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Chapter Election Nomination form

Monday, September 28, 2015  
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Take Us To Your Leaders 
Nominate a colleague or yourself for the Chapter's 2016 Election*

*Candidates must be members of NASW 
Nominations deadline EXTENDED to October 31, 2016 

The following positions are open:


  • Second Vice President(3 year term)
  • Treasurer(3 year term)

Board of Directors

  • Greater Boston Region(3 year term)
  • Berkshire Region(3 year term)
  • Pioneer Valley Region(3 year term)
  • BSW Representative(3 year term)
  • MSW Student(1 year term)
  • BSW Student(1 year term)
Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee
  • Berkshire Region(2 year term)
  • Greater Boston Region(2 year term)
  • Central Region(2 year term)
  • Pioneer Valley Region(2 year term)
  • Southeast Region(2 year term)
  • BSW or MSW Student(1 year term)

Roles and Responsibilities of Open Positions:


Second Vice President (3 year term)

The Vice Presidents, in order of their rank, shall fulfill the duties of the President in the event of absence or disability. The Vice Presidents shall undertake other duties as recommended by the Executive Committee and assigned by the President. Each Vice President shall engage in specific activities related to the Chapter priorities. The Chapter priorities fall within the following categories:

  • Membership and Chapter Services
  • Practice and Standards
  • Social Policy and Action

Treasurer (3 year term)

The Treasurer shall be responsible for:

  • Serving as Chairperson of the Finance Committee
  •  Overseeing the finances of the Chapter
  • Working with the Executive Director to prepare the annual budget
  • Rendering quarterly financial statements to the Board of Directors
  • Serving as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Time commitment averages 4.5 hours a month


Board of Directors (3 year term) 
The Chapter Board of Directors shall exercise all powers of the Chapter specified in the By-Laws of the National Association of Social Workers or as otherwise delegated by the National Board of Directors. Only elected officers, Board members, and Regional Council Liaisons to the Board shall be voting members of the Board of Directors. 

The Board of Directors of the Chapter is responsible for the programmatic, fiscal, and other operations of the chapter. Its primary task is to determine policy for the association. It has responsibility for the development, monitoring and evaluation of the program of the chapter, including regions. It is responsible for overseeing the production of annual reports as mandated by the Delegate Assembly and National Board of Directors, which shall be filed with the National office. Functions of the Board of Directors include:

  1. Determination and evaluation of the program of the association, including study of alternative program possibilities and establishment of preferential ratings of such alternatives to guide in the allotment of association resources.
  2. Establishment and dissolution of committees, commissions, ad hoc committees, units, and projects in accordance with the program, member interests, and administrative needs of the Chapter.
  3. Development of state policy within the overall framework provided by national goals of social policy and other policies of the National Association of Social Workers.
  4. Representation of the Chapter in the community in maintenance of its relationship with other organizations.
  5. Responsibility for the finances of the Chapter, including the establishment of financial policy, adoption of an annual budget and financial report. Developing and supporting fundraising approaches for the Chapter.
  6. Development and support of programs for the recruitment of new members.
  7. Development of staffing patterns for the Chapter, employment of the Executive Director, and development of personnel policies.
  8. Provision at regular intervals for evaluation and appraisal of operations in relation to fulfillment of the Association and Chapter goals. This process shall meet the program evaluation requirements of the Association.
  9. Following each Delegate Assembly a review of the organizational pattern of the Chapter to assure relevant structure to carry out priorities of the assembly and the development of a two-year plan reflective of Delegate Assembly priorities.
  10. All other business of the Chapter to fulfill the Chapter's purposes.

Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee
 (2 year term)*
Fill slate for the Chapter-wide Election (Officers, Board, and Nominations & Leadership Identification Committee), make recommendations to National NASW on National openings for Officers, Board and Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee, and make recommendations to help fill chapter leadership positions that are open.

  1. Participate in monthly Nominating Committee meetings.
  2. Talk to your colleagues to get recommendations for Board and Nominating Committee slate.
  3. Contact possible nominees.
  4. Following up with nominees you call who agree to be candidates by: 
    • Letting the NASW office know the person is running so that the office can mail them a biographical data form, and 
    • Making sure the person gets their form and picture into the office for the ballot.
  5. Identify people for a leadership bank to be used to fill open appointed leadership positions. (i.e. committee chairs)

*The Nominating Committee positions are for two years beginning July 1 and ending June 30, Students’ terms run for one year. The Nominating Committee meets monthly from September through February. 




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