Call for Chapter Board Nominations

Chapter Members,

Now is your chance to volunteer and serve on the NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter Board. We are taking nominations now until Friday, May 30th.

We were the first official NAHJ chapter in 2006 and we have thrived for the past 8 years. Our founding chapter president Diana Marrero led our chapter for four years and I am also serving as Chapter President for 4 years. I am not seeking a 5th term.

I have served with an amazing group of chapter board members for the past four years. All of them have planned chapter events and all of them have made decisions in the best interest of our members.

Since I am not running for the chapter board, I will serve as elections chair and verify the candidates. I will not nominate or endorse any candidate.

Here are the Chapter Board positions available:
President
Vice-President
Treasurer
Secretary
At-large Officer

Each officer will serve one year. The term begins August 1, 2014 and ends July 31, 2015.
Timeline:
You can nominate candidates beginning today until May 30th.
On Monday, June 9th, we’ll announce the candidates.
The vote will happen Monday, July 7th through Friday, July 18th.
All nominees must be paid regular members.
We have more than 100 members in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
Here is our Chapter Mission Statement in English and Spanish.
Chapter Mission Statement:

Support the hiring, promotion and retention of Latino journalists in the news gathering and storytelling process, from entry-level to decision-making positions; and ensure the Latino community is fairly and accurately covered by media organizations in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Objetivos de la organización:
Apoyar la contratación, promoción y la permanencia de periodistas hispanos en todo el proceso de recolección y diseminación de noticias desde el nivel principiante hasta las posiciones de gerencia dentro de todas las organizaciones de noticias; Además, asegurar que la comunidad latina sea representada por los medios de comunicación en el área metropolitana de Washington, D.C. de una manera concisa y acertada.

Please consider running for the chapter board and let’s continue planning amazing events in our nation’s capitol. You can nominate yourself or someone you know by replying to this email.

Sincerely,

Brandon Benavides
Chapter President

Elections Chair

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