This is an election year for NAVAO officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer)! The President and Vice-President have a two term limit. The Secretary and Treasurer may serve an indefinite number of terms.
NAVAO will be making the call for nominations to members in July. In the meantime, please start thinking about your interest in running for office or if there are members you would like to nominate for these important leadership positions in our organization.
Here are the descriptions of each officer position as per our Constitution:
“Section I:
President. It shall be the duty of the President to direct the business of the Association, to call together and preside at all meetings of the Executive Committee or Board, to call and preside at an annual meeting of Members of the Association, and to see that the Constitution and By-Laws are enforced. The President is an ex-officio member of all standing and special committees. The President shall serve as the official representative of this Association in its contacts with other optometric, public, and private organizations. He or she may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms of this office.
Section II:
Vice-President. The Vice-President shall act as an alter-ego to the President and shall assume all the duties and responsibilities of the President during his or her absence. The Vice-President will serve as an ex-officio member of all standing committees and selected special committees, according to the wishes of the President. The Vice-President may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms of this office.
Section III:
Secretary. The Secretary shall transcribe the minutes and record the roll of the annual meeting and will carry out the correspondence of the Association as determined by the President. The Secretary shall also transcribe the minutes of the monthly VA Optometry Service conference calls and distribute them to the Members. He or she may serve an indefinite number of terms.
Section IV:
Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive all monies paid to the Association and keep an accurate account of all funds received and disbursed for official activities. The Treasurer shall make a verbal and written report of all financial matters to the membership at the annual meeting. The Treasurer is the chair of the Finance Committee. He or she may serve an indefinite number of terms.”
The Nomination and Election Process as per the NAVAO By-Laws:
“Nomination and Election Process: The President will call for nominations three months before the annual business meeting of every odd-numbered year. Nominations may come from any Member for him or herself or for another Member. Each member may nominate one person per office (including him or herself) and may not nominate the same person for more than one office. Nominations are closed thirty days after the call for nominations. The individuals receiving the most and second-most number of nominations for each office will be contacted by the teller of ballots (an individual selected by the Immediate Past President) and those who wish to run will be given an opportunity to submit a brief profile and statement for publication prior to the election. An individual may run for only one office in an election. Balloting will be performed electronically. Results shall be reported to the teller of ballots, votes will remain confidential. Candidates receiving a plurality for each office will be declared the winner. Election results will be formally announced at the annual meeting. In the event of tie, a runoff will take place at the annual meeting.”
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