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2018 CARRA Elections

Round 1 Voting is Now Open

Voting is now open for the first round of elections. Only voting members (pediatric rheumatologist, sponsored voting, and emeritus members) are eligible to participate. Ballots were sent to the email address on file on 2/9/18.

Voting Guide


The CARRA Elections Committee seeks nominations for the following CARRA leadership positions:

Executive Committee:

Steering Committee:

1Position receives 20% salary support
2Position receives 10% salary support
3Position receives 5% salary support

Important Deadlines

Round 1 Voting Opens
February 9

Round 1 Voting Closes
February 19

Round 1 Elected
Candidates Announced

February 26


Round 2 Nominations Due
March 5

Round 2 Voting Opens
March 26

Round 2 Voting Closes
April 5

Round 2 Elected
Candidates Announced

April 9


TWO SEPARATE ELECTIONS

The elections for the Executive Committee and Steering Committee Chair open positions will be held prior to the elections for the Steering Committee Vice Chair open positions.

Timeline for the 1st Round of Elections
Positions on the voting ballot: JDM Chair, SLE Chair, Small Centers Chair, Finance Chair

  • Nominations Due: Friday, January 19 (submit nominations here)
  • Nominee Applications Due: Friday, February 2 by 8pm Eastern (submit applications here)
  • Voting Opens Friday, February 9
  • Voting Closes Monday, February 19
  • Elected candidates announced to the membership Monday, February 26

Timeline for the 2nd Round* of Elections
Positions on the voting ballot: EI Vice Chair, JDM Vice Chair, Pain Vice Chair, SLE Vice Chair

  • Nominations Due: Monday, March 5 (submit nominations here
  • Nominee Applications Due: Monday, March 19 by 8pm Eastern (submit applications here)
  • Voting Opens Monday, March 26
  • Voting Closes Thursday, April 5
  • Elected candidates announced to the membership April, 9

*in the event a run-off is needed in the first election, the timing of the 2 round of elections may be delayed.


Nominations*

  • Submit the name and contact information of your nominee (self-nomination or nomination of someone else) at: https://carragroup.org/members/elections/2018-carra-elections-nomination-form
  • Nominees for JDM Chair, SLE Chair, and Small Centers Chair, Finance Chair are due no later than Friday, 1/19 at 8 PM Eastern.
  • Nominees for EI Vice Chair, JDM Vice Chair, Pain Vice Chair, SLE Vice Chair are due no later than Monday, 3/5 at 8 PM Eastern.

*If you are nominating someone else—we encourage you to let them know. CARRA will contact all nominated candidates the day after the nomination deadline.

  • Nominees must submit the following:
    • NIH-formatted biosketch
    • Photo
    • 1-2 page personal statement which should include:
      • A statement of intent-to-serve, if elected
      • State why you want to serve in this capacity
      • The special skills, knowledge, expertise, and experience you will bring to the office, if elected
      • At your discretion, any other relevant information that would assist the electorate in making an informed decision
  • Submit materials at http://carragroup.org/members/elections/2018-carra-elections-application-form.
  • Applicant materials for JDM Chair, SLE Chair, Small Centers Chair, and Finance are due no later than Friday, 2/2 at 8 PM Eastern.
  • Applicant materials for EI Vice Chair, JDM Vice Chair, Pain Vice Chair, and SLE Vice Chair are due no later than Monday, 3/19 at 8 PM Eastern.