DA Vancouver Leadership:
THE DEMOCRATS ABROAD CANADA BOARD IS LOOKING FOR YOU!
The DA Canada Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC) is seeking nominations for officers to serve for a 2022-2023 term:
- Country Chair/DPCA Voting Representative
- Executive Vice Chair/DPCA Voting Representative
- Two (2) Vice Chairs/DPCA Voting Representatives
- Programs and Events Manager/DPCA Voting Representative
- Two (2) Alternate Voting Representatives
Learn more about these positions at this link. Get the details of how to self-nominate or nominate someone else here. You can also get more information on March 10 by RSVPing for our info session at this link.
At our AGM Sunday, January 24, Democrats Abroad Vancouver elected new leadership for the 2021-2023 board term. We're excited to keep up the momentum of the last four years with such a talented board to lead the way. Please join me in welcoming our new executive committee:What's next?
Democratically yours,Jennifer PhillipsChair, Democrats Abroad Vancouver
- Pixels, Pints & Politics: Sunday, Feb 21 – RSVP Now
- Board of Directors: Transition Conversations + Annual Planning
- Call for Volunteers: If you're interested in spending more time with us, please fill out this Google Form
Democrats Abroad Vancouver will be electing a new Executive Committee of the Board of DA Vancouver at our January 28, 2023 Annual General Meeting which will be held on Zoom this year.
Nominations should be sent to [email protected] and received by midnight, December 19, 2022. Note that nominations may be made from the floor at the AGM in the event there is no nomination for a position.
To nominate yourself or others, please include an accompanying letter of no more than 500 words stating the nominee's qualifications, experience, and reason for seeking the office. In addition, the letter must include a confirmation from the nominee that they are: (1) a bona fide US citizen residing in Canada; (2) a member of Democrats Abroad and of the DA-Van chapter; and (3) that they will adhere to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States and Democrats Abroad.
Here are brief descriptions of the positions as laid out in the DA-Van bylaws.
The Chair shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the association, shall call and preside at all general meetings of members as well as of the Executive Committee and shall have responsibility for all activities approved by the organization. The Chair represents and is the spokesperson for DA-Van. The Chair may designate and remove additional spokesperson or spokespersons at their discretion. The Chair has full access to necessary documentation, including but not limited to minutes of all meetings, and all files and administrative records of the organization, including financial statements.
In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall call and preside at general meetings of members and of the Executive Committee, with a vote on the Executive Committee. The Vice Chair shall work with the Chair to ensure that all responsibilities approved by and on behalf of the organization are supervised and executed appropriately. The Vice Chair shall have the same powers as the Chair insofar as meetings are concerned and where the Chair is not present. Where designated by the Chair, the Vice Chair may act in the Chair’s stead in other matters. The Vice Chair automatically becomes Chair in the event of the loss of the Chair.
The Vice Chair shall be opposite in gender to the Chair.
The General Secretary shall record and file minutes of all meetings and shall keep all such files and administrative records of the organization. Minutes of all meetings shall be sent to the Executive Committee once forwarded to the Chair and / or Vice Chair (in instances of absence by the Chair). At the next regular meeting of the Executive Committee, Executive members will accept the Minutes either as presented or amended, subject to quorum requirements.
The Treasurer shall manage the finances of the chapter, create and maintain financial reports, manage the DA-Van bank account, and maintain such financial reports as may be required by law. The Treasurer and Chair have signing authority for the DAC-V bank account. The Treasurer shall prepare and present to the Annual General Meeting of DA-Van a yearly Statement of Income and Expenses.
Community Outreach Secretary
The Development and Community Outreach Secretary plans and hosts the three DA-Van standing social events - Thanksgiving (fall), AGM (winter) and Fourth of July (summer), and any other social events of DA-Van. The Development and Community Outreach Secretary also develops relationships in the wider community beyond Democrats Abroad Vancouver, such as developing service projects in the local community. The Development and Community Outreach Secretary may form and head a committee of members interested in volunteering for social and outreach events pertaining to Democrats Abroad.
The Policy Secretary advises the general membership, through the Executive Committee, on US policy matters from our unique perspective as Americans abroad. The Policy Secretary also recommends opportunities for general membership to participate in U.S. policy-related discussions and activities. The Policy Secretary may form and head a committee of members interested in volunteering for policy pertaining to Democrats Abroad.
The Communications Secretary holds full responsibility for strategy and execution of all media contact, plus advertising, and reporting through its Committee Chair to the Executive Committee, who must ratify any strategies executed. The Communications Secretary may form and head a committee of members interested in volunteering for communications pertaining to Democrats Abroad.
Zoom Details for the DAV Annual General Meeting
Time: Jan 28, 2023 11:00 AM PST
Meeting ID: 844 9760 1139
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