GENERAL MEETING – ЗАГАЛЬНІ ЗБОРИ
The General Meeting will take place in person at the Shevchenko Scientific Society located at 63 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY on December 18, 2021 at 1 p.m.
All members of the Shevchenko Society are invited to attend the General Meeting. Proof of vaccination required upon entry to the building. Masks required at all times.
Загальні Збори відбудуться 18 грудня 2021 о 13:00 у будинку Наукового Товариства ім. Шевченка за адресою 63 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY.
Запрошуємо всіх членів брати участь. При вході потрібно показати свідоцтво про вакцинування та під час Зборів бути в масці.
THE CANDIDATES: TWO SLATES
AUDITING COMMITTEE REPORT
The recent Vitvitsky open letter (circulated to the voting membership via email, Monday, Oct 18, 2021) contained allegations of inappropriate use of the Shevchenko Scientific Society of America (Society) funds. The Society’s constitution requires the Auditing Committee (AC) to investigate these allegations. According to the Corporate By-Laws of the Shevchenko Scientific Society of America (2003):
The duties of the Auditing Committee include the following: overview of management by the Society’s Officers concerning the Society’s financial and other assets; auditing the compliance of all operations of the Society consistent with its By-Laws, and decisions of the General Meetings and the Board of Directors.
At a quarterly meeting of the Society’s board, members discussed the allegations that former President George Grabowycz used the Society’s funds “as his personal piggy bank.” Board members requested that the AC examine these allegations and decide whether to investigate.
ELECTION AND GENERAL MEETING FAQs
WHEN IS THE GENERAL MEETING?
The General Meeting takes place on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 1:00pm ET at the Society headquarters in New York City (63 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY). All members are welcome to attend.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?
Full and Corresponding members are eligible to vote in the election and on procedural issues and motions.
Associate members have the right of an “advisory vote” (дорадчий голос) only, according to the Statut. If you have questions about your membership status, please email email@example.com.
HOW DO I VOTE?
To vote in the election of the new Board and Auditing Committee:
- Mail in your paper ballot, which you should have received if you are eligible to vote.
- Drop off your ballot in person at the General Meeting.
Full and Corresponding members who are unable to attend the meeting may pass their vote on procedural issues and motions to a Full or Corresponding member (the “proxy”) who will attend the meeting. To do so, you MUST submit a letter both to your proxy and to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the meeting. The letter should indicate specifically to whom the voting member wishes to assign their proxy vote.
Full and Corresponding members who cannot attend the meeting are encouraged to submit their ballot for the new Board and Audit Committee by mail, regardless of whether they have chosen to assign their vote on procedural issues to a proxy.
WHAT IF I HAVEN’T RECEIVED A BALLOT?
If you are eligible to vote and have not received your ballot package in the mail, please email email@example.com.
WHAT IF THE POST OFFICE RETURNED MY BALLOT AFTER I MAILED IT?
If your ballot is returned to you, please place the unopened returned envelope in a larger envelope, address it exactly as follows, and mail it again:
Shevchenko Scientific Society
63 Fourth Ave.
New York, NY 10003-5202
You may contact the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to confirm that your ballot has arrived.