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General Assembly 2013

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**** Official Call for Election and Candidacy ****

Beirut,  June 3, 2013 (Finalized June 27, 2013)

ISOC Lebanon Administrative Board invites you to a General Assembly meeting on Thursday July 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM at Berytech Mathaf (10th floor). The meeting will be dedicated to the election of a new Administrative Board. 

In the case there is no majority quorum a second meeting will be held on the same date and location at 7:00 PM with the quorum lowered to "whoever shows up".

Call for election was emailed to voting members on 03/06/2013 (Arabic Invitation - English Invitation)

The meeting agenda:

·         Review the administrative report including the activities of the association (attached to this page)

·         Review of the financial report for fiscal year 2012 and adopting the audited accounts.

·         Review the budget for fiscal year 2013.

·         Review the strategic plan for fiscal years 2012-2015

·         Formation of the Elections Committee from members other than candidates.

·         Electing the members of the administrative board.

·         Announcement of election results. 

Please notice the following:

1.       ISOC Lebanon is managed by an Administrative Board formed of 4 members (see ISOC Lebanon Governance and Bylaws).

2.       The participation to the election is restricted to ISOC Lebanon members who are in good standing (have paid their membership dues as before December 31, 2012). ISOC published the electoral body on its website. The challenge period is open from 04/06/2013 until 26/06/2013 and considered final afterward.

3.       The call for candidacy is open from 04/06/2013 8:00 AM to 16/06/2013 5:00 PM Members who are in good standing can submit their candidacy by completing, signing and submitting an CANDIDACY FORM (copy attached at bottom of this page).

4.       ISOC published the approved list of candidates on 20/06/2013 being 14 days before the election date.

5.       An ISOC voting member wishing to vote at the general assembly meeting via proxy shall designate a voting member from the general assembly by completing, signing and submitting an PROXY FORM  (copy attached at bottom of this page)

6.       ISOC Lebanon posted the final list of voters and the final list of candidates on June 27, 2013


Election Schedule:

ISOC Lebanon Election for 2013 - 2015

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Election Process

Date

1

Trigger of election process

 

2

Call for elections

6/4/2013

3

Call for candidates

6/4/2013

4

Announcement of electoral body

6/4/2013

5

Deadline for candidates to apply

6/16/2013

6

Announcement of candidates, biography and election statements

6/24/2013

7

Deadline for objections on candidates list & publication of Final list of candidates

6/27/2013

8

Deadline for objection on electoral body & publication of Final electoral body

6/27/2013

9

Election date and time

7/4/2013

10

Second election date and time (in the case of no majority quorum in first meeting)

Edate + 1 hour

11

Casting of votes

7/4/2013

12

Counting of votes & Announcement of results

7/4/2013

13

Challenge period

7/11/2013

14

Advise the author of the challenge of the Board's decision

7/18/2013

15

New Board meeting to distribute execurive roles (Chair, Vice Chair, General Secretary, or Treasurer)

Next regulard board meeting between Edate +14 days and Edate + 21 days

16

Reporting results to Ministry of Interior

7/25/2013


This is an official call for the election of a new ISOC Lebanon Administrative Board and a call for candidacy.  

Best regards,

 

Nabil Adib Bukhalid                                         Salam Souhal Yamout

President                                                            Secretary