Schedule

2013 TANA ELECTIONS ANNOUNCEMENT


Conducted By:  TANA Nominations/ Elections Committee
                            (Email:
electioncommittee@tana.org )

Chairman:   Paparao Gundavaram
Members :   Dr. Seshagirirao Meka
                   Dr. Haribabu Muddana
                   Ravi Chilakamarri
                   Gopi Nekkalapudi

By authorization of TANA Board of Directors, the TANA Nominations and Elections Committee is inviting nominations for election to the following positions according to the schedule published below.   All members are requested to visit TANA Web Site, www.tana.org, for election procedures, related information and forms.  Members are also encouraged to review TANA Bylaws in general and Bylaws pertaining to membership, nominations, elections, etc., in particular.  Nominations and Elections Committee is only to facilitate TANA Elections.  The N/E Committee requests all members to cooperate in this effort and make the election process an enjoyable experience.


POSITIONS OPEN FOR ELECTION IN 2013

Board of Directors * :   3 Positions – 4 Year Term – 2013-2017

                                   

Non Donor Director (two positions) 

                                              Donor Director (one position)

                                   

Board of Directors *    1 Open Position  – 2 Year Term – 2013-2015                                               

                                              Non Donor Director (one position)

Executive Committee : 17 Open Positions – 2 Year Term – 2013-2015

                                               Executive Vice President
                                               Secretary
                                               Treasurer
                                               Joint Secretary
                                               Joint Treasurer
                                               Regional Representative – Canada
                                               Regional Representative – Capital
                                               Regional Representative – Mid Atlantic
                                               Regional Representative – Midwest
                                               Regional Representative – North
                                               Regional Representative – Southeast
                                               Regional Representative – Southwest
                                               Regional Representative – New England
                                               Regional Representative – Rocky Mountains
                                               Regional Representative – Great Plains
                                               Regional Representative – Northwest
                                               Regional Representative – West

Foundation: 
                   6 Open Positions  – 4 Year Term – 2013-2017                                               

                                               Foundation Trustee (four positions)
                                               Foundation Donor Trustee (two positions)

NOMINATIONS/ ELECTIONS SCHEDULE

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Due to unexpected postal delays, some TANA members did not receive the ballots in time to participate in the elections.  The TANA Board of Directors has decided to start over with the balloting process to ensure that all TANA members can participate in the elections.

New Ballots are mailed on 04-15-2013 to all voting members and are enclosed along with a stamped and pre-addressed envelope for your convenience. The completed ballots should be received by the Elections Committee by May, 10th, 2013 by 5.00 PM ET.

Even if you sent in the ballots from the last round, you should vote again using these new ballots. Ballots from previous round are not valid and will not be counted.

We deeply regret the inconvenience.

WE REQUEST EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTIONS AND MAIL THEIR BALLOTS IMMEDIATELY!


  1. Publication of  Election Schedule,  Announcement of open positions and Announcement inviting nominations:                                                                     Friday , 01/18/2013
  2. Last date for receipt of nominations:                               Friday,     02/15//2013
  3. Approval of nominations/notification to candidates:     Tuesday,  02/19/2013
  4. Last date for withdrawal of nominations:                       Saturday, 02/23/2013
  5. Publication/notification of final list of Nominations:     Monday,  02/25/2013
  6. Ballot mailing by USPS 1st class:                                    Monday,  04/15/2013 ( New set of ballots)
  7. Last date by which ballots must be received:                Friday, May 10th, 2013 5:00 p.m. EDT                                                                          *(Extended from Original date)
  8. Ballot collection at USPS:                                                Saturday, 05/11/2013 9:30 a.m.EST
  9. Ballot Counting:                                                               Saturday, 05/11/2013 10:00 a.m. EST

10. Certification/ Publication of election results:                 Saturday, 05/11/2013.

NOMINATION FEES

Executive Vice President             USD 1,500
Regional Representatives            USD 500
All other Positions                         USD 1,000

Nomination Form along with nomination fee ( only Money Order or Cashier’s Check) shall be sent by 
Nomination fee will be refunded in full if nomination is rejected by the Nominations/ Elections Committee.  Only 50% of the nomination fee will be refunded in case of voluntary withdrawal by the Nominee.

*Nominations to the position of BOD ( Board Of Directors ) for a 4 year and 2 year term need to apply separately. A candidate can contest to only one position at a time.

Registered/Certified USPS Mail or Fed Ex or similar mail with return receipt to the following address to 
reach no later than Friday, 02/15/2013.

Paparao Gundavaram

Chairman, Nominations/Elections Committee
197M Boston Post Road West  # 302
Marlborough, M.A. 01752
e-mail : paparaog@gmail.com
Telephone : 508-5791592

April 15th, 2013