Subject: Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for IAGR Board of Trustees

Dear Members,

Please find this reminder of the announcement for the Call for Nominations to the IAGR Board of Trustees.

The IAGR Secretary hereby calls for the Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 3:00 PM local time zone at the JW Marriott Lima Hotel in Lima, Peru.  A draft Agenda will be circulated to the full membership in late September.

If you or a fellow Member-regulator is interested in getting more involved in the direction of IAGR and in contributing time and energy to grow the association into the future, please respond to the Call for Nominations which is now open for IAGR's Board of Trustees (Board).
In accordance with the IAGR Bylaws, nominations of new members to the Board may be made by any member of IAGR, including current members of the Board. Such nominations shall have a proposer and a seconder with no more than one being from the same jurisdiction as the nominee.

Board of Trustee Election
The Board is currently calling for nominations to fill one vacancy to serve the term of office for three years.  Michael Sarquis will conclude his many years of valuable service to IAGR in October as part of the term limit as defined in the bylaws. 

In addition, the North America region has one Trustee whose first term will complete in October.  He will seek re-election for a second (final) term.

Excluding office holders, the minimum representation of each region shall be at least one member unless the region has not produced a nominee.  No region shall have more than four members represented on the Board at one time. 

The regions are defined as follows:
  • Asia/Oceania
  • North America (Canada/U.S./Mexico)
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Central America/Caribbean/South America
The service term for the new Trustee(s) will commence effective with the Annual General Meeting in October 2015 in Lima and will conclude at the Annual General Meeting in the fall of 2018.

Nomination Process

If you wish to nominate a member to the Board, please complete the attached nomination form and email it to Secretary Trude Felde at no later than 3:00 PM Oslo Time on Wednesday, 9 September 2015.

A list of all nominees will be announced to the membership prior to the October 14 Annual General Meeting which convenes in Lima, Peru.  The voting members will cast their ballots in Lima (or via proxy) to elect the new Trustee.  If the number of nominees is equal to or fewer than the number of anticipated vacancies, the nominees will be automatically confirmed as Board of Trustee members at the Lima Annual General Meeting of the membership.

If the number of nominees is greater than the number of vacancies plus the Board position under re-election, a new Nominee may receive more votes and replace the incumbent Trustee, depending on the votes and as long as the nominee does not come from a region from which four (4) Trustees already are represented.
Please consider the following in making your nominations:
1) First and foremost, only nominate individuals who have indicated a willingness to invest significant time and effort into being a trustee. These are working positions of responsibility.

2) Ideally, Trustees attend both an annual Board of Trustees meeting held to coincide with the annual conference and a mid-year meeting usually held in another part of the world as well as participate in numerous email exchanges and multiple conference calls. Those unable to attend the meetings in person are expected to join by phone.

3) Think about geographical and membership representation in making your nominations. For example, does the individual you plan to nominate come from an already substantially represented region?

4) In order to make a nomination both you and the individual you are nominating must be paid members of IAGR in good standing.

Current Officers & Board of Trustees
The current Trustees and their represented regions are as follows:
President/Trustee:  Birgitte Sand, Europe
Vice President/Trustee:  Bheki Mlambo, Africa
Treasurer/Trustee:  Bruce Molnar, North America 
Trustee:  Micheil Brodie, Asia/Oceania
Trustee:  Blair Cairncross, Asia/Oceania
Trustee:  Jerry See, Asia/Oceania
Trustee:  Michael Sarquis, Asia/Oceania (retire due to term limitation)
Trustee:  Dale Fuga, North America (seeking re-election)
Trustee:  Susan Hensel, North America 
Trustee:  David Rebuck, North America
Trustee:  Håkan Hallstedt, Europe
Trustee:  Nick Tofiluk, Europe
Trustee:  Fortune Sekgaphane, Africa
Trustee:  A. Jack Shirley, Caribbean/Central/South America
Please contact any of the Trustees with questions as we begin the 2015 nomination and election season.  We look forward to receiving your nominations by 3:00 PM Oslo time on Wednesday, 9 September.
Thank you,

Birgitte Sand
IAGR President
On behalf of
IAGR Board of Trustees

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