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The ACMS Management Council is made up of the MacLeod Chiefs, the National Society Presidents, the ACMS Officers, and other elected members of Council. These positions and their scope of authority are described in the ACMS Constitution. The ACMS Constitution also sets out a process for the election of Officers and members of Management Council at Parliament.

Available Terms of Reference for Management Council positions are included in the ACMS Business Handbook. It is further noted in the ACMS Constitution that:
5.3 All nominations, apart from incumbents who wish to stand again, shall be made through National Society Presidents or their designated proxy. There is therefore an expectation that National Society Presidents will satisfy themselves that nominees have experience relevant to the post e.g. having held office in a National Society; having been secretary or treasurer of a similar organisation; having been chairman; or other functional equivalent.
 
If a prospective candidate is unfamiliar with the operations of ACMS Council, that candidate is strongly urged to speak to the incumbent to become familiar with the practical responsibilities, relationships, and financial commitment required. Contact details for the incumbents can be found in the current “yellow pages” of the Clan MacLeod Magazine.

Below is the list of nominees moved by Management Council on 15 February 2014 to stand for elected offices:
POSITION INCUMBENT STAND AGAIN? NOMINATED
SUCCESSOR
President John Davidson Kelly
Gartmore, Stirlingshire
SCOTLAND
No Don McLeod
Merritt, BC
CANADA
Executive Vice President Don McLeod
Merritt, BC
CANADA
No David MacLeod
Maidenhead, Windsor
    and Maidenhead
ENGLAND
Honorary Treasurer W. John Chandler
Welwyn Garden City, Herts
ENGLAND
No No candidate yet [1]
Honorary Secretary Dorna Caskie
Groveland, MA
USA
Yes  
Business Manager William McLeod
Victoria, TX
USA
No Perry Beaton
Denver, CO
USA
DFCC Ruari Halford-MacLeod
Auchtermuchty, Fife
SCOTLAND
No Peter Macleod
Toukley, NSW
AUSTRALIA
Magazine Editor Kevin Tolmie
Glenrothes, Fife
SCOTLAND
Yes  
Corresponding Secretary Ruth MacLeod
Mt. Pleasant, WA
AUSTRALIA
Yes  
Internet Editors Ross De Wynter
Browns Bay, Auckland
NEW ZEALAND
Penny McLeod DeGraff
West Brier, WA
USA
Yes  
Coordinating Genealogist Jim Ayars
Oxnard, CA
USA
No Andrew MacLeod
Holystone, Tyne and Wear
ENGLAND
ACC Ian MacLeod
Mt. Pleasant, WA
AUSTRALIA
No Judy MacLeod
Naperville, IL
USA
RMC No incumbant [2] N/A  
Youth Membership Coordinators Bronwyn McLeod
Moana, SA
AUSTRALIA
Finlay MacLeod
Winnipeg, MB
CANADA
Yes  
Parliament Coordinator Fiona Howie
Broughton, Lanarkshire
SCOTLAND
No Rory McLeod
Doune, Perthshire
SCOTLAND
Notes:
[1] Anyone interested in standing for this office should email ACMS President John Davidson Kelly, or call him at +44 (0)1877 382 956.
[2] This office is intentionally left vacant.

The ACMS Honorary Secretary is required to publish the full list of nominees on the ACMS website and by mail to National Societies four months before Parliament. This notice is that required communication.

ACMS Management Council will meet several times during Parliament week, with the above list of nominations being formally read on Tuesday. A call for further nominations from the National Society Presidents will also be made at this time. Any nomination must have also been approved by the nominee's National Society beforehand.  If a new nomination is received at this time, then all National Societies present must meet sometime before Friday to consider their vote with this new candidate included. 

On the Friday of Parliament week, ACMS elections will take place. The Secretary will again call for any final nominations from the National Society presidents. Should anyone come forward on Friday (through their President, and with the support of their National Society), the elections meeting will be adjourned for 15 minutes. During this time, each National Society President will consult with such members of his or her society as may be present to determine if the Society’s votes should be changed.  After these discussions have taken place, the ACMS elections meeting will then be reconvened, and votes will be cast.

If you have any general questions about the elections process, please contact the ACMS Honorary Secretary at dcaskie@greennet.net.