Now accepting nominations for:
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Regional Coordinator (2)
- Nominator and nominee must be current FSH members in good standing.
- Nominee must be made aware that they are being nominated.
- Nominee must express willingness to carry out the responsibilities of the position if elected.
Nominations must include:
- Name of nominee and office they should hold
- Your name and email address
- A brief description of why you are nominating this person
Duties of Officers
President: The President shall be the chief executive officer of FSH; shall in general supervise and control all business and affairs of FSH; shall preside over and prepare agendas for all meetings of FSH, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, shall perform all duties pertaining to the Office of President and other duties as may be designated by the Board; shall be ex-officio member, with a vote limited to ties, of all committees except the Nominating Committee and shall, by appointment, fill any vacancies on the Nominating Committee with Board approval; shall have his/her signature placed on file at the bank, along with that of the Vice President and Treasurer and shall approve all checks written by the Treasurer; shall submit an annual report to the Board of Directors and shall call meetings; shall, in the absence of the Secretary, appoint a temporary Secretary to record the minutes of the meeting; shall upon leaving office serve as Immediate Past President; shall present all honors and awards; shall, at the Annual FSH Meeting, present an Annual President’s Report and an Annual Board of Director’s Report; shall hold and maintain the archives of the Society at a location approved by the Board of Directors.
Vice President: The Vice President shall act for and in place of the President at the request of the President and in the absence or disability of the President and shall perform the duties of the President with full presidential powers subject to restrictions upon the President; shall have his/her signature placed on file at the bank and shall be empowered to approve checks written by the Treasurer only when acting as President; shall be the Chair of the By-Laws Committee and shall be an ex-officio member without vote on all other committees; shall automatically become President of FSH in case of a vacancy in the office of President; shall perform all duties as assigned by President.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be custodian of all funds of FSH; shall select a bank with the Board of Directors’ approval and file bank signature cards authorizing the deposit or withdrawal of funds upon his/her signature or the signature of the President or Vice President; shall keep an itemized accounting of all monies received and disbursed and present a report at each meeting; shall submit to a Board of Directors an approved Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by March 1, the appropriate financial records necessary to file the FSH annual income taxes as mandated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); shall submit to the Finance Committee by February 1st the final accounting of the fiscal year for review; shall make a report on the financial status of FSH at the Annual FSH Meeting and shall have his/her books available for review by the membership, shall serve as a member of the Finance Committee; however, cannot chair that Committee; shall perform other duties incident to the office as assigned by the President.
Secretary: The secretary shall take, keep and report the minutes of all the meeting in the society, shall distribute a copy to the President and the Board of Directors within thirty (30) days of the meeting; shall receive and file all written reports; shall keep an accurate inventory of all FSH property; shall conduct correspondence of FSH; shall be custodian of FSH seal; shall order, maintain and distribute stationary as required; shall perform other duties that may be assigned by the President.
Regional Coordinator: The state shall be divided into a minimum of two regions presented by the President with 2/3 approval of the Board of Directors; Regional Coordinators shall be elected by a majority vote of the membership; Coordinators shall serve two (2) years concurrent with the election of officers; Coordinators shall be responsible for providing educational opportunities throughout the year; shall assume responsibilities for disseminating FSH information and activities; shall act as a liaison for the Region at all FSH Board of Directors meetings; shall be responsible for a regional update in every publication of the Society newsletter; shall assist the Chair of the Nominating and Awards Committee.