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FOR MEMBERS CALLING ALL CANDIDATES There are a variety of ways members can serve the union, and one of the most notable is by service on the National Board of Directors. THIS FALL, THE GUILD’S MOST IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS will be determined by a vote of the membership. You will have the chance to elect the Guild’s National President and National Secretary-Treasurer. Elections will also take place in the Hollywood, New York and Regional Branch Divisions for National Directors and Alternate National Directors to serve on the National Board. Approximately one-third of the total sixty-eight (68) National Board seats are open for election this year. All Guild elections must be completed no later than September 25, 2011. The National Board is responsible for setting strategic direction and overseeing the general management and control of the affairs, funds and property of the Guild. The 2011 National Board will consist of two (2) National Officers: President and Secretary- Treasurer and sixty-eight (68) National Directors (33 representatives from the Hollywood Division, 14 from the New York Division and 21 from the Regional Branch Division). NATIONAL ELECTIONS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RUNNING for the position of National President or National Secretary-Treasurer, you must meet all eligibility requirements (see box below). Candidates may obtain a Nominating Petition by contacting either the Guild’s National Headquarters in Hollywood or your nearest SAG office beginning Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Your petition must be signed by no fewer than thirty-five (35) qualified members in good standing and must be received by the Governance Department at the Guild’s National Headquarters in Hollywood (5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036) by 5 p.m. PDT on Thursday, July 21, 2011. Additional requirements for the submission of nominating materials will be included in the SAG nominating petition instruction kit. Or you may submit a letter of interest to the National Nominating Committee at the Guild’s National Headquarters in Hollywood by 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, June 10, 2011. The National Nominating Committee is composed of board members and members-at- large who will interview prospective candidates and recommend nominations for each office. Candidate positions for National President and National Secretary-Treasurer will be seated for a two (2) year term. Questions regarding the 2011 elections may be directed to either Michelle Bennett, Governance Executive Director, at (323) 549-6094, or Denise Moreno, Elections Coordinator, at (323) 549-6614. 2011 NATIONAL OFFICERS ELECTION CALENDAR (all times PDT) JUNE 10, 5:00 P.M. Deadline for letters of interest to be submitted to the National Nominating Committee JUNE 15 Nominating petitions available JUNE 21 Interviews conducted by National Nominating Committee JULY 21, 5:00 P.M. Deadline for submission of petitions to Guild Headquarters. JULY 22, 5:00 P.M. Deadline for submission of headshots, bios, and any other required documents JULY 25 Cutoff for voting eligibility. Members must be paid to 11/01/11 and in good standing by July 25 to vote. AUGUST 23 Ballots mailed SEPTEMBER 22, 6:30 A.M. Deadline for receipt of voted ballot. SUMMARY OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for NATIONAL PRESIDENT and NATIONAL SECRETARY-TREASURER • Must be at least 18 years old PERIOD ENDING • Must be an active member of SAG for at least two consecutive years • Must meet all other requirements as defined by SAG Constitution and By-laws • Must be paid-up currently within 45 days from the beginning of the dues period as reflected in the adjacent schedule: 16 SCREEN ACTOR - Spring 2011 MUST BE PAID BY 05/01/11–11/01/11 06/15/11 11/01/10–05/01/11 12/16/10 (or date of nomination, whichever comes first) For the office of President and Secretary-Treasurer only, the candidate MUST reside in the Los Angeles area during his/her term of office, although he/she need not change his/her Branch affiliation during the term of office.

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