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DASA Voices September 2021

DASA Voices – September 2021

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The DASA Women’s Caucus hosted a Women’s Month conversation with Barbara Ludman, Mary Tomlinson and Eve Thompson about their experiences living in South Africa in the 70s, 80s and 90s. In the months ahead we hope to be creative in finding ways for DASA members to get to know each other, build community, and share both perspectives and experiences as Americans living in South Africa.

Eve Thompson was involved in South Africa as an Anti-Apartheid Lawyer and now, after living in DR Congo, Jordan and other parts of the world, lives in South Africa again, in Knysna, with her family.

She told her story through highlighting the impact of several amazing women – their impact on her own life and on the country. As we don’t have clips from the session to share more widely, we asked her to share an excerpt from her notes from that day.

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SEPTEMBER 2021 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS  

Turn your skills and interests into a contribution toward democracy by volunteering with DASA!

Picture of DASA volunteersVolunteers drive Democrats Abroad! Volunteer with DASA to play a part in developing our country committee and American democracy!  

We are looking for volunteers to help us gear up as we build the organization and prepare for the 2022 and 2024 elections! Whether you’re interested in an ongoing role or a have just a few hours to share from time to time, there’s an opportunity for everyone.

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Meet your DASA Executive Committee: Counsel

This January, DASA elected a new Executive Committee to lead South Africa's efforts. In this final post of the series of introductions to each of the new officers, we'll meet your Counsel, Monique.

If you have any questions, or if you're interested in pitching in, please contact us at [email protected]

 

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Meet your DASA Executive Committee: Member-at-Large

This January, DASA elected a new Executive Committee to lead South Africa's efforts. In a series of posts, we'll introduce you to each of the new officers. Today, we'll meet one of your two Members-at-Large, Khary.

If you have any questions, or if you're interested in pitching in, please contact us at [email protected]

 

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Meet your DASA Executive Committee: Member-at-Large

This January, DASA elected a new Executive Committee to lead South Africa's efforts. In a series of posts, we'll introduce you to each of the new officers. Today, we'll meet one of two Members-at-Large, Elizabeth.

If you have any questions, or if you're interested in pitching in, please contact us at [email protected]

 

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Meet your DASA Executive Committee: Chair

This January, DASA elected a new Executive Committee to lead South Africa's efforts. In a series of posts, we'll introduce you to each of the new officers. Today, we'll meet your Chair, Bradley.

If you have any questions, or if you're interested in pitching in, please contact us at [email protected]

 

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Meet your DASA Executive Committee: Treasurer

This January, DASA elected a new Executive Committee to lead South Africa's efforts. In a series of posts, we'll introduce you to each of the new officers. Today, we'll meet your Treasurer, Anandhi.

If you have any questions, or if you're interested in pitching in, please contact us at [email protected]

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Proxies available for the Annual General Meeting, Jan 20

The bylaws of DASA allow for members to file a proxy if they cannot attend the Annual General Meeting on on January 20th at 5:45 pm (SAST) using videoconferencing online. More information on how to file that proxy is available in this post.

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Annual General Meeting and Inaugural Celebration Watch Party

Please note that times and details in this notices were updated January 14th.

The Annual General Meeting of all members will be held on January 20th at 5:30 pm (SAST) virtually and the meeting shall address the following matters:

  1. Report by the Regional Vice Chair (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) on DASA activities and work towards compliance as a Country Committee. This in lieu of the normal approval of previous meeting's minutes, Chair’s report, and Treasurer’s report.
  2. Announcement of election results for new Executive Committee members for the period 2021-2023
  3. Consideration of other matters as may properly come before the meeting

 

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