STC Board Election Candidates & Guidelines

The 2010 STC Board of Directors Election is scheduled to run from 9 March 2010 to 8 April 2010

Members must have renewed by 28 February 2010 in order to eligible to vote in the 2010 Election. Candidate materials and bios will be available on the STC website in early January 2010. As a reminder, student members are not eligible to vote in Society level elections, but are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the future leaders of the Society during the campaign.

The following information is from Jackie Damrau, Manager, Nominating Committee.

If you have questions, please contact Jackie at jdamrau3@airmail.net.

Please note that the election slate presented below reflects changes to the composition of the Society Board of Directors. Based on the results of the Knowledge-based Governance Survey of the membership conducted in August 2009, the STC Board of Directors voted during its 24 August 2009 meeting to amend the Society Bylaws to reflect the following position changes:

  • Remove the Second Vice President position
  • Remove one Director position
  • Change Director terms to two years
  • Allow Directors to serve two consecutive terms

A full copy of the revised bylaws is posted on the STC website at: STC Bylaws.

Congratulations to all of the candidates, and thanks to everyone who expressed interest in running for office.

NOTE: All STC members must have paid their dues by 28 February 2010 to vote in the election!

For President:
Mike Hughes will automatically succeed from First Vice President.

For First Vice President:
Hillary Hart will automatically succeed from Second Vice President.

Candidates on the slate for the 2010 STC election:

For Secretary:
Rachel Houghton and Steven Jong

For Director (three positions to be elected)*:
Nicky Bleiel, Al Hood, Tricia Spayer, Makarand (Mak) Pandit, and W.C. Wiese

*Lisa Pappas resigned from the STC Board effective 23 November 2009, which creates an additional position for someone to serve the one year remaining in her term. For the 2010 election, STC members will elect three directors-at-large, with the top two winners serving the two-year terms and the third winner serving the remaining year of Lisa’s term.

For Nominating Committee (two positions to be elected):
Lory Hawkes, Nathaniel Lim, Linda Mikkelsen, and Preeti Mathur

The 2010 Society election is scheduled to begin 9 March and end 8 April 2010 at noon EDT (GMT-4).

Detailed information about the candidates will be posted as we receive them. The STC website will provide access for STC members to a question and answer area that you can use to ask questions of the candidates.

What STC provides for each candidate

STC Web Site. STC provides an area on the STC Web site at STC Board Election with the following information [to be updated soon for the 2010 elections]:

• Name of candidate
• Position for which the candidate is running
• Candidate’s personal Web site URL
• Statements of specific length (the answers provided by the candidate to specific questions on the candidate application form)

Each candidate will have an area to answer questions asked by the membership. The STC office will provide instructions on how to access the “Question and Answer” area to answer any questions. Candidates will receive an e-mail when someone sends a question to all candidates for a certain position. Candidates’ answers are posted on the site for all members to view.

STC e-Blasts. The STC office will send out up to two (2) campaign messages per candidate (by e mail on a first-come, first-serve basis to all STC members who have not opted-out of receiving Society e-mail.

Permitted campaign materials

Candidates are allowed to provide campaign information on their own personal Web sites and by contacting individuals personally. The candidate biography page on the STC Web site (at stc.org) will provide a link to the candidate’s personal Web site page.

What individual STC members can do

As community members, individual members may do the following:

Endorsements. As an individual member, you may endorse a particular candidate. The appropriate place to endorse a candidate is in the STC Ideas Ning site, the STC LinkedIn group, or STC Twitter. (NOTE: Group endorsement of a candidate by a community, chapter, or committee is not allowed. E-mail lists that are administered through the Society office and subscribed to based on an elected position in a community, such as the Presidents’ list or Treasurers’ list, are not appropriate venues for endorsements from individual members.)
Ask the candidates questions. The STC Web site (stc.org) will provide a “Question and Answer” area where individual members can post a question for all candidates for a position. All candidates for an elected position will receive the question by email and have the opportunity to post an answer.
Offer an opportunity to each candidate. If you would like to extend an opportunity to candidates to present their views, the opportunity must be submitted through the “Question and Answer” area to all candidates.

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