In accordance with the TEMS Bylaws, during 2022 the TEMS membership will elect five individuals for Member-at-Large (MaL) positions in the TEMS Board of Governors (BoG), and the current TEMS BoG will later elect three individuals to fill the positions of VP – Technical Activities and VP – Membership, Marketing and Communication. Each of the seven positions will have terms of two years, commencing 1 January 2023. This Call for Nominations is requesting your involvement to nominate candidates for this year’s elections. Self-nominations are accepted in accordance with the Bylaws. As you consider potential MaL nominees, please give specific consideration to those TEMS members who are Young Professionals.
Mal Positions: MaLs will be elected by the TEMS membership to the TEMS BoG, each to serve a 2-year term (calendar years 2023-2024). The TEMS Nomination Committee has the responsibility to review nominations and recommend the final list of candidates to appear on the ballot, finalized with TEMS ExCom approval. MaLs who receive the highest number of votes will serve. Current Members-at-Large who complete a first two-year term as of 31 December 2022 are eligible to be considered by the Nominations Committee for inclusion on the ballot to run for a second term, but they must have a nomination form submitted to the TEMS Nominations Committee to be considered. MaLs may serve for two consecutive two-year terms. All nominees must be voting members of the Society, in good standing, at the time of nomination.
Officer Positions: Elections for the three officer positions will be determined by a vote of the TEMS BoG, usually conducted at the final face-to-face meeting of the calendar year (October or November). The positions of VP – Technical Activities and VP – Membership, Marketing and Communication.will each have two-year terms (calendar years 2023-24). Current holders of the positions who are completing a first term as of 31 December 2022 are eligible for the ballot to serve a second term but they must have a nomination form submitted to the TEMS Nominations Committee to be considered.
The TEMS BoG represent the members of the Society and govern the Society (for example, approves the Society’s annual budget and amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, elects Society Officers, and authorizes the expenditure of Society funds). Members of the BoG are expected to perform the responsibilities of their position outlined in the TEMS Bylaws, to attend scheduled face-to-face meetings as well as attend periodic teleconferences. BoG Members (MaLs and Officers alike) are expected to contribute significantly to the success of the society by taking active roles on TEMS Committees, TEMS conferences, and/or TEMS publications. All nominees must be voting members of the Society, in good standing, at the time of nomination.
A complete nomination must include a completed candidate application form: