The annual meeting is a great place to connect with other WACDTF volunteers and learn about volunteer opportunities that don't involve frozen feet. It will include elections, updates on clinic defense news and other aspects of WACDTF's work, and votes on any major issues that arise.
WACDTF members will elect Steering Committee members at the annual meeting. The Steering Committee will then have a meeting at which it elects WACDTF's officers and appoints committee coordinators by consensus.
The annual meeting and the Steering Committee meeting that follows are open to everyone, but only WACDTF members may vote for members of the Steering Committee. You're a WACDTF member if you've signed the WACDTF Goals & Guidelines (this includes anyone who has escorted or attended an escort training). We'll have copies of the Goals & Guidelines for you to sign if you aren't sure.
We encourage all WACDTF members to volunteer for, or nominate another person for, the Steering Committee or any appointed position. A list of positions is below. We welcome new volunteers for all positions!
If you wish to volunteer or make a nomination ahead of time, please call 202-681-6577 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 19. We will also accept nominations and volunteers at the meeting or by proxy.
If you cannot attend the annual meeting, we encourage you to mail or fax us a proxy form (PDF) to help ensure a quorum and allow the person you designate to vote for the members of the Steering Committee in your absence. Proxy forms must be received by Thursday, March 19. Proxies apply only to the Steering Committee election, not to other agenda items.
(If you don't want to mail your proxy form but lack access to a fax machine, you can use a web-based faxing service like FaxZero or GotFreeFax.)
We also welcome your comments by email to email@example.com or by mail to WACDTF, P.O. Box 21796, Washington, DC 20009. Comments must be received by Thursday, March 19. All written comments we receive will be shared at the meeting.
Elected and Appointed Positions:
The positions that will be filled at the Steering Committee meeting include:
Elected Officers (who are also Steering Committee members):
President: Appears on various documents related to our nonprofit corporate status.
Secretary: Makes sure records are kept and handles some official correspondence.
Treasurer: Handles our bank account and makes sure that our books are in order.
Organizers (3 positions, may serve in the above roles as well): Our bylaws say they "shall ensure the smooth operations" of the Steering Committee.
WACDTF also has volunteer committees responsible for organizing particular areas of our work. These committees have typically included:
Training: arranges escort trainings and other trainings
Outreach: organizes recruitment of new members
Clinic liaison: reminds clinics of how WACDTF can help them
Website: creates and updates our website
Social media: keeps our Twitter and Facebook presence current
Administrative: keeps track of our membership database
WACDTF is a nonviolent, all-volunteer, pro-choice 501(c)(3) organization that promotes peaceful and safe access to reproductive health clinics in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
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