International Theosophy Conferences is governed by a Board of Directors and Officers. Together they organize annual International Theosophy Conferences. They discuss the conference theme, location and contents of the upcoming conference and make sure that everything is well taken care of. The Officers are in charge of carrying out and supervising the decisions of the Directors and maintaining the organization’s compliance with regulatory guidelines.
The Board meets monthly via internet and consists of 5 members at minimum and 13 at maximum. Terms for all board members are 3 years in length and members are eligible to serve multiple consecutive terms. Prior to the annual International Theosophy Conference, the Board usually has a one-day retreat.
Are you interested in contributing to International Theosophy Conferences through Board membership? Below you can read more about the election process.
The terms for board members are staggered, which means that each year approximately 1/3 of the positions are vacant or up for re-election. Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the members of ITC at the Annual Membership Meeting.
Members are encouraged to nominate themselves or another member for a board position. Eligible for election are members who have held membership for at least 1 year. The deadline for nominations is at least 60 days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting.
Process following Nomination
Following receipt of a nomination for a director position the Nominating Committee will verify eligibility of the nominee. The Chair of the Nominating Committee will contact the nominee to discuss in detail the expectations of being an ITC Board Member, the time required and the specific responsibilities of the position as a director. Once confirmation of their intention to run in the election and willingness to serve is established, the nominee is then considered “official”.
Once official, the nominee is listed on the ITC website with a biography and photo as a nominee for the next elections.
The membership will have the opportunity to learn about the nominees by viewing their biographies and Q & A in the Spring issue of ‘The Bee’ (ITC newsletter).
Expectations of Board Nominees
Board members are asked to:
- attend at least eight board meetings each year plus the board retreat,
- attend the ITC annual conference,
- serve on at least one committee,
- serve as ITC’s advocate among theosophical organizations and the public at large.
Voting & Election Process
Voting for Directors takes place in person or by e-mail ballot during the Annual Membership Meeting usually held in August after the International Theosophy Conference.
If you have any questions about the nomination and election process, please contact us.