Tuesday, September 3, 2013

KhushDC's 2013-2014 Elections Information


We invite the D.C. area's larger South Asian LGBTQ for KhushDC's 2013-2014 Elections. We'd like to have others in the community step up and be part of the leadership also - keeping KhushDC a safe space for DC's LGBTQ community is a responsibility we all share.


Eligibility requirements to run for a position

  • 21 years or older
  • Self-identified as South Asian LGBTQ in the D.C. metropolitan area

How to nominate yourself or someone you think would make a fabulous board member for the community:


  • Email elections@khushdc.org by FRIDAY, Sept. 6 at 5pm the following items:
    • Your name
    • Position you're running for
    • 1-2 paragraph bio about yourself and why you'd be good for this position
  • Your email will only go to the elections committee and then they will let everyone know who is running for what position by Saturday, Sept. 7 at 3pm.

How to vote:

  • Voting will take place on September 7, 2013
  • Unlike previous years, you do not need to pay dues to vote -- ONLY show-up to the meeting. :)
  • Self-identified members of the South Asian LGBTQ will be eligible to vote
  • Partners/significant others will be allowed to attend, but unable to vote
  • Long-time KhushDC community member Daniel Phoenix Singh will lead the elections committee
  • Must RSVP to board@khushdc.org to attend by Saturday, September 7 at 5pm. The Community Get-Together, Townhall, and Elections get started at 6pm.

Positions available


President:  The President’s duties shall be provide overall leadership and direction to KhushDC, and other duties deemed necessary for the proper.
·       Must be willing to give 5 hours a week to the organization
·       Must be willing to plan, participate, and engage in KhushDC events
·       Must be willing to represent KhushDC in DC area community events
·       Organizing experience in LGBT community helpful, but not necessary

Vice President: The Vice President’s duties shall be to support the President’s goals and to perform the President’s duties in his/her absence.
·       Must “self-identify” as South Asian
·       Must be willing to give 5 hours a week to the organization
·       Must be willing to plan, participate, and engage in KhushDC events
·       Must be willing to represent KhushDC in DC area community events
·       Organizing experience in LGBT community helpful, but not necessary

Secretary: The Secretary’s duties shall be to maintain written records of KhushDC’s activities, event posting (e.g. web, social media, email, etc.), and outreach to community members.
·       Must be able to engage in email, social media, and other forms of electronic outreach
·       Must be willing to plan, participate, and engage in KhushDC events
·       Must be willing to give 5 hours a week to the organization

Treasurer: The Treasurer’s duties shall be to manage KhushDC’s internal and external financial responsibilities.
·       Experience in financial planning and management helpful.
·       Must be willing to plan, participate, and engage in KhushDC events


If you have any questions or concerns about the elections, positions, or voting process, please let email elections@khushdc.org PRIOR to the meeting so that we can ensure everything runs smoothly.