Officer Nominations for 2015-2016

posted May 14, 2015, 5:32 AM by Richmond Area Counselors Association   [ updated May 14, 2015, 5:32 AM ]
The time has come for the nomination of officers for the 2015-2016 year. We want to make sure that we include all members in this process though so we will be taking nominations for officers through email until Monday, May 25 at 5:30 pm. At that point, we will announce the nominations for officers and open up an online poll for voting for the officers. Voting will take place until June 3 at 5:30 pm. At that point, votes will be calculated and we will announce our new officers. They will be announced at our June 4 social event. 

In order to be nominated for a position, you must be a member of RACA. If your membership has lapsed, you may renew at: http://www.vcacounselors.org/

Also, in order to vote in the elections, you must be a member of RACA. We already have exciting ideas for this upcoming year and can't wait to hear more from potentially new officers and members. This organization is here to serve you and your professional needs but we need your involvement to meet that goal. Please consider joining and becoming an active member.

So, send an email with a nomination of a RACA member for an office! Don't forget that you can nominate yourself for an office as well!

See below for a list of the officer positions and descriptions up for nomination:

  1. President

    1. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings and to enforce all bylaws and the regulations relating to the administration of RACA.

    2. The President shall call meetings of RACA and of the Executive Board when the President deems it necessary, when required to do so by the Executive Board, or upon written request of at least one-fourth (¼) of the membership.

    3. The President shall serve ex-officio on all committees and serve as Chairperson of the Executive Board.

    4. The President shall appoint committees not outlined in these Bylaws as the need arises.

  2. Treasurer

    1. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys payable to RACA and disburse by check all funds payable by RACA.

    2. A report on the status of the Treasury shall be presented at each meeting.

  3. Secretary

    1. All resolutions and proceedings of meetings shall be recorded by the Secretary.

    2. The records of all meetings shall be made available by the Secretary in an electronic format for inclusion on RACA’s website and through file sharing.

    3. The Secretary shall submit any required reports to VCA and/or ACA.

    4. The Secretary will submit to the VCA Executive Director the names of officers upon their election or appointment.

  4. Social Chair

    1. The Social Chair shall plan all social events for the chapter.

    2. The Social Chair will head a committee from the general membership to assist with the planning and execution of events.

  5. Membership Chair

    1. The Membership Chair keeps the membership roster current in all forms used by RACA.

    2. The Membership Chair will compile statistics about each event of RACA.

    3. The Membership Chair will send emails to current members about renewal and potential members about joining RACA. These communications would be coordinated with the Communications Chair.

  6. Professional Development Chair

    1. The Professional Development Chair plans all professional development events for the chapter.

    2. The Professional Development Chair will head a committee from the general membership to assist with the planning and execution of events.

  7. Communications Chair

    1. The Communications Chair shall oversee the dissemination of any communications both written and electronic to the membership.

    2. The Communications Chair would be responsible for ensuring that pictures are taken at all RACA events and are displayed through the appropriate media.  

    3. The Communications Chair will head a committee from the general membership to assist with this effort.

  8. Community Counseling Liaison

    1. The Community Counseling Liaison would ensure that the interests of the Community Counseling members are represented at each Executive Board meeting.

    2. The Community Counseling Liaison would be responsible for staying current with issues affecting the Community Counseling community as well as communicating with members in the community counseling field.

  9. School Counseling Liaison

    1. The School Counseling Liaison would ensure that the interests of the School Counseling members are represented at each Executive Board meeting.

    2. The School Counseling Liaison would be responsible for staying current with issues affecting the School Counseling community as well as communicating with members in the school counseling field.