First Call for Nominations to LitvakSIG Board of Directors 2019 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman

The nine members of the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG are elected in
overlapping three year terms. The Board determines policies and makes
decisions affecting the organization, especially research priorities.
Monthly Board meetings take place via international conference calls.

The Nominating Task Force is calling for nominations to the Board to
fill the three Board positions whose terms expire this year. The
current board members with expiring terms this year are Jill Anderson,
Russ Maurer and Garri Regev. They are eligible to stand for another
two terms.

Any dues paying member in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to
submit a nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is
a dues paying member in good standing. All nominations to the board
must include the nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant
experience and a summary of what skills that person can contribute to
the Board. This information should be submitted to each of the five
members of the Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this
message). There is no limit as to the number of nominees submitted to
the Nominating Task Force; however, no more than three nominees can be

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios
of each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members'
website. In cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as an
officer (to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating
Task Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing
to serve and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the
Nominating Task Force will begin April 18, 2019 and end as of midnight
Eastern Daylight Time, on June 4, 2019. The Nominating Task Force will
announce their recommended nominees on or before June 16, 2019 as per
Article VIII, Section 2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide
that any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task
Force may nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has
announced its slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent
beginning on June 22 and through July 5, 2019. Their biographical
statements, qualifications, and summary of what skills they can
contribute to the Board will be presented along with the other
nominees on our Members' web site. Submit these nominations to Judy
Baston, the Secretary of LitvakSIG, at

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting
will take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland,Ohio in July
2019. LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be
able to vote in person at the beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual
Meeting during the conference (TBA).

LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force 2019:
Carol Hoffman, chair
Judy Baston
Ralph Salinger
Marion Werle
Susan Lieberman

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