From the ATD Tulsa Chapter President - Linda Jenkins
Fellow ATD Tulsa Chapter Members,
It is my pleasure to announce the ATD Tulsa Board is accepting nominations for seven (7) open board positions for the 2022 calendar year, until Friday, August 6, 2021.
2022 BOARD POSITIONS OPEN FOR NOMINATION: The following seven (7) 2022 board positions are open for nominations:
1. President-Elect (President in 2023)
2. Vice President of Accommodations
3. Vice President of Administration
4. Vice President of Finance
5. Vice President of Marketing
6. Vice President of Membership
7. Vice President of Programming
2022 BOARD POSITIONS CONFIRMED (NOT OPEN FOR NOMINATION): The following 2022 board positions are confirmed:
1. Past President (2022): Linda Jenkins [2021 President]
2. President (2022): Sunilyn Hertt [2021 President-Elect]
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 responsibilities 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 Friday, August 6, 2021. 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 Linda Jenkins, President via phone or text at 918-808-6935.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Question: Why does ATD Tulsa hold elections in July, August, and September?
Answer: ATD will hold its annual Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC) virtually on November 3 - 5, 2021. Incoming board members are strongly encouraged to attend ALC to network with fellow chapter leaders and share best practices for running an ATD chapter. With ALC 2021 being held virtually, we will pay registration for the entire board to attend! Conducting our elections process in JUly, August, and September will give our 2022 board members time to plan their attendance at ALC.
Question: Why did ATD Tulsa change from in-person to electronic (online) voting in 2018?
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, September 17, 2021. Elections will occur online from Friday, September 17, 2021 until Friday, September 24, 2021 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 2022 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 23, 2021. If two or more candidates are running for the same board position, each will have an opportunity to give a two-minute presentation virtually or have their two-minute video played during the September 17, 2021 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, September 17, 2021 until Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM (8 days).
QUESTIONS: If you have questions, contact Linda Jenkins, President, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone or text at 918-808-6935.
President, ATD Tulsa Chapter