Duties of the Board

President: The President works in collaboration with the Executive Director as necessary for the efficient operation of WAESOL. The President presides at all business meetings of the association and at all meetings of the Board. The President appoints such special and standing committees as the Board deems necessary. The President also serves as co-chair of the conference planning committee with the President Elect and Past President and in collaboration with the Executive Director and other officers.

President Elect: In the President’s absence, the President Elect assume duties of the President. The President Elect shall assume the responsibilities and title of President the following year. The President Elect undertakes administrative duties as designated by the President also serve as co-chair of conference planning committee with the President and Past President  in collaboration with the Executive Director. The President-Elect chairs the nominations and election committee.

Recording Secretary: The duties of the Recording Secretary are to record the minutes of all Board Meetings and the Annual Business Meeting of the general membership and then distribute those minutes in a timely manner. In addition, the Secretary shall ensure that appropriate procedures are followed during Board and annual meetings.

Treasurer: The Treasurer works closely with the Executive Director in maintaining the financial records, serves as the alternate signer on financial accounts, and works with the Executive Director as needed to submit any tax documents. At the Annual Business Meeting, the Treasurer presents to the membership an annual written financial report, specifying sources and amounts of income and expenses.

Past President: The Past President shall serve in an advisory role to the Board and Officers and work in collaboration with the Executive Director.  The Past President shall also serve as co-chair of conference planning committee with the President and President Elect.

Members-at-Large

The Board of Directors consists of 11 members elected by the WAESOL membership.  Members of the Board include five officers and six members-at-large who are broadly representative of the various areas of interest of the members.

Members-at-large serve 2-year terms each from January through December. They attend four board meetings per year and the annual business meeting, and participate in planning for and implementing the annual conference.  Members-at-large also serve on one or more committees (e.g. Nominating and Elections Committee, Publications Committee, Grants and Awards Committee, Outreach Committee).  To learn more about how to get involved, contact us: pamela@waesol.org