TJCL Torch April 2019 Torch - Page 7

Campaign corner Salvete omnes! I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but I’m here as your Parliamentarian to again encourage you all to run for o ice. I know the process may seem daunting, but the newly updated Campaign Corner can now be found on the TJCL website, under the 2019 Convention tab. This is an extensive guide to everything you would need to know before running for o ice, and I hope it answers all of your questions. From an event by event run-down, to testimonials from your current state o icers, this Campaign Corner contains plentiful information for all of you prospective candidates out there. Although it’s been stated numerous times, there have been key changes to the function of the TJCL. The o ice of Secretary will be eliminated a ter this year, with its responsibilities absorbed by the 1st Vice President and the Communications Coordinator. More speci ically, the 1st Vice President will be in charge of managing service, and the Communications Coordinator will be in charge of taking minutes. Additionally, this year all seven o ices will be elected at the TJCL convention, instead of some being appointed a terwards. All these changes mean that your involvement as the TJCL is extremely important, and I encourage you all to consider running for o ice. As long as you meet the requirements laid out by the TJCL Constitution, you can be an o icer- it’s that simple. I hope that every single one of you heeds these words, because 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’m already more than delighted to have received interest from TJCLers in these regions, and I cannot wait to see more of you involved. 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! Valete, Emily Caldarelli 2018-2019 TJCL Parliamentarian 7