College of Veterinary Medicine

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SCAVMA Offices - Job Descriptions


More information can be found in the SCAVMA Constitution, Articles I - X


President
The SCAVMA President is the chair of the Executive Board, voting in the case of ties. This officer presides at all meetings of the chapter and prepares the agenda for the Executive Board. He/she acts as a liaison between the SCAVMA membership (student body) and the CVM faculty and administration. The President represents the WSU SCAVMA at school, community, and professional functions. The President trains the President-elect in preparation for the following year, and deals with daily issues pertaining to SCAVMA and the student body.

President-elect
Elected from the first year class, the President-elect is a voting member of the Executive Board and will automatically assume the position of the President upon the end of the incumbent's term. The President-elect acts as a liaison between WSU SCAVMA and the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, attending the WSVMA board meetings and communicating information between the two organizations. The President-elect aids the current President in their duties.

Vice President
Elected from either the first or second year class, the Vice President is a voting member of the SCAVMA Executive Board. The Vice President is responsible for organizing and overseeing all SCAVMA sponsored events. This officer is responsible for SCAMVA General Meetings including arranging speakers, advertising, and food.

Secretary
Elected from either the first or second year class, the Secretary serves as a voting member of the SCAVMA Executive Board. The Secretary is responsible for the record-keeping of the organization. They will keep record of all members in good standing, which is forwarded to SAVMA and AVMA. The Secretary is called upon occasionally to prepare documents and statements to be sent to other organizations such as the AVMA, WSVMA, and other SAVMA bodies.

Treasurer / Budget Committee Chair Elect
Elected from the first year class, the Treasurer serves as a voting member of the SCAVMA Executive Board and will automatically assume the position of the Budget Chair upon the end of the incumbent's term. The Treasurer has the responsibility of maintaining an accurate, up-to-date account of all monetary resources and interactions of SCAVMA. Disbursements are made by the Treasurer as directed by the Budget Committee and Executive Board. The accounts must be balanced at the completion of the term and records submitted into an audit agency selected by the Executive Board.

Budget Committee Chair
The Budget Committee Chair serves as a voting member of the Executive Board. This officer is the primary custodian of the monetary resources of the Chapter, keeping careful account of the same and presenting a monthly financial report to the Executive Board.

SAVMA National Delegate
Elected every year from the first-year class, the SAVMA Delegate serves a two-year term as a voting member of the SCAVMA Executive Board. The first year is served as the Junior Delegate and the sencond year as the Senior Delegate. During the student's third year, they serve as a non-voting adjunct officer. The SAVMA Delegate represents Washington State University within the House of Delegates (HOD) of the Student AVMA. The SAVMA Delegate is required to attend two HOD meetings per year (4 meetins for the duration of their term): in March, at the Annual SAVMA Educational Symposium and in July, the Annual AVMA Convention. The Delegates serve as liasions between the WSU SCAVMA and the AVMA and report all activities back to the general membership. The Delegates are responsible for promoting AVMA membership and benefits and coordinating fundraising and travel to the SAVMA Symposium for all interested students.

Class Representative
Elected from each class, the Class Representatives serve as voting members of the SCAVMA Executive Board. The Class Representative acts as a liaison between the Executive Board, Budget Committee, and their class. Duties to their appropriate class include organization and informative tasks required to relay messages from SCAVMA, professors, and Student Services, and organize class activities.

Graduate and Professional Student Association Representative
Elected from any class, the GPSA representative serves as a non-voting member of the SCAVMA Executive Board and as a voting member of the Graduate and Professional Student Association, representing the entire College of Veterinary Medicine to this body. They are responsible for attending all GPSA meetings and reporting their activities and events back to the general SCAVMA membership and the Executive Board.

Last Edited: Mar 10, 2011 12:11 PM   


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