If you are ready to step up your involvement with the WA-BC Chapter, please consider running for a position on the Executive Committee. This year, we will be electing a new Vice President, Treasurer, and Student Subunit Representative. Raising up regional leaders in our various disciplines is a Chapter goal and the ExCom offers great leadership experience. Candidate statements must be submitted by April 1, 2011. To submit your Candidate Statement: In 300 words or less, tell us why you are interested in the office, how long you have been a member, your past chapter involvement, and brief career pathway (categorized bullet statements are acceptable). Nomination of a colleague you feel could succeed in these positions is welcome – please send the phone number and e-mail address to jshannon [at] anchorqea.com.
The following descriptions are for the open offices. More information about ExComm activities can be found at our website www.wabc-afs.org and you are welcome to contact any ExComm members for questions about offices. Your profile will be on the WA-BC website. Voting will be electronic. The term of these positions officially begin after the parent society meeting in September.
- The Vice-President is the Chairperson of the Membership Committee, assists the Program Chairperson, and perform other duties as assigned and as described in the Chapter Procedures. The Vice President advances to the office of President-Elect at the end of the term. The President-Elect ascends to President one year later, and at the end of that year assumes the post of Past-President for one year. Thus, if you run for Vice-President, you are committing to 4 years on the ExComm.
- The Treasurer shall collect and be custodian of Chapter funds; disburse funds as authorized by the Executive Committee or membership; manage the Chapter budget; submit a fiscal report at the annual Chapter business meeting; and discharge other fiscal duties that may be required by the Executive Director of the American Fisheries Society and officers of the Western Division, and as described in the Chapter procedures This is a 2 year position.
- The Student Subunit Representative represents all WA-BC Chapter student members. This is a 1 year position.