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AAJA National Secretary election to begin Friday

With the election of Doris Truong of The Washington Post to AAJA National President, AAJA is holding a special election beginning Friday for National Secretary.

Athima Chansanchai, owner of Tima Media and AAJA Seattle’s National Board Representative, is one of the candidates. Learn more about her candidacy here.

Also running for the office is Theodore Kim, reporter at The Dallas Morning News and vice-president of the AAJA Texas chapter. Learn more about his candidacy here.

Get informed and vote!

Some election details:

Voter Eligibility. Only full members, whose dues are paid for the current year, are eligible to vote in this special election.For questions about the election process or the duties of the National Secretary, please contact Elections Officer Janet Cho: jcho@plaind.com.

Absentee Voting. On Oct. 1, eligible voters will receive an e-mail with voting instructions and the link to the electronic absentee ballot, and have until 5p.m. (PST) Oct. 22 to vote. Ballots by mail/fax must be RECEIVED BY 5p.m. (PST) on Oct. 22 and are subject to member verification.

    MAIL TO:
    AAJA Special Election Ballot
    5 Third Street, Suite 1108
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    FAX: (415) 346-6343
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AAJA Seattle votes for change — and now we need leaders!

The AAJA Seattle chapter board recently had our full members vote on a proposed change to the structure of the board.

The full members who voted approved the proposed change 17-1. Starting in 2010, our new chapter board configuration will be the following:

Up to seven voting members, each serving two-year terms:
– President
– Vice president for member programs (would be responsible for NJC, mentoring, professional workshops)
– Vice president for events (would be responsible for Lunar New Year, social mixers, and social networking)
– Treasurer
– Secretary
– National Board Rep(s)

The vice presidents would run for two year terms which would be staggered.

Now, we need people to fill these positions. We are taking nominations for the following positions:
– President
– Vice President for Member Programs
– Vice President for Events
– Secretary
– National board representative

The people who hold all these board positions need to be full members of the Seattle chapter of AAJA as of 2009.

To nominate someone or yourself for one of these positions, please send a nomination to AAJA Seattle’s e-mail account at aajaseattle@gmail.com. You also can use that e-mail to send any questions about the positions and their duties. We’d like to hear from people interested in these positions by Oct. 6.

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