Board Members

 

Mavies Gascon, LMT CMTPresident – email hidden; JavaScript is required

[term expires June 2018] [Nominate]

Mavies Gascon, LMT CMT graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy, in Las Vegas, Nevada: from the Professional Massage Therapist Program and the Master Bodyworker Program in 2013. He is also CAMTC-certified and NSBMT-licensed; multi-state-jurisdictional credentials in the massage therapy profession.
Mavies currently practices at Roni Josef Salon in the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino and incorporates his own style of culinary cuisine into his list of in- and outcall massage therapy services in his own practice, Dream By Day – Mavies is also a seasoned Chef, graduating from the California Culinary Academy in 2000.
Mavies has volunteered massage services at places like the Caring Place, Joy Prom, for firefighter community events, and for National Guard events – he currently serves the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as its President.

Tom Dougherty, LMTBoard Member – email hidden; JavaScript is required

[term expires June 2017] [Nominate]

Thomas Dougherty, LMT PT is a massage therapist since 1994. He works in out-patient clinics with Chiropractors & other Physical Therapists mainly using medical massage techniques, like stretching, myofascial release, and pain control. Tom’s been a Physical Therapist since 1997 and an accomplished actor of stage and screen since 1984.
Tom currently serves the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as a Board Member and Chair of the National Massage Therapy Awareness Week Committee.

Board MemberJacob Tiffany, LMT – email hidden; JavaScript is required

[term expires June 2018] [Nominate]

Jacob Tiffany, LMT graduated the Professional Massage Therapist program at the Nevada School of Massage Therapy (NSMT) in August 2010 and then NSMT’s Master Bodyworker program in October 2010. He was granted professional license by the State of Nevada in March 2011.
Jacob has practiced massage therapy mostly in membership-based locations like Massage Envy, Massage Heights, and Elements with some day spa experience. He focuses his hands-on practice in sports- and injury-type massage therapy modalities and has worked with a wide range of athletes, including MMA fighters & body builders.
Jacob serves the AMTA Nevada Chapter as a Board Member, Education Committee Co-Chair, and 2016 3rd Alternate Delegate.

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[term expires June 2018] [Nominate]

 

 

 

 

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[term expires June 2018] [Nominate]

Brent Bornemeier, LMT graduated from Portland Community College in 2004 with an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems and earned his Massage Therapy certification from Anthem College and was licensed to practice in Nevada in 2013.
When not in session with his clients at Bold Bodywork in Henderson, NV, he can be found hiking/meditating at Calico Basin or crushing some weights at Gold’s Gym.
Brent serves the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as its Secretary and Chair of the Commission on Candidacy.


 

 

If you’re considering running for a Board of Directors office, there are a few considerations:

  • Do you know which office you are interested in? (please see the job descriptions below)
  • Do you have 5 to 10 hours a month to attend meetings, propose/complete projects and assignments?
  • Are you familiar with computerized spreadsheets, text documents, or online resources for massage therapy?
  • Have you completed and printed out your Volunteer Code of Conduct form (required)

If you answered “yes” to all these questions, you are ready to consider a Volunteer life with the AMTA Nevada Chapter!

Interested in becoming elected to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors?

Board Member Job Descriptions

President

Purpose
The Chapter President sets the direction and pace of the Chapter’s activities based on the vision that has been determined by the Chapter membership, Chapter Board of Directors, and other Chapter Officers. The Chapter President serves as a leader, planner, mentor, mediator, and facilitator.
Eligibility
In addition to being a Professional member in good standing and signing the Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, she/he must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Completed one term year as a Chapter Board member within the last three years.
  • Completed one term year as a Chapter committee chair within the last two years.
  • Completed one term year as a National Standing Committee Chair or National Board member within the last two years.

