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Nominations for AHC Officer Positions

Dear AHC Members,

AHC is seeking nominations for the AHC officer positions. The positions will be available beginning July 1, 2017: ACA Governing Council Representative (3 year appointment), AHC Secretary (two year appointment), and AHC President-Elect (1 year appointment followed by President then Past President).

AHC members may nominate themselves or be nominated by other AHC members. Nominations are due on March 15, 2016 and must be sent to:

Brande Flamez (AHC Past President) at ndbrande@yahoo.com

Members submitting nominations should submit a nomination form. Please review the duties before sending the packet.

For more information about the nomination process, please feel free to contact Brande Flamez. 


Association for Humanistic Counseling Nomination Form

Contact Information

Name:

Email:

Daytime Phone:

Election Information

Are you &/or your nominee a current member of AHC?

Officer position for which you are nominating (Secretary, President-elect, AHC Representative to the Governing Council):

I have (or my nominee has) read the duties for the office for which I have been nominated:  Yes or No

Please complete the following:

  • 1.     Please list any involvement you/nominee have had in AHC (committees, volunteer services, etc.).
  • 2.     Discuss your qualifications and reasons for seeking the office for which you have been nominated.  This is your Goals Statement.  Please Note:  THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF 300 WORDS YOU MAY USE FOR THIS QUESTION. 

Please complete and return to Dr. Brande Flamez, Past President of AHC at ndbrande@yahoo.com   In the subject line please indicate: AHC officer nomination form

Deadline is Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Duties:

The PRESIDENT shall

1.         Leadership and Governance

a.    exert leadership in the achievement of the purposes of AHC,

b.   preside at the Business Meetings of AHC, of the Executive Council, and of the Executive Committee,

c.   serve in a clearing capacity for internal organizational questions, concerns and suggestions,

2.         Financial Oversight

a.  work closely with the AHC Conference Committee to insure responsible coverage of all convention procedures,

b.   work closely with the Treasurer in the preparation and administration of the budget and expenditures,

3.         Organizational Oversight

a.   serve ex-officio on all AHC committees,

b.   coordinate activities of editors and committees,

d.   inform all committee chairs of their budget and procedures for exceeding the budget, and

4.         Appointments, Nominations, Elections

a.   appoint the members of AHC committees, the expiration of whose term of office is during the President's term, except as otherwise specified in the Bylaws,

b.   collaborate with the current JHC editor to appoint the next editor when applicable,

c.   contact AHC nominees to inform them of national election results,

d.   appoint governing body alternates

e.   appoint the InfoChange Editor from nominees of the Infochange Editor Nomination Committee,

f.    assist President-Elect in making appointments to ACA committees with Executive Council input,

5.         Communication and Correspondence

a.   annually request plans of action from Committee Chairs in time for the Executive Council meeting (meeting day and time can be determined),

b.   receive and direct ACA reports, memos, and inquiries,

c.   receive and direct outside reports, memos, and inquiries,

d.   prepare and distribute a PRESIDENT'S LETTER, as necessary,

e.   supply copy to COUNSELING TODAY for the division sections,

f.    provide the President's Message for Infochange,

g.   conduct the official correspondence of AHC, including issuance of notice of meetings, e.g., Executive Council meetings,

h.   prepare a report of AHC activities to be presented at each meeting of the ACA Governing Council including, as outgoing President, the report for the upcoming October and July Governing Council meeting

6.         Conventions, Meetings

a.   communicate convention meeting times,

b.   work with State (Regional) Division presidents to encourage state and regional meetings,

c.   host the Town Hall Meeting at the annual convention,

7.   Represent AHC

a.   serve as liaison between AHC officers and committees and the ACA headquarters staff,

b.   seek AHC's involvement in national efforts related to measurement and evaluation in counseling and development,

c.   attend meetings of ACA Division Presidents,

d.   participate with members in the creation of, and support of, appropriate new ways of advancing the purposes of AHC through activities and services,

8.   Miscellaneous

a.   pass on all relevant file material to his or her successor,

The PRESIDENT-ELECT shall

1.   perform the duties of the President in the event of the resignation, absence, incapacity, or death of the President,

2.   serve as a member of the AHC Executive Council and of the Executive Committee,

