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15 Day Announcement -- May 11, 2018


Dear Leaders,
Democrats Abroad will hold our 2018 DPCA Global Meeting on May 25-27, 2018 at the TKP Shinagawa Conference Center, Takanawa, Minato-Ku, TOKYO, (next door to Shinagawa Station). Find out more information about the meeting (and Tokyo!) here

Don't forget to submit your proxies now so that your committee can be represented if you are not available! The PROXY form is here.


Schedule: There will be pre-meetings on proposed Charter amendments and resolutions, as well as trainings on Friday May 25th. The DPCA Global Meeting will be called to order on Saturday morning, May 26th and will end midafternoon on Sunday May 27th at 3pm Tokyo time.
 
A draft agenda is linked here. This agenda is tentative and subject to change, especially as we finalize time slots for guest speakers. Attendance via WebEx will be possible for all daytime sessions.

The AP Regional Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 27th, during lunch.

Evening social events are planned for Friday and Saturday evenings.

Resolutions
All resolutions to be considered at the meeting are now available on the wiki here. Please review them carefully so that you are ready to discuss them in Tokyo. We will hold both a pre-meeting resolutions discussion and a debate during the meeting. Any questions, please write to the Resolutions Committee Chair Susan Vaillant or Resolutions Secretary Will Bakker at resolutions@democratsabroad.org.

Charter Amendment Proposals
Please note that Propositions 1 through 12, which propose to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter, will be considered at the Tokyo Global Meeting. These Propositions are posted on the Standing Bylaws Committee's wiki page. If you have any questions, email Tom Schmid, SBC Chair, at tom@democratsabroad.org.


DPCA Vote Allocation, Voters and Proxies
For the 2018 DPCA Vote Allocation you can download them here. Do ensure your country committee is represented during the weekend. If one of your DPCA members or you may not be able to attend, we recommend assigning proxies. More information and the PROXY form are available here (DPCA Vote Allocations, Voters, and Proxies).  


Please donate to help with meeting costs
Democrats Abroad meetings are open to any member of Democrats Abroad.  We don’t charge a meeting fee, however these meetings incur significant costs to our nearly all-volunteer organization and we urge all participants, whether attending in-person or by WebEx, to donate to help pay the costs.  If you are motivated to donate extra, please consider giving to our Travel Fund to help others attend.
 
The registration page for the meeting is available here. (https://www.democratsabroad.org/2018_global_meeting_tokyo)

Do make sure that this information reaches new country committee officers in your committee, as well as interested members.
 
Thank you!  And thank you to all who are working to organize these events!
Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

All the best, 

Julia Bryan
International Chair, Democrats Abroad

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