Each chapter must send 2 voting delegates to the “Meet the Candidates” meeting on Saturday afternoon. After conferring with their classmates, the delegates will cast their 2 votes from their chapter.
If you are interested in being an NCJCL officer for the 2021-2022 year, please carefully read all the information below and follow the procedures below for running for office:
Monday, April 5th, 2021: Deadline for submitting candidacy forms and filing for office
Monday, April 12th, 2021: State-of-emergency declaration date
Saturday, April 24th, 2021: Sunday, April 25th, 2021: Meet the Candidates and Voting at State Convention
ELIGIBILITY FOR CANDIDACY AND RULES FOR CAMPAIGNING:
A chapter may nominate one candidate each year for any of the seven elected offices which were not held by a member of their chapter the previous year.
Current officers may run for a different office for the year following their current term.
A current officer may not run for the same office in consecutive years unless a State of Emergency is declared with no candidates coming forward during the State of Emergency period.
There is a $40.00 limit on campaign expenses. Campaigning of any kind may not begin until after the General Assembly on Friday night of State Convention. Any campaigning before the general assembly via any platform (including social media such as Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) will result in disqualification.
All candidates must have attended at least one NCJCL State Convention and must be able to complete their term of office while still enrolled in school and in a Classics course. If the candidate has already taken all the Latin/Classics courses offered at his/her school, then it is permitted to not be enrolled in a Classics course.
Candidates, if elected as state officers, will become voting members of the NCJCL Executive Board. Officers must attend 4 yearly Executive Board meetings occurring in May, September, January and March, as well as the NCJCL Fall Forum and State Convention. The quarterly board meetings are held in various locations across the state. Lastly, certain officers must attend Virtual National Convention from July 24-29, 2021. Officers may receive financial packets for National Convention if necessary.
State of emergency:
Should a State of Emergency (when less than two candidates apply to run for a particular office) occur, sponsors will have the opportunity to file a prospective candidate for that office. Please note that sponsors may still only file one candidate per office and a total of 3 candidates per chapter overall by the State of Emergency deadline. This has changed with the approval of the new constitution and bylaws. Please email the parliamentarian if you have any questions.
As an NCJCL Officer, you learn patience, teamwork, and develop close relationships with your fellow board members. You have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and give back to this eccentric organization. I can certainly testify to having had the opportunity to take part in a truly rewarding experience. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. Please encourage your students to run for an office this year and serve the NCJCL! Additional information and forms can be found below.
2. Fill out this google form. 3. Film a Flipgrid video here. The Flipgrid videos should be lighthearted, creative, and fun! It is a good way to connect a face with a name and for voters to get to know you better. 4. Attend the "Meet the Candidates" zoom call at State Convention. There will be no public speaking component this year.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our NCJCL Parliamentarian Katherine Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org.