TJCL Torch 2018 Fall Torch - Page 6

Campaign Corner Salvete omnes! I am Emily Caldarelli, and I have the honor as serving as the 2018-2019 TJCL Parliamentarian. Even though it’s only November, it’s never too early to start thinking about running for office! One of the best ways to show your appreciation and love for the JCL is to give back by serving as an officer, as I have learned in just these few months. With recent changes to our constitution, it is more important than ever for our offices to be filled and for you all to be informed about the process. There have been several major changes; to begin with, the office of Secretary will be no more, with its responsibilities being absorbed by the offices of 1st Vice President and Communications Coordinator. Additionally, unlike previous years, all seven of our offices will be elected, similarly to the National JCL. This means that your involvement in the TJCL is extremely important, and I encourage you all to consider running for office. I know all this talk of becoming an officer can seem daunting, but it is my job as your Parliamentarian to make the election process as smooth and easy as possible for all of you. That is why I am currently in the process of creating a new TJCL Campaign Corner! This will be a comprehensive guide on everything dealing with elections, featuring an in-depth description of the campaigning process at state, along with helpful advice from all your current officers!  Having been in your shoes just last year, I completely understand the intimidation that running for office can bring. After all, every candidate must give a speech in front of the entire Tennessee delegation on the second day of convention. I urge you though to not let this deter you from running; your involvement in the TJCL as an officer allows the entire organization to grow. Being an officer is so much more than just a title. The experiences that come with just one year in office are immeasurably precious. I can honestly say that the people I’ve met because of my position are some of the most reliable, kind, and hardworking people I know. Not only do you make such important relationships, you leave your mark on the TJCL as an officer. We as a board are hoping to encourage several more candidates from West and East Tennessee; we hope that by having greater representation on the board, we can extend the reach and love of the JCL farther across our entire state. I wholeheartedly encourage you all to not let such a great opportunity to serve the TJCL pass. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me! E corde, Emily Caldarelli 2018-2019 TJCL Parliamentarian