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Call for Nominations

04/03/2013 9:34 AM | Alaina Brantner
Dear MATI Members:

I, Diane Grosklaus-Whitty (Wisconsin), have been chosen to be the Supervisor of 
Elections with the Nominations Committee to search for candidates for MATI office.
The other members of the Nominating Committee for 2013 are Carlota Hursey 
(Indiana) and Alaina Sylla (Wisconsin).

At this time, we are accepting nominations for the offices of 
Vice-President
Secretary, Treasurer and four (4) Board Members. The Secretary is for a one-year 
term of office, and all other positions are for a two-year term of office on the board. 
Below is a description of the duties for each of these positions.

According to MATI bylaws,
 
Vice-President. The Vice President shall assist the President and perform his or her 
duties in the event of the President’s absence, incapacity or removal. The Vice 
President shall also be an ex-officio member of all committees except the 
nominating committee.
 
Secretary. The Secretary shall be responsible for recording the minutes of the 
meetings of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, and the monthly 
general meetings, for disseminating the minutes and keeping all records pertaining 
to all meetings, regular and emergency, and shall be in charge of correspondence 
and announcements of meetings of the Association.
 
Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive and collect all monies of the Association and 
give official receipts, keep records of all money transactions, and deposit all funds 
in a bank as designated by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall have the 
right with the President to sign checks and other withdrawal documents that 
pertain to the use of the funds of the Association. The Treasurer shall be responsible 
for writing an annual financial report that will be disseminated to the members of 
the Association through electronic correspondence, surface mail, or Association 
publications.
 
Board Member. As a tri-state organization, the MATI Nominations Committee has 
the additional task of seeking candidates that reflect our geographical distribution 
too. We hope our members will give serious consideration to running or nominate 
other members they think have a lot to contribute. The terms for the elected 
officers will run from our Annual General Membership Meeting in June until 
June 2014 or 2015. 
 
The deadline for submission of candidate names is APRIL 15, and ballots with a 
complete list of candidates will be sent to MATI members with voting instructions 
on or around MAY 1. All candidates must submit information about which position 
you are running for as well as a maximum 300 word statement of why you want to 
run for this position. Candidates may be nominated or self-nominate. 
Announcement of the elected board members will be made in time for the new 
board members to observe the June 2013 Annual Membership Meeting. Those 
who have been elected to a position on the MATI board will be expected to attend 
the June Annual Business Meeting in Chicago from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. when 
installation of board members takes place. The Annual Business Meeting is 
followed immediately by a four-hour yearly Board Retreat.

Please send nominations to MATI at MATImail@gmail.com or to the 
Communications Committee at MATIinforMATIon@gmail.com no later than 
5:00 p.m. CST on APRIL 15. 

Sincerely,

The Nominating Committee 2013
Midwest Association of Translators & Interpreters
A chapter of the American Translators Association

28 West Lake Street, Unit #8

Addison, IL 60101


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