Being an officer in SDPA is a great way to volunteer, further your professional development and network with other psychologists. The time commitment is manageable and officers will have the support of other executive committee members and the executive director. To remain viable, your association is in great need of additional board members. Please consider a self-nomination or of another member or eligible member with whom you have consulted. The Executive Committee meets most months, usually for one hour, and, generally via conference call. Additionally, we hold an in-person meeting, at the annual conference. Please ask any question you might have about being an officer or a member.
Instructions: Nominations are requested for the following positions with the description from the SDPA Bylaws. If you submit more than one nominee for a position, please rank in order of preference. Please print their full first and last name and degree. Your completed form should be received no later than Monday September 11. Please complete this form, or contact the office if you have questions. 605-219-5298. In reviewing the descriptions below, please note that most of the heavy lifting is handled by staff, and there is significant support in carrying out the duties of the office. The time commitment is normally less than 2-3 hours per month, slightly higher for the President.
President-Elect (I-year term followed by a I-year term as President and 1- year term as Past President – three-year commitment). The President- Elect shall be a Member of the Association and it shall be his/her responsibility to serve as a member of the Executive Committee and to perform the duties of the President in the event of the absence or incapacity of the latter. In the event that the President shall not serve out the full term for any reason, the President-Elect shall succeed to the unexpired remainder thereof and continue through his/her own term as President. The President-Elect shall oversee the planning and implementation of the continuing education portion of the Annual Meeting.
Secretary-Treasurer: (Three-year term): The Secretary-Treasurer shall be a Member of the Association and it shall be his/her duty to keep the records of the Association and Executive Committee, and to have custody of all the funds of the Association. The Secretary-Treasurer serves a term of three years, and performs all duties subject to the control of the Executive Committee. The Secretary-Treasurer shall conduct the official correspondence of the Association, issue calls and notices of meetings and nominations for office. The Secretary-Treasurer, with assistance from the Executive Director, will collect and receive, or provide for the collection and receipt of all monies in any manner due to or received by the Association. S/he will oversee the deposit of funds in such bank or other places of deposit as from time to time may be designated by the Executive Committee. S/he will sign checks, drafts and disburse funds on behalf of the Association, including the payment of income taxes. The Secretary-Treasurer, with assistance from the Executive Director, will keep a full record of all money received and all money disbursed and shall report thereon at meetings of the Executive Council and at the Annual Meeting of the Association. S/he shall at all reasonable times exhibit his/her books of accounts to any member of the Association. The Secretary-Treasurer shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the Executive Committee.
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