Chiangmai and Other Northern Provinces

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Chiang Mai and Other Northern Provinces!

We are delighted to announce a reinvigorated Chapter with newly elected officers ready to serve the needs and interests of American Democrats living abroad. We are a chapter of DA Thailand, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Thailand.

We continue to work to register new voters and give voting information to Americans living in Chiang Mai with voter booths at Rimpings around Chiang Mai. Reach out to us at [email protected] if you are interested in helping organize and run a voting booth.

DA Chiang Mai will maintain a regular presence at various expat club meetings and are looking at ways to create opportunities for group viewing of the Democratic Debates, movie nights, houses parties and other informal gatherings to continue to strengthen our chapter. If you want to get involved in hosting events, let us know!

We have an active Facebook page that keeps you up to date on all the latest news and voter information – be sure and like us! https://www.facebook.com/democratsabroad.chiangmai/

We encourage your participation and assistance in making sure our voices are heard!

Chair: Ms. Shana Kongmun

Vice-Chair: Guy Scandlen

Secretary: Barbara Fitzsenry

Treasurer: Maria Scandlen

 Democrats Abroad - Chiangmai and Other Northern Provinces 

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DA Chiangmai and Other Northern Provinces Leadership:

Lisa Bornstein
| DA Chiang Mai Vice Chair
Cheryl Traiger
| DA Chiang Mai Treasurer
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    DA Chiangmai and Other Northern Provinces Intro

    Welcome to Democrats Abroad Chiang Mai and Other Northern Provinces!

    We are delighted to announce a reinvigorated Chapter with newly elected officers ready to serve the needs and interests of American Democrats living abroad. We are a chapter of DA Thailand, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Thailand.

    We continue to work to register new voters and give voting information to Americans living in Chiang Mai with voter booths at Rimpings around Chiang Mai. Reach out to us at [email protected] if you are interested in helping organize and run a voting booth.

    DA Chiang Mai will maintain a regular presence at various expat club meetings and are looking at ways to create opportunities for group viewing of the Democratic Debates, movie nights, houses parties and other informal gatherings to continue to strengthen our chapter. If you want to get involved in hosting events, let us know!

    We have an active Facebook page that keeps you up to date on all the latest news and voter information – be sure and like us! https://www.facebook.com/democratsabroad.chiangmai/

    We encourage your participation and assistance in making sure our voices are heard!

    Chair: Ms. Shana Kongmun

    Vice-Chair: Guy Scandlen

    Secretary: Barbara Fitzsenry

    Treasurer: Maria Scandlen

     Democrats Abroad - Chiangmai and Other Northern Provinces 

    [email protected]

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 07:00 PM Bangkok Time · 19 rsvps
    Online with Webex in with RSVP Confirmation, Thailand

    Democrats Abroad Thailand Annual General Meeting and Elections

    Democrats Abroad Thailand Elections will be held at the Annual General Meeting

    June 16, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Due to the pandemic situation in Thailand, this meeting will be virtual on the Webex platform.  If the Covid situation in Bangkok improves dramatically and permits for in-person meetings; this will be held at the FCCT as well as on Webex.  Logins and instructions will be sent to all those who RSVP here on the website.

    If you are not a US citizen or a member of Democrats Abroad but wish to join the meeting please email [email protected] to request log in details.  Please note that while the meeting is public, voting for DAT officers is only open to registered members of Democrats Abroad Thailand.

     Call for Candidates!

    Get political- join a team of passionate Dems dedicated to social justice and getting out the vote.   All offices have 2-year terms with the opportunity to run for re-election.

    Please submit your intent to run for office no later than June 2, 6pm.   Please note we will also take nominations from the floor during AGM.  All nominations from the floor need a second. 

    Chair- Participates in all regional and global meetings/calls, must cast vote and report as necessary to DPCA (global), must hold an Annual Gen Meeting in DAT according to bylaws, hold elections every two years and is responsible for maintaining country committee compliance.

    Vice Chair(s)- Votes on global level.  Vice Chair together with the Chair can define specific roles. In the event of an emergency and the Chair cannot perform their duties the Vice Chair can step in.

    Secretary- Responsible for database management, membership communication (newletters) meeting minutes, confirming quorum for AGM and notification of elections etc.

    Treasurer- we do not have a registered NGO or foundation here in Thailand.

    Voting Representatives- The number of voting reps depend on our membership count.  The only are obliged to attend the Global Annual General Meeting (remotely if necessary) to cast votes for Thailand.   They have voting rights on the excom.

    Non-elected positions for Democrats Abroad Thailand:

    Caucus Coordinators- If you're passionate about a particular issue or group- consider coordinating Caucus action and activities here in Thailand.  We need help building these communities up around Thailand.

    Black Caucus Coordinator Bangkok,  LGBTQ Caucus Coordinator Thailand, AAPI Caucus Coordinator Thailand, Veterans and Military Families Caucus Thailand, Hispanic Caucus Thailand, Women's Caucus Thailand

    Get Out the Vote (GOTV)  COORDINATOR: Interfaces with Global GOTV and relays all relevant information to DAT excom and volunteers to develop and manage national strategy for voter participation. Responsible for designing and implementing the DAT GOTV plan.  Relays issues and concerns from DAT to global and is responsible for training volunteers.  This term will focus on midterm elections next year and actions for special elections.

    BANGKOK Events Coordinator: Responsible for Bangkok area events logistics. Works together with caucus coordinators and excom to support events.  Feeds logistics details to Social Media Coordinator and Secretary for event promotion.

    SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR: Maintains DAT FB, Instagram, Twitter accounts to promote events, messaging etc.  Coordinates with Caucuses, Excom and Global Communications Team

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    During the AGM you can hear the latest from our Covid Task Force and what we can do to increase the access to quality vaccines for US citizens living in Thailand.

    We look forward to seeing you at the DAT Annual General Meeting. 

    Stay safe.