The Mid-Atlantic Region of Sigma Xi is soliciting nominations for a member on the Nominations Committee. The duties of member of the Nominations Committee appear below. The nominating committee will accept either self nominations or external nominations. Nominations must be submitted to the committee via Jasmine Shah (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 14, 2017 to meet deadlines for the Sigma Xi Election, which will be conducted from November 8 to December 7 via electronic means. Only active (dues-paying) full members are eligible for office. Each candidate must submit a current picture, a statement, biographical summary and a paragraph describing his/her activities with Sigma Xi and other organizations. A sample statement, biography, and description of activities can be found at https://www.sigmaxi.org/about/leadership/elections/candidate-statement-examples/
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Duties of Committee on Nominations in Sigma Xi
Sigma Xi's Committee on Nominations is composed of the three most recent Past Presidents who are not on the Board of Directors and one elected representative from each of the Society's six constituency groups and six geographic regions. Members are elected to the Committee by their respective region or constituency group to serve three-year terms on the Committee beginning at the annual meeting at which they were elected. Terms of the Committee run between annual meetings of the Society and elected members of the Committee may serve only one three year term.
Duties: The Committee on Nominations conducts its business each January to June in which it must select at least two nominees for President-elect of the Society to be placed before the next Assembly of Delegates in November and every four years at least two nominees for Treasurer to be placed before the Assembly for election. The Committee's business is conducted by telephone conference call and by electronic ballots. When two individuals agree to be nominees for President-elect or Treasurer, the Committee's work is concluded.
Time Commitment: Time commitments are variable based on efficiency of the committee. All work is done via email and teleconferences. There are no in-person meetings of the Committee.
On a personal note, I have served on this committee and found it to be extremely important to Sigma Xi. Please let me know if you have any questions about serving on it. Feel free to email me at email@example.com