TOULOUSE CHAPTER CALL FOR CANDIDACIES

DA Toulouse will run its Leadership Election the first week in March, and will end at the Chapter's Annual General Meeting on March 7,  2021. 

The nominations period for candidates is now open and will close on February 12th.  Below is a description of the responsibilities and roles of the various positions:

CHAPTER CHAIR

  • Calls meetings (unusually one per month);
  • Presides at all meetings using Roberts Rules of Order;
  • Establishes the agenda of such meetings; 
  • Is responsible for implementing the programs, policies, and activities duly approved by leadership;

The Chapter Chair is a voting member of the DA France Executive Committee and should attend the monthly WebEx meetings or designate someone else to carry the proxy.

The Chapter Chair can also attend EMEA WebEx meetings once a month and EMEA regional meetings, if possible.

The Chair needs good computer skills and ability to use various platforms. (Training is offered to newcomers.) The most frequently used platforms include NationBuilder, WebEx, Zoom, Google Docs, Facebook and Twitter.

CHAPTER VICE-CHAIR

The Chapter Vice-Chair assists and supports the Chapter Chair in the execution of the Chapter Chair’s duties. In the absence of the Chapter Chair, the Vice-Chair assumes the Chair’s duties. 

CHAPTER TREASURER  

The Chapter Treasurer manages the finances of the chapter and coordinates with the DA France Country Treasurer to ensure the chapter’s finances are in order.  Financial reports are sent to the DAF Treasurer as needed.  

CHAPTER SECRETARY

The Chapter Secretary takes minutes of Chapter Executive Committee meetings and all Annual General and Special Meetings of the chapter members. 

The Chapter Secretary is also called upon to send mailings to members via DA’s NationBuilder system after getting training on how the system operates.

Candidates for this roles should have experience with (or be willing to learn) tools such as MS Office, Google Docs, WebEx, etc., and technology such as the NationBuilder membership database.

Member-at-large

This post is suitable for volunteers with various skills, interests and availability to help realize the goals of the chapter.

This could include skills such as translating documents into French, helping to develop and organize events (social, political, cultural) to build membership, phone-banking members during election campaigns and assisting with social media.

Eligibility

Candidates should be members of Democrats Abroad France, living in the Toulouse region, and be able to serve a two-year term.  Previous DA experience is welcome but not necessary.

To make a nomination

You may nominate yourself or be nominated by someone else.  To make a nomination, please email the elections Board at [email protected]  with the name and email address of the person and the position for which they are being nominated. If you are nominating someone else, please put that person in copy of your email.  A member of our Elections Board will respond.  Nominees should prepare a statement of no more than 200 words outlining their background and relevant skills.  Final candidate statements should be submitted before the nominations period closes February 12, to be made public on February 14.  Candidates should be prepared to attend the Annual General Meeting on March 7th and talk about their candidacy.  

For more information

Contact the Toulouse Chapter Elections Board:

Dennis Shibut
Susan Vaillant
John Dahlburg

[email protected]