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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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DECEMBER 2012
49
WOMEN IN SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT
FOCUS
AFSA NEWS
CALENDAR
12/5/2012
12:00 - 2:00 PM
AFSA Governing Board
Meeting
12/7/2012
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Symposium: 25th
Anniversary of the INF Treaty
12/25/2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Christmas:
AFSA Ofces Closed
1/1/2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New Year’s Day:
AFSA Ofces Closed
1/9/2013
12:00 - 2:00 PM
AFSA Governing Board
Meeting
1/21/2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MLK/Inauguration Day:
AFSA Ofces Closed
2/6/2013
12:00 - 2:00 PM
AFSA Governing Board
Meeting
2/11 - 2/13/2013
8th Annual Confict
Prevention, Peacekeeping &
Stability Conference
2/18/2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Presidents Day:
AFSA Ofce Closed
THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION
AFSA Governing Board 2013-2015 Position Openings: An
Opportunity to Contribute to a Stronger Foreign Service
Do you want to represent
your colleagues, contribute
to a stronger Foreign Service
and ensure its voice is heard
on the Hill and around the
country? Does participating
in the management and mod-
ernization of a multi-million
dollar organization with a
large staf and real impact in
Washington interest you?
If so, consider joining the
next AFSA leadership team
by running for a position on
the 2013-2015 AFSA Govern-
ing Board.
Please look at the posi-
tions available and consider
putting your name forward
or nominating a colleague.
This election is for the Board
that will take ofce July 15,
2013, and serve for two years.
Below are instructions on
how to run and be nominated
for the 2013-2015 AFSA Gov-
erning Board.
IMPORTANT
DATES :
Feb. 1
—Deadline for Nomina-
tions
April 15
—Ballots and Candi-
date Statements Mailed
June 6
—Ballots Counted
July 15
—New Board Takes
Ofce
AFSA CAL L FOR
NOMI NAT I ONS
This election call, issued in
accordance with Article VII
(2)(a) of the AFSA bylaws,
constitutes a formal notice
to all AFSA members of the
opportunity to participate in
the nomination and election
of a new Governing Board. All
of the ofcer and representa-
tive positions listed below are
for two-year terms beginning
July 15, 2013.
POS I T I ONS TO BE
F I L LED :
AFSA bylaws require that
all Governing Board mem-
bers must be resident in
the Washington area within
60 days of taking ofce on
July 15 and must remain
resident in the Washington
area throughout their term in
ofce. The
ofcer positions
to be flled in this election
are:
• President
• Vice President for State
• Vice President for USAID
• Vice President for FCS
• Vice President for FAS
• Vice President for Retirees
• Secretary
• Treasurer
The president and State,
USAID, FCS and FAS vice
presidents are full-time posi-
tions detailed to AFSA. These
employees are assigned over
complement and are eligible
for time-in class extensions.
Article V (4)(b) of the AFSA
bylaws authorizes a constitu-
ency vice president for each
constituency with a minimum
of 100 members and one
constituency representa-
tive position for every 1,000
members or fraction thereof.
Representatives are required
to attend monthly lunchtime
board meetings and may vol-
unteer to serve on additional
committees.
CONST I TUENCY
REPRESENTAT I VE
POS I T I ONS :
To be flled in this election
are:
• State Department Repre-
sentatives (11 positions)
• USAID Representatives
(two positions)
• FCS Representative (one
position)
• FAS Representative (one
position)
• IBB Representative (one
position)
• APHIS Representative
(one position)
• Retired Member Repre-
sentatives (four positions)
NOMI NAT I ON
PROCEDURES :
1.
Any AFSA regular member
in good standing (i.e., a
member whose dues are
automatically deducted
or who has paid dues as
of February 1, 2013) may
submit names (including
his or her own name) in
nomination for any of the
above-mentioned positions
for which the nominee is
eligible. No member may
nominate more than one
person for each ofcer
position or more than the
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