DA Sweden 2019 Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF DEMOCRATS ABROAD SWEDEN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND DINNER

It’s time to get Donald Trump out of the White House, and Democrats elected up and down the ballot. The 2020 elections are fast approaching and here in Sweden we’re getting ready to do our part.

On May 4, 2019, 3pm-5pm, Democrats Abroad Sweden will be holding our Annual General Meeting in Stockholm. All members are invited to attend this important meeting at which the election of our leaders for the next two years will conclude and we’ll discuss our plans heading into the 2020 election.

In addition, the Stockholm-Uppsala Chapter will also hold their general meeting and officer elections immediately preceding.

Please also join us for dinner immediately following the Annual General Meeting. To attend the dinner, registration is required by Wednesday, May 1. Click here to register. Please note that the dinner is self-paid.

To make this meeting possible and help Democrats Abroad Sweden prepare for the 2020 campaign, please consider chipping in 200 SEK. You can contribute via Swish or Bankgiro.

Swish: 123 511 4277
Bankgiro: 5794-8788

Thank you for your support.

Can't attend? You can still vote in the officer elections, which will be held electronically in advance of the meeting, and you can also assign someone to hold a proxy for you. Click here to send in a proxy


SCHEDULE MAY 4, 2019

2:30pm – 2:50pm
Stockholm-Uppsala Chapter meeting and officer elections

3pm – 5pm 
Democrats Abroad Sweden Annual General Meeting

Agenda:

1.Call meeting to order; roll call and quorum determination

2. Approval of the agenda;

3. Reading of 2018 AGM minutes;

4. Bylaws Amendment proposal report and vote;

5. Chair’s report - year in review presentation;

(Chapter reports available in print and online)

6. Treasurer’s report and approval vote;

7. Discharge outgoing Executive Committee from liability vote;

8. Results of Executive Committee election;

10. Statement(s) from new Chair and Executive Committee;

11. Preview of May 17-19 DPCA Global Meeting in Washington DC;

12. Closing remarks and year ahead. 

5:30pm – 8:30pm 
Dinner at Klang Market (Registration required by May 1. Click here to register)


LOCATIONS

Meetings:
Östermalms Föreningsråd, Sal 6
Valhallavägen 48
115 24 Stockholm

Dinner: 
Klang Market
Erik Dahlbergsallén 18
115 20 Stockholm


STOCKHOLM-UPPSALA CHAPTER MEETING

Immediately preceding the Democrats Abroad Sweden Annual General Meeting, the Stockholm-Uppsala Chapter will also hold a meeting and officer elections (2:30pm). The following officer positions are open for members to run for:

- Stockholm-Uppsala Chapter Chair
- Stockholm-Uppsala Chapter Secretary

Please contact Alex Lange at info-sweden@democratsabroad.org if you are interested in running for either of these positions, or if you would like to nominate someone else.


DESCRIPTIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICER ROLES:

Chair: The Chair leads the organization, is our principal spokesperson, and is responsible for running the Executive Committee meetings. The role involves strategic planning and overseeing of our activities, while also taking the lead on planning and implementing key events. The Chair has control over the bank account together with the Treasurer. The Chair also has a vote representing DA Sweden at global Democrats Abroad meetings, and coordinates our activities with the global organization.

Vice-Chair: The Vice-Chair acts as a stand-in for the Chair, must be prepared to take over the Chair's role, and takes on various tasks as needed. The Vice-Chair is a signatory on the bank account. Like the Chair, the Vice-Chair also has a vote representing DA Sweden at global Democrats Abroad meetings. Note: the Chair and Vice-Chair must be of different gender.

Secretary: The Secretary is our principal administrator and thus oversees our documents and membership database, and ensures that minutes are taken at meetings. Ideally, the Secretary is skilled with working with databases and websites. The Secretary is a signatory on the bank account.

Treasurer: The Treasurer oversees our finances and fundraising to ensure we are in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Along with the Chair, the Treasurer has control of the bank account.

Counsel: The Counsel should be available for any potential legal questions.

Member-At-Large (2x): Members-At-Large have a vote representing DA Sweden at global Democrats Abroad meetings. They also take the lead on various projects and tasks, depending on what is needed and their skill set.

For a more detailed description of each role, see the wiki post about it. All officers can take on additional tasks, depending on what is needed, their skill set, and availability.


NOTICE OF BYLAWS AMENDMENT PROPOSAL

In accordance with the bylaws, notice is hereby given that the following bylaws amendment, as proposed by the Democrats Abroad Sweden Executive Committee, will be voted on at the Democrats Abroad Sweden Annual General Meeting on May 4th 2019. Please see the below documents for the formal notice and relevant documents.

 

Democrats Abroad Sweden 2019 Bylaws Amendment: Cover Sheet

Notice of Proposed Amendment to Bylaws, and Appendix A

Appendix B: Existing DAS Bylaws

Appendix C: DAS Bylaws as Amended 2019 (Provisional)

 


2019 CANDIDATES FOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS:

CHAIR:

Alex Lange

VICE CHAIR:

Beth Landry

Elizabeth Clark Wessel

SECRETARY:

Jeffrey Cheng

TREASURER:

Sheri Eklund

COUNSEL:

Bayo Callender

 

In addition to the five officers of the Executive Committee, DA Sweden must elect two (2) Members-At-Large in 2019. As described in the Democrats Abroad Charter, when a Country Committee has an even number of Members-At-Large, they must be gender balanced.

You may vote for up to two (2) Members-At-Large.

The first position goes to the top vote getter, and the second position goes to the next top vote getter of a different gender.

If a candidate is running for Member-At-Large, as well as Chair or Vice Chair, and is elected to the Chair or Vice Chair position, they will automatically withdraw from the Member-At-Large race.

MEMBERS AT LARGE:

Bill Borden

Christina Davis

Beth Landry

Dianna Lora

Max Otterman

Elizabeth Clark Wessel

Rick Wicks

CLICK HERE FOR CANDIDATE STATEMENTS (PDF)

Voting has concluded, election results will be announced at the AGM.

- The Nominations and Election Committee

Deedee Gierow, Chair
Frank Beal
Germaine Thomas


Meeting Documents and Resources



Country Chair Report 2019

Chapter Chair Report: Skåne

Chapter Chair Report: Stockholm-Uppsala

Chapter Chair Report: Western Sweden

DA Sweden AGM Minutes from 2018

Country Treasurer's Report

WHEN
May 04, 2019 at 3pm - 5pm
WHERE
Östermalms Föreningsråd, Sal 6
Valhallavägen 48
Stockholm 115 24
Sweden
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Alex Lange ·

Will you come?

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