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OverviewEach year the membership of the International Informix Users Group elects its Board of Directors. Anyone who became an IIUG member at least a month prior to the election is eligible to vote via online ballot at http://www.iiug.org. This year the new Board of Directors will be installed on May 1, 2015.
The election is a democratic process whereby the candidates who get the most votes and confirm their interest to serve in a timely manner after being contacted with the results will be confirmed as elected. To avoid potential conflicts of interest, votes are automatically tallied and manually validated by the members of the IIUG Nominating Committee who are not standing for election.
The IIUG Board of Directors election is overseen by a Nominating Committee that supervises both the nomination process and the election. The members of Nominating Committee are appointed by the current Board of Directors.
2015 Election Timeline
Notes to the above
The CandidatesCandidates for the IIUG Board of Directors are selected by the IIUG Nominating Committee who try to find nominees that represent a wide geographical membership as well as a mix of product utilization, and who can meet the many and varied challenges and functions of the Board.
Candidate Selection Process
IIUG members who are interested in running for a seat on the IIUG Board of Directors should submit the completed Nominee Questionnaire below to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the close of the announced deadline for nominations. The resulting nominees are announced prior to the election and candidate statements are posted on the IIUG Website and on the ballot as well.
All currently elected board members are REQUIRED to attend at least two board meetings that could be held anywhere in the world and the annual IIUG2015 Conference. Failure to do so will result in removal from the board. Expenses will be covered as part of being a member of the IIUG Board. Also a one hour conference call is held each month (during business hours). All Board members are expected to be part of this call. Failure to do so, could also result in removal from the IIUG Board. Interested candidates for IIUG Board should clear this with their employer prior to submitting their name as a candidate.
IIUG Board Members Duties
Serving on the IIUG Board of Directors is a minimum one-year commitment. It requires travel to meetings, monthly conference calls, and regular e-mail communication with other Board members as described above. The Board meets formally for two to four days up to three times a year, whenever possible during weekends.
In addition to representing and serving Informix users worldwide, Board members are expected to think strategically about the future of the Informix community and their relationship with IBM. Fringe benefits of serving on the IIUG Board include expenses-paid attendance to the IIUG Informix User Conference and all other required meetings, direct contact with IBM executives, early access to product and service news, visibility and leadership development.
To learn more about what it is like to be a member of the IIUG Board of Directors, please see Being an IIUG Board Member. A personal view, by Neil Truby.