[Live Blog] AUCSA Election GA 2017: As It Happens

Welcome to the 2017 AUCSA Election GA live blog. Couldn’t make it in person? Read The Herring’s live coverage of the event below:

  • 17:30 – Lance Bosch kicks off the event. He walks the audience through the agenda. The agenda is passed unanimously.

 

  • 17:50 – The vote for the new advisory council is passed unanimously. It will consist of Lance Bosch, Ellen Ackroyd, Petra Karlsen Stangvik, and Ilen Madhavji.

 

  • 17:53 – Thomas Litan and Lance Bosch are nominated as AUCSA Honorary Members. The vote is unanimously passed.

 

  • 17:57 – The Audit Commission announces that this year’s treasurer Andy, has not been able to provide the audit by the set deadline due to unforeseen circumstances. The commission has therefore not been able to conduct this year’s report about the financial health of the AUCSA. The commission advises the AUCSA to improve communication, to prevent this from happening again.

 

  • 18:10 – Ishvar Lalbahadoersing, who is running for Chair, holds the first two-minute speech. In response to a question from the audience, he says that he wants to increase the audience targeted by events, that the individual AUCSA boards organize.

 

  • 18:17 – Anette Mäletjärv, also running for Chair, holds her speech. She wants to facilitate the integration of first-year students into the AUC community.

 

  • 18:21 – Thanos Theofanakis, also running for Chair, says in his speech that he aims at establishing closer connections between the AUCSA and non-AUCSA initiatives.

 

  • 18:25 – Louise ten Bosch, who is running for Secretary, states in her speech that she wants to connect the AUC community to the other communities in Science Park.

 

  • 18:29 – In response to a question from the audience, Rosalie Dielesen, also running for Secretary, says that she sees the AUCSA as a tool for facilitating decision-making among the AUC community. “There is no time for everyone to talk about everything”, says Dielesen.

 

  • 18:33 – Elizabeth Schippers, also running for Secretary, says in her speech that she wants to make the AUCSA and the work that it is doing, more transparent.

 

  • 18:36 – Amber te Winkel, who is running for Treasurer, uses her speech to say that she wants to increase the cooperation of the AUCSA with the Audit Commission.

 

  • 18:41 – Charlotte Kroese, also running for Treasurer, says in her speech that she aims at increasing attendance at Budget GAs. In response to a question from the audience, she states that she wants to tackle the current budget related issue of “underspending”, by increasing the number, and quality of events organized by AUCSA boards.

 

  • 18:49 – Twan Stegeman, the third contender running for Treasurer, uses his speech to say that he aims at increasing attendance at Budget GAs, by releasing parts of the proposed budget in advance.

 

  • 19:01 –  Madelief van Dongen, who is running for CAO, says in her speech that she wants to work more closely with the individual committees, for example by attending their meetings.

 

  • 19:06 – Evi Sifaki, also running for CAO, summarizes her approach to the position with the words “attitude, spirit and commitment”. With regards to the cooperation with the individual committees, she aims at making the role of the CAO more actively involved, rather than advisory.

 

  • 19:12 – Berend Jansen, running for the position of CAO as well, says that he would like to stimulate collaborations between smaller and bigger committees, stressing that his previous position in the AuCafe Board has already allowed him to facilitate collaborations and has provided him with the needed insight. He also proposes the establishment of an initiative commission, that would facilitate better organization and execution of possible project and event ideas that students that are not connected to boards might have.

 

  • 19:18 – Noa Smits, one of the contenders running for CAO, says that she gets a kick out of working with different members of the AUC community. She aims at facilitating the integration of first-year students into the community, by improving the committee market.

 

  • 19:22 – Gerald Sewcharan, running for the position of CAO as well, says that he aims at being an overseer and middleman for the AUCSA, if he is elected. Sewcharan wants individual committees to bring forward a plan of what they aim to accomplish in the upcoming periods.

 

  • 19:31 – The Election Commission introduces the proposed board. Ishvar Lalbahadoersing for Chair, Louise ten Bosch for Secretary, Charlotte Kroese for Treasurer and Berend Jansen, Gerald Sewcharan and Evi Sifaki for CAOs.

 

  • 19:40 – The voting takes place.

 

  • 21:57 – Everyone is waiting for the next year’s AUCSA to be announced. Lance Bosch breaks the anticipation, and announces that the votes need to be recounted, due to a tie between two candidates. The procedure is moved to Maslow, where the results will be announced later. If the recount confirms the tied score, another GA has to take place, in order for the community to decide between the two candidates.

 

  • 22:54 – The recount has confirmed the tie between Evi Sifaki and Noa Smits, who are both running for CAO. Lance Bosch announces the names of the five definite members of the AUCSA 17′-18′ that have been voted into office tonight:
    • Chair: Ishvar Lalbahadoersing
    • Secretary: Louise ten Bosch
    • Treasuere: Charlotte Kroese
    • CAOs: Berend Jansen, Gerald Sewcharan

 

  • As anticipated, another GA will have to take place. Here the AUC community will decide whether Sifaki or Smits will fill in the position of the third CAO. The date of the said GA will be announced in a week’s time.
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3 thoughts on “[Live Blog] AUCSA Election GA 2017: As It Happens

  1. In Berend Jansen’s statement, The Herring states that Berend “… proposes the establishment of an initiative comission, that would facilitate better organization and execution of possible project and event ideas that boards might have.” However, as Berend phrased himself, the purpose of the initiative commission is to organise possible projects and events by students that are NOT connected to boards/committees, lowering the threshold for participation/contributing to the community.

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  2. In Berend Jansen’s statement, The Herring states that Berend “… proposes the establishment of an initiative comission, that would facilitate better organization and execution of possible project and event ideas that boards might have.” However, as Berend phrased himself, the purpose of the initiative commission is to organise possible projects and events by students that are NOT connected to boards/committees, lowering the threshold for participation/contributing to the community.

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