Let your voice be heard during the 2014-2015 SA Executive Elections

Date Posted: February 20, 2014

It’s the time of the year to let your voice be heard and make it matter. The Students’ Association of Red Deer College Executive Council Election is coming this March 19. Four Executive Council positions are up for grabs and it’s time to consider being part of that change. 

While each position has separate responsibilities, the four executive work together to ensure students are represented fairly and equally. The role of each executive member is different and multi-faceted, but some of the main duties are:

• the President is the official spokesperson and CEO of the Association,

• the Vice President Student Life plans and promotes student events,

• the Vice President Operations recruits and trains Student Council members and works to promote the Association,

• the Vice President College Affairs assists with student academic and non-academic appeals and issues.

Representing the Students’ Association is not a job. It is an opportunity to create change, have fun, make a difference and be counted. Your ideas are always worth exploring and it is your chance to involve yourself, your friends, classmates, batch mates and school mates in something fun.

All you need to be counted are the three Ts …

Time – Share your time to make that change in the lives of your school mates.  Listen to their voices and be that steward to change.

Talent – Use your talents to create and build fun-filled and meaningful opportunities for them to involve themselves.  It is through these projects that will enable you to establish greater heights.

Treasure – Share yourself wholeheartedly!  It is the best way to LEAD.

Check out the timetable so you can prepare yourself for this rare opportunity.

Election timeline

March 4: Nominations open
• SA Spring General Meeting
Nominations for SA Executive Council, summer Students’ Association Council, student vacancies on Academic Council and Board of Governors Student Member open.

March 11: Nominations close
• Nomination period for SA Executive Council closes at
4 p.m. Candidates for SA Executive Council must provide transcripts, nomination forms and profiles by the deadline.
• Campaigning begins

March 12: Campaign event
• Meet the Candidates, Donald School of Business,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 13: Campaign event
• Meet the Candidates, RDC Forum, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 17: Campaign Event
• Meet the Candidates, RDC Forum, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 18: Advance Polls
• SA Office polling station, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Donald School of Business polling station, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Campaigning ends. All campaign material must be down by 10 p.m.

March 19: Election Day!
• SA Stairs poll, main campus, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• RDC Forum poll, main campus, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• Donald School of Business poll, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Election results in the Far Side Bar & Grill

Election results will be announced in the Far Side Bar & Grill following ballot counting.

Not yet ready for that BIG COMMITMENT???? 

If you are not yet ready to make that commitment, then allow yourself to be counted as a VOLUNTEER.  We need your help in ensuring that everyone is well represented in the process.  Share your time by registering as a Polling Clerk.  It may not sound big but you will definitely make a difference by getting yourself involved.

Be the change!!! Sign up at the SA office or email elections(at)sardc.ab.ca for more details.


Article Author: Marie Evangelista | Election Officer

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