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See Bylaws/Article VII & Standing Rules

Section 1: Composition

A. The Council of Directors shall be composed of the Chapter officers (4) specifically the
President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer and also 3 Directors at Large and Chief
Delegate. Each Officer, Director and the Chief Delegate will have only one vote even if one person holds two positions on the Council.
B. The President-Elect shall be a non-voting member on the Council of Directors.

Section 2: Qualifications

A. The President-elect and Vice President shall be a Physical Therapist, Life Physical Therapist or Retired Physical Therapist member of the APTA for five years immediately preceding the election.
B. Secretary, Treasurer, Directors at Large and Chief Delegate shall be a Physical Therapist, Life Physical Therapist or Retired Physical Therapist member of the Chapter for two years
immediately preceding the election.

Section 3: Terms and Vacancies

A. All officers and directors shall serve two year terms or until the election and assumption to office by their successors, except President elect shall serve a one year term. Elections will occur in the Spring prior to the Annual Meeting.
B. The offices of President-elect, Vice President, Secretary and Chief Delegate shall be elected in even years.
C. The President –elect shall assume the role of President at the Spring meeting in odd
years for a 2 year term.
C. The offices of Treasurer and Directors at Large shall be elected in odd years.
D. All officers, Directors and Chief Delegate may serve no more than two consecutive terms in the same office in addition to any remaining portion of a term they may have served.
E. If the President dies, resigns, is removed from office or becomes disqualified, he or she will be succeeded by the President elect if the individual is in office. If there is not
a President elect he or she will be succeeded by the Vice-President. The succeeding officer will serve the remaining portion of the presidential term.
F. If the President-Elect's position becomes vacant other than by assumption of the presidency, a special election will be held to fill the President-Elect's office. The Council of Directors will determine when this election will be held.
G. If any other officer's or director's position becomes vacant, the Council of Directors shall appoint a qualified member to fill the vacant position for the portion of the term remaining.

PRESIDENT

Term: 2 years
Elected: Even-numbered years at Fall Chapter Meeting

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as the official spokesperson and representative for the American Physical Therapy Association of NJ (APTAnj).
  2. Assume leadership of all APTAnj activities and, working in coordination with the Executive
  3. Director, ensure that the organization serves the needs of its members.
  4. Preside at all meetings of the COD and all APTAnj business meetings.
  5. Serve as a voting member of the APTAnj COD's and serve as a member of the Executive Committee.
  6. Serve as an APTAnj delegate to the House of Delegates and represent the NJ Chapter at national meetings.
  7. Appoint all APTAnj Committee chairs.
  8. Prepare President's Column for Jersey Jargon.
  9. Prepare and present a report to membership for Annual APTAnj business meeting.
  10. Conduct strategic planning with Council of Directors.
  11. Serve as ex-officio member of aptanj Ethics Committee.
  12. Maintain close liaison with officers, committee chairs, eliciting all required information and reports and delegating other duties as appropriate.


PRESIDENT-ELECT

Term: approximately 6 months
Elected: Even-numbered years at Fall Chapter Meeting

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Functioning under the direction of the President, serve a term of approximately six months preparing to assume the office of the Presidency.
  2. Attend all COD meetings and other meetings, as requested, as a non-voting member of the Council.
  3. Plan and organize for continuity of ongoing programs, implementation of new programs and committee appointments in order to enhance a smooth transition of APTAnj leadership.


VICE PRESIDENT

Term: 2 years
Elected: Even-numbered years at Spring Chapter Meeting

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as a voting member of the APTAnj COD's and serve as a member of the Executive Committee.
  2. Oversee the responsibilities of the Executive Director and the staff.
  3. With the Executive Director, oversee the orientation of new members of the COD.
  4. Officiate for the President, when necessary, and assist the President in the discharge of the duties of the presidency.
  5. Succeed, if necessary, to the presidency for the unexpired portion of the term and fulfill the duties and responsibilities of that office.


SECRETARY

Term: 2 years
Elected: Even-numbered years at Spring Chapter Meeting

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare the agenda for all COD meetings.
  2. Record, read, correct and maintain minutes of all meetings, forwarding minutes to the Association within 10 days of the meeting. ote: Minutes are part of the public record and are subject to subpoena.
  3. Collect reports, memos, etc. for distribution by staff to the COD.
  4. Conduct correspondence as requested by the President.
  5. Serve as a voting member of the APTAnj COD's and serve as a member of the Executive Committee.


TREASURER

Term: 2 years
Elected: Odd-numbered years at Spring Chapter Meetings

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare and distribute annual Action Plans and budget information to committees, task forces, SIGs, and Boards within the APTAnj.
  2. Review and make recommendations on the yearly budget to the COD and membership.
  3. Present the annual budget to the membership.
  4. Coordinate all financial endeavors of the APTAnj with the Executive Director.
  5. Work as the liaison with the APTAnj's accountant and stockbroker and with the APTA Finance Department.
  6. Serve as a voting member of the APTAnj COD's and serve as a member of the Executive Committee.
  7. Chair the Finance Committee.


DIRECTOR AT LARGE (3 positions)

  1. Duties and Committee assignments will be decided by the Executive committee based on interests, skill set and need.
  2. One Director at Large will be assigned to be the liaison to all 3 district chairpersons and facilitate LAN/FIN networking opportunities. Ensure that all 3 district chairpersons have required meetings, programming and agendas for all meetings.
  3. One Director at Large will be assigned to be the liaison to the Special Interest Groups (SIG’s).
  4. One Director at Large will be assigned to be the liaison to NJ Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assisting programs, including the New Jersey student SIG.
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