As per process, SIFA Board has selected an independent election chair to conduct the election. Sri. Sampath Sripathy
has graciously agreed to serve as our Election chair this year.
As per the amended
(ratified on Jan. 26, 2019), SIFA Board has extended the term of Operating Team members who have volunteered to continue.
2020 continuing Operating Team and Board
For 2020, SIFA has the following vacancies in the Operating Team:
- President - Shobha Prabakar
- Secretary - Shanthi Venkatesh
- Jt. Secretary - Jaisri Rangan
- Marketing - Vidyadara Sharma
- Board Member - Padma Chari
- Board Member - Usha Ramaswamy
- Board Member - Vasanthi Venkatraman
- Board Member - Vijaya Mahadevan
- One Board Member
- Vice President
- Joint Treasurer
- A/V Representative
Responsibilities for the above roles can be viewed in
Roles and Responsibilities document
Any SIFA sponsor of good standing shall be eligible to nominate a candidate.
It is now past the deadline to nominate a candidate for this year.
Based on the nominations received, the election chair will decide whether to conduct voting at the Thyagaraja Day event on Feb. 1, 2020.
Step 1 - Nominations
As per our bylaws, any SIFA sponsor of good standing shall be eligible to nominate a candidate for any position.
A nominator can only nominate for ONE position in this election.
Deadline for submitting nominations was midnight of
Monday, January 20, 2020.
Step 2 - Validation and Election
Election chair will evaluate and do due diligence to validate the nominations.
If an election is necessary for any open positions, election chair will conduct voting at the Thyagaraja Day event on Feb. 1, 2020.
Please note addendum to Article X Elections - section h of the By-Laws. In the event of no collective response from the Electoral body in a timely manner, the members comprising the Board of SIFA in the three immediate past years will make the final decision on VP candidate's nomination and appointment to ensure a full and complete slate of officers at the start of the SIFA year.
Step 3 - Post voting, election results will be posted on our website.
2020 Election Subcommittee
Usha Ramaswamy, Padma Chari, Geetha Vaidyanathan