SCAVMA Offices - Job Descriptions
More information can be found in the
, Articles I - X
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.