CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - SAPA Leadership Positions

It is time for the annual call for nominations for the annual Board of Director elections. 

As a fellow member, you can self-nominate or nominate another member for a position on the SAPA Board of Directors for the 2021 to 2022 year! 

Nomination are being accepted between now and June 1, 2021 - but don't wait! Submit you self-declaration or nomination to sapa.president2020@gmail.com. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the SAPA General Membership meeting in April.  

Please take a moment to consider a leadership role and “Help SAPA Grow into the Future”.

Term of offices will be July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Criteria for all Officer and Board of Director positions are:   

  • President-elect must a current SAPA and AAPA member, and list SAPA as their constituent AAPA chapter 
  • Secretary must a current SAPA and AAPA member, and list SAPA as their constituent AAPA chapter 
  • Treasurer must a current SAPA and AAPA member, and list SAPA as their constituent AAPA chapter 
  • Active Duty Director must a current SAPA and AAPA member, and list SAPA as their constituent AAPA chapter, and must an Active Duty PA (65D) in the Army
  • National Guard Director must a current SAPA and AAPA member, and list SAPA as their constituent AAPA chapter, and must be an Army National Guard US Army PA (65D)
  • Reserve Component Director must a current SAPA and AAPA member, and list SAPA as their constituent AAPA chapter, and must be a US Army Reserve PA (65D)
  • Retired Director must a current SAPA and AAPA member, and list SAPA as their constituent AAPA chapter, and must be a Retired Army physician assistant, from any of the components
  • Federal Services Director must a current SAPA and AAPA member, and list SAPA as their constituent AAPA chapter, and must be an active or retired member of one of the additional federal services, who is not an army member. This includes VA, Air Force, Navy, DOD civilian, PHS, State Department, CIA, or any additional federally employed PAs not listed.
  • Civilian Director must a current SAPA and AAPA member, and list SAPA as their constituent AAPA chapter, and must meet the criteria of they are not a military employed PA or retired military PA, but a PA who has interest in the organization and would like to assist in its operations and future

Appointed Positions: (Volunteers welcome, must be appointed by the SAPA President, indefinite term)

 We are looking to expand our number of volunteer working together to manage our membership, social media, information technology and diversity, equity and inclusion focus areas.  If you a passion for these areas and would like to be a director or committee member, please let us know! 

  • Membership Director / Committee Member: Manages SAPA membership directory including duties such as: notify members when the yearly dues are payable, collect and turn over the dues of the Treasurer, render a receipt of payment to the members, maintain a current accurate membership roster, and communicate with the Academy as necessary to ensure accurate membership accountability as provided in the Academy bylaws.
  • Social Media Director /  Committee Member: Manages SAPA's social media presence on various platforms to include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other means of social media. 
  • Information Technology Director / Committee Member: Manages SAPA’s website. 

Thank you for your time and please consider these positions and put your name in the hat for any of these that you feel you would be able to successfully perform for the organization.

Duties of President

The President shall preside at all business meetings of the organization and the Board of Directors. He or she shall make to the annual meeting of the organization a full report of the year's activities. The president shall be the chief executive officer the corporation and shall, subject to the control of the board of directors, supervise and control the affairs of the corporation and the activities of the officers. He or she shall perform all duties incident to the office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws, or that may be prescribed from time to time by the board of directors. Unless another person is specifically appointed as chairperson of the board of directors, the president shall preside at all business meetings of the organization and the board of directors. He or she shall make a full report of the year’s activities at the annual meeting of the organization. He or she shall coordinate agendas for future meetings, preside at meetings, and facilitate discussion. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws, the president shall, in the name of the corporation, execute contracts, order issuance of checks, and other instruments of business that may from time to time be authorized by the board of directors.  Other specific duties of the President are covered in the SAPA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Duties of Vice President/President-Elect

The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in their absence. The Vice President will organize and conduct with the Secretary all annual elections.  In the absence of the president, or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the president-elect shall perform all the duties of the president and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions on the president. In addition, the vice president may have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, by the articles of incorporation, by these bylaws, or by the board of directors.  Other specific duties of the Vice President are covered in the SAPA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Duties of Secretary

The secretary shall:

Keep minutes of all meetings of the organization's communications, notify all members of all meetings.

Certify and forward to the principal office of the corporation the original, or a copy, of these bylaws as amended or otherwise altered to date.

Keep at the principal office of the corporation, or at such other place as the board may determine, a book containing the minutes of all meetings of the directors and, if applicable, meetings of committees of directors and of members, recording therein the time and place of the meeting, whether it was regular or special, how it was called, how notice thereof was given, the names of those present or represented at the meeting, and the proceedings thereof.

Ensure that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws or as required by law.

Exhibit at any reasonable time, to any director of the corporation, or to his or her agent or attorney, the bylaws, minutes of the proceedings of the directors of the corporation. 

