TRSTY Elections

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Dates at a Glance

  • Wednesday, April 25 – Letter of Intent and Election Statement due

  • Sunday, May 6 – TRSTY Elections starting at 1:30 pm

  • TBD – Board Banquet – required for new and old board

  • TBD – Board retreat – required for all new board members

Important Documents

  • Wednesday, April 25 – Letter of Intent and Election Statement due

  • Sunday, May 6 – TRSTY Elections starting at 1:30 pm

  • TBD – Board Banquet – required for new and old board

  • TBD – Board retreat – required for all new board members

Everything you need to know

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The TRSTY Board leads the youth group, planning and running all events throughout the year.  Board members make decisions regarding TRSTY activities, policies, and procedures.  Serving on the Board is an honor, a responsibility, and a special opportunity to serve the Temple Rodef Shalom community.  Come learn from your peers as they learn from you!  You belong here!

Never considered yourself the “leadership” type?  Speak with the Director of Youth Engagement about opportunities to make TRSTY your place.

What do I need to know about being on TRSTY Board? 

TRSTY Board is a group of elected officers who commit to dedicating their time, energies, and talents to lead TRSTY, the Temple Rodef Shalom Youth Group. Serving on the Board is an honor, a responsibility, and a special opportunity to learn and practice leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. Board members pledge to work both independently and together in constructive, respectful, and creative ways to help make TRSTY a success for every member.

What positions can I run for?

TRSTY Board is broken into two categories: Executive Board and the Cabinet.

  • TRSTY Executive Board (in gavel order): President, Junior Youth Group Vice President, Programming Vice President, Social Action Vice President, Religious and Cultural Vice President, Communications Vice President, and Membership Vice President.

  • TRSTY Cabinet (elected, in gavel order): Junior Youth Group Chair, Programming Chair, Religious and Cultural Chair, 12th Grade Representative, 11th Grade Representative, 10th Grade Representative, 9th Grade Representative, and 8th Grade Representative.

  • TRSTY Cabinet (appointments): TRSTY Spokesperson, TRSTY Swag Coordinator, TRSTY Historian, TRSTY Birthday Coordinator, TRSTY New Member Coordinator

What’s the difference between Executive Board and Cabinet?

The major difference is responsibility.  The Executive Board is ultimately responsible for managing, overseeing, and planning TRSTY business.  This includes programs, policies, and procedures.  The TRSTY Cabinet supports the Executive Board by providing feedback, expertise, and knowledge.

Am I eligible to run for the Executive Board and Cabinet? 

Executive Board


Any TRSTY member entering 10th-12th grades may run for an Executive Board position. It is preferable that that Executive Board already have experience on TRSTY Board or relevant leadership positions.
Rising 9th graders may only declare candidacy for Executive Board positions if no rising 10th-12th graders are candidates for that position.

Cabinet


Any TRSTY member is eligible to run for cabinet.

What positions can I run for?

TRSTY Board is broken into two categories: Executive Board and the Cabinet.

  • TRSTY Executive Board (in gavel order): President, Junior Youth Group Vice President, Programming Vice President, Social Action Vice President, Religious and Cultural Vice President, Communications Vice President, and Membership Vice President.

  • TRSTY Cabinet (elected, in gavel order): Junior Youth Group Chair, Programming Chair, Religious and Cultural Chair, 12th Grade Representative, 11th Grade Representative, 10th Grade Representative, 9th Grade Representative, and 8th Grade Representative.

  • TRSTY Cabinet (appointments): TRSTY Spokesperson, TRSTY Swag Coordinator, TRSTY Historian, TRSTY Birthday Coordinator, TRSTY New Member Coordinator

What’s the difference between Executive Board and Cabinet?

The major difference is responsibility.  The Executive Board is ultimately responsible for managing, overseeing, and planning TRSTY business.  This includes programs, policies, and procedures.  The TRSTY Cabinet supports the Executive Board by providing feedback, expertise, and knowledge.

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Am I eligible to run for the Executive Board and Cabinet?

Executive Board
Any TRSTY member entering 10th-12th grades may run for an Executive Board position. It is preferable that that Executive Board already have experience on TRSTY Board or relevant leadership positions.
Rising 9th graders may only declare candidacy for Executive Board positions if no rising 10th-12th graders are candidates for that position.

 

Cabinet
Any TRSTY member is eligible to run for cabinet.

What do I have to do as a Board Member?

  • Executive and Cabinet Board members are required to attend bi-monthly meetings. During these meetings, we will conduct Board business, have group work time and learn various leadership skills.

  • All Board members are required to attend NFTY LEAD September 28 – 30, 2018(a training weekend for all youth group boards in the area).

  • All Board members are required to attend at least one NFTY-MAR (North American Federation of Temple Youth-Mid Atlantic Region) Kallah each of his or her first two years on the Board. NFTY-MAR Kallot are an important part of leadership training and networking in our community as well as establishing a broader Jewish identity.

  • All Board members will be involved in the planning, development and execution of TRSTY events. Appropriate feedback from Board members is expected and encouraged.

ABOUT US

TRSTY is a local youth group welcoming members of Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Virginia. We are committed to meeting the needs of each child through fostering Jewish identity, strengthening a sense of community and providing learning experiences to shape a lifetime of contemporary Jewish living based in Jewish values.

CONTACT

TRS Youth Office: (703) 676-3856

TRS Main Office: (703) 532-2217

2100 Westmoreland Street

Falls Church, Virginia 22043

 

trsty@templerodefshalom.org

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