Call for Nomination for CALA 2019 General Election

Dear CALA Members:

The CALA 2018/2019 Nominating Committee invites your nominations for the following positions for the 2019 CALA general election:

  • Incoming Vice President/President-Elect (four-year commitment: first year 19/20 as the Incoming VP; second year 20/21 as the VP; third year 21/22 as the President; and fourth year 22/23 as the Immediate Past President; one position).
  • Executive Director (three-year commitment: 19/20, 20/21, and 21/22; one position)
  • Board of Directors (three-year commitment: 19/20, 20/21, 21/22; five positions).                                                          

Nominations and self-nominations are all welcome and encouraged. Please ensure the nominee accepts the nomination before marking “Yes” in “Acceptance of Nomination” checkbox on the nomination form. The nomination form is attached: All nominations and self-nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Incomplete information or late submission of nomination information will not be considered.

We encourage nomination of Board of Directors to take into consideration the geographical representation. The Nominating Committee will review all nominations to prepare a list of qualified nominees according to the procedures stipulated in CALA Bylaws. A slate of candidates will be presented to the CALA Board of Directors for approval. The individuals on the approved slate will stand for the CALA election in Spring 2019.

All nominees must be personal members in good standing with a record of participation in the activities and functions at various levels of CALA. CALA elected officers are expected to attend at least one board meeting each year. Absence from two consecutive board meetings without prior written approval from the President will result in the removal from the CALA Board. For the duties of elected CALA officers, please reference the Handbook of Officers ( Please note that the Handbook was created in 2008 for reference purpose and is being updated. CALA Constitution, Bylaws, and Board-approved policies will prevail if conflicting items are found in the Handbook.

Questions regarding nominations and self-nominations can be sent directly to Le Yang, the Nominating Committee Chair via e-mail ( We look forward to receiving your nominations!



CALA 18/19 Nominating Committee

CALA Immediate Past President: Le Yang (Committee Chair),
NCA: Terry Barbara Carlson,
SCA: Icy Smith,
GMA: Yan He,
MW: Yan He,
NE: Clara Tran,
SE: Yue Li,
SW: Wenli Gao,