Rock River Section


Local Section Elections

Posted by Joseph Ward on November 6, 2010 at 2:41 PM

As required by the National ACS, our local Rock RiverSection will hold elections at its November meeting, on Tuesday, November16.   We will be electing


1)      Chair-Elect

2)      Secretary-Treasurer

3)      Councilor

4)      AlternateCouncilor


We encourage interested members of the section to nominatesomeone or to put in their name as a nominee for a particular office.  The duties are described below.  You can send your nominationto  the Secretary/Treasurer, Fred Hadley, at Rockford College.  The email address is:



Description of Duties of Local Section Officers



1.       Councilors represent their sections through their attendance and participation in Council

meetings, which are convened twiceyearly at the Society’s national meetings. Councilors are

responsible for keeping their sections informed on Society policies, programs, and actions.  The loca lsection also elects an Alternate Councilor who may be able to step in ifthe Councilor cannot attend the national ACS meeting.


2.       The Section Chair supervises, coordinates, and sets the overall direction ofsection activities.  He or she should provide leadership for the sectionofficers and committee chairs and delegate authority and responsibility asbroadly as possible.  The chair presides at all section meetings and, inmost cases, at all sessions of the Executive Committee, which should be convened frequently to monitor and assess the progress of currentactivities.   Assuring the timely filing of the section's annua lreport is another important duty of the office


3.       The Chair-Elect serves as program chair and has the principle responsibility for planning and arranging the section's meeting programs for the year during which he or she will be chair.


4.       The Secretary/Treasurer has, among other things, the following responsibilities


a.       Maintenance of the membership list (from bimonthly lists from the ACS) and other sectionrecords (e.g. bank account and any CD’s)

b.      On or before December 1 of each year, the section secretary must certify to theACS Executive Director the names and terms of office of all section councilors and alternate councilors.

c.       Certifying the credentials of alternate councilors and/or temporary substitute councilorschosen to represent the section at ACS Council meetings in the absence of the elected councilor(s)

d.      Puttingtogether and sending out the local section newsletters (with help from the Newsletter Chair, if that office is filled)

e.      Receive and disburse the section's operating funds and maintaining the local sectionaccount.

f.       Putting together the local section’s annualreport to the ACS, including its financial statement.




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