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Elections 2018 - Request for Nominations

posted Aug 27, 2018, 9:17 AM by JCNC Technology

JCNC Annual Election 2018




Jai Jinendra,


Election committee is requesting nominations for open positions for Board and Executive Committee.  JCNC will hold its Annual Election Day during the Mahavir Nirvana day program at the Jain Bhawan.  

Vacancies for Board and Executive Committee for the upcoming election are listed below, have been posted on JCNC website and displayed on JCNC notice board.


Please submit nominations via online, email or drop off. All nominations must be received by September 26, 2018 8:00 PM PST.

The link for online nomination form and manual form with nomination instructions are included below, in this announcement. You have an option to apply for listed positions via online, mailing, email or physically dropping off the nomination paper(s).  In the meantime, please review these listed positions to get ready to serve our Jain Bhawan. Also, please update your and spouse’s email address, if it needs to be updated, at JCNC website under Membership.


Please fill out JCNC 2018 Elections - Nomination Form if you would like to run or nominate an eligible member of JCNC, for one of the open positions listed below.

You can choose any one method from following choices to submit nomination form for yourself or if you are nominating someone else.

  1. Print form, fill out details and email from your JCNC registered email address to elections@jcnc.org
  2. You can Print, fill out and send Nomination Form by post mail to:  Attn: Election Committee, JCNC, 722 South Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 and please notify us at elections@jcnc.org
  3. You can Print, fill out and drop Nomination Form off in a SEALED envelope addressed to Elections Committee, in the Finance lock box near the Bhawan Staircase and please notify us at elections@jcnc.org

You can nominate yourself for either one EC or one BOD position only. While nominating others, you can submit maximum of two nominations for EC and two nominations for BOD positions. If you are nominating others, please confirm it with nominee before you submit the nomination and ensure that nominee doesn't have nomination for any other positions.


Election Committee reserves the right to invalidate the nomination in case of incorrect, incomplete or illegible entries.


Open Board of Director positions for the 2018 election (To learn about eligibility, please scroll down and read answer)

·         Benefactor Director (3 Year Term) (2 Seats)

·         BOD Community Representative (2 Year Term) (5 Seats)


Open EC (Executive Committee) Positions for the 2018 election (To learn about eligibility, please scroll down and read answer)

·        VP of Membership and Public Relations (1 Year Term) (1 Seat)

·         Co-VP of Cultural Activities (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

·         Co-VP of Education (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

·         Co-VP of Facilities (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

·         Co-VP of Finance (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

·         Co-VP of Membership and Public Relations (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

·         Co-VP of Private events (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

·         Co-VP of Religious Programs (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)

·         Co-VP of Technology and Systems (2 Year Term) (1 Seat)


(Elected Co-VP will automatically become VP in his or her second year of the term; VP = Vice President; Co-VP = Co-Vice President)


Frequently asked Questions: Note: This is a brief summary of the rules. For detailed information, please refer to JCNC 3rd amended by-laws available at http://www.jcnc.org/jcnc- policies.

How do I know roles and responsibilities of each listed positions?

Visit http://www.jcnc.org/ jcnc-policies to learn about different roles and responsibilities of VP, Co-VP and Board members and you may contact them by email or in person to learn about their roles. You can find their email addresses on JCNC website under Board of Directors and Executive Committee.


How do I update my and my spouse's email address and why do I need to update it?

You must review and update your and spouse’s email addresses and other membership data online at JCNC website under Membership or emailing pr@jcnc.org You need to update this address because election committee will send out nomination forms, voting instructions and ballots at this email address. Please let your friends and family know about it, if they have not received this email..


How do I know if I am eligible to run for these positions? What are the requirements?

Executive Committee Positions:

·         JCNC life member in good standing and has paid the life membership fee by June 1st, 2018.

·         Any elected candidate cannot hold more than one official position at JCNC at any given time. 

·         21 years of age or older

Board of Directors ('BOD') Positions:

General Requirements for Community Board representative and Benefactor position:

·         JCNC life member in good standing and you have paid life membership fee by June 1st, 2018.

·         Any elected candidate cannot hold more than one official position at JCNC at any given time.. 

·         21 years of age or older and has minimum 2 years of JCNC EC or BOD experience

·         An individual may serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms on the BOD. After two consecutive terms, a Director may run for a BOD position only after a gap of a minimum of one year.

Special/ Additional Requirements for Benefactor/ BOD Positions:

·         Must be a Benefactor in good standing, (defined as any JCNC member in good standing who has donation commitments of $5001 or more and has made payments of $5001 by June 1st, 2018).  Eligibility is determined based on the JCNC financial records.

·         Current Benefactor memberships will follow the Term-limit rules as specified and interpreted from the Article 9 of the JCNC By-Laws and approved Election Guidelines.

Please send all elections related questions /suggestions/requests to elections@jcnc.org