Chers Confreres et Consoeurs,
2016 has started with a bang and it promises to be a fantastic year. There might be economic challenges but in an Association such as ours we will always make time and find the means to enjoy good food, good wine and good company.
I am coming to the end of my second term of office as Bailli Délégué. And it is time to seek a new Bailli Délégué. A letter will be going out by 19 January asking members to make themselves available as BD and National Office bearer.
The nomination “window” will be open between 19 and 26 January. Email voting will take place from 1-5 February where after the candidate’s name and CV will be sent to the International President, Yam Atallah and Members of the Conseil d’Administration.
President Atallah will have to accept the nomination and ratify the appointment of the Bailli Délégué Designate.
During the months following the appointment, the BD Designate and his/her team will shadow the National board especially the Argentier/Acting Chancelier, Philip Mostert during the renewal period and financial year end.
Once the election of the new BD has taken place there will be elections in two Bailliage namely, Pretoria and Kwazulu Natal. Both regional elections will be for the Bailli position.
We have opted to follow recommendations made by SARS as well as statutory requirements needed to register our organisation as a Legal entity. These recommendations require that elections be held when choosing key office bearers.
On a personal note, it has been an honour and privilege to serve the Bailliage National d’Afrique du Sud over the last six years. I look forward to attending functions as a normal member.
Whoever gets chosen as my successor will have my support and I will be available to assist when needed.
Viva le Chaine
If you are a member of good standing and are willing willing to be a candidate for the Bailli Delegue position or are available to serve on the National Board, kindly download one of the following forms. All forms must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 26 January 2016.
Click here to download Bailli Délégué Election Form
Click here to download National Board Position Nomination Form