July 8th, 2022,
Dear IACCSE Member
The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce – Southeast, would like to inform you that the elections for the renewal of the Board of Directors will take place during the following weeks.
For this purpose, the Compliance Committee, under the direction of the IACCSE Board, will implement and oversee the candidacy and election procedures for the Directors elections, as provided for in the Bylaws of the IACCSE.
The IACCSE Bylaws provide for a three-year term for all eleven (11) directors of the IACCSE Board. Accordingly, the IACCSE Board has determined that the 2022 elections will take place in July – August, 2022.
Therefore, the expiration of the term for the new Board will be July 2025.
The procedure for this year’s elections is as follows:
Step 1: Members seeking a position as a Director on the IACCSE Board MUST complete page one (“Eligibility Information”) of the enclosed “Candidate Statement ” and return it, no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on July 26th, 2022 VIA e-mail at email@example.com (subject: Att. Compliance Committee). Statements received after the deadline are null and void. In addition, each candidate may, but shall not be required to, complete page two (the Annex “A”) describing the candidate’s qualification and objectives. The Annex A, if any, must be submitted concurrently with the Eligibility Information. Annexes A that are not submitted concurrently will not be circulated by the IACCSE. Candidates are solely responsible for ensuring that their Statement arrives timely. E-mail early to avoid any last-minute technical difficulties. Any questions must be submitted in writing and addressed to IACCSE, Attention: Compliance Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). No communication by IACCSE staff or any person not a member of the Compliance Committee may alter the election procedures.
To be qualified to run for the IACCSE Board, a person:
- must be the contact person of one or more Voting Members for more than 13 consecutive months before the elections.
- must be over the age of twenty-one (21) as of the date of the mailing of this notice; and
- Be otherwise in good standing with his/her member dues and in compliance with Article 4 of the Bylaws (member conduct).
Step 2: The Compliance Committee will hold a meeting between July 26th and July 28th to review all timely Statements and approve all qualified candidates to run for the Board. An approval of candidacy notice will be forwarded via email to the eligible candidates shortly thereafter.
If you feel that you are qualified to contribute to the growth of the Chamber and to help the Chamber to pursue its mission to promote trade relations between Italy and United States of America, we strongly encourage you to apply. Please note that being a board member means not only to attend the monthly meetings, but also to be proactive in introducing new potential members to the Chamber, referring potential sponsors for Chambers’ signature events and put at the service of the Chamber, if needed, one’s own professional expertise. The IACCSE is a no-profit organization that rely on the commitment of its members to continue to grow and to pursue its mission.
Step 3: The voting process will begin on July 29th, 2022 when the official ballot with the qualified candidates (and their Statements) will be e-mailed to all Voting Members. Each Voting Member will vote online through a THIRD-PARTY secure system that ensure secrecy. Neither the IACCSE nor any candidate can access ANY voting information. Members must vote by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on August 29th, 2022.
Please note that neither candidates nor members may campaign by referring to other candidates unless the other candidate has approved such reference in writing by notifying the IACCSE. If any candidate or member violates this rule, the candidate will automatically be disqualified, and member sanctions may apply.
At the present time, we encourage all qualified candidates to please fill out all sections of the enclosed Statement and timely return it by the above July 26th deadline.
IACCSE Compliance Committee
Mr. Luca Cancellieri CPA
Mrs. Ilaria Cacopardo, Esq.
Mr. Giorgio Polacco, Esq.
. The IACCSE reserves the right to extend this deadline for exceptional circumstances.