2005 Election Call
2005 CPSR BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTIONS
The deadline for CPSR Board Nominations is Monday, March 14th, 2005 at 5 PM U.S. PST.
Nominees must be members of CPSR as of February 1st, 2005.
Members in good standing as of March 14th are eligible to vote.
During the spring of 2005, CPSR will hold elections to fill at least two vacancies on its Board of Directors for three-year terms. All elected Directors run for "at large" positions. The Board then selects its officers from amongst its membership. This year the Board will need to select a Secretary. The Board is seeking to appoint a Special Director before June 30th to serve as Vice President. That position has been vacant since Stuart Shapiro's resignation from the Board on October 15th.
Duties expected of every board member include:
- Staying current reading and participating on the board's email lists
- Working at least two hours a week, beyond reading board email
- Participating on board committees
- Acting as liaisons between the board and its projects, chapters,
and working groups
- Helping to raise funds to support CPSR and its groups
- Voting on 75% or more of motions before the board
- Attending the preponderance of physical and virtual board
meetings (there will be one or two daylong physical meetings and
up to 11 two-hour virtual meetings each year)
- Maintaining membership in CPSR during tenure on the board
- Complying with CPSR Bylaws
- Avoiding actual and apparent conflicts of interest by foregoing
direct compensation from CPSR and complying with CPSR's
policy on conflicts of interest
All regularly elected positions take effect on July 1, 2005.
Any CPSR member in good standing as of February 1, 2005 who has legal adult status in his/her home country may submit a statement of candidacy in English for the board election. The statement should be 500 words (or less) and include
- A description of the candidates background and qualifications, including relevant educational and employment history, past work with CPSR, and any other relevant experiences;
- A brief policy statement outlining the candidate's perspective on the CPSR program and the issues facing the organization; and
- Optionally, a link to the candidate's own web page.
The statement of candidacy will be submitted to the Board Development Committee for approval. If approved, the candidate will appear on the ballot. Candidate statements will be sent with election materials and posted on CPSR's Web site. Any candidate may also submit a longer statement, which will also be posted on the CPSR Web site.
Any CPSR member in good standing as of February 1, 2005 who has legal adult status in his/her home country can alternatively be nominated by petition, which should include a candidate statement as described above. Such a petition must be signed by two percent (2%) of the membership and submitted to the CPSR office by the Monday, March 14 deadline. For additional information, please contact the CPSR office at cpsr (a) cpsr.org.
For more information on the structure and organization of CPSR, see http://www.cpsr.org/about/org/.
The CPSR Bylaws may be found at http://www.cpsr.org/membership/policies/bylaws
For a list of current board members, see http://www.cpsr.org/about/board
Nominations must be received for vetting via firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject "Nomination", by 5 p.m. U.S. Pacific time on March 14, 2005.
Ballots will be mailed to all members with postal addresses on file by March 28, and must be postmarked back to the CPSR office no later than Monday, May 9, 2005.
Members can have access to the candidates to discuss issues with them by joining the Elections list via http://lists.cpsr.org/elections
Ballots will be counted June 9, 2005.
P.S. If you have never joined, or have lapsed, you can join or renew by using the secure online form at http://www.cpsr.org/membershipForm.
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