Membership Meeting Called

The Executive Board has called a special membership meeting for Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6 p.m. to fill the office of local president and for any other business that may come before the membership.

The April Executive Board meeting will immediately follow.

Make sure your voice is heard on the selection of a new president of the Albany Newspaper Guild.

Members will vote to fill the vacant post of local president and any other business that may come before the membership.

The meeting will be held via ZOOM. Meeting information will be provided in an email to members by the Tuesday before the meeting. If you do not receive the information, contact the Guild office at

Local President Election

The Albany Newspaper Guild must immediately fill the vacant post of president.

The member elected to this post will serve the remaining time of the three-year term of office and participate in Executive Board meetings and other activities supporting the local’s mission to represent our unit members.


Election Information:

The open position is President. The term will run through December 31, 2022.

Members must be in good standing to run for office and to attend the nomination meeting. If you want to check your standing, email the Guild office at

If there is only one nomination for any office, and the person accepts the nomination, the person will be elected at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for any office, a Local Elections Committee appointed by the Executive Board will conduct a mail-in ballot election.

In the case of the office of president, the person elected will take office immediately upon acceptance.

Nominations for the office may be from the floor or by petition. Petitions may be for an individual candidate in which the name of the candidate, his/her Local unit (if applicable), and department worked listed. Such petitions must also contain the names of at least 25 members. Individuals signing a petition must be members in good standing. These petitions must be filed with Local Secretary Massarah Mikati before the election at the membership meeting. The secretary shall notify all candidates of their nomination and shall receive from them a written notice of their willingness to serve.


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