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Aarc house of delegates orientation
AARCHouse of Delegates Orientation


Mission
Mission

- Serve as a representative body of the general membership and representative body of the affiliate societies.

- Participate in the establishment of the goals and objectives for the association and participate in the governance of the Association.


Challenge
Challenge

  • As a delegate we must understand we function in an advisory capacity.

  • The fiduciary responsibility of carrying out the goals and objectives of the Association are the responsibility of the at-large elected officer of the Association, the Board of Directors.


Expectation of the delegate
Expectation of the Delegate

  • Represent the your Society’s AARC Membership

  • Represent the Society BOD to the AARC

  • Attend the AARC Annual Business Meeting

  • Conduct yourself according to House rules


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Expectation of the Delegate

  • Attend all Society BOD meetings

  • Report HOD activities to Society BOD and Society AARC members

  • Serve/Chair HOD committees as appointed

  • Elect House Officers


Delegate charges
Delegate Charges

  • Become familiar with the House Rules

  • Become familiar with the AARC goals and strategic plan

  • Bring forth meaningful resolutions which result in improvement and changes in the operation of our Association


House objectives
House Objectives

  • Two meeting per year

  • Parliamentary Procedure

  • Information Upload/Download

  • Communicate


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House Objectives

  • Consider Committee Recommendations

  • Consider Resolutions

  • Approve AARC Budget

  • Elect House Leadership

  • Elect AARC Bylaws and Election Committee Members


Resolutions process
Resolutions Process

  • Formalized Process

  • Resolutions written by Society/Delegation

  • Submitted to resolutions committee

  • Considered by House

  • All passed resolutions are carried to BOD

  • BOD considers HOD resolutions

  • Activity communicated back to HOD


Good resolutions
Good Resolutions

  • National Concern

  • Based on facts – do your homework

  • Brief and to the point

  • Financial impact considered

  • Seek support/input from other societies


Hod election process
HOD Election Process

  • Summer Meeting

    • House Officer Nominations

    • Committee Nominations (AARC Bylaws and Elections Committees only)

  • Fall Meeting

    • Election of House Officers

    • Reopen AARC Committee Nominations

    • Committee Elections (AARC Bylaws and Elections Committees only)


Aarc budget process
AARC Budget Process

  • House meeting prior to annual business meeting AARC Budget reviewed and considered for approval



House leadership
House Leadership

  • Speaker

  • Speaker-Elect

  • Immediate Past Speaker

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Parliamentarian

  • House Liaison


House committees
House Committees

  • Chartered Affiliates

  • Credentials

  • Delegate Assistance

  • Elections

  • Orientations

  • Progress and Transitions


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House Committees

  • Publications

  • Resolutions

  • Scrutinizing

  • Special Recognition


Aarc the corporation
AARC the Corporation

Incorporated: Not for Profit (501c6), Illinois, 1947

Governance: BOD

  • Responsible to individual members (stockholders)

  • Fiduciary Responsibility

  • Policy Makers

  • Legally responsible for all aspects of AARC


Aarc organizational chart
AARC Organizational Chart

Membership

Board

Executive Director

Associate Executive Director

State

Affiliates

HOD

(advisory)

Government Affairs

AdministrativeCoordinator

Accounting Membership Conventions/

Education


Executive office staff
Executive Office Staff

  • Advises on appropriate business practice (business and legal counsel)

  • Manage corporation consistent with accepted business practices (audits, tax filings, insurance, etc.)

  • Works at direction of BOD

  • Provides fulfillment for member services (publications, websites, meetings, lobbying, etc)


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Executive Office Staff

  • Provides support for special projects (CPGs, Benchmarking)

  • Provides continuity for AARC (transitions)

  • Executes policies and decisions

  • Provides support for voluntary sector (sections, committees, HOD, etc)

  • Acts as resource for members


Other components
Other Components

  • AARC – the parent

  • Daedalus – for-profit subsidiary for “unrelated” activities

  • ARCF – the charitable arm 501c3

  • International Council for Respiratory Care – a federation of country reps

  • NLHEP – a separate organization run by AARC

  • YourLungHealth.org – a website for patients


Aarc committees
AARC Committees

  • Standing Committees (proclaimed by bylaws)

  • Special Committees (appointed annually by president)

  • Specialty Sections/Roundtables

  • Representatives


Tools you ll need to do your job as delegate
Tools You’ll Need to do Your Job as Delegate

  • AARC Website

  • Listserv/Email list

  • “Secret Site”



Aarc email list
AARC Email List

[email protected]

1. Make sure you’re subscribed (Pat Lee)

2. Make sure you check

3. Message to one goes to all

4. No jokes, chain mail, funny stuff


Secret site
Secret Site

www.aarc.org/aarc_hod

1. Get documents, tools for delegates, state society

2. Submit resolutions

3. Read your newsletters


Focus on membership
Focus on Membership

  • Help build membership

  • Monthly lists

  • Membership committee

  • Retention programs

  • New member welcome

  • Newly credentialed welcome


Focus on public relations
Focus on Public Relations

  • Use your website for common good

  • PRAT

  • Look for opportunities; use them


Focus on government affairs
Focus on Government Affairs

  • Know your issues

  • Understand the PACT

  • Encourage member involvement in advocacy

  • Create a buzz


Focus on what matters
Focus on What Matters

  • Professional interests

    . . .Not meeting mechanics, committee functions, travel arrangements, budget questions, donuts

    Spend time on the things that make this profession and its members better


Congratulations you re a delegate
Congratulations, You’re a Delegate

Do good work and have fun!


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