Pacifica Affiliates PNB election notice
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PACIFICA AFFILIATE STATIONS
The interim Pacifica National Board invites you to nominate a person or persons to sit on the Pacifica National Board. Please help contribute to the future leadership of the Pacifica Foundation and help the foundation build forward-looking vision that includes the important perspective of our rapidly growing network of affiliated community radio stations.
Nominations must be submitted in writing and received by: February 15, 2004 Send Nominations to: Foundation Secretary, Carol Spooner. email@example.com The 20 newly elected Pacifica National Board of Directors (PNB) will hold its first meeting in March 2004. As their first order of business, the new directors (representing the five Pacifica listening areas) will elect two additional “affiliate directors.” Newly elected affiliate directors terms will begin immediately upon their election. The term is one year. “Affiliate“ board members hold the same responsibilities as other board members, as stated in the Pacifica Foundation’s bylaws.
According to the new Pacifica bylaws, any Pacifica Affiliated Radio Station will be qualified to nominate directors filling these “affiliate seats”. Qualifying affiliated stations must have a written affiliation agreement. Electronic form (email) is preferred. Stations may submit any number of nominees.
Any associations of affiliated stations formed by Pacifica affiliated stations can also make nominations for “affiliate seats”. For information on forming an association, see bylaws below. Associations may submit any number of nominees.
Pacifica is currently aware of one affiliate association being formed for the purpose of nominating PNB board members. If you wish to contact them for information, please contact Vicki Santa, WMNF, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-238-8001 x17.
If you choose to form an association please notify the Foundation Secretary (Carol Spooner) at email@example.com and the chair of the Affiliates Committee (Teresa Allen) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read copy of bylaws provided below for specific procedures for forming affiliate associations.
When submitting written nominations, include: a written explanation of nomination procedure for selecting the nominee(s) and certification from the station general manager, or the governing board secretary of nominating affiliate stations, or by the secretary of the association of affiliate stations. In addition, each nominee must submit his/her resume and a statement of his/her interest in serving as a Director of the Foundation. The Foundation Secretary will forward to all Foundation Directors all materials submitted supporting each nominee not later than March 1st. PLEASE READ THE PACIFICA BYLAW EXCERPTS PROVIDED BELOW FOR COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF ALL PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
For information regarding the nominations procedures contact:
SECTION 1. BOARD OF DIRECTORS - ELIGIBILITY, NUMBER, POWERS AND DUTIES
A. DIRECTORS DEFINED
SECTION 2. TERM
SECTION 4. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF AFFILIATE REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTORS
For purposes of this Section, an "affiliate station" shall be defined as any non-profit non-commercial broadcaster that broadcasts programming provided or distributed by the Foundation pursuant to a written agreement with the Foundation, including, for example, community radio stations, internet broadcasters or digital broadcasters, as such technology may be developed. An affiliate station shall not be a radio station whose broadcast license is held by the Foundation. For purposes of this Section, an "association of affiliate stations" shall be defined as any group of affiliate stations that have joined together to form an association, provided that said association has adopted bylaws and its membership is limited solely of affiliate stations.
To read a complete version of the new Pacifica Foundation Bylaws:
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