Proposals being accepted for the 2018 season.

Writing a Proposal

Each year following the competition season the Atlantic Indoor Association membership are given a chance to submit proposals to the GBOD/EBOD to modify, amend, or improve any aspect of the activity they think might need some attention. While anyone is welcome to submit a proposal, there are certainly some guidelines to which one should adhere to make sure you message is well received and understood by the BOD. The first thing you should be aware of is that all proposals are published publicly and will bear the name of their author(s). You should take special care to be as professional as possible in your written submission. The first field you’ll complete will be the Proposal field. Your proposal should be as concise as possible. In this area, be sure to clearly state your proposition, but revise it several times to make sure it’s as succinct as possible. This is the actual item for which the Board will be vetting prior to the fall meeting. In general, your proposal should be a sentence or two. Make sure not to include any elaboration, arguments in favor, or other support here: that’ll come in the next section. The second area, Rationale, is where you will break down your thinking for the Board. This area is where you should provide your reasoning, arguments in favor, evidence, responses to possible counterarguments, or any other support for which you think the Board should be aware. While the first section was simply where you stated what you’d like to see changed, this is where you’ll state your case. Your rationale may be a single paragraph, or may require several to fully explain your thinking. Be as thorough as necessary, just avoid repetition. The final section, Financial Impact, is where you’ll outline the fiscal implications of your proposal. For many, there may not be a cost associated with your amendment. In that case a simple “None” is appropriate. For many others, you’ll need to be much more detailed here. Please take the time to think through whatever financial ramifications may come about for AIA as an organizing entity, for participating ensembles, for individual participants or families, or for spectators. Well thought-out proposals include such details. Lastly, you must be present at the Caucus meeting to present your proposal. Meetings are open to the public, and the author is always the best possible representative for each proposal.

Please use the link below when you are ready to submit a proposal.  The deadline to submit proposals is June 15, 2017 midnight.  The Caucus meeting is June 25, 2017 locations to be announced (one in each region).


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