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12-1-2022 Questions and Answers

12-1-2022 Questions and Answers

12-1-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Q: By the Rule of the Society, the President of a Conference or a Council has a set term limit not to exceed two consecutive terms or six years. Is it reasonable to set term limits for the other officer positions (Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) at all levels of the Society?

A: There was a discussion of this topic by the National Governance Committee which reflected differences of opinion related to the value of the term limits and the cautions against them.  Although, under certain circumstances, there would be some advantage to term limits, there are also advantages to not having term limits for the other Officer positions. At this time, the National Governance Committee sees no reason to recommend any change to the current Rule. As it stands, a current Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer may be appointed by a new President to continue on in their role for another term.

Spanish Translation

P: Por la Regla de la Sociedad, el presidente de una Conferencia o Consejo tiene un límite de mandato establecido que no exceda dos mandatos consecutivos o seis años. ¿Es razonable establecer límites de mandato para los demás puestos Oficiales (vicepresidente, secretario/a, o tesorero/a) en todos los niveles de la Sociedad?

R: Hubo una discusión sobre este tema por parte del Comité Nacional de Gobernanza que reflejó diferencias en opinión relacionadas con el valor de los límites de mandato y las advertencias contra ellos. Si bien, en circunstancias determinadas, los límites de mandatos tendrían algunas ventajas, también existen ventajas de no tener límites de mandatos para los demás puestos oficiales. En este momento, el Comité Nacional de Gobernanza no ve ninguna razón para recomendar ningún cambio a la Regla actual. Tal como está, un vicepresidente, secretario/a o tesorero/a actual puede ser designado por un nuevo presidente para continuar en su cargo por otro período.

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