India AGM

On March 25th, Democrats Abroad India will be holding elections to elect new officers. These are positions of leadership, and can help determine the priorities of Democrats Abroad, the issues and platform ideas that get support and help determine party rules.

Certain positions also have Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) voting rights, and will be able to vote for new international officers.

We need progressives to vote and to run for every position so we can transform Democrats Abroad to truly represent the membership.

Please join Democrats Abroad, if you would like to run or vote, at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join
Democrats Abroad India AGM details

When: Saturday March 25 2017, 10 AM IST.

Where: Online via free WebEx conference.

Some people may also choose to gather with their respective chapters to attend.  Please see http://www.democratsabroad.org/in  to find your nearest chapter.

Nominations: deadline: March 5, 2017

The positions up for election are Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and  Country Counsel. If you would like to run for one of these positions, you need to email the Nominations Committee with your name, a short bio, candidate statement and the position you’re interested in.

The Nominations Committee is:

Alok Mehrotra –  mehrotraalok@hotmail.com
Kari Hiepko-Odermann –  hiepko.odermann@gmail.com
Vishal Abrol – vabrol@yahoo.com

Please make sure you have submitted your nomination, to the DA India Nominations  Committee by Sunday March 5, 2017.

Duties of Officers

The Country Chair shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the organization.  The Country Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Executive Committee and have responsibility for the day-to-day activities of DA India and of the general membership; and shall have responsibility for all activities approved and undertaken by the Executive Committee.  The Country Chair may appoint such ad hoc committees as are necessary for the execution of the activities of DA India.  The Executive Committee may reverse ad hoc committee appointments by a two-thirds majority vote.  The Country Chair shall be a member of and attend meetings of the DPCA.

The Country Vice-Chair shall act in the absence of the Country Chair, shall undertake other specific duties as the Country Chair may direct, and shall be a member of and attend meetings of the DPCA.

The Country Secretary shall maintain a list of members of DA India as may be prescribed from time to time by the DPCA, record and maintain minutes of all meetings of DA India, the Executive Committee, and of the Chapters and shall keep all files and administrative and archival records of DA India.  All such files and records shall be available for inspection by any Country-wide Officer or Officer of the DPCA, and their representatives.

The Country Treasurer shall be responsible for the financial management of the organization including the preparation of the budget, and shall be responsible for financial record keeping and any reporting as required by law. The Country Treasurer, Country Chair and Country Vice-Chair shall have signature power over any bank account or other financial accounts opened by DA India; such signature power shall require the signature of any two of the foregoing for the disbursement of sums above the amount set from time to time by Standing Resolution of the Executive Committee.

The Country Counsel shall be responsible for managing all compliance activities, advising or seeking the assistance of outside legal advisors on all matters of legal and regulatory nature, including laws and regulations applicable to DA India in India and the United States, and liaising with the International Counsel of Democrats Abroad as necessary, and shall act as parliamentarian at all meetings of DA India, unless absent or excused therefrom.

Registration deadline: March 5, 2017

Register at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join

This is a recommended deadline, as advised by the Chair, as details of the WebEx conference and nominations will be going out shortly after this.