OVERVIEW OF ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The NYABPsi Board generally meets on the last weekend of each month. The meetings usually take place in person but are temporarily being held via Zoom teleconference. Board members are required to join or chair at least one committee (e.g., Program Development Committee, Legislative and Social Action Committee, Membership Committee, etc.). The committees work primarily through teleconferences and electronic communication. All Board members must be active (paid membership on both the local and national level) during their term of service. Candidates for election for a Board position must also be a paid member at the time of nomination. The information below on Board member responsibilities is taken from our NYABPsi Bylaws.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors of the NYABPsi shall be the administrative and executive body of the Association and shall exercise general supervision and control over the property, business and other affairs of the NYABPsi. All Directors of the NYABPsi shall be members in good standing of NYABPsi. The Board of Directors of NYABPsi shall consist of the President, the President-Elect, the Immediate Past President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer, as officers of the NYABPsi, and of 10 members-at-large of NYABPsi, elected by the members of the NYABPsi.
OFFICERS: The officers of NYABPsi shall be a President, a President Elect, the Immediate Past-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. All officers of the NYABPsi shall be members in good standing of the NYABPsi. The terms of the office of the President, President-Elect, and Immediate Past-President shall be one year. The terms of the office of the Secretary and Treasurer shall be two years.
POSITIONS OPEN FOR NOMINATION FOR THE UPCOMING 2020 ELECTION:
It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the NYABPsi and of the Board of Directors, to countersign all contracts and other instruments affecting the affairs f the Association, and to exercise general supervision over the affairs of the NYABPsi. She/he shall be an ex-officio member of all committees of the NYABPsi. The President only shall undertake or assume the authority to act as a representative of NYABPsi, except upon authorization of the Board of Directors of the NYABPsi. The President position is a one year term. Presidential tenure shall be limited to two consecutive terms of office.
It shall be the duty of the President-Elect to assume and perform the duties of the President in the event of the absence or incapacity or resignation of the President. The President-Elect position is a one year term.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the NYABPsi to keep the records of all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors, and to keep records of all other official documents and reports of the NYABPsi. In the event of the extended absence, incapacity or resignation of the Treasurer of the Association, the Secretary is authorized to sign checks or drafts upon the funds of the Association and to perform such other duties incident to the office of the Treasurer, until such time as a successor to the Treasurer shall be selected. The Secretary will also manage, in collaboration with the President (the official correspondence of the Association), calls for and notices of meetings and all correspondence related to NYABPsi.
It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to have custody of the funds of the NYABPsi. These funds shall be deposited in the name of the Association at such bank or banks as the Board of Directors of the NYABPsi shall direct. The Treasurer shall arrange for the collection of dues and other monies due to the NYABPsi and shall have authority to sign checks and drafts on behalf of the NYABPsi, upon authorization of the President, as provided for in this Constitution and By-Laws and by action of the Board of Directors of members of the NYABPsi in proper meeting. He/she shall have such additional duties as are described in Article IX of the By-Laws.
Members-at-large are regular members of the Board of Directors, who do not hold one of the aforementioned officer positions. There are 2 Graduate Student and 2 Undergraduate Student positions included within this position.