Saturday, February 26, 2011

Events: Democrats Abroad Upcoming Annual Meeting (and others)

First, Dems Abroad:

Dear DA Taiwan members,

It's now coming up on time for another election for the DA Taiwan Board of Directors and Board of Supervisors. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with the planning and setup of events for our group, as we head into the 2012 election season. As most of you are already aware, DA Taiwan is part of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad ("DPCA"), which functions within the larger Democratic Party as a full-fledged state party. In other words, the international DPCA organization is involved in selecting persons to serve on the DNC and as delegates to the big national convention in 2012. Following is some information on the positions:

1. Board of Directors: This is the main decision-making body of the DA Taiwan organization and consists of 7 members plus 2 alternates. Directors are expected to attend (in person or via phone/skype) board meetings and to serve on key committees for membership, fundraising, events, and other matters central to serving our membership. The positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Counsel are chosen by vote within the Board of Directors membership. The alternates may be called to step up in case of a vacancy on the board.

2. Board of Supervisors: Supervisors serve to oversee the correct operation of the Board of Directors and the organization, and we will need to elect 2 Supervisors plus 2 alternates. Supervisors get to attend Board of Director meetings but do not have a vote. They will give a short Supervisors report at the annual meeting. The alternates may be called to step up in case of a vacancy on the board.

If you are interested in running for one of the positions, then please submit your name, contact details and a short 200-word candidate bio to the nominating committee at on or before Sunday, Feburary 27th.

Best Regards,

Paul Batt, Gabe Seydewitz and David Bell
DA Taiwan Nominations Committee


It is time for the WHOSE Travel Charity book exchange again this year on March 12th. In addition to the great music and loads of books we have a new addition of children’s entertainment from 4:00 to 7:00. This will be on the second floor of the Frog and we have The Taichung Imporv group, a ventriloquist and a clown performing for the kids.

So if you do plan on coming to this event then everyone is welcome to take in the kid’s entertainment. This year we are supporting the Childhood burn foundation of Taiwan so there will be an educational skit for the kids about how not to get burned and what to do if they do.

We were also hoping to get some volunteers to help look after any the kids to allow their parents to go downstairs and rummage through some books....if you have any questions or would like to volunteer contact Dale at: dale.mackie AT
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