May 31, 2021

DAGR VIEW: DA’s Global Meeting May 15, 16

by DAGR Chair Stacey Harris-Papaioannou
Country Chair and Vice-Chair of DA Greece spent May 15th and 16th attending 10 hour sessions of the 2021 Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad. On a schedule friendly to the Asia-Pacific Region this year, the virtual sessions started in the wee hours, Greek time.

Traditionally, the meeting takes place every odd-numbered year in DC and rotates around the globe in the even-numbered years. Thanks to the pandemic, this year it took place Everywhere, around the globe, as it used Cisco’s WebEx online meeting platform to conduct all the convention sessions.

Along with reports presented by outgoing Global Chair Julia Bryan and other committees and caucuses, several Bylaws were amended and about half the proposed resolutions were passed.

For a full report on the AGM follow the link here.

There were two other items of business: the vote on the bid proposal for next year’s convention and the election of a new set of officers for the global and regional level. 

Greece made a bid to host the 2022 DA convention on the Athens Riviera. The only other country that bid was Costa Rica. They were awarded the bid as 2022 convention hosts with Greece receiving 87 out of 200 votes in favor of the Athens venue.

A new set of officers will serve DA at the global level. DA’s new international chair is based in Germany and is 28 years old. To get acquainted with DA’s new leadership follow this link.