The election for new DFA-MC officers and board members, originally scheduled for January, was postponed until March due to a scheduling conflict. The elections will be held on the date of our monthly board meeting, which will be a general meeting, open to all members, on March 9th, 2016.The meetup will begin at 6:30 pm, at the Gourmet House of Hong Kong at McDowell and 15th St. MCDP Chair Steven Slugocki has agreed to join us and kick off the voting process as he takes nominations for Chair. All dues-paying members are eligible to vote. Proxy votes are not allowed in accordance with the bylaws.
If you are interested in running for a board position with DFA-MC, please remember that you must be a dues-paying member of DFA-MC. We welcome participation on our board by anyone who has a passion for working along with us to build the Democratic Party in our state and to put our Progressive values into action. All of our board positions are working positions, however, not just advisory. We are looking for people who will put boots on the ground with us to turn this state blue.
From the current DFA-MC Bylaws section on Administration:
III. Section 1. A. Qualifications
A person must be registered to vote in Arizona as a Democrat to qualify to serve as an Officer of the Organization or cast a vote in Executive Committee business. Any officer must be a current dues-paying member for the duration of office.
III. Section 1. B. Officers
Any Officer position (other than Past Chair) may request a Co-Officer to share the duties. The Co-Officer must be approved by the EB and will not have an additional vote.
The duties of the Officers shall include but not be limited to those stated below:
Chair: The Chair shall direct the affairs of the Organization as its executive officer. The Chair shall preside over all meetings of the EB; shall prepare the agenda for meetings; shall see that orders and resolutions of the EB are carried out; and shall sign all leases, contracts, and other written instruments. The Chair is responsible for preparing the annual budget proposal in conjunction with the Treasurer.
The Chair shall appoint such appointees, committees, or teams as are deemed necessary to carry out the programs and policies of the Organization. The Chair shall report to the EB on such appointments, committees, or teams at the regular meetings. Such appointees, committees or teams shall serve at the pleasure of the Chair.
1st Vice Chair: 1st Vice Chair shall assist the Chair in the performance of his/her duties. When necessary, 1st Vice Chair shall act in the place and stead of the Chair in the event of his/her absence or inability or refusal to act, and shall exercise and discharge such other duties as may be required of him/her by the EB.
In the event of the death, resignation, or removal of the Chair, 1st Vice Chair shall become Acting Chair, pending the election of a new Chair.
2nd Vice Chair: 2nd Vice-Chair shall assist the Chair and 1st Vice Chair in the performance of their duties. When necessary, 2nd Vice-Chair shall act, following the 1st Vice-Chair, in the place and stead of the Chair in the event of his/her absence or inability or refusal to act, and shall exercise and discharge such other duties as may be required of him/her by the EB.
In the event of the death, resignation, or removal of 1st Vice-Chair, the 2nd Vice-Chair shall become Acting 1st Vice-Chair, pending the election of a new 1st Vice-Chair.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall receive all monies of the Organization, giving receipts therefore, and shall deposit them in such bank as shall be designated by the EB. The Treasurer shall disburse the funds of the Organization in the manner approved by the EB, shall keep a record of all receipts and disbursements, and shall make reports thereof at business meetings of the EB. The Treasurer shall sign all checks and promissory notes of the Organization, shall keep proper books of account, shall cause an annual review of the Organization's books to be made at the completion of each budgetary year, and shall prepare an annual report of income, expenditures and cash balances to be presented to the EB.
The Treasurer is responsible for filing all financial disclosure reports with the Arizona Secretary of State in a timely manner and shall make reports of all such filings to the EB, as well as provide a copy to the Secretary for archiving. The Treasurer shall maintain compliance with FEC and IRS, as well as applicable state and local campaign finance regulations in regards to the financial dealings of the Organization.
Recording Secretary: The Recording Secretary shall be primarily responsible for internal communications shall keep minutes of all meetings of the EB and provide a copy in a timely manner for the use of the EB; a roster of members of the EB with their addresses; a roster of members of DFA-MC; a copy of the formal reports of EB Officers and subcommittees or teams; and a copy of all founding documents and resolutions adopted by the Organization. The Recording Secretary shall archive materials for the continuity of the Organization across administrations and ensure that one other titled Officer (Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Treasurer, Communications Secretary, or Past Chair) has a secured copy of archived materials. The Recording Secretary shall perform such other duties as required by the EB.
Communications Secretary: The Communications Secretary shall be primarily responsible for external communications: social media, press releases, communication with other organizations and individuals outside of DFA-MC.
Elected At-Large Officers: The five At-Large Officers who are elected to serve on the EB shall attend EB meetings or be represented by a designee. The At-Large Officer and/or designee may introduce agenda items to the EB and participate in the governance of the Organization including serving as a representative for the Organization in the community and acting in a leadership role to realize the mission of the Organization. This leadership role may include chairing a committee.
However, only the At-Large Officer or the designee may vote on all measures considered at the EB meetings (only one vote or the position represented by the Officer and/or designee).
Appointed At-Large Officers: The up-to-eight appointed At-Large Officers who are appointed to serve on the EB shall attend EB meetings or be represented by a designee. The At-Large Officer and/or designee may introduce agenda items to the EB and participate in the governance of the Organization including serving as a representative for the Organization in the community and acting in a leadership role to realize the mission of the Organization.
However, only the At-Large Officer or the designee may vote on all measures considered at the EB meetings (only one vote for the position represented by the Officer and/or designee).
Parliamentarian: A parliamentarian must be selected from the five elected At-Large Officers currently in the EB and will apply parliamentary procedures as presented in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.
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