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TES Election 2014 - Call For Candidates / Important Information & Dates

Fellow Members,

The 2014 TES Annual Meeting and Elections will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, in accordance with the Bylaws of TES.

All intentions to run for the Board of Directors, Parliamentarian, or Arbiter must be submitted in writing by letter of the nominee to the Elections Chairs. The intent to run for a position must be received 60 days in advance of the elections; the deadline this year is 11:59 pm on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Please take notice of that date. Intentions to run submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Candidates must have been a member of TES for at least one year in order to place their name in nomination. Any candidate for the TES Board must be willing to have their real name used on TES tax filings, as well as any other legal document as would be required.

In addition to their intent, candidates will be invited to submit an election statement not to exceed 250 words. This will be due no later than Friday, August 15, 2014 (one week after the filing deadline). All candidates' statements will be posted to the newsletter list and to the website.

Notifications of intent and candidates' statements may be:

- Hand delivered to the Elections Chairs
- Handed to the Board member on duty, or to the door staff at a regular meeting at the TES location.
- Mailed to TES at PO Box 2783, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-2783, Attn: Elections Committee 2014 (Very important: First class mail only! No express or certified mail, FedEx or UPS!)
- Sent by email to *AND*

Board: 5 of the 9 voting seats on the Board of Directors are being voted on, 4 for a 2-year term each, 1 for a 1-year term.

The board members whose terms are ending are: Dov, Gigi, Mistress Trish, Sir Guy, and Tom. The board members who are continuing in office are: Button, Catelynn, Matt, and Ramon.

Parliamentarian: The office of Parliamentarian is up for election. The current Parliamentarian is Mark.

Arbiter: The position of Arbiter is up for election. The current Arbiter is VanessaVeronique.

A Meet The Candidates Night will take place in September. That date will be announced shortly.

To recap, important dates:

- October 7, 2014: Annual Meeting & Elections
- August 8, 2014: Deadline to declare intent to run for the board, parliamentarian, or arbiter

Warm regards,
TES Elections Committee

Return to Joria Studios

Starting in March 2014, our weeknight classes and some workshops will be held at Joria Productions, located at 260 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 (between 7th and 8th avenue) on the third floor. This should come as good news to those of you who prefer the proximity to Penn Station, easy access to public transportation at 34th Street and ample street parking. We'll be able to accommodate larger meetings, our potluck socials and certain events not allowable in other spaces, all at a favorable rate.

Thanks to those of you who traveled with us downtown, and to those of you who first joined us there in the previous 12 months. We hope to see you all at Joria, as we continue to expand our programming choices in a more central location.

New Membership Processing System Online!

The TES Board and I.T. Committee are pleased to announce the launch of our new secure, PCI compliant membership processing system!

Click Here to join TES or renew your membership today!

TES Needs You!

The Volunteer Committee, needs your help.  We are looking for people with fresh ideas, and new energy to help us aid TES by recruiting, retaining and rewarding volunteers.  Click here to read the full story

TES is also currently looking for:

  • Operations Committee Members
  • and many more positions

click here to read all about it

Class/Meeting Price Structure Changes

Effective immediately, the board has adopted a new price structure for classes and meetings. TES members and students remain at $4.00. Members of any other organizations are now $6.00. Non-members are now $10.00.

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