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  1. Executive Board Portfolios

    Election of the 2020-2023ISSA Executive Board and ISSA 2018 Membership Renewal

    Elections for the 2020-2023 ISSA Executive Board will be held in 2018. The Executive Board is comprised of 6 elected members who must represent 6 different countries. Currently, these positions are distributed as:


    • President
    • General Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Vice President ISA
    • Vice President (Conferences)
    • Vice President (Communications)
    • Vice President (ICSSPE & Awards)


    The description of the current ISSA Executive Board Portfolios is available on the ISSA website: Under the ‘About ISSA’ scroll down menu, click on ‘Elections’ or use this link: http://issa1965.org/about-issa/future-issa/

    The ISSA Constitution and ISSA Bylaws are also available on the ISSA website: Under the ‘About ISSA’ scroll down menu, click on ‘ISSA Statutes’ or use this link: http://issa1965.org/about-issa/general-conference-information/

    Call for nominations: All Honorary members and Ordinary members in good standing in2018will be eligible to nominate candidates. The Election supervisor will communicate with each eligible member inviting them to nominate a maximum of two candidates between January and July 2018.

    ISSA members eligible for nomination: All ISSA members with at least four years as a member of ISSA, nominated by members from at least two different countries and candidate accepts this nomination are eligible to stand for the election. In order to prevent a potential conflict of interest, Presidents or Chairs of formally constituted Sociology of Sport-related associations are not eligible to stand as candidates. ISSA members eligible to vote: All honorary members and regular members in good standing in 2018 will be eligible to participate in the election to be held in October – November 2018.

    The election results will be announced in December 2018. The ISSA Board members-elect will be invited to their first meeting at the ISSA Congress in New Zealand in April 2019 to select Executive Board positions and to plan the transition for the start of their new terms, which begin on January 1, 2020.

    For any questions or comments regarding the upcoming ISSA Executive Board election, please feel free to communicate with ISSA President, Christine Dallaire by email at president@issa1965.org.

    Renew your 2018 ISSA membership as soon as possible: If you wish to nominate a candidate or if you wish to participate in the 2018 elections.

    ISSA membership is for the full calendar year. This means that your ISSA membership expires on December 31st regardless of when you joined ISSA. In order to continue to receive the benefits of ISSA membership, including our journal (IRSS), reduced registration fees for the 2018 Congress in Lausanne and to participate in the 2018 election, please renew your 2018 membership at your earliest convenience. A list of current 2018 members is attached to the end of this bulletin.

    Membership category details are available on the ISSA website, at http://issa1965.org/membership/

    Membership details are available on the SAGE – International Review of Sociology of Sport website. We highly encourage you to use the online payment subscription process on the SAGE IRSS web page. It is efficient, secure and ensures that membership applications are processed in a timely fashion. Once registered the system provides you with an automated reply that confirms your membership application. Please visit: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/international-review-sociology-sport