SAJA Annual Members Meeting, Board Election & Holiday Party

Date & Time: Friday December 13th; 6:30 PM

Location: Pondicheri Restaurant, 15 West 27th Street

On Friday, December 13, 2019, 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 16, 2019, through 3 PM EST on December 13, 2019.

The annual holiday party will follow.

Five SAJA board member positions will be open for the two-year term of 2020-2021. To contest, a statement must be submitted by each candidate by midnight EST November 15, 2019.  Rules are below. Apply here:

FIVE SAJA board member positions will become open for the two-year term of 2020-2021.

To contest, candidates must be a Full Member of SAJA. 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. 

Board members elected by the board to serve as part of SAJA’s Executive Committee (i.e., president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and member-at-large) may be required to contribute more time and effort in discharging their responsibilities. Board members serve as volunteers, without compensation. 

All board members will be required to attend (preferably in person; if not, by phone) four to six board meetings held throughout the year. Board meetings last anywhere from an hour to several hours, depending on the agenda items for each meeting. 

To run for a position on the board:

Each candidate must complete this form that will be made public and available to all SAJA members.

The completed form must be submitted by 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, November 15th, 2019.

For questions about running or serving on the board, how the board works, and what board members are called upon to do please reach out to SAJA's Sovy Azhath -

Following the receipt of candidates’ statements by November 15th, the statements will be posted online and votes gathered through online voting and in-person voting at SAJA’s annual members’ meeting to be held in December. Candidates who win the largest number of votes will be ranked in order to fill the open positions, with the election results announced at the annual meeting.

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