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General Assembly 2015

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

Beirut,  January 23, 2016

ISOC Lebanon Administrative Board invites you to a General Assembly meeting on Thursday February 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Berytech BDD (1rst 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 January 23, 2016 (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 2015 and adopting the audited accounts.

·         Review the budget for fiscal year 2016.

·         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, 2015). ISOC published the electoral body on its website. The challenge period is open until February 18, 2016 and considered final afterward.

3.       The call for candidacy is open from January 23, 2016 8:00 AM until February 7, 2016 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 will publish the approved list of candidates on February 15, 2016 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 a PROXY FORM  (copy attached at bottom of this page)

6.       ISOC Lebanon will post the final list of voters and the final list of candidates on February 18, 2016


Election Schedule:

ISOC Lebanon Election for 2016 - 2018

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Election Process

Date

1

Trigger of election process

 

2

Call for elections

23/01/2016

3

Call for candidates

23/01/2016

4

Announcement of electoral body

23/01/2016

5

Deadline for candidates to apply

07/02/2016

6

Announcement of candidates, biography and election statements

15/02/2016

7

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

18/02/2016

8

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

18/02/2016

9

Election date and time

25/02/2016

10

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

Edate + 1 hour

11

Casting of votes

25/02/2016

12

Counting of votes & Announcement of results

25/02/2016

13

Challenge period

03/03/2016

14

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

10/03/2016

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

17/03/2016


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