Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS to the 2014-2015 KhushDC Board!



********IMPORTANT UPDATE**********

Nominations are still encouraged by email but effective today, October 9, we've extended the process such that you can show up and nominate yourself for a Board position at the Town Hall / Elections Event.


Dear Khushies,

Are you passionate about the South Asian LGBTQ community?  Are you bursting at the seams with creative ideas for how to bring our community together?!   Time for visionaries and leaders to step up and put your name in the hat for KhushDC Board!!  Bring your leadership skills and excitement to help keep DC a safe space for DC's LGBTQ community - it's a responsibility we all share, and now it's YOUR turn :)

It's the time...for KhushDC's 2014-2015 Elections.

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, October 10th at midnight 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
UPDATE: Nominations are still encouraged by email but effective today, October 9, we've extended the process such that you can show up and nominate yourself for a Board position at the Town Hall / Elections Event. Thanks.
  • Your email will only go to the elections committee, chaired by member Rashad Ullah, who will announce all candidates in person at the Town Hall/Elections which will be held October 11th at 3pm.

How to vote:

  • Voting will take place on October 11th, 2014 at the Town Hall/Elections event. 
                                                        KhushDC Town Hall/Elections
                                               Where:  Pansaari, 1603 17th Street NW
                                                                 When:  3 - 6 PM 
  • 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
  • A KhushDC community member (NOT currently serving on the Board) - will lead the elections committee.
  • Chai and snacks will be available for the first 30 people to attend the Town Hall/Elections so don't be running Desi Standard Time that day!!  

PRIOR TO THE TOWN HALL/ELECTIONS, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND FILL OUT THIS SURVEY SO WE CAN GET MORE INPUT ABOUT KHUSHDC'S FUTURE!

Positions availableThese positions are based on KhushDC ByLaws, and based on past Boards' experience but Board members should be willing to take on additional responsibilities or could devise new ones throughout the year, as appropriate. If one Board member is unable to fulfill their duties for whatever reason, others should be willing to fill in on an interim basis or until the next elections.

President:  The President’s duties shall be provide overall leadership and direction to KhushDC, and other duties deemed necessary as per the Board's strategic vision. 
      ·       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

Vice President: The Vice President’s duties shall be to develop and implement the Board's priorities in conjunction with the President 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, including the handling of cash, receipts and reimbursements and maintaining KhushDC's budget. 
·       Experience in financial planning and management helpful.
·       Must be willing to plan, participate, and engage in KhushDC event
·       Must be willing to give 5 hours a week to the organization

ALL BOARD MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN (AT LEAST) MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS/CALLS &
ASSIST IN THE MANAGEMENT OF 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.

Thank you, 



2013-2014 Board - Sapna, Milap, Puesh, Andre, Shivana