Beta Lambda Chapter Elections – Pi Lambda Theta

2011-2012

 Each Spring we recognize our new members with a initiation ceremony. This is truly an amazing time for our organization. However, it also brings the end of the term of our current officers. As a result, we are in need of individuals to serve as officers for the leadership positions and to continue our service mission to the College of Education and surrounding communities in Northeast Ohio. All positions, with the exception of First Vice President, are currently open for election.

Please review the following positions and if interested, submit a short Bio (no more than 2 paragraphs containing the following information):

  • Name – position being sought
  • Demographic information – academic standing (junior, graduate student), program and degree being sought)
  • Reason seeking position
  • Goals of position by end of term

Please submit the short bio no later than April 1st to:

Dr. Renee Mudrey-Camino, Co-Advisor
rm52@uarkron.edu

Elections will be held via electronic vote the week of April 4th, 2011.



The President of the chapter shall:

  • Be responsible for the timely, effective conduct of chapter business;
  • Be responsible for the fulfillment of all international obligations (as set forth in the governing documents of the Pi Lambda Theta) and of all chapter obligations;
  • Call and preside at all meetings of the chapter and of the Executive Committee;
  • Certify with the recording secretary the names of the delegate and alternate to Biennial Council and any international votes taken by the chapter;
  • Be responsible for keeping these bylaws consistent with the governing documents of Pi Lambda Theta;
  • Serve as a voting member ex officio of all committees except the nominating committee;
  • Appoint the chairs and members of all standing and special committees except those otherwise provided for in these bylaws, with the approval of the executive committee.

The President Elect shall:

  • Serve as research committee chair;
  • Perform all the duties and be vested with all the powers of the president in the absence of the president;
  • Perform duties that are delegated by the president;
  • Monitor the duties of the First and Second Vice President;
  • Succeed to the presidency if that office becomes vacant.

The First Vice President shall:

  • Serve as membership committee chair; Takes leadership of recruitment and the Initiation Ceremony;
  • Perform the swearing in ceremony of all new initiates at the Initiation Ceremony;
  • Perform all the duties and be vested with all the powers of the president in the absence of the president and the president elect;
  • Perform duties that are delegated by the president;
  • Succeed to the presidency if that office is vacated by both the president and the president elect.

The Second Vice President shall:

  • Serve as program chair; Takes leadership on service events and works with Advisors to establish and maintain all service opportunities;
  • Shall work with the Corresponding Secretary in relation to the advertising of all service events (e.g. flyers, announcements, emails, etc.);
  • Perform all the duties and be vested with all the powers of the president in the absence of the president, the president elect, and the first vice president;
  • Perform duties that are delegated by the president;
  • Succeed to the presidency if that office is vacated by the president, the president elect and the first vice president.

The Recording Secretary shall:

  • Have available for reference at all meetings a current copy of the governing documents of Pi Lambda Theta, the region constitution, the chapter constitution, and a list of chapter officers, committee chairs and committee members;
  • Call the roll, when requested by the president;
  • Record the minutes of all meetings of the chapter and of the executive committee;
  • Send to international office all required records, except those for which other officers are assigned responsibility by this constitution;
  • Certify with the president the names of the delegate and alternate to the Biennial Council and submit those names to the international office by the deadline stated in the governing documents of Pi Lambda Theta;
  • Certify with the president any international vote the chapter may cast;
  • Have custody of all documents belonging to the chapter and make periodic deposits to the archives.

The Corresponding Secretary shall:

  • Assist the President in gathering Agenda items for each meeting as well as give notice of meetings to all members;
  • Conduct all correspondence delegated by the president;
  • Read correspondence as requested by the president;
  • Send the required information on chapter officers to the international office by the deadline stated in the governing documents of Pi Lambda Theta, and notify the international office of any changes between elections;
  • Send the chapter program to the international office by the deadline stated in the governing documents of Pi Lambda Theta.

The Treasurer shall:

  • Keep a proper set of books;
  • Retain documents such as receipts and paid invoices for audit purposes;
  • Receive all moneys and deposit them in the EAF, SAF, or UAF account where appropriate;
  • Pay by campus requisition all approved invoices;
  • Order all necessary supplies needed and ensure payment is made from appropriate account;
  • Give a summary financial report at each meeting and a complete financial report at the annual meeting;
  • Send the names, addresses, and fees of all new members to the international office, within the time frame stated in the governing documents of Pi Lambda Theta;
  • Send all chapter fees to the international office by the date stated in the governing documents of Pi Lambda Theta;
  • Send a copy of the audited chapter financial report to the international office by the date stated in the governing documents of Pi Lambda Theta;
  • Serve as chair of the finance committee;
  • Serve on the scholarship awards committee along with the Chapter Advisors.

Please contact Dr. Renee Mudrey-Camino rm52@uakron.edu if you are interested in serving in any of the above offices.