2020 Annual General Meeting


MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020, 4:00  P.M.

In accordance with Section 11 of the Constitution of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, an Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020. Given the circumstances this year, the meeting will be virtual and streamed online. Specific details for how to participate, including provisions for remote voting, will be provided closer to the date.

There are a number of positions of the Executive Committee to be filled this year in the following streams: Trade – 0 vacancies, Immigration – 0 vacancies, International Assistance – 0 vacancies, Management Consular – 1 vacancy, Political – 2 vacancies, Members at Large – 3 vacancies. Elections to these positions will be held in accordance with Section 7 of the PAFSO Constitution.

Nominations of candidates for election to the Executive Committee shall be in writing and supported in writing by at least three regular members and must reach the Secretary on or before September 18, 2020. Nominees must also forward to the Secretary on or before the same date a description of themselves and their objectives as members of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, being satisfied the candidates so nominated are eligible and willing to serve, will circulate an electronic ballot to all members of the Association in advance of the meeting.

An information and discussion session for interested candidates will take place at the PAFSO breakfast on August 11 at 0800. Click here to register for the session. For those who are unable to attend, a recording of the session will be made available on MyPAFSO. For those who are interested, the PAFSO Executive Committee Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct are available for review.

Members are also reminded that in accordance with Section 6(c) of the PAFSO Constitution:

The Executive Committee shall reflect the career streams of the Foreign Service [FS] Group. The Executive Committee shall include a minimum of two (2) members from each career stream, subject to Article 7 (b) (vi).

July 27, 2020

Please note: All relevant documents will be distributed to members in electronic format.

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