It’s Time to Nominate New Members to the Member Board of Trustees

This summer we will elect two new members to the Member Board of Trustees.

What is the Member Board of Trustees?

The Member Board of Trustees is the leadership team that works with the President-Minister and Vice President-Minister to manage Awakening Together. They are responsible for all aspects of leadership including drafting policies and procedures, leading subcommittees, addressing issues and more. The Member Board of Trustees currently meets via Google+ on the first and third Monday of each month from 7:45-9:30pm ET. You can find out what they discuss and decide at these meetings by perusing their meeting minutes.

Who can be nominated to the Board of Trustees?

Our constitution requires a person to be a member of Awakening Together for 2 years in order to serve on the Board of Trustees.

How do I nominate someone for the Board of Trustees?

You may nominate yourself or someone else to the Member Board of Trustees. If you are nominating someone else, it is a good idea to get his/her permission first.

To nominate a person, contact us and let us know who you’d like to nominate.

All nominations received by June 5 will be put on the nominee list as long as the nominee has been a member for at least 2 years. Note: The earlier a nomination is received, the greater the nominee’s chance of making it to the ballot.

Are all nominees put on the ballot?

No. In order for a nominee to be placed on the ballot, 10% of the membership must support the nomination. If there aren’t enough nominees who receive support from 10% of the membership, the Member Board of Trustees will select nominees for the ballot.

How does a nominee get support from the membership?

Each nominee will be listed under the News & Docs menu on the Awakening Together website.

Members are encouraged to visit that link regularly between May 22 and June 5. When you see a nominee that you want to support, contact us and let us know who you’d like to support.

How many people can I nominate or support?

Each member may nominate or support up to two nominees since there are two seats available to be filled on the Member Board of Trustees. (For example, if you nominate one person you can support another person. You have a total of two voting credits to use in the nomination/support process.)

How are nominees elected to the Member Board of Trustees?

Each nominee that receives support from 10% of the membership or from the Member Board of Trustees will be placed on the ballot if he/she accepts the nomination. The ballot will be sent to all members via email on June 16. You will have until July 3 to place your vote. The two nominees receiving the most votes during the ballot process will be elected to the Member Board of Trustees.

How can I get to know the nominees before I vote?

Each nominee who accepts the nomination will be asked to provide a photo and biography. These will be posted on the Awakening Together Website under the News & Docs menu. In addition, nominees are invited to share a little about themselves at the Member Meeting on June 11 at 8pm ET.

Who is currently on the Member Board of Trustees?

You can see the list of current Trustees along with pictures and brief biographies under the About menu on the Awakening Together website,

I still have questions.

If you still have questions, contact us.

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