Due Monday, December 19, 2022, 11PM
During the last Quarterly Meeting on November 29, BWH PLC members voted to ratify an overhaul of our bylaws. The new bylaws introduce two new elected positions to the PLC Executive Board: the Registrar and the Treasurer. You can read the descriptions and responsibilities of these positions below or on page 4 of the bylaws here.
Since the bylaws were ratified partway through the year, the PLC is holding a special election to fill these roles for the remainder of the one-year term, until the next General Election in August.
Any BWH PDA Affiliate (i.e. a current BWH Postdoctoral Research Fellow or equivalent) is eligible to nominate themselves for these two executive board roles, whether they have served on the PLC previously or not. Nominations will be open for 2 weeks, closing at 11PM on Monday, December 19. Voting will commence in the following two weeks, ending at 11PM on Monday, January 2.
To nominate yourself, please email BWHPDA@partners.org stating your name, department, and which role you are seeking, and attach a one-page (500 word) max nomination statement answering the 3 questions in the attached nomination template. by 11PM Monday, December 19, 2022.
Please reach out to BWHPDA@partners.org with any questions about the roles, the process, or the PDA as a whole.
“The Registrar shall record the minutes of all meetings of the BWH PLC Executive Board, oversee the maintenance of membership lists, provide for the safe keeping of all official documents and records of the organization, and publish notices of scheduled meetings as required in these Bylaws. The Registrar shall be responsible for initiating the Biennial Review of these Bylaws (Article 6.3). If the role of the Registrar remains vacant, the BRI Representative (Article 18.104.22.168) shall assume the responsibilities of this role.”
“The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining an accurate accounting of the annual BWH PLC budget, as approved by the BRI. They shall maintain accurate records of BWH PLC expenditures and shall present written financial reports at the BWH PLC Quarterly Meetings (Article 3.6.3). If the role of the Treasurer remains vacant, the BRI Representative (Article 22.214.171.124) shall assume the responsibilities of this role.”