Call for candidates to the AAJA Portland Board for 2013

Calling all members!

AAJA Portland is looking for candidates to its 2013 board, including a president, treasurer and secretary. Interested in helping grow our organization and promote diversity in the newsroom? If so, consider applying!

As part of the board, you would be responsible for the following duties:

1) President: Responsible for setting agenda and programming of chapter, being on quarterly conference calls with other presidents, representing chapter interests.

2) Secretary: Takes brief minutes of chapter board meetings; assists other officers in carrying out activities and agenda.

3) Treasurer: Responsible for keeping financial reports according to standards set by national, including documentation of transactions and an annual accounting for national. Also assists other officers carry out agenda and activities.

Each position is a one-year commitment and starts the term on Jan. 1, 2013.

***Bear in mind that the chapter president and treasurer are both expected to attend the yearly AAJA National Convention, which may incur some extra travel and registration expenses. In the past, the chapter has been able to subsidize the expenses with small stipends, and hopefully will try to do so again, but it’s not guaranteed.

If interested, please email to inform the current board by Oct. 18, and please prepare a candidate’s statement for why members should vote for you by Oct. 25. Elections will take place Nov. 1.

All full AAJA members will have the chance to vote for board members.

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