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Be a AAA Leader – nomination deadline extended

AAA Nominations Committee is now seeking nominations for the open positions on the 2012 AAA ballot. AAA members should nominate themselves. This year there will be elections for 18 AAA board and committee positions. (For a complete list of the open positions, click here; for a description of AAA leadership positions, click here.) All nominations must be completed by Tuesday, October 11, 2011.This is your opportunity to take part in the shaping of the American Anthropological Association’s future.

Among scientific and scholarly associations, the AAA is unusual in having such an extensive system of elected committees and offices. For this degree of participatory self-governance to work well, it requires that AAA members be willing to stand as candidates and give generously of their time and energies. Please check out the vacancies, and if you feel moved to do so, please indicate your willingness to run by nominating yourself. When you participate, it is good for the association, good for you, and great for your vitae.

AAA Members, It Is Time To Cast Your Vote

Hello AAA  Members,

It is time to vote and I think you are going to like the new, improved, streamlined on-line voting system.  The candidates and their engaging/quixotic photos and their erudite/informative platform statements, and in some cases changes to bylaws will be available to you, in a direct link from the AAA website.  Everything you need will open from the main page, or you can login directly through AnthroGateway and once you have selected AAA candidates through that ballot, you will go on to the section candidates on those ballots (for those you belong to) where you will be asked to vote also for bylaw changes and in one case a resolution.

As you know, because we have told you every year, it is perplexing that so few members vote (about 17% over the years).  Even if you don’t know any of the candidates (why should you? We are 11,000-plus members), you can read their statements and make a judgment about the commitment and talent that they will bring to AAA leadership.

Please cast your votes if only so that you can marvel at the new system in all its ease and esthetic qualities.  We have Kim Baker, Lisa Myers to thank for these modernizations and as always, if you have any questions or issues with voting, please contact Kim.  Any fresh ideas or feedback about the nominations process can be directed to me.

So get started by clicking here.

Debra Martin
AAA Secretary


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