APA's Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for the position of recording secretary. The term of the current recording secretary, Ruth Ullmann Paige, PhD, ends Dec. 31.
According to the association's bylaws: "The Recording Secretary shall be a Member of the Association, elected by the immediately previous Council following nomination by the Board of Directors, and shall serve for a term of three years, beginning on January 1 of the year following his/her election, and shall not succeed himself/herself more than once in this office. During the term of office, the Recording Secretary shall serve as secretary of Council and of the Board of Directors and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed in these Bylaws. It shall be the duty of the Recording Secretary to keep the records of all meetings of Council and of the Board of Directors; to file and hold subject to call and to direct the publication of such records, reports, and proceedings as are authorized by these Bylaws and by vote of Council or the Board of Directors at any duly constituted meeting; and to perform all other secretarial duties for Council and the Board of Directors as are not delegated to the chief staff officer. In case of the death or incapacity of the Treasurer, the Recording Secretary is authorized to perform the duties normally assigned to the Treasurer."
Any APA member is eligible for nomination. The final slate of candidates will be determined by the Board of Directors in keeping with Association Rule 110-9.2, which states that candidates are nominated by the Board of Directors and that only APA members are eligible for nomination. The election ballot will be mailed on July 1 to all voting members of the 2005 Council of Representatives with a 30-day balloting period.
Nominations must be received by March 31. Send them to Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, APA Treasurer, 114 Commons Way, Princeton, NJ 08540; e-mai.
--D. Smith Bailey