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Announcement :: Organizing
Elections for Anarchist Funding Group
15 May 2005
The Freedonia Corporation is currently seeking volunteers who wish to stand for election to its Board of Directors for a one-year term starting in June, 2005.
Freedonia: Cooperation for Economic Self-Reliance

Board of Directors Election

The Freedonia Corporation was founded in 1997 by Gary Moffatt as an expression of his lifetime commitment to anarchism and to building social and economic alternatives to capitalism. In keeping with this anti-authoritarian vision, Freedonia is a catalyst for the development of movements promoting radical democratic and systemic change.

Freedonia provides financial and other support to the following kinds of projects:

· Working Models: Projects intended to demonstrate or test models of democratic economic and/or political organization or approaches to implementing anti-authoritarian social change;

· Capacity Building: Projects which enhance ability to generate anti-authoritarian social change through development and expansion of skills, tools, and participation, as well as projects which enhance practical co-operation among groups that share Freedonia.s vision; and

· Research and Promotion: Projects which generate, explore, analyze, and promote practical democratic social and economic models

In addition to funding projects, Freedonia also

· Builds relationships with and among groups we support
· Leverages other resources to advance our goals
· Builds our own fund and capacity
· Shares information about our work and vision
· Reflects our commitments in our investment policy statement
· Provides referrals to other resources

The Freedonia Corporation is currently seeking volunteers who wish to stand for election to its Board of Directors for a one-year term starting in June, 2005.

There are eleven Freedonia Directors who also constitute the Membership of the Corporation. The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the affairs of the organization as well as making funding decisions*. Directors are involved in outreach, research and promotion, assessing funding proposals, developing policy and the governance and administration of the organization. They meet on at least a quarterly basis by teleconference. Directors are also expected to contribute to the work of the corporation on an ongoing basis between meetings through committees and e-mail discussions.

Individuals who wish to serve on the Freedonia Board of Directors are invited to stand for election by filling out the attached application including a short biography, contact information and a brief candidate statement indicating why you would like to serve on the Freedonia Board of Directors and sending it to Freedonia's Chief Electoral Officer by e-mail no later than May 26, 2005. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Elections will be held on June 26, 2005. At that time, successful candidates will be contacted by the Secretary of the Freedonia Corporation and invited to join the Freedonia Board of Directors.

In our work Freedonia promotes equality and the elimination of discrimination on the following grounds: gender (including gender identity), race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religious belief, sexual orientation, marital status (including same-sex partnership status), age, disability, or socio-economic status (including status as a convicted person). Freedonia encourages applications from people from equity seeking groups. For a complete copy of Freedonia's equity policy see: http://freedonia.resist.ca

For further information about Freedonia and additional copies of the application form or to apply online, please visit:

http://freedonia.resist.ca

To submit an application to stand for election, please send a message including your name, contact information, a brief biography and a brief candidate statement indicating why you would like to serve on the Freedonia Board of Directors and submit it by email to:

Chief Electoral Officer

David Robertson
Prentice Yates Clark
e-mail: davidr (at) pyc.net

Freedonia's Chief Electoral Officer is responsible only for preparing the ballots and enumerating the results. Please do not direct questions about the organization to the Chief Electoral Officer. Queries directed to the Chief Electoral Officer will not receive a response.
See also:
http://freedonia.resist.ca

This work is in the public domain
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