Our Board of Directors consists of President-Elect, Secretary/ Treasurer, Director at Large, and Associate Representative. A requirement to be nominated for a Board position consists of being a current AVIR member and must have served on an AVIR committee for at least one (1) year. The following is a brief explanation of some of the responsibilities and commitments.
Duties of the President
This position is a non-voting position (unless there is a tie). Your second year responsibilities would include being the Chair of the Ethics and Judicial Committee, a member of the Finance Committee, a correspondent with all external organizations, and presidential correspondence. You are responsible for writing the "Presidents Message" for the newsletter, work with Immediate Past President on projects thus enabling a smooth transition. You conduct the Annual Business Meeting and are responsible for the agenda for all of the Board of Director meetings and conference calls. This year Missy Post will step up as our new President as she transition out of VP.
Duties of the Vice President
This is a voting position. Your first year responsibilities would include being the Chair of the Education Committee, Chair of the Fellowship Committee, and a member of the Finance Committee. You also shall attend all Board Meetings and conference calls, write newsletter articles, work closely with President for a smooth transition, and stand in for President whenever needed. This year we have voted in Tony Walton, whom comes with great credentials and also spent the last year working as Director at Large.
Duties of the Past President
Three (3) year commitment.
This is a voting position. Your third and last year of commitment includes being the Chair of the Nominating Committee, a member of the Finance Committee, and being responsible for the AVIR External Liaisons. You will write newsletter articles, work with President on projects from previous years, and attend all Board Meetings and conference calls.
Duties of the Secretary/Treasurer
One (1) year commitment.
This is a voting position. Your responsibilities include chairing the Finance Committee and the Membership Committee. You will work closely with the home office on all Financial Reports, write newsletter articles, present a Finance report at Annual Business meetings, and attend all Board Meetings and conference calls.
Duties of the Director-at-Large
One (1) year commitment.
This is a voting position. Your responsibilities include being the Chair of Chapters Committee, a member of the Education Committee and the Finance Committee, assist with local chapter committees by answering questions and corresponding with local chapter members. You will write newsletter articles, present the Director-at-Large report at Annual Business Meeting, and attend all Board Meetings and conference calls.
Duties of the Associate Representative
One (1) year commitment.
This is a non-voting position and your responsibilities would include Chairing the Associate Representative Committee and attending all Board Meetings and conference calls. This position represents non-RT members.
The above commitments might seem a bit more than what you were capable of at this time; so, there are Committees that need a strong representation of members. Please consider joining one or more of these committees. It is a great way to be involved in the decisions of the association.
- Nominating Committee: Prepares the ballot for the general election.
- Ethics/Judicial Committee: Considers any ethical or judicial question regarding the policies of the Association or Local Chapters or actions of the members of the Association.
- Education Committee: Responsible for policies concerning continuing education programs; for reviewing and approving the educational program of meetings/seminars endorsed by the national Association; and for assisting other organizations, including local chapters, in planning the content of educational meetings/seminars in which the Association will be endorsing (e.g. Regional AVIR Meetings).
- Fellowship Committee: Reviews applications for admission as a Fellow of the AVIR and elects as Fellows those applicants who satisfy the relevant criteria. Fellowship Committee members are required to have AVIR Fellowship status.
- Award of Excellence Committee: Reviews nominations for the Award of Excellence and elects the most qualified nominee who satisfies the relevant criteria. Award of excellence committee members shall be recipient's of the Award of Excellence.
- Membership Committee: Reviews membership concerns and supervises membership recruitment efforts. Committee Members should include the Associate Member Representative.
- Finance Committee: Seeks contributions from outside sources to fund the projects of the Association.
- Chapter Committee: Members are known as Chapter Liaisons. Each Chapter Liaison is assigned a regional area where they shall be responsible for helping new chapters get started or helping existing chapters with problems and/or questions.
This committee is chaired by the Director-at-Large. All local chapter liaisons must submit a bi-monthly report on the activities for the past two months and future activities of their assigned chapters.
- Annual Program Committee: Plans and conducts the Annual and Regional Meetings of the Association.
- Publications Committee: Develops and implements policies and guidelines regarding the relationship between the Association and publishers of professional journals and other publications in the field of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. The committee oversees the newsletter and other publications of the Association.
- Associate Members Committee: Reviews associate member concerns and supervises associate membership recruitment. Committee members shall have associate membership status.
- Web Site Committee: Reviews and recommends to the AVIR Board content to be placed on AVIR Web site.