Call for Nominations

The Executive Board would like to announce a CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for an election of SEATA District Director, SEATA President, and SEATA Treasurer. 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility requirements to run for and hold an elected office of SEATA include being a certified member of SEATA, as defined in Article 1.2.1 and 1.2.3.

 

Qualifications for SEATA District Director: By-Laws Section 2.1.2a.1 Candidates for District Director must have served on the Executive Board for a minimum of two years in the ten-year period preceding the beginning of the election for the office.

 

Qualifications for SEATA President:  By-Laws Section 2.1.2a.2

 

Candidates for President must have served on the Executive Board for a minimum of two years in the ten year period preceding the beginning of the election for the office.

 

Qualifications for SEATA Treasurer:  By-Laws Section 2.1.2a.4

Candidates for Secretary or Treasurer must meet one of the following requirements within the ten year period preceding the beginning of the election for the office: 1) served on the Executive Board for a minimum of two years; 2) served as a State Vice- President, Secretary or Treasurer for a minimum of two years; or 3) served as a Chair of a standing SEATA/NATA organizational support group for a minimum of three years. 4) candidates not meeting any one of the above individual requirements, then any combination of the prescribed experiences for this office totaling four years, within this ten year period, shall be acceptable to meet the candidacy requirement.

 

Term of Office District Director:  By-Laws Section 2.2.1

 

The term of office of the District Director shall be consistent with the terms as established by the NATA. The term of office shall begin at the time of the NATA Annual Meeting following the end of the previous immediate term.

 

Term of Office President: By-Laws Section 2.2.2

 

The term of office of the President shall be three years. Beginning with the regular election cycle in the fall of 2008, there will be a regular election every three years for the office of the President. He/she may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

 

Term of Office:  By-Laws Section 2.2.5 **

The term of office of the Treasurer shall be three years. The election of Treasurer will occur on the same year as the election of the President. He/she may serve without term limits

 

 

Functions and Responsibilities of the District Director: By-Laws Section 5.1

 

5.1.1 Represent the SEATA at all required NATA Board of Directors meetings and functions.

5.1.2 Keep the President and Executive Board informed of any and all NATA business that may affect SEATA, or its membership.

5.1.3 If the District Director is unable to attend a required meeting or function, the District Director shall immediately inform the President of a temporary representative for the specific activity. The District Director may appoint a member of the SEATA Executive 7 Board or the immediate past District Director as this temporary representative of SEATA. Should the Executive Board deem the District Director to be incapacitated to make this appointment, this responsibility shall rest with the President.

5.1.4 As a member of the SEATA Executive Board, the District Director shall serve at the will of the President for all SEATA functions and business matters, as approved by the Executive Board.

5.1.5 In addition, the District Director’s duties shall be to attend all on-site NATA board meetings during the year, one of which is held during the NATA Annual Meeting, and participate in all conference calls.

5.1.6 Other duties shall be to:

5.1.6a Set policy and direction for the NATA with the other members of the NATA Board of Directors.

5.1.6bServe in accordance with applicable sections of the NATA By-Laws, the NATA Policies and Procedures Manual, the NATA Articles of Incorporation and other official governance instruments of the NATA.

5.1.6c Appoint the Executive Director of the NATA with the other members of the NATA Board of Directors.

5.1.6d Receive recommendations, suggestions and requests from the Executive Board and SEATA members and make recommendations to the NATA President for inclusion on the agenda of the NATA Board of Directors meetings.

5.1.6e Continually reevaluate the goals and objectives of the NATA with the other members of the NATA Board of Directors and accept primary responsibility for progress toward these goals.

 

Functions and Responsibilities of the President: By-Laws Section 5.2

 

5.2.1 Serve as the official spokesman for the Executive Board and SEATA concerning public relations and speaking engagements for the membership.

5.2.2 Call all meetings of the Executive Board as deemed necessary and advisable.

5.2.3 Preside over all SEATA Members and Executive Board Meetings.

5.2.4 Represent a tie-breaking vote on the Executive Board and votes only in the event of impasse.

5.2.5 Keep the Executive Board informed about SEATA affairs between Board meetings.

5.2.6 Serve as ex-officio member of all SEATA organizational support groups.

5.2.7 Appoint all organizational support groups with agreement and approval of Executive Board.

5.2.8 Responsible for oversight of the SEATA Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting.

5.2.9 Responsible for the approval of all financial business on behalf of SEATA.

5.2.10 Appoint the parliamentarian, with the approval of the Executive Board.

5.2.11 Receive all reports of all SEATA organizational support groups.

 

Functions and Responsibilities of the Treasurer:  By-Laws Section 5.5

 

5.5.1 Receive and deposit all SEATA monies in the name of SEATA.

5.5.2 Furnish a detailed statement of the financial affairs of SEATA to the Executive Board, quarterly. This information will also be made available to any member of SEATA, at any time requested. This information will also be published on the SEATA website.

5.5.3 Maintains and archives all financial records belonging to SEATA.

 5.5.4 Collect SEATA dues and will keep the President informed of payment status.

5.5.5 Collect dues and will forward to each state, any funding provided to the respective state.

5.5.6 Provide membership status relative to dues collection to each state.

5.5.7 Assist the President with organizing the SEATA Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting.

5.5.8 Oversee registration process (pre-registration and on-site registration) for all meetings.

5.5.9 Serve as the Finance Committee Chair.

5.5.10 Carries out all duties as directed by the President.

 

 

Assumption of Office The newly elected officer(s) will take office and begin their term at the SEATA Executive Board session concurrent with the NATA Annual Meeting.

GENERAL/RUNOFF ELECTION

General Election Timeline

Nominations Open:

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

 

Nominations Close: 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

 

Candidates Notified of Nomination:

Monday, August 17, 2020

 

Deadline to Accept/Decline Nomination:

Monday, August 24, 2020

 

Deadline to Submit Candidate Materials:

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

 

Candidate profiles reviewed/approved by election committee:

Thursday, September 10,2020

 

Approved profiles submitted to SEATA Secretary:

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Create Election Website/Official Ballot:

Monday, September 14, 2020

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