Authority
The authority of the Chapter President is conferred by the Chapter membership through election, as the highest-ranking elected officer in the Chapter, and as specified in the National AMTA Bylaws, Policy, and Chapter Standing Rules.
Accountability
The Chapter President is accountable to the Membership by virtue of election and to the Chapter Board, the Chapter membership and the AMTA National Board through reporting activities. The Chapter President agrees to uphold and abide by National AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Job Description, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, and Chapter Standing Rules (if applicable), and Financial Policies & Procedures.
Term of Office
The Chapter President shall be elected every even year for a term of two (2) years or until a successor is elected, not to exceed two (2) consecutive elective terms.
Relationship
The Chapter President works most closely with Chapter Board members and appointees, Chapter staff or consultants, and National AMTA staff. The Chapter President also communicates with Chapter members, other Chapter Presidents, the Chapter Relations Committee, Chapter Relations Department, and/or other National volunteers, as appropriate.
Responsibilities

1. Is a voting member of the Chapter Board of Directors.
2. Prepares the agenda for Chapter membership and Board meetings, and provides the agenda and all supporting
documentation to Board members and appropriate appointees at least one week prior to the Board meeting.
3. Attends and presides over, or delegates authority, maintains order, and expediently conducts business at all Chapter American Massage Therapy Association® meetings and Board meetings; and is familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order.
4. Delegates authority to the 1 st VP (or next officer in succession) when incommunicado for more than one week.
5. Shall not be the Chair of any committee, sub-committee, special committee, or workgroup.
6. Serves as ex-officio (non-voting) member of all Chapter committees.
7. May temporarily assume/delegate the responsibilities of vacant volunteer positions while working with the Chapter Board, Chapter Relations Committee and staff to fill the vacancy.
8. Attends (or delegates attendance) to regional and national meetings of the Association, at the Chapter Board’s direction, as per policy, and/or as budgeted.
9. Identifies, recruits, cultivates, and mentors future Chapter leaders.
10. Appoints standing committee, subcommittee, special committee, and workgroup chairs (except the nominations committee), with the approval of the Chapter Board.
11. Approves appointments of committee members made by committee chairs.
12. Supervises the affairs of the Chapter.
13. Prepares and submits appropriate information for Chapter newsletter.
14. Reviews documents and records produced by the Chapter, including:
a) Minutes from Chapter Board of Directors meetings.
b) All contracts.
c) Legislative activities.
d) Financial Reports.
e) Committee Reports.
f) Newsletter or other communications such as e-mail announcements etc.
15. Oversees Chapter’s budgeting and financial activities.
16. Receives direct feedback from members and answers their questions about actions of the Chapter Board.
17. Directs and refers members to volunteer and staff contacts as appropriate.
18. Reports to the membership at the Chapter meetings.
19. Ensures Chapter operations are consistent with the AMTA Strategic Plan.
20. Fulfills the fiduciary, due diligence, and other responsibilities of Chapter Board members as described in National Bylaws and Policy.
21. Maintains orderly records of issues and actions taken during her/his term and supplies the incoming President with those records.
22. Facilitates the efficient, positive, and productive activities of the Chapter through consultation with other Chapter officers, National volunteers, and/or National staff.
23. Once a Chapter President has served two consecutive terms, in the event that no eligible candidate steps forward to run for the office of Chapter President, the current Chapter President remains in office until a successor is elected during a “special election” at the next scheduled business meeting and elections.
24. Is a signatory on all Chapter accounts per AMTA Policy.

Time Commitment
The time commitment is approximately 5 – 15 hours per week, depending on Chapter activities.
The time commitment may be higher before and/or during certain National or chapter events or activities.
Vacancy and Succession
A vacancy in the President’s position will be filled according to AMTA Bylaws, Policy, and Chapter Standing Rules.
Removal from Office
An officer may be removed from office for failure to:

1. Fulfill her/his duties and responsibilities (dereliction of duties).
2. Abide by the National AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Job Description, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, Chapter Standing Rules, Financial Policies and Procedures.
3. Keep AMTA membership dues current.

Removal shall occur upon recommendation from a Chapter Board member with a two-thirds vote of the entire Chapter Board.
The Chapter President, as a Chapter volunteer, is also subject to the Chapter Volunteer Conflict Resolution Process.

