Hi all. Nominations for the 2019-2020 ISU-USA Board of Directors are now open. There are thousands of people in the ISU alumni network, many of them in/from the USA, and it takes a few volunteers to maintain and improve the network, to keep things rolling. It’s a great opportunity to meet interesting people around the world and to serve your fellow alumni. New alumni are especially encouraged to run.
In brief, here is what you should know…
- Who is eligible? Any ISU alumni who are (a) US citizens or (b) living in the US (regardless of citizenship).
- How do you nominate someone? Email the nominee’s name, contact info, position to run for, and ISU affiliation (e.g., SSP 2006) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-nominations are encouraged.
- What positions are open? President; vice president; treasurer; director for information technologies and communications; and director for development — details from the by-laws are posted below.
- How long will nominations be open? Monday 24 September to Friday 12 October (
- How long will elections be open? Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October.
- When will results be announced? Monday 22 October.
If you have any questions about elections, ask at email@example.com.
Information about board positions from the bylaws:
ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMPOSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SECTION 1. ELECTED OFFICERS
The Association’s Board of Directors shall at a minimum consist of five elected officers.
The President shall serve as the Association’s primary liaison to ISU Headquarters and shall represent the Association in all manners and shall be responsible for establishing and preserving contacts between ISU*USA, ISU, other regional alumni organizations, and other groups. He/she shall preside at all meetings of both the Members of the Association and the Board of Directors. If he/she cannot attend any said meeting, he/she shall designate the Vice President or an alternate presiding officer from among the other elected officers of the Board of Directors. He/she shall have the general and active management of the affairs of the Association. He/she shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect. He/she shall be authorized to sign checks issued by the Association. He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be directed from time to time by the Board of Directors.
b) VICE PRESIDENT
The Vice President shall be responsible for the giving and service of all notices of the Association, keeping the minutes of all meetings of Members and of the Board of Directors, updating the membership list, distributing copies to the Board of Directors and general Members as requested and overseeing all elections. He/she shall be in charge of the records of the Association including books containing contact information of the Members and the directors of the Association, together with copies of all reports made by the Association, and such other books and papers as the Board of Directors may direct. He/she shall be responsible for the keeping and filing of all books, reports, and other documents required by law to be kept and filed by the Association and not required to be kept by some other officer or agent of the Association. He/she shall be authorized to sign checks issued by the Association. He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be directed from time to time by the President or Board of Directors.
The Treasurer shall have the custody of the funds of the Association and shall keep a full and accurate account of all assets, liabilities, receipts and disbursements of the Association in the books belonging to the Association, and shall deposit all monies, securities, and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Association, in such chartered bank or trust company or, in the case of securities, in such registered dealer in securities as may be designated by the Board of Directors from time to time. He/she shall disburse the funds of the Association as may be directed by proper authority taking proper vouchers for such disbursements, and shall render to the President and directors at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors, or whenever they may require it, an accounting of all the transactions and a statement of the financial position of the Association. He/she shall be authorized to sign checks issued by the Association. He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be directed from time to time by the President or Board of Directors.
d) DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND COMMUNICATIONS
The Director for Information Technologies and Communications shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Association’s web site, a main instrument in the communication among Members and publicity of the Association and communication to Members of the Association’s activities. He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be directed from time to time by the President or Board of Directors.
e) DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT
The Director for Development shall be responsible for developing and directing the fundraising plans of the Association. He/she shall serve as the primary liaison of the Association to the U.S. Foundation for ISU and coordinate fundraising and scholarship activities of the two organizations. The Director for Development shall also serve as a chief organizer of recruitment efforts of Members. He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be directed from time to time by the President or Board of Directors.