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Nominations for the Victorian Branch Executive Committee 2016 close Monday!

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015

Nominations are hereby invited from all eligible ACS Victorian Branch Members for any of the following positions on the 2016 ACS Victorian Branch Executive Committee (BEC).

OFFICE BEARERS:
Vice Chair – 2 year term
Honorary Branch Secretary – 2 year term
Ordinary Committee Members (five positions) – 2 year term

The ACS Victorian BEC historically has had annual elections but moved to two-year terms 2012 - 2013. The benefit of moving to two-year terms was to enable continuance of expertise and experience rather than having to induct new members each year. Following the November 2014 election, half of the Office Bearer and elected Ordinary Committee members were elected for a two-year period; the remaining members were elected for a one-year term after which (in 2015) all positions will be subject to two-year appointments.

The two year term for incoming members commences 1 January 2016, ending 31 December 2017.

To view the statement from current ACS Victorian Chairman, Craig Horne, please click here.

ELIGIBILITY:
Only financial members of the ACS Victorian Branch are eligible for nomination. For a nomination to be valid it must show the name and address of an eligible nominee, be signed by the nominee as evidence of willingness to accept the nomination and be signed by another financial member of the Victorian Branch as proposer. Only members of the Professional Division are eligible for election as Branch Office Bearers. No more than one half of the Ordinary Committee Members may be from the non-Professional Division.  All grades of members are eligible to nominate candidates for any of the above positions.

CLOSING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS:
Nominations must be on the approved BEC 2016 nomination form and reach the Returning Officer no later than 5:00pm, Monday 5 October, 2015. Nominations may be posted to: Returning Officer, Australian Computer Society, Locked Bag 36 South Melbourne Vic 3205, or delivered to: Australian Computer Society, Level 2, 120 Clarendon Street, Southbank 3006. They may also be faxed to (03) 9690 0201 or scanned and emailed to the attention of the Returning Officer at: acsvic@acs.org.au. The onus rests with the nominee or proposer concerned to ensure that his/her nomination is lodged before the closing date.

Please click here to download the 2016 BEC nomination form.

ELECTION:
If there are more nominations than positions a ballot will be held to determine the successful nominees. 2015 Branch Executive Committee Members who retire on the 31 December 2015 are eligible for re-election.