From the ATD Tulsa Chapter President - Lewana Harris
Fellow ATD Tulsa Chapter Members,
It is my pleasure to announce the ATD Tulsa Board is accepting nominations for eight (8) open board positions for the 2021 calendar year, until Monday, July 20, 2020.
2021 BOARD POSITIONS OPEN FOR NOMINATION: The following eight (8) 2021 board positions are open for nominations:
1. President-Elect (president in 2021)
2. President-Elect (president in 2022)
3. Vice President of Accommodations
4. Vice President of Administration
5. Vice President of Finance
6. Vice President of Marketing
7. Vice President of Membership
8. Vice President of Programming
2021 BOARD POSITIONS CONFIRMED (NOT OPEN FOR NOMINATION): The following 2021 board position is confirmed:
1. Past President (2021): Lewana Harris [2020 President]
ELIGIBILITY FOR NOMINATION: All nominees must be current members of ATD Tulsa at the time of nomination. Nominations may be submitted by any current ATD Tulsa member. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. In addition, chapter members being nominated for President-Elect must have attended at least six (6) ATD Tulsa Program Meetings in the past twelve (12) months.
Link to Download Nomination Forms: To be considered, nominees must complete the following two Forms:
BOARD MEMBER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: Descriptions of the open board positions are available on pages 16-21 of the Chapter Bylaws. Chapter Bylaws are available online at www.tdtulsa.org/chapterdocuments. Additional resposibilities are detailed in the Chapter Policies and Procedures, also online at www.tdtulsa.org/chapterdocuments
DUE DATE: Completed Nomination and Eligibility Forms, photos (required) and, videos (optional) MUST be received by 11:59 PM on Monday, July 20, 2020. Materials must be submitted via email to email@example.com. If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your materials 48 hours after they are submitted, contact Lewana Harris, President via phone or text at (918) 951-3107.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Question: Why does ATD Tulsa hold elections in August?
Answer: ATD will hold its annual Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC) on October 8–9, 2020. This chapter leader training is usually held in Alexandria, VA. For 2020, the conference will be presented virtually. Incoming board members are strongly encouraged to attend ALC to network with fellow chapter leaders and share best practices for running an ATD chapter. For onsite, in-person versions of ALC, we have budgeted to send our President and President-Elect. With ALC 2020 being held virtually, we can pay registration for the entire board to attend! Holding elections in August will give the our team members two months to plan their attendance at ALC.
Question: Why did ATD Tulsa change from in-person to electronic (online) voting?
Answer: When we used in-person voting, the only chapter members that were given an opportunity to vote were ones that attended the meeting when the vote occurred. In 2018 we changed to electronic (online) voting to give ALL chapter members an opportunity to vote over eight days. This year, all chapter members will receive an email notification, with unique links to online ballots, on the first day of voting, August 16, 2019. Elections will occur online from Friday, August 21, 2020 until Friday, August 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM (8 days).
Question: Why has ATD Tulsa expanded the amount and type of information requested on the Nomination and Eligibility Forms?
Answer: The changes were made in response to requests from chapter members to have more information about nominees to support their decision-making processes.
NOTES ON THE ELECTIONS PROCESS: The 2021 Elections Committee will review all nominations to ensure eligibility and suitability for the board positions. Nomination Form information, photos and videos for all eligible nominees will be posted on the ATD Tulsa website for review by ATD Tulsa members by August 17, 2020. If two or more candidates are running for the same board position, each will have an opportunity to give a two-minute presentation in-person or have their two-minute video played during the August 2020 Program Meeting. To promote equal access for all chapter members, presentations will be recorded by ATD Tulsa and posted, along with videos shown, on the ATD Tulsa website following the meeting. Elections will occur electronically (online) from Friday, August 21, 2020 until Friday, August 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM (8 days).
QUESTIONS: If you have questions, contact Lewana Harris, President, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone or text at (918) 951-3107.
President, ATD Tulsa Chapter