Dear Standing Group members,
According to our Standing Group’s constitution (see attachment), our SG is governed by a Steering Committee which is selected from among the SG’s members every two years. The current steering committee accidentally overlooked that this should have meant elections in 2019, and we apologize for this mistake. We have therefore chosen to hold elections as soon as possible, which means that we aim to have a new steering committee selected by December, and ready to start in January. The nomination/election procedure for Steering Committee members should be held six months before the incumbent Steering Committee’s term expires, which is now.
The first round of this selection process consists of inviting the members of the SG to consider nominating themselves as candidates for the Steering Committee. I hereby kindly invite all of you to consider becoming a member of the Steering Committee. In practical terms, being a member of the Steering Committee involves activities such as making sure that SG activities are organized (e.g., sections at conferences), organizing SG activities such as conferences, and contributing to the SG’s decision-making process. If you decide you want to be a candidate, please send a notification to me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org before October 1, 2020.
If no more than six people nominate themselves, the nominees automatically become members of the steering committee. If fewer than three individuals nominate themselves, the nomination period is extended. If more than six members nominate themselves, online elections will be held. If this is the case, you will be informed in due time. The SG’s two conveners will be selected by the new Steering Committee from among its members.
Some of the current steering committee members would like to stay on, but are looking forward to join forces with new members!
We look forward to your responses.
Joost de Moor & Lorenzo Zamponi (conveners of the SG)