This November may be the Presidential Election, but more importantly it’s also election time for MYD!
Every year, prior to the start of the next year, the members of the club vote for our top leadership. These positions are the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary (descriptions in Article III). The officer positions listed will be elected at the November meeting by all voting members in good standing who are in attendance. The meeting will be held Tuesday, November 16 at 7pm.
To run for a position you must be a voting member in good standing. This means that you must be at least 16 years old, but not older than 35, you must live, work or go to school in Manhattan, you must have attended at least one MYD meeting or event in 2016, and you must be up to date on your membership dues.
All applicants must submit an application, to be reviewed by the general membership, prior to the election. Please submit Officer Applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “2016 Officer Application” by 7PM on Monday, October 31st. The Officer Application is below.
Submitted applications (excluding contact information) will be available at gomyd.com to view no later than two weeks prior to the election.
MYD Officer Application
To be voted on at the November MYD General Meeting
Position Running For:
MYD events attended in 2016:
Please answer the following questions.
1) What is your vision for the Manhattan Young Democrats for 2017? Please give some specific examples of initiatives you would undertake throughout the year.
2) Why do you think you’re a good fit? Please list relevant experiences you would draw from and strengths you could bring to the position you are running for.
3) Serving on the executive board of MYD is a significant time commitment. How committed will you be as a member — how would you be able to fit your leadership responsibilities within your current schedule? Please list your commitments outside of your employment (i.e. leadership positions in other clubs).
4) What 3 (three) issues would you consider most important to New York? Please elaborate.
5) What do you see as the biggest challenge to engaging young voters? In broad terms, what can be done to overcome it?
6) (Optional) Is there anything else you think MYD’s membership should know about you or your candidacy?