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1st, 2nd, 3rd Vice-President


Purpose
The Chapter Vice President will assist the Chapter President in achieving Chapter goals and effecting policies and/or decisions made by the Chapter Board of Directors.
Eligibility
In addition to being a Professional member in good standing and signing the Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, she/he must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Completed one term year as a Chapter Board member within the last three years.
  • Completed one term year as a Chapter committee chair or member, within the last two years.
  • Completed one term year as a National Standing Committee Chair or National Board member within the last two years.

Authority
The authority of the Chapter Vice President is conferred by the Chapter membership through election, and as specified in the National AMTA Bylaws, Policy and Chapter Standing Rules, (if existent).
Accountability
The Chapter Vice President is accountable to the Membership by virtue of election and the Chapter Board, the Membership, and the AMTA National Board through reporting activities. The Chapter Vice President agrees to uphold and abide by National AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Job Description, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, Chapter Standing Rules (if existent), and Financial Policies & Procedures.
Term of Office
The First and Third Vice Presidents shall be elected every odd year for a term of two (2) years or until successors are elected.
The Second Vice President shall be elected every even year for a term of two (2) years or until a successor is elected.
Relationship
The Chapter Vice President works most closely with Chapter Board members and appointees, Chapter staff or consultants, and National AMTA staff. The Chapter Vice President also communicates with Chapter members, other Chapter Vice Presidents, the Chapter Relations Committee, Chapter Relations Department, and/or other National volunteers, as appropriate.
Responsibilities

1. Is a voting member of the Chapter Board of Directors and is familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order.
2. In the temporary absence or incapacity of the Chapter President, the 1 st, 2 nd or 3 rd Vice President, in that order, serves in the place of the President.
3. In the event the office of the President becomes vacant, may succeed to the office of President according to AMTA Bylaws and Policy.
4. Accepts responsibilities for Chapter/Association assignments as delegated by the Chapter President.
5. May have signature registered with the bank servicing the Chapter and with any other financial institution serving as depository of funds.
6. May temporarily assume the responsibilities of vacant volunteer positions while working with the President, the Chapter Relations Committee and staff to fill the vacancy.
7. Shall not be the Chair of more than two (2) committees, sub-committees, special committees or workgroups.
8. Attends Chapter Board, Chapter membership, and any Chapter committee meetings for which the Vice President has responsibility, and, whenever possible, regional and national meetings of the Association.
9. Identifies, cultivates and recruits future Chapter leaders.
10. Makes recommendations to the Chapter President for committee appointments.
11. Directs and refers members to appropriate volunteer and staff contacts as needed.
12. Is available to receive direct feedback from members for input to the Chapter Board, and to communicate to inquiring members, appropriate information regarding actions of the Chapter Board.
13. Maintains communication with Chapter membership through regular reports via Chapter newsletter, and reports at Chapter membership and Chapter Board meetings.
14. Fulfills the fiduciary, due diligence, and other responsibilities of Chapter board members as described in National Bylaws and Policy, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct and Chapter Standing Rules and Policies.
15. Maintains orderly records of activities and timelines relevant to her/his position during the term and supplies the incoming Vice President with those records to ensure a smooth transition.

Time Commitment
The time commitment averages approximately 5 – 8 hours per week, depending on Chapter activities. The time commitment may be higher before and/or during certain Chapter events or actions.
Vacancy and Succession
A vacancy in the Vice President’s position will be filled according to AMTA Bylaws, Policy, and Chapter Standing Rules (if existent).
Removal from Office
An officer may be removed from office for failure to:

1. Fulfill her/his duties and responsibilities (dereliction of duties).
2. Abide by the National AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Job Description, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, Chapter Standing
Rules, Financial Policies and Procedures.
3. Keep AMTA membership dues current.

Removal shall occur upon recommendation from a Chapter Board member with a two-thirds vote of the entire Chapter Board.
The Chapter Vice President, as a Chapter volunteer, is also subject to the Chapter Volunteer Conflict Resolution Process.
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Treasurer


Purpose
The Chapter Treasurer ensures the integrity of the fiscal affairs of the Chapter.
Eligibility
In addition to being a Professional member in good standing, and signing the Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, she/he must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Completed one term year as a Chapter Board member within the last three years.
  • Completed one term year as a Chapter committee chair or member, within the last two years.
  • Completed one term year as a National Standing Committee Chair or National Board member within the last two years.
  • Completed one year of AMTA membership and have experience in bookkeeping, accounting or finance.

