Call For SF Bay Area Chapter Board Nominations

Hi fellow AAJA members,
First, let me introduce myself – my name is Kevin Lee and I am the new AAJA SF chapter secretary. I’m excited to be serving as a new board member and look forward to meeting and working with all of you.

To the business at hand – AAJA SF chapter is preparing to hold its annual board election and is putting out the call for nominees. Please read the attached nomination form and submit your nomination choices to by 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Kevin Lee
Secretary, AAJA San Francisco

Call for Nominees for AAJA SF Chapter 2013


The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is holding a fall election for two-year terms starting January 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2014. The positions up for election are President, Vice President of Print and Online, Treasurer, and two board member seats.

Only full members in good standing are eligible to serve on the board and vote in elections. Good standing includes payment of 2012 dues. In the event there is no candidate for a position, the new board can appoint a member. You may nominate yourself or someone else.

Please read the descriptions for open positions below and submit your nominees via e-mail to chapter secretary Kevin Lee at Nominations must be submitted by 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept.. 30, 2012.

Candidates will then submit specific information to publish on this year’s ballot, including their name, employer and a statement outlining their experience with AAJA and their reasons for running to be on the board.


The Board of Directors meets regularly to plan activities, programs and fundraisers as well as discuss issues relevant to the chapter and members. All board members and officers have a fiduciary responsibility to the chapter, and assists in the development and organization of at least one chapter event.


·       Oversees management of local board and chapter.
·       Leads board meetings and represents the board and chapter as a whole.
·       Serves as the main spokesperson to the media and the community on behalf of the chapter; represents the chapter in the community.
·       Identifies prospective candidates for board service and ensure their initial involvement in board committees (May delegate to Vice President).
·       Ensures proper orientation of new/current board members (May delegate to Vice President).
·       Works with secretary to prepare meeting materials in advance.
·       Participates in quarterly conference calls with other AAJA presidents.
·       Liaises with other media and community organization presidents.
·       Organizes programs and events in collaboration with the board.

Vice President, print and online specialization

·      Assists the President with his/her responsibilities and committee chairs.
·      In the absence of the president, the vice president convenes monthly board meetings and carries out goals within budget according to the chapter bylaws.
·      Liaises with online and print journalists to determine approaches for professional development.
·      Outreaches to online and print organizations to foster connections with AAJA.
·      Attends monthly board meetings.
·      Organizes programs and events in collaboration with the board.


·       In general, manages the board financial activities and is responsible for bookkeeping.
·       Encouraged to have a Wells Fargo bank account and/or be familiar with Wells Fargo accounts and statements.
·       Ensures financial records are up to date and provide financial reports to the board, at each meeting.
·       Forecasts spending and earnings for the year.
·       Ensures financial concerns are brought to the attention of the board.
·       Meets and works with auditors and bookkeeper
·       Ensures the proper use of funds and in general the sound management of finances.
·       Creates mid-year and end of year reports to the national office.
·       Creates monthly report/balance sheet for each meeting.
·      Attends monthly board meetings.
·      Organizes programs and events in collaboration with the board.

Two Board Member openings

·      Attends chapter meetings for votes and provides suggestions on chapter operations.
·      Liaises with members regarding chapter membership, participation, activities and fundraising.
·      Creates and foster relationships with current and incoming members.
·      Attends monthly board meetings.
·      Organizes programs and events in collaboration with the board.

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