3.   establish and maintain contact with the AHC President-Elect-Elect,

4.   establish and maintain contact with the Presidents-Elect of other ACA divisions and  with the President-Elect of ACA,

5.   create the volunteer booth schedule for the ACA Conference in connection with the Emerging Leader chairs,

6.   order the Award of Appreciation to be presented to the outgoing President during the AHC Town Hall Meeting

7.   order certificates of recognition for meritorious service to the Association for outgoing officers and all committee chairs to be presented at the AHC Town Hall meeting,

8.   select Convention Program Chairperson for the following year to serve during the term of the President-Elect's presidency,

9.   select committee chairpersons and editors (with Member-at-large for Publications) to replace those whose terms of office are expiring and make appointments by convention time,

10. serve as liaison between the Executive Council and assigned committees,

11. keep files of activities and transfer them to the succeeding President-Elect,

12. submit a written report of activities and recommendations to the President for each Executive Council Meeting and the AHC Annual Business Meeting,

13. pass on all relevant file material to her or his successor,

14. perform such other duties to promote and carry out the programs and objectives of AHC as may be requested or delegated by the President, or assigned by action of the Executive Council.

The SECRETARY shall

1.   Serve as a member of the AHC Council and of the Executive Committee,

a.  write official correspondence as requested by the President or the Executive Council,

b.  serve as liaison between AHC and ACA Archives staff,

c.  submit a written report of activities and recommendations to the President for each Executive Council Meeting and the ACA/AHC Board Meeting,

d.  pass on all relevant file material to her/his successor,

2.   Keep records of the proceedings of the AHC Council and of the AHC Executive Committee,

a. take minutes of the Executive Council Meetings and of Business Meetings and prepare minutes for distribution to the Executive Council at the earliest possible date,

b. send one copy of each set of initial and approved Executive Council and Annual Business Meeting minutes to the appointed liaison at ACA,

c. send two copies of each set of initial and approved Executive Council and Annual Business Meeting minutes to the AHC Treasurer for forwarding to the ACA Comptroller,

d. maintain a continuous log of motions passed as a part of the usual minutes of the Executive Council and bring this log to Executive Council and Business Meetings,

e. present minutes to Executive Council and Business Meetings,

f.  maintain a file of minutes of the last three years,

3.   Produce annual AHC official letterhead and distribute to all members of the Executive Council (if necessary),

4.   Serve as liaison between the Executive Council and assigned committees,

a.   retrieve materials from the Archives as needed, i.e., for a display at a national convention,

b.   inform Executive Council members and committee chairpersons concerning the collection and storage of AHC documents,

c.   save minutes, motions, motion log, official correspondence, and all dated committee reports and send to the Archives.  The organization of submissions should follow the agenda of each Executive Council and Annual Business Meeting,

5.   Handle correspondence when feasible and appropriate,

The AHC REPRESENTATIVE to the ACA GOVERNING COUNCIL shall

1. attend each ACA Governing Council meeting,

2. serve as a voting member of the AHC Executive Council,

3.  communicate to the President and to the AHC Executive Council all emerging, pending, and finalized ACA Governing Council actions that may affect AHC,

4.  recommend AHC positions on ACA Governing Council agenda items,

5.  cause items of concern to AHC to be placed on the ACA Governing Council agenda,

6.  suggest to the Executive Council areas in which AHC should take initiative in seeking  ACA Governing Council action,

7. prepare, where appropriate, resolutions to be presented to the ACA Governing Council,

8.  notify the President when unable to attend an ACA Governing Council meeting so the President may appoint an alternate to attend,

9.  represent the policies and positions of AHC on all matters coming before the ACA Governing Council for discussion or action,

10. serve as advisor to the President and to the Executive Council,

11. serve as liaison between the Executive Council and assigned committees,

12. submit a written report of activities and recommendations to the President for each Executive Council meeting and an oral report at the AHC/ACA Conference Meeting, and

13. pass on all relevant file material to his or her successor.

14. Candidates shall be nominated by the Executive Committee from those AHC Past Presidents available to serve in this capacity.  Candidates who will be Past Presidents by the time of the election shall be eligible for nomination.  The Executive Council will select two nominees from this group at its ACA Convention meeting immediately preceding expiration of the incumbent's second year of office. The incumbent representative is able to serve a second consecutive term according to ACA by-laws. The two nominees will be the ones submitted for the final election ballot.


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