ASB IS BUILT ON COMMITTED VOLUNTEERS

We are seeking nominees for ASB Elected Officers. Several positions are open for the the 2021 election cycle. Please take a moment to nominate a colleague (or yourself) that you believe will be able to commit their time and energy to ASB in the coming years.
 
If you want to know more about what it means to be an ASB officer or committee member, please contact us directly at info@sebiologists.org, or contact one of our officers
 
Below you will find descriptions of each open position, along with text boxes in which to enter the name(s) of nominee(s). Please note that any nominee must agree to be considered before their name can be included on the electronic ballot for spring elections.

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* Nominations for ASB Vice President (2021-2022)

From the ASB Bylaws:
A Vice President shall be elected annually. Neither the President nor the Vice President shall be eligible for reelection for the year following her/his term of office.

The Vice President shall serve a 1-year term and shall be the public relations officer of the Association. He/ she shall organize the program for the plenary of the Annual Meeting. In the absence of the President from any meeting, the Vice President shall discharge the duties of the office, and in the event that the President cannot complete her/his term of office, the Vice President shall become President of the Association.

In practice:
This individual is key to the daily business of ASB and is expected to have a solid understanding of how the association functions. Ideally, the person will have already served on the ASB Executive Committee to have gained that understanding. The VP position is an opportunity for both the individual and the association to determine interest in the position of presidency. This individual will be expected to be involved in weekly to biweekly conference calls throughout the academic year, and biweekly to monthly conference calls through the summer. Additionally, this individual will be expected to be involved in Executive Committee meetings on the first and last day of the annual ASB conference, as well as the annual Business Meeting that occurs during the conference. The Vice President will serve a one-year term.

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* Nominations for ASB Secretary (2021-2024)

From the ASB Bylaws:
A Secretary shall each be elected for a 3-year term and shall be eligible for reelection.

The Secretary shall keep records of the meetings of the Association and of the Executive Committee, conduct routine business pertaining to the office, prepare and distribute ballots, serve ex officio as Associate Editor of Southeastern Biology, and report the activities of the office to the Association at the Annual Meeting. In the absence of the Treasurer, the
Secretary shall assume the duty to authorize by signature any financial transactions belonging to the Treasurer's office.

In practice:
This individual is key to the daily business of ASB. They are responsible for organizing weekly to biweekly videoconferencing calls, managing minutes through Google docs, and working closely with the Archivist to preserve recorded information. This individual will be expected to be involved in weekly to biweekly conference calls throughout the academic year, and biweekly to monthly conference calls through the summer. Additionally, this individual will be expected to be involved in Executive Committee meetings on the first and last day of the annual ASB conference, as well as the annual Business Meeting that occurs during the conference. The Secretary will serve a three-year term.

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* Nominations for ASB Associate Treasurer (2021-2024)

From the ASB Bylaws:
The Treasurer and an Associate Treasurer shall comprise the Treasury Office. An Associate Treasurer shall be elected for a 3-year term. At the close of her or his term of office, the Associate Treasurer shall become Treasurer, serve a 3-year term, and then may elect candidacy for the office of Associate Treasurer. The Associate Treasurer shall become Treasurer in the event that the Treasurer can serve no longer.

The Treasurer shall receive and disburse all funds of the Association, keep records of dues received and funds expended, serve ex officio as Business Manager of Southeastern Biology, and report the activities of the office annually to the membership. He/she is authorized to reimburse the Secretary for expenses incurred in attending the Annual Meeting and interim meetings of the Executive Committee and may be authorized by the Executive Committee to reimburse other officers for expenses incurred in attending one Executive Committee meeting per year. The Treasurer shall keep the Associate Treasurer advised of all transactions of the office.

In practice:
This individual is deeply involved in managing the finances of ASB. As Associate Treasurer, they work closely with the Treasurer to train for that position. This individual will be expected to be involved in weekly to biweekly conference calls throughout the academic year, and biweekly to monthly conference calls through the summer. Additionally, this individual will be expected to be involved in Executive Committee meetings on the first and last day of the annual ASB conference, as well as the annual Business Meeting that occurs during the conference.  The Associate Treasurer will serve a three-year term and then rotate into the position of Treasurer, which is also a three-year term (a six-year commitment).

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* Nominations for ASB Member-at-Large (2021-2024)

These individuals play vital roles in the daily business of ASB and will gain a solid understanding of how the association functions. These individuals will be expected to be involved in weekly to biweekly conference calls throughout the academic year, and biweekly to monthly conference calls through the summer. Additionally, these individuals will be expected to be involved in Executive Committee meetings on the first and last day of the annual ASB conference, as well as the annual Business Meeting that occurs during the conference. This position is an opportunity for the individual and the association to determine if future roles in ASB leadership would be a good fit. We have two, open Member-at-Large positions, each of which would serve a three-year term.

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