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SAJA Annual Members Meeting, Board Election & Holiday Party‏

2013-11-14 3:18 AM | Anonymous
SAJA Annual Members Meeting, Board Election & Holiday Party

Save-the-date: Thursday December 5

On Thursday December 5, 2013 at 6:30 PM EST, SAJA will hold its annual members meeting and board elections in New York City.

Voting will be conducted in person at the annual meeting and based on online proxy ballots which can be cast from November 18 through 3 PM EST on December 5, 2013.

Our annual holiday parties will follow in New York City and Washington DC.

Four SAJA board member positions will be open for the two-year term of 2014-2015. To contest, a statement of intent must be submitted by each candidate by midnight (EST) on November 15, 2013.

Board Eligibility & Guidelines:
Only Full Members are eligible to contest for a position the board. Associate Members and Student Members are NOT eligible to contest. All Full Members are encouraged to consider running. Those who have a strong interest in journalism and coverage of South Asia(n) issues are urged to consider running for the election. Important requirements for serving on the board are a spirit of teamwork, leadership and the commitment of at least 3-5 hours each week on activities ranging from organizing events to judging applications for awards and scholarships. Prospective board members should also expect to assist with and be available for the 2014 SAJA Convention & Dinner planned on August 1 & 2 in New York City.

To run for a position on the board, each candidate must submit a 250-word statement that will be made public and available to all SAJA members.

Statements of intent must be submitted by midnight on November 15 (EST) by email to SAJA Officer-at-Large Amita Parashar Kelly at, with the subject line: “SAJA 2013 ELECTION [LASTNAME]”

Candidates must include the full name, current snail mail address, e-mail address and phone number.

For questions about running or serving on the board, please reach out to SAJA Officer-at-Large Amita Parashar Kelly at or SAJA Vice President Sharaf Mowjood

Immediately following annual meeting and election results announcement, members and friends of SAJA are invited to meet with fellow SAJA members and supporters at an annual holiday party in New York City or Washington DC. Stay tuned for location and RSVP information.
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