Call for 2015 Nominations

Are you the next 2015 AAJA President, Vice President for Broadcast or Treasurer?

The Asian American Journalists Association is accepting nominations for national president, vice president for broadcast and treasurer beginning Wednesday, June 4 and ending Wednesday, June 18. These volunteer positions are for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2015.


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Duties of Each Office

The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall oversee the Governing Board, have general supervision, direction and control of the business and officers or of the corporation. S/he shall preside at all meetings of the membership and at all meetings of the Governing Board and Advisory Board. The president shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees, including the executive committee, if any. S/he shall have the general powers and duties of management usually vested in the office of president of a corporation and shall be vested with such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the board of directors or the By-laws. The holder of this office shall be a member of the corporation’s Governing Board.

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 Broadcast shall represent the interests of the general members employed within the television and radio industries.

The treasurer shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, adequate and correct accounts of the properties and business transactions of the corporation, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital and earnings. The books of accounts shall be at all times open to inspection by any Governing Board member.

The officer shall deposit all moneys and other valuables in the name of, and to the credit of, the corporation with such depositories as may be designated by the Governing Board. The treasurer and/or the president shall have signatory powers over such depositories and shall disburse the funds of the corporation as may be ordered by the Governing Board shall render to the president and the Governing Board whenever they request it, an account of transactions and of the financial condition of the corporation, and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Governing Board or the By-laws. This officer must be a member of the board’s Finance Committee. The holder of this office shall be a member of the corporation’s Governing Board.

Voter Eligibility and Timeline
ELIGIBILITY: Only current 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:

ELECTION RESULTS: Election results will be announced during the AAJA Gala & Scholarship Awards Banquet on August 16, 2014, at the 2014 AAJA National Convention in Washington, DC.


  • All deadlines are set at Pacific Standard Time.
  • June 4, Nomination period starts, 5 p.m.
  • June 18, Nomination period ends, 5 p.m.
  • June 23, Announcement of candidates
  • July 23, Voting starts, 5 p.m.
  • Aug 15, Voter eligibility deadline, 12 p.m.
  • Aug 15, Voting ends, 12 p.m.
  • Aug 16, Announcement of officers elect at Gala Banquet.

Questions or concerns? Please contact 2014 election chair, AAJA’s National Secretary Michelle Lee at