Authority
The Chapter Treasurer is given authority by the Chapter membership through election and as specified in the National AMTA Bylaws, Policy and Chapter Standing Rules.
Accountability
The Chapter Treasurer is accountable to the membership by virtue of election and to the Chapter Board and the membership through reporting activities. The Chapter Treasurer agrees to uphold and abide by National AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Job Description, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, and Chapter Standing Rules (if applicable), and Financial Policies & Procedures.
Term of Office
Treasurer is elected every even year for a term of two (2) years or until a successor is elected.

  • Proviso: Effective January 1, 2010, the Treasurer shall be elected for a term of one (1) year or until a successor is elected.

Commencing in 2011, the Treasurer shall be elected every odd year for a term of two (2) years or until a successor is elected.
Relationships
The Chapter Treasurer works most closely with Chapter Board members and appointees, and National AMTA staff. The Chapter Treasurer also communicates with Chapter members, the Chapter Relations Committee, Chapter Relation’s and Finance staff, and/or other National volunteers, as appropriate.
Responsibilities

1. Serves as a voting member of the Chapter Board of Directors.
2. Has basic knowledge of QuickBooks or similar accounting program.
3. Attends all Chapter meetings and Chapter Board meetings, as scheduled.
4. Is a signatory on all Chapter accounts per AMTA Policy.
5. Acts in the place of the President in the absence or incapacity of the President, Vice Presidents and Secretary.
6. Accepts responsibilities delegated by the President.
7. May temporarily assume the responsibilities of vacant positions while working with the President, the Chapter Relations Committee and staff to fill the vacancy.
8. Shall not be the Chair of more than two (2) committees, sub-committees, special committees or workgroups.
9. In cooperation with the President, conducts the regular day-to-day financial business affairs of the Chapter.
10. Adopts and uses the Chapter Internal Controls detailed in AMTA Policy.
11. Completes and submits reports in compliance with AMTA Policy.
12. Manages and oversees the Chapter Budget.

  • In collaboration with Chapter Board members and/or Chapter Finance Committee, prepares the annual Chapter budget, for presentation to the Chapter Board and the Chapter membership for approval.
  • Ensures that Chapter records are maintained according to the Chapter record retention guidelines, and submits required reports to the National Office.
  • Ensures that expenses are budgeted and allowable.
  • Provides information to the Chapter Board regarding budgetary restrictions and alerts the Chapter Board when projects, programs, or units are in danger of going over budget.
  • Brings all unapproved and/or unbudgeted requests for funds and payment to the Chapter Board.
  • Proposes cost cutting measures and budget adjustments.
  • Reports line item financial status of the Chapter, actual vs. budgets, to the Chapter Board quarterly and to the Chapter members annually.

13. Manages Chapter finances and keeps accurate records of all income and expenses in QuickBooks.
14. Keeps the Chapter Board current regarding status of investments, when applicable.
15. Reimburses members, appointees, or other volunteers, in accordance with Chapter standing rules or Chapter policy, for budgeted or approved expenditures made on behalf of the Chapter.
16. Reviews Chapter expenditures and financial status on a regular basis to ensure overall fiscal responsibility.
17. Updates Chapter Financial Policies and Procedures annually for Chapter Board of Directors approval, when applicable.
18. Maintains orderly financial records and an outline of the procedures used and furnishes the incoming Treasurer with those records.
19. Communicates with Chapter membership, through regular reports, the financial status of the Chapter, including income and expenses to date and account balances.
20. Identifies, recruits, cultivates, and mentors future Chapter leaders.
21. Makes recommendations to the President for committee appointments.
22. Directs and refers members to volunteer and staff contacts as appropriate.
23. Receives direct feedback from members and answers their questions about actions of the Chapter Board.
24. Ensures Chapter financial operations are consistent with AMTA National Bylaws and Policy, and Chapter Standing Rules.
25. Fulfills fiduciary, due diligence, and other responsibilities as described in AMTA Bylaws and Policy.

