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  1. AARCHouse of Delegates Orientation

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. House Objectives • Two meeting per year • Parliamentary Procedure • Information Upload/Download • Communicate

  8. House Objectives • Consider Committee Recommendations • Consider Resolutions • Approve AARC Budget • Elect House Leadership • Elect AARC Bylaws and Election Committee Members

  9. 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

  10. Good Resolutions • National Concern • Based on facts – do your homework • Brief and to the point • Financial impact considered • Seek support/input from other societies

  11. 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)

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

  13. House Structure

  14. House Leadership • Speaker • Speaker-Elect • Immediate Past Speaker • Secretary • Treasurer • Parliamentarian • House Liaison

  15. House Committees • Chartered Affiliates • Credentials • Delegate Assistance • Elections • Orientations • Progress and Transitions

  16. House Committees • Publications • Resolutions • Scrutinizing • Special Recognition

  17. 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

  18. AARC Organizational Chart Membership Board Executive Director Associate Executive Director State Affiliates HOD (advisory) Government Affairs AdministrativeCoordinator Accounting Membership Conventions/ Education

  19. 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)

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. AARC Committees • Standing Committees (proclaimed by bylaws) • Special Committees (appointed annually by president) • Specialty Sections/Roundtables • Representatives

  23. Tools You’ll Need to do Your Job as Delegate • AARC Website • Listserv/Email list • “Secret Site”

  24. AARC Website

  25. AARC Email List hod_pres@aarc.org 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

  26. Secret Site www.aarc.org/aarc_hod 1. Get documents, tools for delegates, state society 2. Submit resolutions 3. Read your newsletters

  27. Focus on Membership • Help build membership • Monthly lists • Membership committee • Retention programs • New member welcome • Newly credentialed welcome

  28. Focus on Public Relations • Use your website for common good • PRAT • Look for opportunities; use them

  29. Focus on Government Affairs • Know your issues • Understand the PACT • Encourage member involvement in advocacy • Create a buzz

  30. 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

  31. Congratulations, You’re a Delegate Do good work and have fun!