National Governing Board: Call for Nominations

Are you the next AAJA National Secretary or Vice President for Print?

The Asian American Journalists Association is accepting nominations for National Secretary and National Vice President for Print beginning June 3, and ending June 17. These volunteer positions are for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

Click here for the nomination form.

Duties of Each Office

The secretary shall keep, or cause to be kept, a book of minutes at the principal office or such other place as the board of directors may order, of all meetings of the directors and membership. Minutes shall include time and place of the meeting; whether regular or special, and if special, how authorized; the type of notice given; the name of those present at the directors’ meetings; the number of members present; and the proceedings of the meeting.

In the absence or disability of the president, the vice presidents in order of their rank, if any, as fixed by the Governing Board, shall perform all the duties of the president, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to, all the restrictions upon, the president. The vice presidents shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as from time to time may be prescribed for them respectively by the Governing Board under the bylaws. The holder of this office shall be a member of the corporation’s Governing Board.
The Vice President for Print shall represent the interests of the general members employed within the newspaper and magazine industries.


ELIGIBILITY. Only full and student AAJA members are eligible to vote in AAJA elections. If you have questions regarding your membership, please contact the AAJA National Office: or 415-346-2051, ext. 105.
INSTRUCTIONS. Electronic ballots will be submitted through the online service Ballots will be accepted from 8:00 A.M. PST, August 1, 2013 to 12:00 P.M. PST, August 23, 2013. Eligible voters will receive an email notice with secure credentials to cast their electronic ballot.
ELECTION RESULTS. Election results will be announced during the AAJA Gala & Scholarship Awards Banquet on August 24, 2013, at the 2013 AAJA National Convention in New York City.


All deadlines are set at Pacific Standard Time.

JUNE 3, 5:00 P.M. Nomination period begins
JUNE 17, 5:00 P.M. Nomination period ends
JUNE 21, 5:00 P.M. Second nomination period begins
JUNE 21, 5:00 P.M. Announcement of official VP for Print candidates
JULY 10, 5:00 P.M. Second nomination period ends
JULY 12, 5:00 P.M. Announcement of official Secretary candidates
AUGUST 1, 8:00 A.M. Voting period begins
AUGUST 22, 12:00 P.M. Voter eligibility deadline
AUGUST 23, 12:00 P.M. Voting period ends, votes tallied, results certified
AUGUST 23, 7:00 P.M. Announcement of Officers-elect at the Convention Gala and Awards Banquet in New York







Questions or concerns? Please contact AAJA National Secretary Theodore Kim, this year’s elections officer.