Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Call for Nominations for the LitvakSIG Board, Reminder #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>

LitvakSIG is seeking qualified nominations for the election of LitvakSIG
board members, which will conclude at the LitvakSIG Annual meeting on
Monday, August 18, 2008, during the IAJGS Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Any LitvakSIG dues paying member in good standing is eligible to be
nominated to the Board. According to the LitvakSIG bylaws, the board must
be composed of nine members.

This year's Nominating Committee is composed of the following individuals:

Davida Noyek Handler, Chairperson - LitvakSIG Co-Founder and Immediate Past
Judy Baston - LitvakSIG Digest Moderator and Board Member
Eden Joachim - LitvakSIG Treasurer and Board Member
Linda Cantor - President, JGS, Inc (NY) - Webmaster for the Rokiskis and
Kupiskis ShtetLinks sites
Bill Israel - Board Member, IAJGS, Past President, Tampa Bay Area JGS.

These individuals were approved according to the LitvakSIG Bylaws as posted
on the SIG web site.

The present board members whose terms do not expire are as follows:

Term ends in 2010
Eden Joachim - Treasurer
David Hoffman - Secretary
Judy Baston - LitvakSIG Digest Moderator

Term ends in 2009
Howard Margol - President
Rose Lerer Cohen
Dorothy Leivers

This will leave three open board positions to be voted on in an
election that will conclude at the Annual LitvakSIG meeting to be
held in Chicago on Monday, August 18, 2008.

The Nominating Committee is looking forward to receiving nominations for
board positions to as soon as possible. Potential candidates may nominate
themselves, be nominated by another person, or recruited by the committee.
Along with the nomination, please submit background information about the
candidate. Nominees will be asked to submit a statement summarizing their
qualifications and experience and what they hope to contribute to or
accomplish on the Board, and their ideas for the future development and
continued growth of LitvakSIG.

The deadline for submitting nominations and supporting statements will be
July 1, 2008.

Individuals who are nominated as candidates for the Board of Directors must
be members in good standing of LitvakSIG at the time of their nomination.

The new Board of Directors will actually elect the SIG's officers.

Members of the Board of Directors take on significant responsibilities for
the operation of LitvakSIG as well as participating in decision-making to
establish policies that affect the organization.

Please consider this to be your opportunity to continue the successful
efforts made by LitvakSIG since 1997 to acquire, translate, and make
accessible the wealth of Lithuanian Jewish records to all Litvak

Please send all nominations and information to ALL members of the Nominating
Committee, by copying and pasting all the following email addresses into the
"SEND TO" part of your message:

dnhiowa@...; Jrbaston@...; esjoachim@...; lincan@...;

Thank you,

Davida Noyek Handler
Nominating Committee Chair
Co-founder and Immediate Past President, LitvakSIG

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