Volume 37 Number 6 | December 2023

Looking for Future Leaders

At the ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting in July 2024, ASCLS delegates will choose from the candidates who have indicated a willingness to serve in a leadership position for the coming year. This is one of the many benefits and responsibilities of belonging to a grassroots organization: being able to both vote for and be considered as a candidate for these positions.

The Nominations Committee is seeking qualified members interested in serving in an elected position beginning in July 2024. Please review the leadership positions available and consider if you or someone you know should be nominated. Self-nominations are welcome. To offer suggestions and make nominations, please contact the Nominations Committee Chair Demetra “Toula” Castillo. Full position descriptions are available below each position. Submissions will be accepted no later than January 14, 2024.

Eligibility: With the exception of Judicial Committee, members of this Society are eligible to hold office provided they have been a member for at least five (5) consecutive years immediately prior to election.

Leadership positions to be elected at the 2024 Annual Meeting are as follows:

President-Elect (three-year commitment, automatically succeeding to President and Past-President)

The President-Elect will:

  • know the organization’s mission, governing documents, policies, programs, and needs
  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • serve as an active advocate and ambassador for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the resources necessary for ASCLS to advance its mission
  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • professionally express their opinions during board discussions and debates and speak with one voice regarding final decisions by the Board of Directors
  • observe closely the operations of ASCLS to prepare for the Office of President
  • serve as a member of the Executive Committee
  • serve as chair of the Committee on Long Range Planning
  • serve as chair of the Appointments Committee
  • serve as a liaison to ASCLS standing committees, taskforces, regions, and constituent societies
  • assume and fulfill all duties of the President in the event of the President’s inability to perform duties
  • perform other duties as assigned by the ASCLS President

Consistent with their fiduciary responsibilities, the ASCLS President-Elect will:

  • follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
  • maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of ASCLS
  • disclose conflicts-of-interest annually, if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
Director (four positions, three-year term; one position, one-year term)

Members of the Board of Directors will:

  • know the organization’s mission, governing documents, policies, programs, and needs
  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and secure the resources necessary for ASCLS to advance its mission
  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • professionally express their opinions during board discussions and debates and speak with one voice regarding final decisions by the Board of Directors
  • serve as members of board committees
  • serve as a liaison to ASCLS standing committees, taskforces, regions, and constituent societies
  • perform other duties as assigned by the ASCLS President

Consistent with their fiduciary responsibilities, ASCLS Board Members will:

  • follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
  • maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of ASCLS
  • disclose conflicts-of-interest disclosure annually, if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
Judicial Committee (one position, five-year term)

Qualifications for members of the Judicial Committee are professional or emeritus members of the Society who have served previously as an officer, director, or as a presiding official of the Bylaws Committee of this society.

Members of the Judicial Committee will:

  • Be part of an impartial body to investigate or deliberate matters referred for its consideration
  • Test facts against the Bylaws of this Society or against common standards of justice and fair play
  • Render opinions as recommendations for action of the Society
Nominations Committee (five positions, two-year term)

Members of the Nominations committee will:

  • Publicizes position vacancies
  • Secure nominees to run for elected positions
  • Evaluate those nominees as to qualifications and experience