Nominating Committee

Member Roster:  Min Chou (Chair), Xiaoli Li (Northern CA), FuWaye Bender (Midwest), Judy Xiao (Northeast), Ding Ye (Greater Mid-Atlantic), Li Zhang (Southeast), Guopeng (Peggy) Zhang (Southwest), Xiwen Zhang (Southern CA)

Is this an interim or annual report?:

Interim report

Annual report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:

  • Upon approval of the nomination slate, the Committee collected final version of candidate biographical information and election statement, including those from petitioned candidates, and forwarded the information to the Election Committee
  • To streamline the nomination process, the Committee recommends that the Board review and approve the attached form letters seeking biographical information and candidate consent letters.
  • The Committee also recommends that upon approval by the Board, the form letters be included in the Handbook of Officers under the entry for Nominating Committee
  • The Committee recommends that the entry for Nominating Committee in the Handbook of Officers (http://cala-web.org/node/1137) be corrected so that the nomination process and timelines are conformed to the provision in CALA’s Bylaws:
    • Section 2, Article VII of the Bylaws states that “At least thirty days prior to the midwinter meeting, the Nominating Committee shall present to the president and the executive director a list of nominees to fill the positions of the five outgoing Board members.”  The Handbook of Offices says “ Send out the "Call for Nominations" in January”; and “Present to the President the list of nominees in April (at least two months prior to the annual membership meeting).”  Suggested change to the Timeline will be: Send out the “Call for Nominations” in October; and “Present to the President the list of nominees in late December 20 or at least thirty days prior to the midwinter meeting”
    • Section 2, Article VII of the Bylaws states that “In the event that the term of the treasurer or the executive director expires, or any of the positions becomes otherwise vacant, a slate of no more than three nominees for each of the positions shall also be submitted.”  The Handbook of Offices says “Shall also submit a slate of one or two nominees for the position of Vice-President/President Elect.” And “Shall submit a slate of one or two nominees for each of the positions in the event that the terms of the Treasurer and/or the Executive Director expire or become vacant.” Suggested change to the Handbook will be “Shall also submit a slate up to three nominees for the position of Incoming Vice-President/President Elect.” And also “Shall submit a slate of up to three nominees for each of the positions in the event that the terms of the Treasurer and /or the Executive Director expire or become vacant.”

 

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:

Action item:
 

  • Approval of nomination form letters to be included in the Handbook of Officers(attached)
  • Correct the information in the Handbook of Officers highlighted in green as shown above to conform to the provision in the Bylaws which is highlighted in yellow as shown above.

Respectfully submitted,

CALA 2012-2013 Nominating Committee:
Min Chou (Chair)
Xiaoli Li (Northern CA)
FuWaye Bender (Midwest)
Judy Xiao (Northeast)
Ding Ye (Greater Mid-Atlantic)
Li Zhang (Southeast)
Guopeng (Peggy) Zhang (Southwest)
Xiwen Zhang (Southern CA)