Open Forum

  • 1.  Call for Nominations!

    Posted 11-24-2019 16:44

    At the Annual Meeting in June 2020, ASCLS Delegates will choose from the candidates who have volunteered to serve in the leadership positions for the coming year. This is one of the many benefits and responsibilities of belonging to a grass roots 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 June 2020. 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, Rebecca Rogers at no later than January 31, 2020 to ensure time for nominees to be fully vetted.

    Leadership positions to be elected at the 2020 Annual Meeting are:

    President-elect (3-year commitment, automatically succeeding to President and Past President)
    Eligibility: Professional and emeritus 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, and have held office or membership on the Board of Directors either in this Society or in a constituent society, and must have been a Delegate to the National Meeting 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 II, IX, and X (3-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 of the Society. 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 Meeting three (3) of the last five (5) years, and served as Delegate 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 5-year term and one 2-year term)
    Eligibility: Professional or emeritus members of the Society are eligible who have served this Society previously as an officer, director, or presiding official of the Bylaws Committee of this Society.
    Duties: An impartial body to investigate or deliberate matters referred for its consideration; to test facts against the Bylaws of this Society or against common standards of justice and fair play; and to render opinions as recommendations for action of the Society.

    Rebecca Rogers, Nominations Committee Chair
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN