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It's Time for Elections!

Please consider volunteering for one of the offices or committees. Benefits include, helping shape the direction of the association, a brand new title for your resume, the accolades of your colleagues, featured more prominently in the webpage and the upcoming directory. Consider the following descriptions from our bylaws then submit your nominations to Betsabé at

The President shall • Preside over all meetings of the Chapter, as well as meetings of the Board of Officers • Appoint, in consultation with the Board of Officers, those committees herein named and such other committees as needed to serve the purposes of the Chapter • Appoint, in consultation with the Board of Officers, individuals to fulfill the term of office for vacated Board positions • Assume primary responsibility for the planning, or delegation of the planning, of all Chapter activities, including issuing invitations and confirming presenters, providing details in a timely manner to the Secretary to disseminate to members and subscribers, and securing a meeting location • Provide oversight and support to Treasurer in the management of the Chapter’s finances • Provide support and oversight for Chapter Committees • Submit in writing a report of the activities of the Chapter to the State Board of Trustees and to the State President on the day on which the office of the President is relinquished. Current President – Pamela McGuire Nominations: Betsabé Rubio

The President- Elect shall • In the absence of the President, perform the duties of the President • Perform the duties assigned by the President • Facilitate the election of new officers each December, including actively soliciting nominations for officers and committee chairs throughout the year • Plan, in consultation with the Board of Officers, special meetings of the Association, including inviting and securing presenters, providing details to the Secretary in a timely manner to disseminate to members, and securing a meeting location. Current President- Elect – Betsabé Rubio

Nominations: marcela polanco

The Recorder shall • Keep minutes of Board meetings and Chapter meetings and disseminate copies to the Board Officers. • Maintain the SAAMFT archive of meeting minutes to facilitate ongoing productivity and efficiency of the Board.

Current Recorder – Amanda Collins

Nominations: Amanda Collins

The Secretary shall • Maintain and update list of active members and subscribers from the Membership Chair • Coordinate with Treasurer to confirm payments of membership dues and subscriber fees • Prepare all documents and forms needed for regular and special chapter meetings (e.g., copies of presenter handouts, Speaker Evaluations, CEU certificates) • Collect, organize, and oversee the maintenance of all records required for compliance with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to maintain the chapter’s status as an approved provider of Continued Education credits.

Current Secretary- Joan Biever

Nominations: Laurie Lopez-Charles

The Treasurer shall • Collect and deposit the dues and fees paid by members and subscribers • Keep a record of the accounts, expenses, and disbursements of the Chapter • Maintain the depository accounts of the Chapter • Regularly report to the membership regarding the financial holdings and activities of the Chapter • Prepare, or oversee the preparation of, any financial reports required for tax purposes • Submit an annual financial report to the TAMFT Board of Trustees on the day the office of Treasurer is relinquished.

Current Treasurer- Ryan Gano Nominations: Ryan Gano

Current Committees

Committee members are not elected but appointed by the board. Therefore, we do not need formal nominations. However, please indicate which committees are of interest to you by sending your name to Betsabé at

The Membership Committee shall promote membership in the Chapter and attendance of Chapter events. The Chair of the Membership Committee shall assist the Secretary in maintaining an accurate and up-to-date list of all members and subscribers, as well as a contact list of potential members and subscribers to receive information electronically from the Chapter regarding activities and opportunities.

Current Members- _______________________________________

The Website Committee shall collaborate with the SAAMFT Board of Officers to promote SAAMFT and its members through the Chapter’s website and online activities. The Chair of the Website Committee shall ensure that the Chapter’s website is maintained and updated, and ensure that necessary payments are made to maintain an active, professional, and functional website. Current Members- ________________________________

The Hospitality Committee shall plan and prepare refreshments for regular Chapter meetings, and collaborate with the SAAMFT Officers to plan and prepare for special events sponsored by the chapter. The Chair of the Hospitality Committee shall confirm arrangements for refreshments to the President prior to each Chapter event. Current Members- Maria Zeitz_____________________

The Program Planning Committee shall plan and coordinate programs for the Chapter meetings, special seminars and workshops, small study or support groups, and any other continued education events. The Chair of the Program Planning Committee shall attend each Board of Officers meeting to consult and assist in program planning, and prepare with the Committee members suggestions of topics and available speakers for regular meetings of the Chapter. Current Members- Molly O’Phelan__________________

The University Committee shall facilitate involvement and membership of local students in Chapter activities. The Chair of the University Committee shall ensure that information is provided to local faculty members in a timely manner to ensure that students are informed of regular and special meetings of the Chapter. Current Members- Jason Northrup___________________

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