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OAFCS

Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

 

 

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OAFCS Annual Conference

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NOTICE:

Officer Responsibilities

Chair:

 

  • Be a member of AAFCS
  • Attend the upcoming AAFCS National Convention (OAFCS will provide partial support for attendance)
  • Maintain regular contact with State Student Unit Co-advisors
  • Attend scheduled OAFCS executive board meetings or send a Student unit representative
  • Attend the Ohio Annual Conference for the year serving
  • Call a minimum of 2 Student Unit Officer meetings per year
  • Coordinate elections for the year to come
  • Participate in all Student Unit officer meetings
  • Maintain an ongoing, electronic record of documents, materials, e-mails, minutes, goals, newsletter copies, etc. that will be handed down to the next board
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Vice-Chair:

 

  • Be a member of AAFCS
  • If funds are available, attend the upcoming AAFCS National Convention with the chair
  • Write the proposal to sponsor a program for the annual state meeting with help from the board
  • Attend the Ohio Annual Conference for the year serving
  • Coordinating State and / or national service projects
  • Contact all university Student Unit Section Advisors and keep them informed of
  • Service projects and other Student Unit information
  • Assist Chair with other duties as needed
  • Participate in all Student Unit officer meetings
  • Contribute documents and all applicable material to chair for inclusion in the master copy of records
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Secretary:

 

  • Be a member of AAFCS
  • Attend the Ohio Annual Conference for the year serving
  • Gather contact information for all Ohio Family Consumer Sciences college chapter advisors
  • Prepare minutes and e-mail to all Student unit board members, State Student Unit Co-advisors, all university advisors, and all student officers
  • Stay in communication with OAFCS Student unit members by sending meeting minutes
  • Participate in all Student Unit officer meetings
  • Contribute documents and all applicable material to chair for inclusion in the master copy of records
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Communication Liaison:

 

  • Be a member of AAFCS
  • Be a administrator of the OAFCS Student Unit Facebook page and keep members up-to-date on OAFCS happenings
  • Work with School Representatives
  • Attend the Ohio Annual Conference for the year serving
  • Write a minimum of two articles per year to be submitted via e-mail to the OAFCS Newsletter editor. The Articles would include:
  • Activities relating to university Student Unit affiliates
  • Plans for any state-wide Student Unit activities
  • Outcomes of Student Unit officer meetings
  • Participate in all Student Unit officer meetings
  • Contribute documents and all applicable material to chair for inclusion in the master copy of records
  • Stay in contact with OAFCS Student Unit members by sending the student unit news, including newsletters directly to members and forwarded to all university advisors
  • Other duties as assigned

 

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OAFCS Student Unit Officer Elections at OAFCS Annual Conference

 

Nominee Exemptions:

 

You are not eligible to run for office if you plan to graduate during the officer year or if you have a significant internship during your officer year that would interfere with duties.

 

Key Officer Expectations:

 

OAFCS Student Unit officers must be members of AAFCS/OAFCS. They may submit their membership after the election. The nominees running for positions of Chair and Vice Chair will have the expected opportunity to attend AAFCS National Meeting in June and report to the officers, board and other college students what they learned. The Chair is expected to attend 3‐4 Friday Board meetings, submit Reports of activities to board, and correspond with other officers and the university advisor.

 

Procedures for elections and reporting election outcomes:

 

  1. There are four Student Unit Officers to be elected; Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Communications Liaison.
  2. Individuals may nominate themselves.
  3. Each Student Unit officer position will have nominees recommended and a vote held before proceeding to the next officer position.
  4. Voting will be conducted silently using paper ballots.
  5. There will be one slip of paper for each office; individuals will write their candidate choice on the ballot.
  6. Advisors or other designated persons (no conflict of interest) will count the ballots.
  7. The secretary and Communications Liaison will collect contact date and photos of the new officers and report it to the OAFCS board and submit to the Lamplight newsletter.

 

 

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