00 PM - AGM Begins:
Agenda:I.Call meeting to order; quorumII.Approval of the agenda;III.Reading of 2016 AGM minutes;IV.Chair’s report;V.Treasurer’s report;VI. Discharge outgoing Executive Committee from liability vote;VII.Year in Review (Chapter reports available online);VIII. Bylaws Amendment report and vote;IX. Results of Executive Committee Election;X.Statement(s) from new Chair and Executive Committee;XI. People Power presentation;XII. Closing remarks and year ahead.- Lottery/Merchandise will be available at the end of the formal meeting
5:30 PM - Dinner at O'Leary's Nortull Event Center, Sveavägen 143 (menu and prices in link below)
- Bowling*/Arcade/Activities following Dinner at O'Leary's Nortull Event Center
Please click here to RSVP for dinner or activities after the AGM
We hope that you can attend all or part of the AGM and activities!
The Election includes the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Legal Counsel.For candidate statements click here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/das_agm2017
Candidates for Chair:Alexander Lange, Stockholm
Jacob Sommer, Stockholm
Candidates for Vice-Chair:
Sigma Dolins, Göteborg
Candidates for Secretary:
Jeffrey Cheng, Stockholm
Rick Wicks, Göteborg
Candidates for Treasurer:
Cortney Berry, Stockholm
Candidates for Legal Counsel:
Mini Kaur, Stockholm
Thanks to all the hard work that our Nominations Committee (Adrianne, Hermes, and Chantra) put into this, we are so glad to see all the new faces and many returning ones that want to get more involved.
If you know of a member who would like to vote in the Executive Committee Elections but has not received a ballot email, direct them to our website to download a blank ballot to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Link for blank ballot: http://www.democratsabroad.org/se_2017_ballot
If you are unable to join the AGM in person, but would like to vote by proxy, fill in this proxy form online, or use this paper version of the form to designate a member who will be present at the AGM as your proxy. Members may not hold more than two proxies. Please note that this does not apply to the excom vote, which is an electronic vote in advance of the AGM
Democrats Abroad Sweden Executive Committee and Nominations Committee
Attention all members-
Every two years, all positions on the DANL Executive Committee (Excom) come up for election. On behalf of the DANL Nominations and Election Committee, I’d like to inform you that candidates will present themselves at the annual general meeting.
All ExCom positions are up for election.
Want to find out more about the different Excom positions? Click here for more details.
March 8, Deadline for the nominating of candidates
March 8, Candidate statements are due
March 11, Candidates’ statements and voting ballots available online
March 24, Deadline for voting by email
March 25, Annual General Meeting + proxy voting
We will send around a detailed agenda soon. In addition to regular business, we will hold elections for the new Country officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Counsel. We also plan break-out sessions for the different Issue Groups. Join your Democratic Party community in Rome and come VOTE. Online voting will also be available for those who can't make it to the meeting.
Note: we are scheduling our meeting in the afternoon to enable people to participate in the March for Europe earlier in the day.
Please RSVP using this google form (easier to help us organize than the RSVP below).
Contact the Nominating Committee email@example.com if you would like to run for an office or if you would like any other information about the meeting.
Official notice of this meeting was sent to all DA Italy members on February 21 (subject: DA Italy Annual Meeting and country officer elections – March 25) If you would like another copy of this message contact the nominating committee.
Democrats Abroad Switzerland (DACH) will elect a new Executive Committee (ExCom), the leadership of DACH. The ExCom is elected for a two-year term. It is comprised of nine elected officers and two sit ex-officio. Officers are members like you who volunteer their time and skills to represent and organize Democrats across Switzerland.
Officers will be elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Basel on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
We seek members motivated to help Democrats win races at all levels of our political process for the 2018 U.S. Midterm Congressional Elections.
Joining the leadership of DACH is a great opportunity to build up experience, broaden your network, have fun and meet great people. There will be plenty of opportunity and demand for Democratic activism to counter the policy being put in place by the new Republican administration and to promote the Democratic message.
Learn about the Executive Committee Officers Job Descriptions & Duties ➞
All registered members of Democrats Abroad living in Switzerland are eligible, and encouraged, to run for a position and to vote at the Annual General Meeting.
Send Statement of Intent to Nominations Committee
Include nominee's name, address, telephone number, email address, and a brief statement of intent (under 500 words) to Committee Chair Anne-Shelton Aaron.
Announce Candidates to Members
We will distribute information about the candidates, their statements, voting procedures, meeting agenda and venue to all members by email.
Vote in the Election
Elections will be held during the 2017 Annual General Meeting.
Save the date!
STORIES FROM HONDURAS
Carol Marujo and Martha Rollins will present a program about Honduras. A coup d'etat in June 2009 removed the democratically-elected president Mel Zelaya from office. Seven years later a human rights delegation visited Honduras to learn about the situation in the country today. Carol and Martha were part of that delegation that traveled to many parts of the country, met with many civil society leaders; the family of the murdered indigenous/environmental rights leader, Berta Cáceres; and the US ambassador to Honduras. This will be a very compelling presentation, don't miss it.
March 25th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
DACR Meeting – Business and Discussion
SUGGESTED DONATION: 3,000-colones
(Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)
50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it.
TICKETS: 1 for 1,000-c
(money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts)
FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE:
SAN JOSE - Those desiring a free ride to Escazu can meet at Teatro Nacional by-9:00 am promptly or earlier if all who RSVP’d are present. We will provide a free ride back to SJ at 12:15 pm.
RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 must RSVP
If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com
To RSVP click here:
DA Taiwan will hold its Annual General Meeting on March 26th from 4 pm to 6 pm at The Brass Monkey. It is an election meeting for the 7 director positions (+2 alternates) and 2 supervisor positions (+2 alternates). If you are interested in running, please write to the Nominations Committee at DATNomCom@gmail.com to submit your candidate bio (up to 200 words) and what position you are interested in running for. Persons running and persons voting must all be DA Taiwan members.
Join Democrats Abroad Denmark for our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 26th from 2 to 4 pm. The election of the 2017-2019 Executive Committee will be the major item on the agenda. In addition, we'll be discussing a couple of bylaws amendments. On top of that, we'll be acting in opposition to the new administration in Washington! We will be serving coffee/tea and cake. Even if you have never come to a Democrats Abroad event, we would love to see you. So come by, bring a friend, have a hot beverage and see what we're all about. Hope to see you there!
DAA Grassroots brings you yet another fun and informative action event! For the last Sunday of every month in 2017 we are organising a “Solidarity Sunday” – a short, late afternoon devoted to one high-priority issue for Democrats.
Our volunteer team for March 26 invites you to take action for DREAMERS.
We will address the current wave of deportation of undocumented immigrants and WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR of our hometown papers – it's the most-read page of any paper and a great place to advocate.
Our team will help you find the address of your local papers, and have advice and sample texts at hand, plus a printer for you to use. Make your voice heard!
Parallel to this action, we are going to CHOOSE TOPICS for our future SolSuns. It’s your chance to suggest and adopt a topic and work with our Grassroots mentors to make a Solidarity Sunday come alive! Be part of the Resistance!