Region VIII Regional Director
- Liaison between states – region- national.
- Disseminates information between national and states, prevents miscommunication.
- Exercises voting power from the region on the national Board of Directors.
TERM OF OFFICE
- 3 years
- Maximum number of terms allowed: 2
- Activity on ASCLS committees, task forces, offices at state, regional, and national levels.
- Recommended experience that would be helpful to someone holding this office:
- Networking within region and at the national level
- Chair Region VIII Council meetings, serve as a member of the ASCLS Board of Directors, serve as Board liaison to committees, serve on task forces as assigned.
- Reports to: ASCLS President
- Other duties performed:
- Write articles for state newsletters in Region VIII and for ASCLS Today.
- Give an update on ASCLS issues at state meetings if requested.
- Appoint Region VIII committee chairs.
- Meeting attendance & travel requirements:
- Participate in the Fall ASCLS Board of Directors conference call meeting
- Attend ASCLS Legislative Symposium and Interim Board of Directors meeting in Washington DC
- Attend the ASCLS Annual Meeting, House of Delegates, and all Board of Directors sessions.
- Attend at least one state meeting in each state in Region VIII during the 3-year term and more if invited by the states.
- Reports: Prepare reports for each ASCLS Board of Directors meetings and ASCLS House of Delegates. Reports on national and regional issues to Region VIII Council and state presidents in Region VIII.
- Deadlines: per ASCLS calendar
- Average time commitment: Approximately 8 hours per month, depending on time of year.
- Financial considerations: Phone calls, some postage, most food during required travel
- Mentors: Past Region VIII Directors, Region VIII Council members, ASCLS Board members
- Materials: ASCLS Board Orientation Manual, Region VIII Guidelines
- Helpful Hints & suggestions: Computer, e-mail very helpful
- Contributions to the profession: Develop and provide input on policies and programs that benefit the entire profession.
- Skills developed/enhanced: Public speaking, written communications, impacting legislation, meetings management, leadership
- Contacts / networking opportunities: Meet and develop relationships with colleagues throughout the U.S.
- Travel opportunities: Visit each state in Region VIII, Washington DC, and site of national meeting.