Chapter Officer Responsibilities

The Chapter President shall:

  • Call and preside at all business meetings of the Chapter and Chapter Executive Committee
  • Appoint the chairs and members for all committees and have such appointments ratified by the Chapter Executive Committee
  • Determine the closing date for any mail ballot
  • Provide leadership and vision
  • Promote outreach and initiate action
  • Oversee the management and administration of the Chapter as directed by the Chapter Executive Committee
  • Involve the membership in Chapter affairs
  • Report on the activities and status of the Chapter at the Chapter Annual Meeting
  • Perform such duties customary to the office or may be assigned by the Chapter Executive Committee

The Past President shall:

  • Be responsible for long range planning and evaluation of Chapter programs and their effectiveness
  • Support the President in accomplishing the established goals and objectives of the Chapter
  • Perform such other duties customary to the office or as may be assigned by the President or Chapter Executive Committee

The Vice President shall:

  • Assist the President and act in the President’s behalf during the President’s absence
  • Support the President in accomplishing the established goals and objectives of the Chapter
  • Maintain liaison with committees and coordinate activities of the Chapter’s sections
  • Perform such other duties customary to the office or as may be assigned by the President or Chapter Executive Committee

The President-Elect shall:

  • Prepare the annual program and operating budget of the Chapter for the calendar year following election and submit proposed program and budget to the Chapter Executive Committee for adoption
  • Concentrate on program development
  • Select committee chairs whose appointments shall become effective upon installation as Chapter President
  • Perform such other duties customary to the office or as may be assigned by the Chapter Executive Committee
  • Act in the President’s behalf during the President’s absence only when the Vice President is unable to perform these duties

The Secretary shall:

  • Keep a record of all proceedings of the Chapter and Executive Committee
  • Notify candidates of their election to office
  • Issue all notices, including the ballot for vote by mail
  • Maintain and keep the Constitution and Bylaws
  • Maintain the Chapter roster
  • Maintain communication with the Society’s National Headquarters
  • Certify documents
  • Perform such other duties customary to the office or as may be assigned by the Chapter Executive Committee

The Treasurer shall:

  • Supervise collection of all fees, dues, charges, and other monies due to the Chapter
  • Be the custodian of all Chapter funds and disburse them only as authorized by the Chapter Executive Committee
  • Supervise the keeping and auditing of the accounts and present financial reports to the Chapter Executive Committee periodically and at such other times as requested by the President
  • Publish to the Chapter an annual financial statement
  • Assist the Secretary in maintaining the Chapter roster
  • Perform such other duties customary to the office or as may be assigned by the Chapter Executive Committee

The Chapter Trustee shall:

  • Represent the Chapter on the Society’s Board of Trustees
  • Present the Chapter Executive Committee’s recommendations or proposals to the Board of Trustees
  • Keep the Chapter Executive Committee informed of policies instituted by the Board of Trustees
  • Be informed on Chapter and National policies, services, activities and procedures
  • Function as an information resource to the Chapter and inform and explain existing National policies, services, activities and procedures that affect the Chapter
  • Initiate constructive changes to Chapter and National policies, services, activities and procedures
  • Perform such other duties customary to the office or as may be assigned by the Chapter Executive Committee

The Member-at-Large shall:

  • Perform such duties customary to the office or as may be assigned by the Chapter Executive Committee

Chapter Executive Committee Responsibilities

The Chapter Executive Committee shall:

  • Implement policy and administer the business of the Chapter
  • Review and recommend annual programs and Budget to the Chapter
  • Administer contracts and expenditures
  • Establish programs and activities
  • Set the time and place for Chapter Annual meeting
  • Advise the President and President-Elect on creating committees
  • Recommend Honorary Chapter members
  • Receive Section reports
  • Arrange for annual audit
  • Select and contract for the services of an Executive Director
  • Consider, report and act on the business and policies of the Chapter
  • Put into effect the votes of the membership
  • Be the custodian of Chapter property
  • Approve nominees for office
  • Perform such other administration functions customary for it or as may be assigned to it by the Chapter membership or the Society’s Board of Trustees