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MATI 2018 Elections - Call for Nominations - Join Us on the Board of Directors!

03/09/2018 10:17 PM | Thais Passos Fonseca

MATI 2018 Elections - Call for Nominations - Join Us on the Board of Directors!

MATI's Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the offices of President and at least three (3) Board Members. All positions serve a two-year term of office on the board. Below please find a description of the duties for each of these positions, according to the MATI bylaws.

President. The President chairs the meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, and shall represent MATI at regional, national and international events where possible. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. The President is responsible for supervising the general affairs of MATI and may delegate functions as approved by the Board of Directors. The President shall execute on behalf of MATI all documents, obligations, contracts, or other instruments which the Board of Directors have authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors, or by MATI bylaws, or by statute to some other officer or agent of MATI. The President shall have the right with the Treasurer to sign checks and other documents that pertain to the use of MATI funds. The President shall be responsible for writing the Annual Activities Report and disseminating it to MATI members through electronic correspondence, surface mail, or MATI publications. The President shall also present the Annual Activities Report, as well as a Financial Statement, to the ATA Board.


Director (Board Member). As a tri-state organization, the MATI Nominations Committee has the additional task of seeking candidates that reflect our geographical distribution. We hope our members will give serious consideration to running or nominate other members they think have a lot to contribute.


The terms of office for the Board officers/members elected in the 2018 elections will run from our Annual General Membership Meeting in July of this year until approximately June 2020.


The deadline for submission of candidate names is Friday, APRIL 6 at 5:00 PM, and ballots with a complete list of candidates will be sent to MATI members with voting instructions on or around Monday, April 16. All candidates must specify the position for which they are running and submit a short biographical statement indicating why they are running for that 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 Annual Membership Meeting held this summer. Those who have been elected to a position on the MATI board will be expected to attend the Annual Business Meeting at a date and place to be determined when installation of board members will take place. The Annual Business Meeting is followed immediately by a yearly Board Retreat.

Please send nominations to the Nominating Committee ( no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on APRIL 6.

The Nominating Committee

Tyann Zehms, Alaina Brantner, Edmund Asare, and Amy Polenske.



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