Wednesday, July 28, 2010

 
Promise.    Potential.    Progress. 
 
 2010 Annual Election &
State of JAMPACT Business Meeting!



We would like to encourage interested "Members"of JAMPACT to consider serving on the Board of Directors for Administrative Year 2010-2011.  Service on the Board provides a direct opportunity for you to influence the implementation of our mission to impact Jamaica.  Below we have outlined important information related to this process:

FIRST, the Board made the following important changes to this year's election process and Annual Meeting:

a.                   Members Only: Only JAMPACT members in good standing, i.e. you have paid dues for this Administrative Year, will be invited to attend the Meeting on Wednesday August 18, 2010.  We made this change to incentivize previous members and potential new members to commit to the organization financially by reserving certain activities, including attendance at this annual business meeting, as privileges of membership. We strongly encourage you to pay your dues before August 9 in order to ensure your participation.

b.                  Special Orientation: To ensure that all potential candidates understand the responsibilities of Board membership, a special session will be hosted on August 2, 2010 to familiarize potential candidates with the role. This meeting is not limited to JAMPACT members.  Further details will be provided as to time and location.

 

SECOND, we will be voting on two proposed amendments.

a:            Election Date Change: Change the Election Month from August to May in order to provide for a longer transition period between administrations. 

b.            Amendment to Mission: Amend Mission in order to acknowledge the international nature of JAMPACT's activities by expanding the scope of (i) our charitable activities, to geographic areas where the Jamaican Diaspora resides and (ii) our think-tank activities, to topical issues affecting the Jamaican Diaspora.

THIRD, the election calendar is as follows:

August 2        Prospective-Candidate Orientation   

August 9        Record Date (i.e., if you wish to vote this is the last day to pay dues)

August 9        Deadline to make nominations for President, Vice President, Treas., Secretary, Membership Chair and Communications Chair.

August 11      Biographies Due Date

August 11-18 Electronic Voting commences and continues until noon on August 18 

August 18    Election Meeting and "STATE OF JAMPACT" Business Meeting at 7:00 P.M. 

Please feel free to direct election-related questions and comments to jampactelections@yahoo.com.


Thank you,

Wayne A. Melbourne, Esq

Constitution and Election Chair


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Friday July 30, 2010
- JAMPACT "Uplift 2" Professional Mixer

Monday August 2, 2010
- JAMPACT Board Prospective Candidate Orientation

Wednesday August 18, 2010
- Annual Elections and State of
JAMPACT Meeting: Members Only

Saturday August 21, 2010
- Annual JAMPACT "Old School Style" BBQ & Fundraiser

Saturday August 28, 2010 - School Supplies & Toy Drive Packing Party
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 Jamaica Impact Inc. ("JAMPACT") is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization consisting of a diverse group of young Jamaican professionals, students and friends of Jamaica. Our philosophy is to use our collective energies, intelligence and resources, as an impetus for progress in Jamaica.
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