On March 15th, Democrats Abroad Singapore 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 March 13th, if you would like to run or vote, at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join
Democrats Abroad Singapore AGM details
When: Tuesday March 14, 2017, 7 pm.
Where: Sommerville Grandeur Condominiums, Community Room Block 5, 5 Farrer Drive, Singapore 259277
Registration deadline: Monday March 13. Please join at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join in order to run or vote.
Please see this link for the formal notice of the meeting, and other resources.
Nominations deadline: Nominations can be made from the floor at the meeting.
Duties of officers
The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the Lion City Committee, shall call and preside at all meetings of members and of the Executive Committee, establishing the agenda of such meeting, and shall have responsibility for all activities approved by the Lion City Committee. The Chairperson shall sit ex-officio on all committees and subcommittees of the Lion City Committee including Standing Committees with full voting privileges.
The Vice-Chairperson, in the absence of the Chair, shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Vice-Chairperson shall have other duties defined by the Chairperson.
The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson will both act as representatives to the DPCA, and will be full voting members. They will be able to vote on the election of international officers.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall maintain a current list of members of the Lion City Committee (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 Lion City Committee. The minutes books shall be open for inspection by members.
They shall manage the finances of the Lion City Committee, maintain its financial reports to members and make and maintain such financial reports as may be required by law (including without limitation the laws and regulations of the United States and the several States applicable to political parties and contributions to them). All such records shall be open for inspection by members. The Treasurer shall consult with the International Treasurer of Democrats Abroad from time to time on matters concerning the maintenance of financial records and financial reporting (notably to the United States Federal Election Commission).
The Counsel shall be available for consultation by the Lion City Committee or its officers on legal and procedural questions relating to Democrats Abroad and its activities in Singapore. The Counsel may consult with the International Counsel from time to time on emergent matters, including notably questions on voting issues and financial record keeping.
Members at-large will sit on the executive committee and will have the same voting rights as other committee members.