Help VATA continue to Grow and Serve the Art Therapists of Virginia!!!!

2012 is going to be a time for change among the VATA Board.  Three of  the Board Members have completed their maximum terms and VATA is looking for nominations for those positions. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague,  help VATA continue to grow as well as serve the Art Therapists of Virginia!!

For the term 2012-2014, VATA is seeking nominations for the following positions (position descriptions are listed at the bottom):

* President (Officer)

* Secretary (Officer)

* Membership (Chair)

*Vice-President (Officer)

Please Send Nominations  by email to Nominations are due by November 11th. Please include name, position, and a statement about the nominee’s qualifications. 


Role of the President

Function as an ex-officio member of all committees with the same rights as other committee members without the obligation to attend committee meetings nor need be counted upon to determine a quorum if present.  Role is to show support through communication and attendance at the various meetings.

○ Hold regular Board meetings to:

●Establish chapter goals and objectives for the year.

●Review committee assignments and progress.

●Formulate policies by which the chapter will function.

●Prepare an agenda for the Business meeting.

○Board Meeting scheduling:

●Plan board meetings so that officers can attend.

●Appoint committee chairs prior to the meeting so they may attend.

●Establish Board meeting times and notify members.  At the time of notification, ask for suggestions for agenda items.

●Prepare an agenda for the meeting and give a copy to the secretary for advanced distribution.

●Conduct the meeting in a structured manner and within a reasonable period of time.

Role of the Vice-President/President-Elect

○Be familiar with the Presidential duties as well as the organization’s structure.

○Be familiar with the bylaws of the Chapter and the national organization.

○Become familiar with the various committees.  Attend committee meetings on a rotation basis with the President.

○Serving as the Program or Symposium Chair is a good way of becoming familiar with the various aspects of the Chapter, i.e., membership, finances, committees, and program.

○Maintain communication with the President.

○Perform Presidential duties in the absence of the President.

Role of the Secretary

○Be responsible for all official Chapter correspondence as directed by the President.  Assure that then President receives a copy of all official correspondence received and distributed.

○Accurately record, transcribe and distribute to all Board Members, within 30 days, the minutes of all official meetings of the Board of the Chapter.

○Maintain an accurate, up-to-date file of officers and all official correspondence and minutes.

○Be familiar with the Chapter Bylaws and Robert’s Rules of Order.

As officers, each is responsible for the growth and development of the Chapter.  With able leadership, each member of the Chapter benefits from its successful workings.  Each officer facilitates the advancement of the mission of your Chapter and the American Art Therapy Association, Inc. in promoting the field of art therapy.

Role of the Membership Chair

○Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of member directory and email list, including processing of membership applications.

○Communicate with AATA about membership updates.

○Send welcome, renewal, and recruitment letters to new, current, and prospective members, respectively.

○Give updates at board meeting on membership status and trends.


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