Want to run be an officer on the local NAHJ Bay Area chapter? Here’s what you need to know get started:
- Open positions: President; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer (descriptions below)
- Must be an NAHJ member in good-standing
- Candidate for President must be a working journalist
- Candidate Filing deadline: Sunday, June 4 at 11:59 p.m.
- 250 statement max
- Email to: NAHJBayArea@gmail.com
- Campaign period begins: Monday, June 5 at 12 p.m.
- Make a candidate video
- Share on social media
- Send emails and message members
- Online Elections begin:Wednesday, June 6 at 12:01 a.m.
- Online Elections end:Wednesday, June 6 at 5 p.m.
- In-Person Election and Results General Meeting: Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
From the NAHJ national bylaws:
13.6 Officers of Professional Chapters
(a) Officers. Each professional chapter (i) is required to have a President, a Vice President, a Treasurer and a Secretary and (ii) at the discretion of the Chapter Board also may have a single at-large officer with such responsibilities as the Chapter Board shall determine.
(b) Qualifications. The offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary may be held only by Regular Members in good standing. Any Regular Member, Academic Member or Associate Member, in good standing, may serve as the at-large officer.
(c) Holding Multiple Offices. Any elected officer may concurrently hold two or more offices, except that in no event shall the President serve simultaneously as the Treasurer or the Secretary.
(d) Election. Chapter officers shall be elected annually. The President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary shall be elected by the Regular Members and the Academics Members of the chapter. The at-large officer, if any, shall be elected by the Regular Members, the Academic Members and the Associate Members of the chapter. Chapter elections shall be conducted in accordance with (i) these Bylaws and such rules, regulations and policies as may established by the Association and (ii) any additional requirements adopted by the chapter that are not inconsistent with these Bylaws or the rules, regulations and policies of the Association.
The President of the chapter is responsible for directing the activities of the chapter, subject to the oversight of the Chapter Board, and shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter Board. The President may not serve more than four consecutive terms as President (excluding any partial term to which such person may be elected or appoint to fill a vacancy caused by the death, resignation or removal of the predecessor President).
13.8 Vice President
The Vice President (i) shall in the absence or disability of the President, or at the request of the President, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President and (ii) shall perform such other duties not inconsistent with these Bylaws as the Chapter Board may from time to time assign to the Vice President.
The Treasurer of the chapter is responsible for all of the financial activities of the chapter, including the disbursement of chapter funds upon receipt or proper direction or authorization. The Treasurer shall keep complete and accurate records of all chapter receipts, disbursements and balances. The Treasurer shall furnish to the Association such records or reports concerning the financial activities of the chapter as may be required by the rules, regulations and policies of the Association or as may be requested from time to time by the national Board of Directors or by the President or the Executive Director of the Association.
The Secretary of the chapter is responsible for maintaining all non-financial records of the chapter, including a current list of chapter member and the minutes of Chapter Board meetings. The Secretary shall furnish to the Association such records or reports concerning the activities of the chapter that are within the scope of the Secretary’s responsibilities as may be required by the rules, regulations and policies of the Association or as may be requested from time to time by the national Board of Directors or by the President or the Executive Director of the Association.