The PS Council is seeking candidates to run for one of four open positions for the 2013-2014 program year:
The officers shall be elected by the members of the Section present at the Annual Meeting of the Section. A majority of votes cast on a particular office shall be required for election to that office.
Any Section member who wishes to become a candidate for Council should submit a Letter of Intent, including the Council position sought, an explanation of career goals and objectives, and answers to the following questions:
Additionally, candidates should include a Curriculum Vitae, a list of three professional references, and a current photograph (for use in the PS newsletter). Any member in good standing may also run from the floor during the election process.
Candidates will take part in an interview process hosted by the Nominating Committee, prior to the Annual Business Meeting at Optometry’s Meeting® in San Diego, CA in June of 2013. Additionally, candidates may participate in a question-and-answer session during the Section’s annual business meeting.
The AOA Paraoptometric Section encourages you to represent the paraoptometric profession by submitting your completed intent to run information postmarked no later than April 1, 2013, to the AOA Paraoptometric Section, Attn: Nominating Committee, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., 1st floor, St. Louis, MO 63141-7881 or by e-mail to PS@aoa.org.
You may also nominate yourself, for any of the positions to be filled, from the floor of the AOA Paraoptometric Section Annual Business Meeting and Elections Breakfast at Optometry's Meeting®.
Duties of Office
Chair-Elect Upon the death, resignation or disability of the Chair the Chair-Elect shall perform the duties of theChair for the remainder of the Chair's term of disability, as the case may be. The Chair-Elect, in consultation with the Chair, shall arrange for the appointment of the chairs of all committees who are to hold office during the upcoming term as Chair. The Chair-Elect shall aid the Chair in the performance of the Chair's responsibilities as the Chair may request, and shall perform other duties designated by the Council.
Vice Chair Upon the death, resignation or during the disability of the Chair, or the Chair-Elect, or upon refusal to act, the Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair and the Chair-Elect, until such time as a successor can be appointed. The Vice Chair shall aid the Chair and the Chair-Elect in the performance of their responsibilities in a manner as either may request
Secretary The Secretary shall keep a true record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Section and of the Council. With the Chair, the Secretary shall prepare a summary or digest of the proceedings of the Section for publication in an Annual Report. In conjunction with the Chair as authorized by the Council, the Secretary shall attend generally to the business of the Section and keep an accurate record of all monies appropriated to and expended for the use of the Section.
Trustee shall perform such functions as may be assigned to them by the Chair or the Council.