The Board and Decision-making
In Finnish Sámi Youth Organization, the annual general meeting has the decision about the most important issues. It deals with the regular issues as annual reports and a new plan of action for the coming year. The annual general meeting discharges the organization from liability for the accounts and elects the board. Every member who has paid their dues has the voting and speaking right in annual meetings. The organization has also supporter members, who have speaking right in annual meeting.
Between the annual meetings, the board leads and administrates the organization. The board consists of president, vice president, secretar, two members and five substitute members. A treasurer can belong to the board but it is necessary. The board members’ term is for one year. The board convenes at least five times a year.
As a member of the board, one can participate in decision-making in board meetings, represent the organization in different occasions and be part of decision-making concerning Sámi youth and other issues that pertain to them. For instance, board members organizes sports and cultural events. You can also build networks and make life-time connections. The organization aims at facilitating access to decision-making for Sámi youth.
The president summons the board meetings and leads the organization.
Executive Board members, 2017
Petra Laiti, President
Ida-Maria Helander, Vice President
Enni Similä, Secretary
Laura Kurri, treasurer
Anni-Sofia Niittyvuopio, advisor
Sunna Valkeapää, advisor
Ture Laiti, advisor
Rosa-Máren Magga, advisor