At the Joint Annual Meeting in June 2021, ASCLS delegates will choose from the candidates who have volunteered to serve in leadership positions 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 the following elected positions beginning in June 2021. Self-nominations are welcome. Submissions will be accepted no later than January 15, 2021; contact Nominations Committee Chair Deb Rodahl.
President-Elect (three-year commitment, automatically succeeding to President and Past President)
Eligibility: Professional and emeritus members are eligible to hold office provided they have been a member for at least five (5) consecutive years immediately prior to election, and have held office or membership on the Board of Directors either in this Society or in a constituent society, and must have attended the House of Delegates in three (3) of the last five (5) years.
Duties: Become familiar with the duties of the office of the President; assist the President as directed and in the absence of the President preside at meetings of the Board of Directors; in the event of a vacancy in the office of the President, serve as the President; serve as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee; chair the Committee on Long Range Planning and the Appointments Committee; serve on the Annual Meeting Steering Committee.
Region Directors for Regions III, IV, V, VI (three-year term)
Eligibility: Professional and emeritus members, who have been members for at least five (5) consecutive years prior to election, are eligible for election to the Board of Directors. Additionally, they must have held office or membership on the Board of Directors of the Society or in a constituent society. Regional Director candidates must have attended at least two (2) regional council meetings in the last five years and must have attended the national Annual Meeting three (3) of the last five (5) years, and attended the House of Delegates as least once in the past five years.
Duties: Serves as coordinator of constituent society activities within defined regions; acts as the representative from the respective constituent societies to the Board of Directors; represents the Board of Directors to constituents; facilitates communication among the Board of Directors, Regional Council and constituent societies; serves as a member of the Board of Directors; may serve as a member of the Executive Committee or other board committees and serves as a member of committees or as liaison to committees as assigned by the President.
Judicial Committee (two positions, one five-year term and one three-year term)
Eligibility: Professional or emeritus members who have served this Society previously as an officer, director, or presiding official of the ASCLS Bylaws Committee.
Duties: An impartial body to investigate or deliberate matters referred for its consideration; to test facts against the ASCLS Bylaws or against common standards of justice and fair play; and to render opinions as recommendations for action of the Society.
Nominations Committee (two positions, three-year term)
Eligibility: Professional or emeritus members who have been active members in the Society for 10 years or more prior to election. No officer, director, elected, or appointed representative of this Society is eligible. Candidate must have served as a member of a national task force, national committee, or the ASCLS Board of Directors within the last five (5) years and have attended three (3) of the last five (5) ASCLS Annual Meetings.
Duties: Publicizes position vacancies; secures nominees and evaluates those nominees as to qualifications and experience.