Council Member

Region VIII Council Member


  • Liaison between state society and Region VIII Council.

  • 2 years, while serving as President-elect and as President from a state society within Region VIII
  • Maximum number of terms allowed: n/a

  • ASCLS Professional or Emeritus membership and reside in Region VIII, serving as President-elect or President from a state society within Region VIII
  • Recommended experience that would be helpful to someone holding this office:  Previous involvement within region or state society

  • Disseminate information received from Council to State Society members and leadership.
  • Provide input from state society to Regional Director and Council.
  • Reports to: Region VIII Director
  • Other duties performed: Participate in Council activities

  • Meeting attendance & travel requirements: Attend at least two (out of three) Region VIII Council meetings per year – Jackson (during IMSS), spring video conference, or national meeting site (summer)
  • Reports: Provide State Society report to Regional Director before each Council meeting
  • Deadlines: as assigned by Regional Director
  • Average time commitment: Approximately 3 hours in September and July, 1 day in March or April
  • Financial considerations: Travel expenses and registration costs to IMSS and/or national meeting

  • Mentors: Past Region VIII Directors and officers, Past state society presidents
  • Materials: Region VIII Guidelines
  • Helpful Hints & suggestions: Computer, e-mail very helpful.

  • Contributions to the profession: Improve communication within the organization and the profession
  • Skills developed/enhanced: Communications, leadership, meetings management, time management
  • Contacts / networking opportunities: Meet and develop relationships with colleagues throughout Region VIII
  • Travel opportunities: Jackson and site of national meeting.

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