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ASAQS members encouraged to vote for board members

Saturday, 14 July 2018  
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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The Association of Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) is proud to announce that it has received far more General Board Member Nominations than previous years. 13 nominations for the 6 board positions have been received, which is the highest number of nominations that have been put forward for board positions in the last 20 years.

Stephan Ramabodu, President of the ASAQS, says the increased number of nominations is a testament to the proactivity of ASAQS members as well as their trust in the association’s efforts to boosting the industry as a whole.

“ASAQS members have become more aware of how their membership fees are being used to benefit Quantity Surveyors in South Africa. Many of the nominees are highly experienced and regarded in the sector and I am excited to see how the new board will set out to strategically manage the association,” says Ramabodu.

A fair, democratic voting and auditing process

Members of the ASAQS are asked to take part in the voting process, which ends on 20 July 2018. The six newly elected Board members will be announced after the auditing process has taken place. Curriculum Vitae of the nominees have been uploaded to the website. To cast your vote, members can visit this link: https://www.asaqs.co.za/news/408153/Make-your-votes-count.htm

Members can select a maximum of six people who they choose to vote for. If the maximum number (6) is exceeded, then the ballot will be discarded. Members are, however, allowed to vote for fewer board members.

“If there are only one or two nominees that you would like to vote for, then you are welcome to cast fewer votes. The voting process is democratic and after the cut-off date on the 20th, a selected group of members will be counting the votes to check and validate the votes,” says Ramabodu.

Vote for the future leaders of the association

The first General Board Meeting for the newly appointed board is set to take place on 1 August 2018. Ramabodu says it is important for members to empower themselves by voting for people who they think can contribute to the positive growth of the association.

“As members of the ASAQS, it is your duty to select the leaders that you want to see on our board. They are the people who will be tasked with addressing the various challenges and initiatives that arise among the different chapters and geographies. Peruse the CVs carefully and vote for the people who you think can take our association to greater heights,” says Ramabodu.

During the General Board Meeting on 1 August, the newly appointed board will vote for the new President of the ASAQS. While there is currently a Vice President that is prepared to take on the role as President, board members have the prerogative of putting another name forward for consideration,” says Ramabodu.

He concludes by stressing the importance of voting for the board nominees. “ASAQS board members are tasked with a number of key responsibilities, including strategically marketing the association within public and private sectors, ensuring that we are meeting our members’ needs and driving the commercial aspects of the association. Your vote counts.”


MEDIA CONTACT: Juanita Vorster, 079 523 8374, juanita@thatpoint.co.za, www.atthatpoint.co.za  

For more information on ASAQS please visit:

Website: www.asaqs.co.za

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