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SSA Members to Vote on Board of Directors and Change to SSA Bylaws

1 Oct 2012

In July 2012, the SSA board approved a new plan for officer succession, in which the board will elect a new officer each year who will sequentially serve (1) 1 year as vice president and president-elect, (2) 1 year as president, and (3) 1 year as past president. Previously, the president and vice president served 2-year terms, and there was no identified president-elect. This decision followed a year of discussion and a recommendation from the ad hoc Committee on Officer Succession. In the annual election in January, members will be asked to vote on updated SSA bylaws to implement this change and to bring other language up to date to conform to California’s nonprofit legal code. The full text of the restated bylaws, with explanations, is available at

Statements from the candidates for SSA Board of Directors for 2013 are also available online at

The SSA board of directors election is conducted online through Election-America. Election information and online voting instructions will be sent will be emailed to SSA members by Election-America in October. Email for more information or to request a paper ballot. All votes must be be received by SSA no later than 5 p.m. PST on 4 January 2013 and only votes from members who have renewed for 2013 by that time will be counted.

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