AmCham General Assembly and Board Elections 2019
Dear AmCham Member,
In the capacity of the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary I cordially invite you to the AmCham General Assembly and Board Elections, that will be held from 9am to 12pm on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Budapest Marriott Hotel (1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u. 4.)
The event is supported by:
- Please click here to download the Agenda of the AmCham General Assembly
- Please click here to read the By-Laws with the proposed changes
- Please click here to download the Registration Form of the AmCham General Assembly
Please find here some important rules on the General Assembly as per the AmCham By-Laws.
According to the By-Laws of AmCham, Article III. paragraph 3.1.8. “A General Assembly shall have a quorum if 20 % of the Members who are entitled to vote at General Assemblies are present. If the General Assembly does not have a quorum, another General Assembly can be called by the President no earlier than 30 minutes and no later than 30 days after the original General Assembly with the same agenda as the original General Assembly, …”
Therefore, if there is no quorum at 9am, another General Assembly will be called for at 9:30 am on the same day (December 12th) with the same Agenda.
Please note that according to the By-Laws, Article III. Paragraph 3.1.14. “Each Member has the right to vote at the General Assembly except for Honorary Members and Members who have not paid their dues in full.”
Please note that according to the By-Laws there will be no absentee voting, all votes must be cast in the room where the AGA takes place.
As per the By-laws (2.4.2.): “…Members who are entitled to vote at a General Assembly and are not able attend a General Assembly may exercise their voting rights at the General Assembly by proxy. However, they cannot exercise their voting rights by submitting votes using absentee voting ballots.”
If you wish to exercise your voting right by proxy please use the Registration Form and Power of Attorney.
As per the By-laws (3.1.6.): …” "voting ballots" for the elections to the Board will be available for Members with voting rights up to the beginning of the elections procedure, that is, the moment at which the chairman of the meeting at which the elections are held declares that the meeting has reached the agenda item under which the elections are held. Members who wish to obtain a voting ballot at the General Assembly must therefore arrive at the place of the General Assembly prior to the beginning of the election procedure.”
You will soon receive the list of candidates by mail introducing the candidates’ CVs, views on AmCham and plans for their active role in the leadership of the Chamber. A printed Elections Brochure will be distributed at the Assembly containing the same information on all candidates. You can also check the related AmCham website at https://www.amcham.hu/annual-general-assembly-and-board-elections-2019 for more information on the General Assembly.
I encourage you all to participate and express your opinion by exercising your voting right.
Dr. Farkas Bársony