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

Dear Members,

The IAGR Secretary hereby calls for a Special Election via electronic means (per Section 4.3 of the IAGR Bylaws) to be convened and voting by jurisdictional members to commence on April 26, 2017.

If you or a fellow Member-regulator is interested in contributing energy and vision to the leadership of IAGR 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).
Call For Nominations
The Board is currently calling for nominations to fill two vacancies

Service Term:  The term of office is for three years.  The new Trustees will begin their service at the mid-year Board meeting (date and location to be determined) with the official commencement effective at the 2017 Johannesburg Annual General Meeting.  The service term will conclude at the Annual General Meeting in late 2020.

Minimum Representation:  Excluding office holders, the minimum representation of each region shall be at least one member unless the region has not produced a nominee. 
Regional Representation:  According to the bylaws, the nomination and ballot shall be structured to ensure that the regional representation requirements are met. 
  • With one vacancy created by the 2016 resignation of a Trustee from the Central America/Caribbean/South America region, this 2017 nomination process will seek one or more candidates for the first vacancy from this region only.
  • The second vacancy is open to candidates from all regions subject to Bylaws Section 6.1(4) which states that no region shall have more than four (4) members represented on the Board at one time. 
The current regional definition and representation is as follows:
  • Africa
  • Asia / Oceania
  • Central America / Caribbean / South America
  • Europe
  • North America * (Canada / U.S. / Mexico)
* As there are currently four members representing North America on the Board, no candidates from this region are eligible for nomination during this special election.
Nomination Process
If you wish to nominate a member to the Board, please complete the attached nomination form and email it to Secretary Cedrick Chiloane at no later than 3:00 PM Cape Town time on Wednesday, 15 March 2017.

  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.

Announcement of Nominees: 
A list of all nominees will be announced to the membership on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.  The voting members will cast electronic ballots with the IAGR Secretary by Wednesday, April 26 to elect the new Trustees. 

Ballot versus Automatic Confirmation:  Per Section 6.4(2), if the number of nominees is equal to or fewer than the number of available vacancies, the nominees will be automatically confirmed as Board of Trustee members at the Johannesburg 2017 Annual General Meeting of the membership.
Candidate Qualifications & Considerations
Please consider the following in making your nominations.
  • 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.

  • Ideally, Trustees attend both an annual Board of Trustees meeting held to coincide with the annual conference and two mid-year meetings (one in London coinciding with ICE and one usually coinciding with either the GREF or NAGRA conference) 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.
  • 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?
  • 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 2016-2017 Officers & Trustees represent the following regions:
President/Trustee:  Dale Fuga, North America
Vice President/Trustee:  Nick Tofiluk, Europe
Treasurer/Trustee:  Bruce Molnar, North America 
Trustee:  Blair Cairncross, Asia/Oceania
Trustee:  Trude Felde, Europe
Trustee:  Susan Hensel, North America 
Trustee:  Bheki Mlambo, Africa
Trustee:  David Rebuck, North America

Trustee:  Birgitte Sand, Europe
Trustee:  Jerry See, Asia/Oceania
Trustee:  Fortune Sekgaphane, Africa
Trustee:  Mabutho Zwane, Africa

Please contact any of the Trustees with questions as we begin this special 2017 nomination and election process. 

DEADLINE:  Nomination Forms Due Wednesday, 15 March

Thank you,

Dale Fuga
IAGR President
On behalf of the IAGR Board of Trustees
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