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Call for Nominations for Board of Directors Election 2019

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The 2017-2019 term for the Society of Composers & Lyricists Board of Directors is about to end. Qualified members are invited to submit their names for the 2019-2021 term. Incumbent Board members must also run for re-election if they desire to continue their tenure. All seats are open.

NOMINEE CRITERIA

Nominees must be current voting-eligible members of the SCL (Full, Gold, Platinum, or Diamond level) for the past thirty-six (36) consecutive months prior to April 1, 2019. Sponsors/Special Friends and Associate Members are not eligible, however, the Board reserves the right to grant a waiver from this requirement to otherwise qualified members.

Nominations are accepted via the online form below, and may be submitted by any current voting-eligible members of the SCL. The deadline for nominations is April 9, 2019 at 11:59pm. Please read the election guidelines below, then use the nomination form to submit your nomination. The final roster of nominees will be announced on April 16, 2019, and the election will then commence. Voting will close on April 23, 2019 at 11:59pm. The newly elected Board will be announced on April 25, 2019.

ELECTION GUIDELINES

The SCL Board of Directors consists of elected members, past presidents, and members of the Advisory Board. The SCL Board Officers (President, 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents, Recording Secretary and CFO/Treasurer) are elected by the SCL Board.

Nominees shall not campaign or lobby for votes. The SCL will act as the only source of information for the nominees. Nominees may not solicit votes from SCL members by way of flyers, mailings, bulk email, telephone calls, magazine ads, articles or any other manner. Such activity may be grounds for disqualification.

In order to ensure that the all-volunteer SCL Board is effective and productive, Board members must agree to adhere to certain standards of behavior and commitment. The following list constitutes actions that may result in expulsion of a Board member from the SCL Board:

  • Absenteeism – no more than three missed Board meetings per year.
  • Breach of confidentiality.
  • Using one’s position as a Board member to promote oneself or a commercial product, either to members of the SCL or anyone else.
  • Use of the information stream afforded Board members (non-confidential) for profit or personal gain.
  • Repeated improper conduct at Board meetings.
  • Public criticism of the SCL, its officers, its Board or its policies.

If you have further questions about Board member responsibilities, please use our Contact form and direct your question to General Inquiries.

 

NOMINATION FORM

Nominations are now closed.