Nominating Committee

Member Roster:
Sha Li Zhang (Chair)
Qi Chen
Grace Gu
Esther Lee
Yi Liang
Maggie Wang
Hanrong Wang
Jing Zhong 

Is this an interim or annual report?: Annual report


List significant activities the committee has done since last report:
The CALA Nominating is submitting this updated committee report to provide the records of the committee's activities since the previous report submitted on January 12, 2010.
Significant committee activities-
The Nominating Committee was charged to seek nominations from the membership and present a slate of nominees for elective positions of CALA.  The Committee did its best to fulfill the charges. The Committee activities included the following actions:

  • Sent a call for nomination of the CALA officers to the CALA listserv and CALA Newsletter for broad publicity and promotion to get more CALA members involved in the CALA governance at the national level.
  • The call for nominations specified the nomination methods, nomination deadline, criteria of nominations, and expectations of the CALA officers in terms of participating in CALA meetings.
  • The Committee members carefully reviewed all nominated individuals through e-mail discussions and a conference call.
  • The Committee members unanimously selected a slate of candidates for the 2010 spring election.
  • The Committee members contacted each nominee for confirmation.
  • All nominees were provided a sample for preparing their brief biographic information and statements to be submitted to the CALA Board of Directors for an approval.
  • The slate of nominees was submitted to the CALA Board of Directors for an approval. Due to the lack of quorum, the approval process was moved to the Third online Board meeting, with a starting date of March 10, 2010.
  • The CALA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved the slate of nominees presented by the Nominating Committee on March 19, 2010 at the online Board meeting.
  • Upon the request from the Board, the Nominating Committee submitted a list of names who were not selected by the Committee on April 2, 2010, at the same meeting.

The criteria used by the Nominating Committee on selections for the candidates of VP, Ex. Director, and Treasurer -

  • Must be personal members of CALA in good standing;
  • A record of participation in the activities and functions at various levels of CALA;
  • Additional criteria used by the Committee in selecting the candidates included:

o       leadership experience with associations;
o       the strategic needs of the candidates' expertise to the association;
o       candidates' continuity and current experience with the association;
o       candidates' proven accomplishments for the association;
o        number of times that the nominations of these candidates were submitted to the Committee by their peers;
o        valuable accounts provided by nominators on these nominees which helped the Committee assess the strengths of these candidates;
o       best professional judgment from the Committee members in consideration of all criteria above, and in reviewing the requirements as set forth in the Bylaws for the respective positions.

The criteria used by the Committee on selections for the candidates of the Board of Directors -

  • Must be personal members of CALA in good standing;
  • A record of participation in the activities and functions at various levels of CALA;
  • A balance between the accomplished returning board members and emerging leaders at the chapter and national levels, and a balance between their proven experience and potential contribution to the organization;
  • Best professional judgment from the Committee members in consideration of all criteria above, and in reviewing the requirements as set forth in the Bylaws for the respective positions.

The numbers - 
The total number of nominations is 38. That is, some people were nominated numerous times.  The total number of nominators is eight. In this pool, the total number of people being nominated is 24. Three of them withdrew from the positions being nominated before the Committee's deliberations.  However, one of them, being nominated for more than one positions, requested for being placed on one position and withdrew from another which made the actual head counts on the number of withdraws is two, instead of three. Thus, it leaves 22 individuals in the pool for selection.  The Nominating Committee selected 13 individuals on the slate of candidates. The final total number of the individuals who were not on the slate of candidates presented by the Nominating Committee is nine. 

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:
The Committee's recommendations -
Based on the above-listed criteria, the Nominating Committee selected one candidate for Vice President/President-Elect, one candidate for Executive Director, and one candidate for Treasure.  The Committee selected ten candidates for the Board of Directors.  As it mentioned previously, the Board approved the Committee's recommendations on April 2, 2010, at the online meeting
Respectively submitted by the CALA Nominating Committee, 2009-2010.
Member Roster:
Sha Li Zhang (Chair)
Qi Chen
Grace Gu
Esther Lee
Yi Liang
Maggie Wang
Hanrong Wang
Jing Zhong