Time Commitment
The time commitment is approximately 5 hours per week. Time commitment may be considerably greater for short durations during preparation of budget, annual reports. etc.
Vacancy and Succession
A vacancy in the Treasurer’s position will be filled according to AMTA Bylaws, Policy, and Chapter Standing Rules.
Removal from Office
An officer may be removed from office for failure to:

1. Fulfill her/his duties and responsibilities (dereliction of duties).
2. Abide by the National AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Job Description, Code of Ethics, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, Chapter Standing Rules, Financial Policies and Procedures.
3. Keep AMTA membership dues current.

Removal shall occur upon recommendation from a Chapter Board member with a two-thirds vote of the entire Chapter Board.
The Treasurer, as a Chapter volunteer, is also subject to the Chapter Volunteer Conflict Resolution Process.
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Secretary


Purpose
The Chapter Secretary is the official keeper of the Chapter records and is responsible for maintaining and updating Chapter records during her/his term of office.
Eligibility
In addition to being a Professional member in good standing and signing the Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, she/he must meet the following requirement:

  • Completed one year of AMTA membership.

Authority
The authority of the Chapter Secretary is conferred by the Chapter membership through election, as specified in the National AMTA Bylaws, Policy and Chapter Standing Rules (if existent).
Accountability
The Chapter Secretary is accountable to the Membership by virtue of election and, to the Chapter Board, the Membership and the AMTA National Board through reporting activities. The Chapter Secretary agrees to uphold and abide by National AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Job Description, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, and Chapter Standing Rules (if existent), and Financial Policies & Procedures.
Term of Office
The Chapter Secretary shall be elected every odd year for a term of two (2) years or until a successor is elected.

  • Proviso: Effective January 1, 2009, the Secretary shall be elected for a term of one (1) year or until a successor is elected.

Commencing in 2010, the Secretary shall be elected every even year for a term of two (2) years or until a successor is elected.
Relationship
The Chapter Secretary works most closely with Chapter Board members and appointees, Chapter staff or consultants, and National AMTA staff. The Chapter Secretary also communicates with Chapter members, other Chapter Secretaries, the Chapter Relations Committee, Chapter Relations Department, and/or other National volunteers, as appropriate.
Responsibilities

1. Is a voting member of the Chapter Board of Directors and is familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order.
2. Acts in the place of the Chapter President in the absence or incapacity of the Chapter President, 1 st Vice President, 2 nd Vice President and 3 rd Vice President.
3. Distributes announcements of Chapter Board meetings and Chapter membership meetings in accordance with National AMTA Bylaws, Policy and Chapter Standing Rules (if applicable).
4. Attends Chapter Board and membership meetings and ensures that attendance, votes and the proceedings of the American Massage Therapy Association® meetings are recorded, maintained and retained according to the National and Chapter record retention guidelines.
5. Submits required reports to the National Office.
6. Distributes minutes of Chapter Board meetings to Board members and Chapter meetings to the Chapter membership as soon as possible following the meeting, but no later than three weeks following the meeting unless otherwise stipulated in the Chapter Standing Rules (if existent).
7. Accepts responsibilities for Chapter/Association assignments as delegated by the Chapter President.
8. Forwards Chapter rosters to the National Chapter Relations staff Administrator, in accordance with Policy. Updates must be received by the National Chapter Relations staff Administrator per Policy.
9. In cooperation with the Chapter President and the Chapter Treasurer conducts the regular day-to-day business affairs of the Chapter.
10. May temporarily assume the responsibilities of vacant volunteer positions while working with the President, the Chapter Relations Committee and staff to fill the vacancy.
11. Shall not be the Chair of more than two (2) committees, sub-committees, special committees or workgroups.
12. Identifies, cultivates and recruits future Chapter leaders.
13. Makes recommendations to the President for committee appointments.
14. Directs and refers members to appropriate volunteer and National AMTA staff contacts as needed.
15. Is available to receive direct feedback from members for input to the Chapter Board and to communicate to inquiring members, appropriate information regarding actions of the Chapter Board.
16. Fulfills the fiduciary, due diligence and other responsibilities of chapter board members as described in AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct and Chapter Standing Rules (if existent).
17. Maintains orderly records of activities and timelines relevant to her/his position during the term and supplies the incoming Secretary with those records to ensure a smooth transition.

