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AARC House of Delegates Orientation. 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. .

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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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