Delegate Information

AMTA Illinois Delegates

The AMTA-IL elected the following Delegates to represent in person the Chapter at the AMTA National Convention House of Delegates meeting, wherever in the in US that happens to be for the year. Delegates are elected online to serve a two-year term. Illinois is entitled to seat five delegates.

 

Delegates for 2017
Maren Brucker term ends 2018
Robert Laubach term ends 2018
Angela Agius term ends 2019
Becky Schwoebel term ends 2019 beckyschwoeb@gmail.com
Robin Lovejoy term ends 2019
Alternate Delegates for 2016
Cassandra Stratton
Jan Dimasi

Delegate Job Descriptions

Position Title: Delegate to the House of Delegates (HOD)

Eligibility
Must be a professional member in good standing of the Chapter to which they are assigned
Must sign the AMTA Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct.
Agrees to uphold and abide by National AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, and Job Description.
Shall not be an AMTA National Board member.

Authority
Delegate is given authority by National Bylaws and Policies and through election by the Chapter membership.

Accountability
Delegate is accountable to the members of the Chapter by virtue of election, and to the Chapter Board by virtue of funding, where applicable.

Term of Office
The delegate shall serve a term of office of two years, beginning at the same time as chapter officers’ terms. The delegate shall serve no more than three consecutive elected terms

Purpose
Delegate represents her/his Chapter members in the HOD and related activities, informs the Chapter of timelines, and facilitates the Chapter’s influence in the HOD.

Relationship
Delegate works with her/his Chapter members and fellow Chapter Delegates, as well as Delegates from other Chapters and the House of Delegates Operations Committee (HODOC), to follow timelines and carry out the assignments and charges applicable to the HOD function.

Responsibilities

  1. Delegate, in communication at all Chapter Meetings and through other means available, initiates member involvement in discussion of matters that may or will come before the HOD.
  2. Delegate responds to Chapter Board and member communications on a regular and timely basis via phone, e-mail, or other appropriate means.
  3. Delegate provides written reports to the Chapter Board as directed by the Chapter Board.
  4. Delegate attends all Chapter membership meetings, and reports to the members and Chapter Board at those meetings.
  5. Delegate maintains a working knowledge of materials provided for the HOD meeting.
  6. Delegate prepares and reviews all necessary materials prior to meetings.
  7. Delegate attends and participates in the HOD orientation and meeting and casts informed votes.
  8. Delegate reports the actions of the HOD to the Chapter membership.
  9. Chapters may assign additional Chapter responsibilities to delegates.

Time Commitment

  • The time commitment averages about 2-4 hours per month.
  • Delegate attends the Chapter Annual Meeting, Chapter membership meetings, Chapter Board meetings (as requested by the Chapter Board), Chapter Leadership Training, (as requested by the Chapter Board), the Delegate Orientation Meeting and the HOD Meeting at the National Convention. Time commitment will be considerably higher during the annual convention.

Use of Organizational Resources
Resources related to carrying out the duties of this office:

  • HODOC provides materials and training.
  • Chapters may provide reimbursement according to Chapter Policy.

Vacancy and Succession
In the event of a vacancy, the alternate with the next highest number of votes in the previous election will assume the Delegate position.

Removal from Office
A Delegate may be removed from office for failure to:

  1. Fulfill her/his duties and responsibilities (dereliction of duties).
  2. Abide by the AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, or Job Description.
  3. Keep AMTA membership dues current.

Removal shall occur in accordance with the AMTA Chapter Conflict Resolution Process.

Position Title: Alternate to the House of Delegates (HOD)

Eligibility
Must be a professional member in good standing.
Must sign the AMTA Delegate to the HOD Code of Conduct.
Agrees to uphold and abide by National AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, and Position Description.
Shall not be an AMTA National Board member.

Authority
Alternate is given authority by National Bylaws and Policies through election by the Chapter membership.

Accountability
Alternate is accountable to the members of the Chapter by virtue of election.

Term of Office
Term of Office is one calendar year after election to alternate position.

Purpose
Alternate stays informed and ready to assume Delegate position (thereafter represents her/his Chapter members in the HOD and related activities, informs the Chapter of timelines, and facilitates the Chapter’s influence in the HOD).

Relationship
Alternate will work with their Chapter members and Chapter Delegates to follow timelines and be prepared to carry out the assignments and charges applicable to their potential HOD function.

Responsibilities

  1. Alternates shall be responsible for supporting the purposes and performing responsibilities of the House of Delegates as described in Bylaws, Policy, and Delegate Position Description should they succeed to the position of Delegate.
  2. Maintains a working knowledge of materials provided prior to the HOD.
  3. Prepares and reviews all necessary materials prior to meetings.
  4. Attends the HOD preliminary and business meetings per Chapter policy.

Time Commitment

  • The time commitment averages about 2-4 hours per month.
  • Alternate attends the Chapter Annual Meeting, the Delegate Orientation Meeting and the HOD Meeting at the National Convention per Chapter policy. Time commitment may be considerably higher during the annual convention.

Use of Organizational Resources
Resources related to carrying out the duties of this office:

  • HODOC provides materials and training.
  • Chapters may provide reimbursement according to Chapter Policy.

Vacancy and Succession
In the event of a vacancy in the Alternate position, the Alternate with the next highest number of votes in the previous election will assume the open Alternate position.

Removal from Office
An Alternate may be removed from office for failure to:

  1. Fulfill her/his duties and responsibilities (dereliction of duties).
  2. Abide by the AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, or Position Description.
  3. Keep AMTA membership dues current.

Removal shall occur in accordance with the AMTA Chapter Conflict Resolution Process.