The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

Calling for Nominations!!! — AAJA 2011 LA Chapter ELECTIONS

Greetings AAJA – LA Chapter!!

We’re calling for nominations for the 2011 AAJA LA Chapter Board.

Nomination DEADLINE:  October 15th, 2010.

Fresh from hosting one of the most successful AAJA conventions ever, the LA Chapter is now looking for interested, highly motivated people looking to give back to AAJA and take a leadership position within the organization. Each term will last 2 years and this year we’ve added a new position:Vice President of Online. Positions include: President, Vice President of Broadcast, Vice President of Print, Vice President of Online, Secretary, Treasurer, and an unlimited number of Board positions. Duties are:

PRESIDENT: The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall, subject to the control of the Board, have general supervision, direction and control of the business and officers or of the corporation. S/he shall preside at all meetings of the membership and at all meetings.  S/he will be the chief spokesperson and advocate of the local chapter, recruit members, direct organization of chapter events and speak at public engagements when asked.

VICE PRESIDENT OF BROADCAST, PRINT AND ONLINE: In the absence or disability of the president, the vice presidents in order of their rank, if any, as fixed by the Board, shall perform all the duties of the president, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to, all the restrictions upon, the president. The vice presidents shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as from time to time may be prescribed for them respectively by the Board under the By-laws.   The vice presidents shall recruit/encourage journalists of their respective mediums to join AAJA, help lead the organization on planning of chapter events and act as top advocates for the chapter and their medium.

TREASURER: The treasurer shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, adequate and correct accounts of the properties and business transactions of the corporation, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital and earnings. The books of accounts shall be at all times open to inspection by any Board member. S/he will advocate for the chapter, help plan chapter events and help recruit members.

SECRETARY: The secretary shall keep, or cause to be kept, a book of minutes at the principal office or such other place as the board of directors may order, of all meetings of the directors and membership. Minutes shall include time and place of the meeting; whether regular or special, and if special, how authorized; the type of notice given; the name of those present at the directors’ meetings; the number of members present; and the proceedings of the meeting.  S/he will advocate for the chapter, help plan chapter events and help recruit members.

BOARD MEMBERS: A board member will be informed about AAJA’s mission, services, policies, and programs; serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.  S/he will advocate for the chapter, help plan chapter events and help recruit members.

Additionally, the officers and board members will hold and do their best to attend quarterly board/general membership meetings.

Please email: your contact information, a photo, and brief description of why you would like to run for office.  Only current 2010 AAJA members are eligible to run and vote in the election.

Again the nomination DEADLINE:  October 15th, 2010.

Elections will be held October 30th.

Subha Ravindhran

AAJA – LA Chapter board member

Reporter KABC-TV