2016 IASPM-US Call for Nominations

by Victor Szabo on December 1, 2015

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch (IASPM-US) seeks nominations and self-nominations to serve on the IASPM-US Board of Directors and Executive Committee. All members serve for two years, with the President serving an additional two-year term as “Past President” upon expiration of his/her term of office.

The following positions are open, and will be filled by an election to be held in February 2016. Terms of office will begin at the end of the national meeting in Calgary (May 2016).

SECRETARY: Secretary duties include taking minutes, maintain membership information, chairing nominations committees

TREASURER: Treasurer duties include general financial oversight of association funds and securities; financial reporting; banking and record keeping

AT-LARGE MEMBERS: Members of the Board consult with the President, Vice-President, and other officers; serve on committees, etc. Two at-large members will be elected this year.

See the IASPM-US Bylaws (on our website, iaspm-us.net) for detailed information on officers, terms, etc.

Nominees for service on the Board of IASPM-US must be members in good standing of the Branch at the time of election. (One can be put in nomination without being a member; but any nomination or election of a non-member will be invalid if the nominee is not a member of IASPM-US by the time of balloting.) Nominations will only be accepted from current members of the Branch. Members may be nominated without their explicit consent, but a member can decline nomination at any time.

Please send nominations, self-nominations, or questions about nominations to the Chair of the IASPM-US Nominating Committee, Rebekah Farrugia, at farrugia@oakland.edu. Nominations are due by February 1st, 2016. Elections will be held soon thereafter.

All Nominations should include:

– the Nominee’s full name
– the Nominee’s institutional affiliation, if any
– Email contact information for the Nominee
– a brief statement detailing the Nominee’s interest in running and any relevant qualifications/experience
– Full name of the nominator (for our records)

Sincerely,

Mark Butler, President
on behalf of the Board of Directors
and the Nominating Committee
IASPM-US

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