Position Title: Delegate to the House of Delegates (HOD)
Must be a professional member in good standing.
Must sign the AMTA Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct.
Agrees to uphold and abide by National AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, and Job Description.
Shall not be an AMTA National Board member.
Delegate is given authority by National Bylaws and Policies through election by the Chapter membership.
Delegate is accountable to the members of the Chapter by virtue of election.
Term of Office
Term of Office is one calendar year after election to delegate position.
Term shall not exceed two consecutive elected terms.
Delegate represents her/his Chapter members in the HOD and related activities, informs the Chapter of timelines, and facilitates the Chapter’s influence in the HOD.
Delegate will work with their Chapter members and fellow Chapter Delegates, as well as Delegates from other Chapters and the House of Delegates Operations Committee (HODOC), to follow timelines and carry out the assignments and charges applicable to their HOD function.
- The Delegate, in communication at the Chapter Annual Meeting and through other means available, initiates member involvement in discussion of matters that may or will come before the HOD
- Maintains a working knowledge of materials provided prior to the HOD.
- Prepares and reviews all necessary materials prior to meetings.
- Attends and participates in the HOD orientation and meeting and casts informed votes.
- Reports the actions of the HOD to the Chapter membership.
- The time commitment averages about 2-4 hours per month.
- Delegate attends the Chapter Annual Meeting, the Delegate Orientation Meeting and the HOD Meeting at the National Convention. Time commitment will be considerably higher during the annual convention.
Use of Organizational Resources
Resources related to carrying out the duties of this office:
- HODOC provides materials and training.
- Chapters may provide reimbursement according to Chapter Policy.
Vacancy and Succession
In the event of a vacancy, the alternate with the next highest number of votes in the previous election will assume the Delegate position.
Removal from Office
A Delegate may be removed from office for failure to:
- Fulfill her/his duties and responsibilities (dereliction of duties).
- Abide by the AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, or Job Description.
- Keep AMTA membership dues current.
Removal shall occur in accordance with the AMTA Chapter Conflict Resolution Process.