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WILPF US Election Details

Please join us for our elections-kick off national conference call on Thursday, December 17, 2016.  Here are details on that call as well as a number of key documents related to the current board elections.

Use this URL to access a members-only page on the website for election-related materials:

The Elections Subcommittee of the Nominations Committee is currently accepting applications and nominations for the seven board positions open in the upcoming election. Please see the documents listed below for further information.
Conference Call on December 17 to ask and learn about board service

Please join us for the December 17 conference call, which is open to all WILPF US members. Anyone interested in the work of the WILPF US national board is particularly welcome to participate. A panel of current and past board members will be available to respond to members' questions about board service and the demands of board work.

Are you considering nominating someone for an office or even applying, yourself, to run? This is your chance to get answered questions you have, even after reviewing the informational documents provided below.

Questions about WILPF US direction and board policies or decisions will not be accepted on 12/17. Those can be addressed by the actual board candidates in a future national "meet the candidates" call, in February. Watch for the details on that call in future WILPF US emails. Please do not seek to ask such questions on 12/17, since you will be muted for the entire call if you do so.

Conference Call Logistics/Details
  • Date: December 17, 2016
  • Start time: 5:30 pm PST/6:30 pm MST/7:30 pm CST/8:30 pm EST
  • Call-in number: 641-715-3670 Standard toll charges, based on your phone service options, apply.  (Using Skype to call in also works, but please be prepared to enter the access code on the Skype "key pad" and to identify yourself when asked to do so.)
  • Participant access code: 107284 (Please provide the participant access code when requested.)
  • To ask a question on call: *6 ("raises hand" Enter on your phone and wait to be called on)
  • Acceptable questions: About board service and the demands of board work
  • Recording: Will be recorded for later listening
  • Technical help during call: An email address and phone number for texting for assistance will be provided on the call.  Or you may email in advance to get that information.
Election Information and Documents

Seven board openings, for six offices, are up for election this term (see listing at end).  You can nominate a WILPFer for any of these positions or you can apply yourself. We've simplified the basic application form. To nominate someone, please review and use the nomination form . For both nominations and applications, please refer to the Board Application Packet & Standards.

Do you have questions about the duties of particular board positions?  Please see the Board Job Descriptions. If you have any further questions, please email or call 916-739-0860 (PST).

Key Dates

Please see Board Application Packet & Standards for details.
  • Thursday, December 17, 2016: Conference Call about Board wervice
  • Sunday, January 10, 2016: Nominations deadline
  • Sunday, January 24, 2016: Applications deadline
  • Early February 2016: Ballots mailed out to current WILPF US members
  • February 2016 (date TBD): "Meet the Candidates" Conference Call
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016: Ballot postmark deadline
  • Monday, March 14, 2016: Election results publicized
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016: First board meeting, new term
Positions up for Election for 2015-16

Complete three-year term positions
  • At-large Board Member (does not chair any board standing committee)
  • Development Committee Chair
  • Nominating Committee Chair
  • President
Positions filling in the remaining two years of a term
  • At-large Board Member (does not chair any board standing committee)
  • Program Committee Chair
Position filling in the remaining one year of a term
  • Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair

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