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AAPI ELECTIONS 2014
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are invited for the following positions:

I. OFFICERS TO SERVE IN THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Vice President


Shall be active member of AAPI for at least 5 years, shall have at least three years on the Governing Body, of which two year must have been on the Executive Committee or as the Board of Trustee and at least one year experience must be serving as Treasurer or Secretary of the AAPI.

Secretary

Shall be active member of AAPI for at least 5 years, shall have served three years on the Governing Body, out of which one year should be as a President of local/State/Alumni of dues paying member association of the AAPI or as a Regional Director or as a Board of Trustee..

Treasurer

Shall be active member of AAPI for at least 5 years, shall have served two years on the Governing Body out of which one year should be as a President of local/State/Alumni of due paying member association of the AAPI or as a Regional Director or as a Board of Trustee

II. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Trustees 3 Positions. Besides being active members of AAPI for at least 5 years, the candidates must have served for two years on the Governing Body.

III. REGIONAL DIRECTORS TO SERVE IN THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Shall be active member of AAPI for atleast 3 years, with atleast one year experience as a Governing Body Member.

Regional Directors one from each of the following twelve regions comprising states.

Region # 1 Pacific: AK, CA, HI, OR & WA
Region # 2 Mountain: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT & WY
Region # 3 NW Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND & SD
Region # 4 SW Central: AR, LA, OK & TX
Region # 5 NE Central-1: IL, IN & WI
Region # 6 NE Central-2: MI, OH
Region # 7 SE Central: AL, KY, MS & TN
Region # 8 New England: CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, RI & VT
Region # 9 Mid-Atlantic-1: NY
Region # 10 Mid-Atlantic-2: NJ & PA
Region # 11 South Atlantic: DC, MD, VA & WV
Region # 12 South: FL, GA, NC & SC
Candidates must have completed the requirements at the time of submitting their nomination.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE

Nominees must be proposed and seconded in writing by AAPI members in good standing.
  • ALL Nominees must have a current unrestricted Medical License in any one of the States or Union Territory of the U.S.
  • A Candidate may file nomination and contest for only one position in any given election.
  • Members are prohibited from nominating more than one Candidate for any given position.
  • A $500/non-refundable nomination filing fee from each of the candidates, must accompany the filing papers before the deadline for the positions of: Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and each of the candidates for the Board of Trustees.
  • A $250/non-refundable nomination-filing fee from each of the candidates, must accompany the filing papers before the deadline for the position of Regional Directors.
  • Each Candidate will have to deposit $1,000.00 with his/her application, in addition to the Application Fee, for compliance with the Code of Conduct. In the event of a Member’s complaint that can be verified, or a demonstrated breach of the above code, the Candidate will forfeit the deposit else the deposit will be returned to the Candidate within two weeks of the Election.
ELECTION SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES

Nominations must be received at the AAPI Office by 4:00 PM Central Standard Time on Friday, January 31st, 2014 either by U.S. Mail or by fax along with the following:
  • A written letter of intent to serve if elected
  • Two letters - 1. Proposed by AAPI Member and 2. Seconded by another AAPI member
  • Attestation questionnaire
  • Authorization and Consent for Verification and Release of Information
  • Statement of Acceptance
  • Affidavit for AAPI Election Candidates
  • AAPI Code of Conduct
  • Nomination fees
ELECTION SCHEDULE

According to AAPI Bylaws, if the date mentioned below happens to be a postal holiday, then the next business day (working day) would apply.

Call for nominations on or before December 31st, 2013
Submission of nominations by January 31st, 2014
Slate of candidates (1st Friday of Feb) by February 7th, 2014
Candidates may withdraw (2nd Friday of Feb) by February 14th, 2014
Certification of voters list (2nd Friday of Feb) by February 14th, 2014
Election officer to receive 14the certified list by February 14th, 2014
Certified list to be sent to Candidates by February 15th, 2014
Candidates to approve the list by February 21th, 2014
Ballots will be mailed (1st Friday of March) by March 7th , 2014
Ballots should reach the Election Agency by April 4th , 2014
Results of the elections will be announced by April 11th , 2014
Request for recount must be made by April 18th, 2014
Recount will be held by April 30th , 2014
Final results to be announced by April 30th , 2014

Voters must select three Board of Trustee candidates out of the total number of contestants for BOT election. The ballot will be valid only if three candidates are chosen. If one or two candidates are chosen, the Board of Trustees portion of the ballot will be disqualified.

Candidates are provided with campaign and election guidelines. These can be reviewed on AAPI Website at www.aapiusa.org

It is the responsibility solely of the candidate to make sure that these papers are received by the AAPI office in time. Any and all nomination papers received after 4:00PM Central Standard Time on Friday, January 31st, 2014 will not be accepted.

FURTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates submitting nominations to serve as an Officer or to serve on the Board of Trustees are required to submit proof of their service as a member of the Governing Body.

Members of the Governing Body are members of the Executive Committee, Chairpersons of Standing Committees, Members of The Board, and Presidents of dues paid component Member Organizations.

All nominations to be sent to:

Attn: Narendra Kumar, MD
Chair, Nominations Committee
AAPI Executive Office
600 Enterprise, Drive, Ste. 108
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Off: (630) 990-2277 Fax: (630) 990-2281

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATIONS FORMS HERE.

Sincerely,

Narendra Kumar, MD                                  Jayesh Shah, MD
Chair, AAPI Nominations Committee          President, AAPI

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