New Zealand AGM

On March 18th, Democrats Abroad New Zealand 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, BY FRIDAY MARCH 17TH, if you would like to run or vote, at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join

Democrats Abroad New Zealand AGM details

When: Saturday March 18 2017, 3:00 PM – 4: 30 PM

Where: Online via free WebEx conference, or in person at Auckland or Wellington chapters.

Auckland: Crossfit Waitakere, 36 Bruce McClaren Rd, Waitekere 0612

Wellington: JJ Murphy’s, 119 Cuba St, Wellington 6011

Please see this link for WebEx information, including the link you need to participate.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING WRITTEN NOMINATIONS HAS NOW PASSED, HOWEVER NOMINATIONS CAN STILL BE MADE FROM THE FLOOR, DURING THE MEETING. 

If you have questions about any of the positions up for election, you can email the DANZ general information desk at Info-New-Zealand@democratsabroad.org

Positions up for election:

Chair
The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the organization, shall call and preside at all meetings of members and of the Executive Committee, establishing the agenda of such meetings, and shall have responsibility for all activities approved by the organization. The Democrats Abroad New Zealand Committee Bylaws –Revised 18 February 2017 3 Chairperson shall sit ex-officio on all committees and subcommittees of the organization including Standing Committees, with full voting privileges.

Vice-Chair
In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Vice-Chairperson shall have such other duties as the Chairperson shall define.

Secretary-Treasurer
The Secretary-Treasurer shall maintain a current list of members of the organization (containing the name, mail and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers and U.S. voting district/State and such other information as the DPCA may from time to time require), minutes of all meetings, and all files and administrative records of the organization. The minutes books shall be open for inspection by members. The Secretary-Treasurer shall also manage the finances of the organization, maintain clear and accurate financial records and make financial reports as required. All financial records shall be open for inspection by members

Counsel
The Counsel shall be available for consultation by the Committee or its officers on legal and procedural questions relating to Democrats Abroad New Zealand and its activities. The Counsel shall consult with the International Counsel from time to time on emergent matters, including notably questions on voting issues and financial record keeping.

At-Large Members
At-Large members are additional members that sit on the executive committee.

Registration deadline: March 17, 2017

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