ELECTIONS AT ANNUAL I.G. MEETING:
I am willing to continue to serve in each of the following capacities. However, I think it is most important to have an election of the Chair--and to determine the length of duration, as I will describe below.
The other two positions probably do not require an election. I do believe, however, that those positions should be occupied at the will of the UN 21 Interest Group members and the ASIL. Sandra Liebel <Sliebel@asil.org> is the appropriate ASIL contact person, should you prefer to contact her rather than post a message to the group via our e-mail archived web page at <http://www.egroups.com/group/un21>.
The Chair is elected for a period of three years. While I have tried to schedule an election in each of the last several years, that has been rather informal. Also, I have been ignoring the general "three-year" period because I thought it best to ensure that no one felt "stuck" for that length of time. Now that we all have access to an e-mail archive/web site for exchanging information in a heart beat, I am more comfortable with the standard three-year period for whomever is elected at our Business Meeting on April 6th.
If you are interested in this position, and can regularly attend our annual business meeting in Washington, then please announce your candidacy for the position of Chair. While attending the Annual Meeting is not required, that has been our past practice for what I think are obvious reasons.
If you feel that another procedure is preferable, please send an e-mail to our group at <un21@eGroups.com>, or to me privately at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
I could be wrong, but I have reason to believe that no one is currently interested in this position. If I am wrong, would you let me know or send a message declaring your interest to <un21@eGroups.com>. Unlike the position of Chair, I personally do not believe that the Editor has to attend the annual meeting--although that is not a bad idea.
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