Elections

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR NATIONAL PRESIDENT, NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT AND TWO GOVERNANCE BOARD MEMBERS  

Nominations open on 1 June 2022 and close at 4 pm on 31 August 2022 for the National President, National Vice President and two Governance Board members for the Theosophical Society in New Zealand Inc..

Term of office

The Term of Office is for a three-year term, commencing at the end of the AGM in January 2023

Updated Processes

The procedure for electing the various positions in Bylaw 1 has changed.  By clicking on this link Bylaw 1 you can view the process.   Below you will find the details and documents required for each position open for nomination. 

Nomination and Election Period

Nominations for the positions are open from 1 June to 4 pm on 31 August 2022. Voting will be by postal ballot in October by members of the Society who have been members in good standing for not less than twenty-four consecutive months immediately prior to the election.

Nominations for National President

1.  The Role of the National President

2. A candidate wishing to put their name forward for the position of National President must fill in this NP Election Acceptance Form and send the completed form with the required details to the returning officer.

3.  On receipt of the Election Acceptance Form and validated by the Election Committee, the candidate's name will be added to the website. Nominators then know that the candidate's signature is held on file at the National Section, indicating their acceptance to stand for the position. Candidates' nominations are invalid until this process is completed.

4. Nominations must be made on the Election Nomination Form and proposed by fifteen current members of the Society who have been members in good standing for no less than three full consecutive years before 31 August 2022. By nominating a candidate, you verify they have the skills required for the position as outlined in Bylaw 1.   

Nominations for National Vice President

1. The Role of the National Vice President

2.  A candidate wishing to put their name forward for the position of National Vice President must fill in this  NVP Election Acceptance Form and send the completed form with the required details to the returning officer.

3. On receipt of the Election Acceptance Form and validated by the Election Committee, the candidate's name will be added to the website. Nominators then know that the candidate's signature is held on file at the National Section, indicating their acceptance to stand for the position. Candidates' nominations are invalid until this process is completed.

4. Nominations must be made on the Election Nomination Form and proposed by fifteen current members of the Society who have been members in good standing for no less than three full consecutive years before 31 August 2022. By nominating a candidate, you verify they have the skills required for the position as outlined in Bylaw 1

Nominations for Governance Board (two position available)

1. Before putting you name forward have a look at the Role of Governance Board Member. There Roles and Responsibility. The Governance Board Code of Conduct.

2. A candidate wishing to put their name forward for the position of Governance Board must fill in this GB Election Acceptance Form and send the completed form with the required details to the returning officer.

3. On receipt of the Election Acceptance Form and validated by the Election Committee, the candidate's name will be added to the website. Nominators then know that the candidate's signature is held on file at the National Section, indicating their acceptance to stand for the position. Candidates' nominations are invalid until this process is completed.

4. Nominations must be made on the Election Nomination Form and proposed by ten current members of the Society who have been members in good standing for no less than three full consecutive years before 31 August 2022. By nominating a candidate, you verify they have the skills required for the position as outlined in Bylaw 1.  

Cadidate Statement

Here is a template that gives some idea of a Candidate Statement to be submitted with the Election Acceptance Form. This one-page statement will be sent out with the voting papers and include:

  • Background about yourself.
  • Your vision for the position you are seeking.
  • A summary of the skills you bring to the role.

Submitting Election Acceptance Form and Election Nomination Forms

By email to office@theosophy.org.nz 

or by Post to Returning Officer, Theosophical Society in New Zealand, 18 Belvedere Street, Epsom, Auckland 1051

or by Courier to: Returning Officer, Theosophical Society in New Zealand, 10 Warborough Ave, Epsom, Auckland 1051

Nominations with all the required details must reach the Returning Officer by 4pm Wednesday 31 August 2022