The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

Call for Nominations for the 2013 AAJA LA Chapter Board

Nomination DEADLINE: Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Link: Nomination for Candidacy Form

Greetings AAJA – LA Chapter!

Fresh from hosting the inaugural V3 Conference and Trivia Bowl XVII, 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.

Positions include: President, Vice President of Broadcast, Vice President of Print, Vice President of Online, Secretary, Treasurer, nine Board member positions, and a (non-voting) Student Representative.

Duties are:
PRESIDENT: (1 year term) 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 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, oversee fundraising activities, and speak at public engagements when asked.

VICE PRESIDENT OF BROADCAST, PRINT AND ONLINE: (1 year terms) 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.

SECRETARY: (1 year term) 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.

TREASURER: (2 year term) 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.

BOARD MEMBERS: (1 or 2 year term) 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, help recruit members, and participate in fundraising activities. At this time, there are open slots for five (5) 1 year term positions which expire 12/31/2013 and four (4) 2 year term positions which expire on 12/31/2014.

[Appointed] STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: (1 year term) The Student Representative is an appointed, non-voting board position that is open to Student Members of AAJA-LA. Although this is not an elected office, the AAJA-LA Board requests nominations for consideration of this position. Outside of voting, the expectations and requirements for the Student Representative are the same as other Board Members.

Expectations and Requirements for all Officers and Board Members: The officers and board members will do their best to attend quarterly board/general membership meetings. All terms begin January 1, 2013 and expire on December 31 (2013 or 2014). Additional expectations and requirements are: to pay dues, be prompt and responsive to email correspondence, help plan/produce V3/Trivia Bowl and other AAJA-LA events, lead/serve on at least one committee, lead/organize at least one chapter event per year, and participate in fundraising activities.

For nominees: Please provide your contact information, a photo, a brief bio (50 words max) and a brief description (50 words max) of why you would like to run for office. You can submit your candidacy information using this form (preferred/same as the one on the bottom of this page) or via email to

Only current Full Members of AAJA-Los Angeles are eligible to run and vote in the election and all nominations are subject to eligibility verification.

Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by another party. Candidates who are nominated by a third party will be notified immediately and can decline/withdraw their nomination prior to the end of the election (11:59pm Pacific Time on Monday, November 12, 2012) by contacting

Again the nomination DEADLINE: Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Link: Nomination for Candidacy Form

Elections will be held electronically from Tuesday, November 6 to 11:59pm Pacific Time on Monday, November 12, 2012. Eligible voters will be sent further instructions when the voting window is open.

Good luck!!

–AAJA-LA Election Commissioners
Suzanne Joe Kai, AAJA-LA Secretary 2012
Jocelyn “Joz” Wang, AAJA-LA President 2012/National Advisory Board Representative 2012-2013