Time Commitment
The time commitment is approximately 2 – 4 hours per week, depending on Chapter activities.
Vacancy and Succession
A vacancy in the Chapter Secretary ’s position will be filled according to AMTA Bylaws, Policy and Chapter Standing Rules (if existent).
The Chapter Secretary, as a Chapter volunteer, is also subject to the Chapter Volunteer Conflict Resolution Process.
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Immediate Past President


Purpose
The primary role of the Immediate Past President (IPP) is to serve as “senior statesperson.” within the Chapter. She/he may assist the President/Board as requested with duties and matters pertaining to the Chapter, and will be available for assistance, and counsel on AMTA chapter business. She/he will make her or his knowledge and skill gained in the AMTA Chapter’s highest office available to the Association.
Eligibility

  • Professional member in good standing
  • Succeeds to the office by virtue of completion of the term of Chapter President.

Authority
The authority of the Immediate Past President is granted by the membership through election and as specified in the National Bylaws, National and Chapter Policies and Chapter Standing Rules (if existent).
Accountability
The Immediate Past President reports to the President and the Board of Directors and is accountable to the membership for her/his responsibilities and performance by virtue of election.
Term of Office
The term of office is concurrent with the term of the succeeding President.
Relationship
The Chapter Immediate Past President works most closely with President, Chapter Board members and appointees, Chapter staff or consultants, and National AMTA staff. The Chapter Immediate Past President also communicates with chapter members, other Chapter Immediate Past Presidents, the Chapter Relations Committee, Chapter Relations Department, and/or other National volunteers, as appropriate.
Responsibilities
Within the limitations of the Chapter Standing Rules and policies established by the Chapter Board of Directors (if existent), the Immediate Past President is responsible for and has commensurate authority to carry out the following:

1. Supports and provides continuity to the President’s work of fulfilling the envisioned future, strategic plan, and policies established by the Chapter Board of Directors.
2. Represents the President or serves as spokesperson for the AMTA Chapter as requested by the President.
3. Identifies, cultivates and recruits future Chapter leaders.
4. Makes recommendations to the Chapter President for committee appointments.
5. Mentors and is available to provide advice to elected and appointed volunteers.
6. May serve as a Board member, if Chapter Standing Rules so state.
7. May serve as a Board supervisor for volunteer/committee activities as assigned, if a member of the Chapter Board.
8. Stays informed about the membership via mechanisms such as reading board materials and chapter newsletters, monitoring chapter websites, reviewing member survey results, and through personal contacts at national and local meetings.
9. Performs additional duties as delegated and authorized by the President.
10. Passes on records of activities and timelines relevant to her/his position during their term as President and supplies the incoming President with those records to ensure a smooth transition.
11. Directs and refers members to appropriate volunteer and staff contacts as needed.

Time Commitment
The time commitment is approximately 2–4 hours per week, depending on chapter activities.
Vacancy and Succession
In the event of a vacancy, this office shall remain vacant until the current Chapter President succeeds into this position.
Removal from Office
An officer may be removed from office for failure to:

1. Fulfill her/his duties and responsibilities (dereliction of duties).
2. Abide by the National AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Job Description, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, Chapter Standing
Rules, Financial Policies and Procedures.
3. Keep AMTA membership dues current.

Removal shall occur upon recommendation from a Chapter Board member with a two-thirds vote of the entire ChapterBoard.
The Chapter Immediate Past President, as a Chapter volunteer, is also subject to the Chapter Volunteer Conflict Resolution Process.

Interested in becoming elected to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors?

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