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

Dear Members,

The IAGR Secretary hereby calls for the Members' Annual Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 at 4:00 PM local time zone at the Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort in Johannesburg, South Africa. An Agenda will be circulated to the full membership closer to the meeting.

Call For Nominations

If you or a fellow Member-regulator are 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). 

There are four Trustees whose first terms will complete in October 2017. Susan Hensel (North America), Bheki Mlambo (Africa), Jerry See (Asia/Oceania) and Fortune Sekgaphane (Africa) will all seek re-election for a second (final) term.

Service Term:  The term of office is for three years.  The new Trustees will begin their service 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. 

The current regional definition and representation is as follows:
  • Africa
  • Asia / Oceania
  • Central America / Caribbean / South America
  • Europe
  • North America(Canada / U.S. / Mexico)
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 local time by Wednesday, 13 September 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 prior to the October 17th Annual General Meeting which convenes in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The voting members will cast their ballots in Johannesburg (or via proxy) to elect the new Trustees. 

Ballot versus Automatic Confirmation:  Per Section 6.4(2) of the IAGR Bylaws, 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  (seeking re-election) 
Trustee:  Bheki Mlambo, Africa  (seeking re-election)
Trustee:  Paul Newson, Asia/Oceania
Trustee:  David Rebuck, North America

Trustee:  Audrey Robinson, Central America/Caribbean/South America
Trustee:  Birgitte Sand, Europe
Trustee:  Jerry See, Asia/Oceania  (seeking re-election)
Trustee:  Fortune Sekgaphane, Africa  (seeking re-election)
Trustee:  Mabutho Zwane, Africa

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

DEADLINE:  Nomination Forms Due Wednesday, 13 September

Thank you,

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