In general, perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as may be required by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws, or that may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the board of directors.  Other specific duties of the Secretary are covered in the SAPA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Duties of Treasurer

The treasurer shall:

Maintain accurate records of the financial status of the organization, collect yearly dues from the Membership Director, deposit into the organization's account all money received by the organization, and with the President's approval pay all bills approved by the organization, and record those payments.

Have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the corporation, and deposit all such funds in the name of the corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected by the board of directors.

Receive, and give receipt for, monies due and payable to the corporation from any source whatsoever.

Disburse, or cause to be disbursed, the funds of the corporation as may be directed by the board of directors, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements.

Keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of the corporation’s properties and business transactions, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, and losses.

Exhibit at any reasonable time the books of account and financial records to any director of the corporation, or to his or her agent or attorney.

Render to the president and directors, whenever requested, an account of any or all transactions as treasurer and information about the financial condition of the corporation.

Prepare (or cause to be prepared) and certify (or cause to be certified) the financial statements to be included in any required reports.

In general, perform all duties incident to the office of treasurer and such other duties as may be required by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws, or that may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the board of directors.  Other specific duties of the Treasurer are covered in the SAPA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Duties of Membership Director

The Membership Director shall notify members when the yearly dues are payable, collect and turn over the dues of the Treasurer, render a receipt of payment to the members, maintain a current accurate membership roster, and communicate with the Academy as necessary to ensure accurate membership accountability as provided in the Academy bylaws. Other specific duties of the Membership Director are covered in the SAPA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Director, Active Duty PAs.

A. Shall ensure that all matters pertaining to Active Army PAs are brought to the attention of the SAPA BOD.

B. Shall keep the SAPA BOD/Membership briefed on Active ARMY PA matters by filing informational reports with the SAPA Newsletter Editor for printing the newsletter.

C. Shall brief the SAPA membership at the annual membership meeting as necessary.

D. Other duties as may be requested by the SAPA. BOD or as may be dictated by special or unique circumstances as appropriate. 

SAPA Director, National Guard Duties.

A. Ensure that matters pertaining to National Guard Physician Assistants are brought to the attention of the BOD and SAPA membership.

B. Contribute articles to the SAPA newsletter pertaining NG PA affairs.

C. Other duties as may be requested by the SAPA BOD or as may be dictated by special unique circumstances as appropriate.

Director, Reserve Duties.

A. Ensure that matters pertaining to Reserve Component Physicians Assistants are brought to the attention of the SAPA BOD and membership.

B. Contribute articles to the SAPA newsletter pertaining to Reserve Component PA affairs.

C. Other duties as may be requested by the SAPA BOD or as may be dictated by special or unique circumstances and appropriate to be performed by the Director, Reserves.

Director, Retired Military

A. Ensure that matters pertaining to Retired Component Physicians Assistants are brought to the attention of the SAPA BOD and membership.

B. Contribute articles to the SAPA newsletter pertaining to Retired Component PA affairs.

C. Other duties as may be requested by the SAPA BOD or as may be dictated by special or unique circumstances and appropriate to be performed by the Director, Retired Military

Director, Federally Employed or Retired PAs

A. Shall ensure that all matters pertaining to Federally Employed or Retired PAs are brought to the attention of the SAPA BOD.

B. Shall keep the SAPA BOD/Membership briefed on Federally Employed or Retired PA matters by filing informational reports with the SAPA Newsletter Editor for printing the newsletter.

Federally Employed or Retired PAs,(D) who are employed or retired from any other branch of the federal government, i.e., State Department, CIA, FBI, DOD civilian, USAF, USN, PHS, VA or any additional federal services, other than the United States Army. They must be a graduate of an approved Physician Assistant (PA) training program, approved by the NCCPA, AND be a current member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) who designates SAPA as their Constituent Chapter. Federally Employed or Retired PAs members shall vote for officers, vote on Society and Academy issues, and make motions from the floor at Society meetings. Individuals in this category may serve on the Board of Directors as the Director for Federally Employed PAs.

Director, Civilian Component PAs

A. Shall ensure that all matters pertaining to Civilian Component PAs are brought to the attention of the SAPA BOD.

B. Shall keep the SAPA BOD/Membership briefed on Civilian Component PA matters by filing informational reports with the SAPA Newsletter Editor for printing the newsletter.

C. Shall brief the SAPA membership at the annual membership meeting as necessary.

D. Other duties as may be requested by the SAPA. BOD or as may be dictated by special or unique circumstances and appropriate to be performed by a Student representative of an organization.

Civilian Component(C), are PAs who do not have any military affiliation to the Army or any of the other federally employed PAs. To be in this category they must be a graduate of an approved Physician Assistant (PA) training program, approved by the NCCPA, AND be a current member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) who designates SAPA as their Constituent Chapter. Civilian Component(C) members shall vote for officers, vote on Society and Academy issues, and make motions from the floor at Society meetings. Individuals in this category may serve on the Board of Directors as the Director for Civilian Component.

The "Society of Army Physician Assistants" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 623, Monmouth, IL.  61462

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