- Must be an Active member. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (a))
- Only an individual who shall have been an Active member for five (5) years prior to the time of election shall be eligible for nomination as an officer. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (b).)
- Availability of time and energy.
- Knowledge of, and commitment to, the ASSH Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.
- Ability to work as a team player, and place personal agenda secondary to the Society's best interests.
- Effectiveness, responsiveness and timeliness in ASSH activities.
- Administrative and organizational skills - including prior or current leadership or administrative positions.
- Special areas of knowledge, skill or insight of potential benefit to the Society and Council.
- Awards or other special recognition within or outside of medicine.
- A three day face-to-face meeting in spring.
- Two days of face-to-face meetings prior to the ASSH Annual Meeting.
- A two to three hour face-to-face meeting immediately following the ASSH Annual Meeting.
- A three day meeting in late fall/early winter
- Council members are also expected to participate in conference calls, email discussions, email ballots, and other communications throughout the year. They may be asked to serve on special task forces and/or serve as liaisons to various committees or individuals within the Society. New Council members will be expected to attend a half-day orientation at the early winter meeting.
Statutory Obligations As Defined in Bylaws
- The Treasurer shall be the principal accounting and financial officer of the Society and shall have charge of and be responsible for the maintenance of adequate books of account for the Society.
- Shall have charge and custody of all funds and securities of the Society, and be responsible therefore, and for the receipt and disbursement thereof.
- Shall deposit all funds and securities of the Society in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions the Bylaws.
- Shall have an annual audit of the Society's books conducted by a certified public accounting firm.
- Shall sign deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts or other instruments.
- In general shall perform all of the duties customarily incident to the office of treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or the Council. The duties of the Treasurer may be assigned by the Council in whole, or in part to the Executive Director.
- Attend all scheduled Council and AFSH Board of Trustees meetings.
- Prepare treasurer’s reports for Council meetings, Members Business Meeting, and Foundation Board of Trustees.
- Prepare for active participation in Council and AFSH Board meetings by reading Council agenda materials prior to the date of the Council meeting.
- Participate in special projects related to governance issues, as assigned by the President.
- Perform all other functions as related to serving on the Council as requested.
- In years when a Treasurer-elect is present, assist in the training of the Treasurer-elect so that he/she may assume responsibility when elected.
- Serve on: Executive Committee, Central Office Advisory Committee, and the Finance Committee.
- Serve on the AFSH Board of Trustees, and assume same roles for Foundation as for the Society when the duties are similar.
- Sign all checks over $125,000.
- Receive and review monthly statement of disbursed checks from the Central Office.
- Review audits for ASSH and AFSH.