In any membership-based organization, all governance activities involve a balance of rights and obligations of the members. Elections are a prime example: members have the right to stand for elected positions, and the right to vote for candidates; they also have the obligation to put themselves forward as candidates when possible, and the obligation to exercise their vote. Good governance depends on active participation by all members.
We are seeking nominations for four (4) positions on the CLA Executive Council. The elected individuals will start their terms on 1 January 2014.
For the 2014 term we are seeking candidates for the following positions:
- Vice-President/President-Elect (2014, becoming President for 2015)
- Treasurer for a two year term (2014-2015)
- Two Councillors-at-large for a two year term (2014-2015)
If you are interested in serving in one of these positions, please submit your name and a short statement to email@example.com. Nominations must be received no later than 3 May 2013.
Thank you for considering elected service for your Association.
The CLA Nominations Committee
Karen Adams (Chair)
Extracts from CLA Bylaws re: Executive Council
3.1 The Executive Council shall administer the affairs of the Association in accordance with its Constitution and Bylaws and with the policies of the Association. They may exercise all such powers of the Association as by the Corporations Act or by the Constitution and Bylaws are not required to be exercised by the members at general meetings. They shall have authority to enter into any legal or fiscal negotiations and transactions necessary to the affairs of the Association and may by resolution appoint such persons as they deem suitable to act on their behalf.
3.3 The President shall: preside at meetings of the Executive Council; with the Secretary of the Executive Council, or other officer appointed by the Executive Council for that purpose, certify all minutes and documents requiring certification; be an ex officio member of all units of the Association.
3.4 The Vice-President (President-Elect) shall: serve the first year after election as Vice-President, and the second year as President; in the absence or disability of the President perform and exercise the powers of the President; act as convenor of the Resolutions Committee; perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.
3.5.1 The Treasurer shall: be responsible for the corporate funds and securities of the Association; account to the Executive Council and the membership for all financial transactions of the Association; act as convenor of the Finance Committee; perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.
3.5.2 The term of office for the Treasurer shall be of two years duration. The Treasurer shall serve for one term or until their successors are elected or appointed. No person shall serve as Treasurer for consecutive terms.
3.6 Councillors-at-large shall serve for a term of two years, with terms to be rotated so that two Councillors-at-large shall be elected every second year and one Councillor-at-large elected in the intervening year. The Councillors-at-large shall serve for one term or until their successors are elected or appointed. No person shall serve as Councillor-at-large for consecutive terms.