Presentation of candidates

This is an important mail regarding the upcoming IODA elections for president in which we would like to present to you the candidates for the elections to the EC and show you how you can participate by voting.

The election committee is proud to present to you these wonderful and outstanding people put forward by IODA members. We thank all members who have taken an active part in the election procedure by nominating and supporting the candidates.

There are three candidates for the position and we list them in alphabetical order:


We thank all of them for their willingness to submit their candidacy, for their willingness to serve the members, and their care for IODA and its future. Please read their excellent presentations and recommendations. For their presentations click on the names or check out all election documents HERE.

The recommendation letter  by Peter Kalmár, IODA’s current president shows support and appreciation for the candidates and it gives the voters some important things to consider in choosing the best next president for IODA.

Now, it is your turn!  This is how you can exercise your vote.


The procedure this year will be easy to use and will be confidential and anonymous.
We will be using the online voting system set up by people at Cornell University (CIVS) and used by over 80000 people in many not-for-profit organizations like ours.

An email with the voting guidelines will be sent to you on Tuesday April 19, 2016. A second email will also be sent which will have the link to the on-line voting poll so you can click on the link and cast your vote.

Please check your mail box and if necessary your spam folder on Tuesday April 19, 2016.

If you are an eligible voter and don’t receive the voting guidelines or invitation to join the polls on April 19, please contact Silke our election clerk:

The time frame to vote will be from April 19 – May 03, 2016.

To be eligible to vote, IODA members must have paid their membership dues within the last 365 days. The reference day for counting back 365 days will be the date one will receive the link for the online voting system.

It is always possible to register or renew as IODA member during the voting period.

Each member may cast only one vote.

Renew your membership today so you can have a say!

We wish all candidates much success in the upcoming elections.

Please do not hesitate to contact the election committee in case you have any questions.