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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Czech Republic!

DACZ is the official country committee for US Democrats living in the Czech Republic. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Czech Republic please contact us.

Geoff Engle Klimko, Chair
Democrats Abroad - Czech Republic
chair-CZ@democratsabroad.org

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DA Czech Republic Leadership:

Geoffrey Klimko
| CZ Chair
Julia Bryan
| International Chair
Marshall Johnson
| CZ Treasurer
Sue Legro
| CZ Secretary
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  • News

    2019 DACZ Elections

    The 2019 Democrats Abroad Czech Republic Annual General Meeting, which will include elections to the Executive Committee, will be held on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 7:00 PM. The location and further details will be announced at least one month prior to the meeting.

    All positions (detailed below) are up for election at this meeting. As per our by-laws, no officer may serve more than two consecutive terms in the same position. All positions and their current office-holders are listed below with those that are term-limited indicated.

    Chair Geoff Klimko
    Vice Chair Julia Bryan
    Secretary Sue Legro
    Treasurer Marshall Johnson
    Counsel Mike Gisondi
    At-large 1 Krysti Brice
    At-large 2 Kim Strozewski

    Creag Hayes has been appointed as chair of the DACZ Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) for our 2019 elections by the DA Czech Republic Executive Committee.

    Nominations for an office shall be made in writing sent to the NEC. A member may nominate themselves. The NEC may also make nominations directly. Nominations should be sent to the NEC by notifying the Committee via email at dacz-elections@democratsabroad.org by no later than February 23, 2019.  

    A statement supporting the nomination may also be included. It should be no longer than one page. The NEC will issue the nominating report no later than February 26, 2019. The nominating report will include nominations, nominee statements (if any), and full proxy voting guidelines. Elections will be conducted by vote of those present at the AGM.

    A tentative agenda for the AGM is listed here:

    1. Call to order
    2. Approval of minutes from last meeting
    3. Report of the Chair
    4. Report of the Treasurer
    5. Executive Committee Elections
    6. Old Business
    7. New business
    8. Adjournment

    We encourage anyone interested in running for a position to read the position descriptions for each office. Please let us know if you have any questions about the positions and what the work and the time commitment entails. 

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    Voting Registration and Cookie Exchange

    Democrats Abroad Czech Republic kicked off the midterms last Saturday with our first registration event of the year.  Combining registration with a cookie swap, members gathered together for wine, coffee and a tremendous variety of cookies. 

    While most attendees had not yet requested their ballots this year, we were all ready to get prepared for what all believe is a midterm year to remember. By the end of the night, more than half of the group had printed out their ballot requests and were ready to send them in to their local election offices back in the States.

    We also discussed the most important messages to remind our American friends abroad:  

    1. Yes, we should all request our ballots each election year if we want to make sure our ballots are federally protected in case of a recount. 

    2. Yes, US House and US Senate races are federal elections and Americans abroad can and should vote in them. 

    3. Yes, our votes are counted and make a difference in elections both at state and federal level. 

     

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 17 rsvps
    UNYP Auditorium in Praha 2, Czech Republic

    Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee Election

    The 2019 Democrats Abroad Czech Republic Annual General Meeting, which will include elections to the Executive Committee, will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP to let us know if you will be able to attend.

    All positions (detailed below) are up for election at this meeting. As per our by-laws, no officer may serve more than two consecutive terms in the same position. All positions and their current office-holders are listed below with those that are term-limited indicated.

    Chair          Geoff Klimko
    Vice Chair   Julia Bryan
    Secretary    Sue Legro
    Treasurer    Marshall Johnson
    Counsel      Mike Gisondi
    At-large 1   Krysti Brice
    At-large 2   Kim Strozewski 

    Creag Hayes has been appointed as chair of the DACZ Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) for our 2019 elections by the DA Czech Republic Executive Committee.

    Nominations for an office shall be made in writing sent to the NEC. A member may nominate themselves. The NEC may also make nominations directly. Nominations should be sent to the NEC by notifying the Committee via email at dacz-elections@democratsabroad.org by no later than February 23, 2019.  

    A statement supporting the nomination may also be included. It should be no longer than one page. The NEC will issue the nominating report no later than February 26, 2019. The nominating report will include nominations, nominee statements (if any), and full proxy voting guidelines. Elections will be conducted by vote of those present at the AGM.

    A tentative agenda for the AGM is listed here:

    1. Call to order
    2. Approval of minutes from last meeting
    3. Report of the Chair
    4. Report of the Treasurer
    5. Executive Committee Elections
    6. Old Business
    7. New business
    8. Adjournment

    We encourage anyone interested in running for a position to read the position descriptions for each office. Please let us know if you have any questions about the positions and what the work and the time commitment entails. 

    Thank you, and we hope to see you there.