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					                   REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS


The Regional Vice Presidents shall function as the personal representatives of the

President in their respective regions, shall maintain constructive contact with all

Assemblies in their respective regions, shall function, ex-officio as members of the

Membership Committee, and shall make an annual report at the Annual Meeting, or

at other times at the request of the President. They shall actively promote

membership and publicity for the Society within their respective regions.



In the absence of the President, President-Elect, National First Vice-President, and

National Second Vice-President, any one of the Regional Vice-Presidents, chosen

by a majority vote of the officers present and voting, may preside.



Regional Vice Presidents are elected and report directly to the National Second

Vice President. The duties of the Regional Vice President are very important and

should not be taken lightly. In the event you can not carry out your assigned duties

you should advise the Second Vice President as soon as possible.
Regional Vice Presidents are provided with a budget set by the National Council to

pay for any out of pocket expenses directly related to taking care of Council

business such as postage, phone calls, stationary and to help offset the cost of travel

on official Council business.



Stationary, envelopes, and business cards are to be ordered through the National

Secretary and the cost will be deducted from your budget.



All expenses should be sent to the National Treasurer along with the receipt or

some sort of documentation of the expense. The National Treasurer will then send

you a check to reimburse you for you’re out of pocket expenses.



In the event of any problem or occurrences that the National Council should

become involved with the Regional Vice President shall report said occurrence

immediately to the National Second Vice President. The Second Vice President and

the Regional Vice President shall determine the best method to proceed to resolve

the problem if in their power to do so or request additional assistance from the

National Council. The Council should be kept advised of any such occurrence via

written reports to the Second Vice President.
Regional Vice Presidents and all National Officers are encouraged to visit as many

Assemblies as possible during the year.



The National Administrator will assist you in providing a list of your Assemblies

and the latest contacts he has on the record. In the event they are no longer valid it

shall be your duties to attempt to find a current officer or member of the Assembly

and then get the proper information. The National Administrator may be able to

assist you in this search.



Regional Vice Presidents shall contact each Assembly personally either by a

personal visit or at a minimum with a phone call at least twice in each fiscal year.

The first contact should be within 30 days following the National Conference and

the second occurrence should be during the month of January. Additional contacts

might be necessary if National Council assistance is needed for some reason.

During these two required contacts the Regional Vice President should ask the

following question.



1.          The name, address, phone number and e-mail address of all of the

Assembly Officers. President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant at

Arms and Board of Directors. (This should be recorded and forwarded to the
National Administrator and the National Second Vice President in order that the

official record may be kept current.)



2.         Is there anything the National Council can do to assist your Assembly in

any way? (Any and all request, complaints or suggestions should be recorded and

reported to the National Second Vice President and then if necessary forwarded to

the proper committee member for attention.)



3.         Are all of your members a member of the National? If not can we assist

you in some way to get them signed up? (Some assemblies will resist this however

the National By-Laws state that you must be a member of the National to belong to

an Assembly. You must handle this problem with discretion.)



4.         Has your Assembly been involved in any shows, fund raisers or received

any awards that you might report to the National Council? (If so this should be

included in your report to the National Second Vice President)



Take a few minutes to talk with your Assembly contacts and let them know that the

National Council is interested in what they are doing and are here to assist them in

any way we can. Try to provide them with some current information and tell them
about some of the benefits the National Council provides such as SAMtalk, the web

site, The Houdini Hospital Fund, etc.



Forward a written report to the National Second Vice President with the

aforementioned information as well as any complaints, problems or suggestions that

would be of any interest to the National Council. Just because you do not think it

important it is important to the person that brought it to your attention so include it

in your report to be forwarded on up the line.



The Regional Vice President will forward a written report of his activities and the

condition of his Assemblies to the National Secretary in sufficient time that it may

be included in The Report of the National Council at each Council meeting.

				
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