Connectional AME Women In Ministry
2020 AME/WIM CONNECTIONAL NOMINATIONS
December 1, 2019
AME/Women In Ministry (AME/WIM) will hold its election of Connectional Executive Board officers for the 2020-2024 Quadrennium at the site of the 51st Quadrennial Session of the General Conference which will convene at the Orange Convention Center-West Concourse, Orlando, FL between July 8-15, 2020. The date, time and location of the election meeting will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.
As we prepare for our time together, let us keep in the forefront of our minds the mission which provides the foundation of who and why we are:
The mission of AME/WIM is to define, enhance, support and expand the presence of women in ministry in leadership, at every level, in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
The purpose of AME/WIM is to meet and further the following objectives:
Nominations are being solicited for the following offices that constitute the Connectional Executive Board: President; First Vice-President; Second Vice-President; Third Vice-President; General Secretary; Financial Secretary; Corresponding Secretary; Treasurer; Herstoriographer; Worship Director; and Central /Southern Africa Coordinator.
The duties and responsibilities of each office are described in Article VI, Sections 13-23 of the Connectional Bylaws of AME/WIM (The Doctrine and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2016, pages 547-549).
The deadlines for submission of required documents specified in the Guidelines below are:
February 11, 2020:
Nomination packet (1-page Statement of Interest; and resume or curriculum vitae of no more than five pages; letter verifying no criminal case or action and agreement to sign a waiver for background check).
Video, no more than 3-5 minutes in length
May 31, 2020:
Confirmation that Dues at every level are paid for the 2018-19 fiscal year and 2019-20 fiscal year. Please note that dues cannot be paid retroactively or in arrears.
The Guidelines governing the election process are as follows:
Guidelines for Candidates for Executive Board Office:
Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit by February 11, 2020 a 3 to 5-minute video in addition to the one-page Statement of Interest referenced in 2-a above. By April 1, 2020, AME/WIM will promote the video as well as distribute an Election Guide which will include the name, photograph, qualifications and vision of each person who has met the eligibility Guidelines (including payment of dues) for election at AME/WIM Election Meeting at the site of the General Conference. (See the Attached AME/WIM Candidate Video Submissions Guidelines.)
Each nominee shall prepare and submit a complete packet of required information to the Nominating Committee Chair by certified mail for delivery no later than February 11, 2020. Nominees from Districts 14-20 shall contact the Committee Chair by email (at firstname.lastname@example.org) in adequate time prior to the February 2020 if submission by postal mail is not feasible and an optional mode of delivery needs to be arranged.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Rev. Sandra Smith Blair, Fifth Episcopal District
6028 Buena Ventura Avenue
Oakland, California 94605-1842. U.S.A.
Guidelines for Voting Members:
For members to be certified to vote, their dues must be paid for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the General Conference (2019-20).
Dues must be received by the Connectional Treasurer between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.
By May 31,2020, the Connectional Treasurer will have the names of dues payers verified with the Connectional Financial Secretary who, with the Connectional Vice-President, will prepare the list of credentialed voters.
Dues will not be accepted at the seat of the General Conference.
Voting members much be present at the time and place of the election meeting. No proxy or absentee voting shall be permitted.
[1 attachment – video guidelines]
2020 AME/WIM Candidate Video Submissions
Beginning December 1, 2019 women who desire to run for a Connectional AME/WIM Executive Board office can submit a short video introducing themselves to the members of Connectional AME/WIM. The video you submit will be posted on the AME/WIM website (www.amewim.org) from April 1, 2020 through July 15, 2020.
The deadline for submitting videos is February 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EST), We ask that submitted videos follow the guidelines below. Videos received after the deadline or outside of these guidelines will not be posted on the AME/WIM website.
Please note that the campaigning guidelines prohibit candidates from using social media to promote their candidacy. Therefore, videos should only be posted via AME/WIM. Posting or distributing the video via any other means will be considered a violation of the campaign guidelines.
By submitting a video, you agree that the video becomes the property of Connectional AME/WIM and can be used to promote the work of AME/WIM.
The video should be between 3 – 5 minutes in length. The video shall be no longer than 5 minutes in duration from beginning to end.
The video should focus solely on the candidate and her candidacy, including but not limited to the following information:
The video must include a current photograph of the candidate in professional attire.
The video must be submitted in one of the following formats. Any other formats may be rejected.
HOW TO SUBMIT VIDEO
Videos should be submitted via email to email@example.com no later than February 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). An email will be sent confirming receipt of your video.