Election of Board Members

The IAJGS Board of Directors consists of four elected officers, six elected directors, and the immediate past president. Officers are elected for two-year terms in odd years, and directors are elected for two-year terms in even years. Board members serve as individuals—not as representatives of any society or group. Serving on the Board of Directors does involve some personal expenses related to travel. (See the IAJGS Governing Documents for details.)

Nominating Committee: Officers and Directors are nominated by a nominating committee consisting of three persons, one of whom is a member of the Board and two of whom may not be members of the Board. The current nominating committee members’ contact information is listed on the Board Application Form.

Board Candidates: All candidates interested in serving on the IAJGS Board are expected to submit a completed Board Application Form to the nominating committee in response to the committee’s call for nominations and no later than May 17, 2024, at 7 pm EDT. Each nominee must agree to serve if elected. Serving includes taking on the duties of the office and attendance at Board meetings. Job descriptions for Officers and Directors can be found in Part III of IAJGS Policies and Procedures (see HERE). An updated description of the role of the Secretary can be found HERE.

The IAJGS Board typically meets three times per year in person, with additional meetings typically at six-week intervals via Zoom conferencing. The schedule of in-person Board meetings is as follows:

  • At the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, one meeting before the opening and one after the closing of the Conference.
  • In winter/spring, usually in February or March, location and date determined by Board consensus.

The IAJGS Board Policy regarding travel and accommodation reimbursement is as follows:

  • In connection with travel to and from Board meetings not held at the Annual Conference, Board members are entitled to be reimbursed for their actual air fare costs in excess of $500 per meeting. The actual cost of transportation is defined as the lowest available direct round-trip airfare from the claimant's home to the location of the meeting There is no reimbursement for hotel, ground transportation, or meals.
  • Board members who simply cannot travel can join the in-person board meetings via the Internet.

Proceed to the Board Application Form

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