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2017 Election: Call for Nominations!

Election graphicThe Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) Society has opened a call for PRiSM Board of Directors nominations to serve and lead our organization.

Forward your nominations by January 13, 2017!

On behalf of the PRiSM Nominating Committee, we solicit your nominations for the following open volunteer leadership positions for our Society.

What positions are open?
Second Vice-President (will become President in January 2018): 1 seat
Treasurer-elect: 1 seat
Secretary-elect: 1 seat
Board of Directors-at-Large: 3 seats
2018 Nominating Committee: 3 seats

What do these positions involve?

The Second Vice-president will begin his/her term at the 2017 Annual Meeting. As Second VP, s/he will be responsible for supporting PRiSM committees, as well as contributing to strategic projects. When s/he becomes First VP in 2018 and will then be responsible for planning the 2019 Annual conference. At the 2019 meeting, s/he will become President and will be leading our Society and, together with the Board of Directors, will be building and maintaining a thriving, vibrant organization that is responsive to its members, following a strategic direction and meeting its fiduciary responsibilities. This work is done with support from our management company, Executive Director Inc. (EDI). S/he will continue on the Board for an additional two years as a past-president, completing their term on the Board in January 2021.

The three Directors at Large will begin their terms at the 2017 Annual Meeting. They will each serve a 2-year term on the Board of Directors ending in January of 2019. Their responsibilities will include support of specifically assigned committees, strategic projects and, very importantly, overall contributions to the vibrancy and offerings of PRiSM and the Board of Directors.

The elected Nominating Committee members will work with the immediate Past-President and three members elected by the Board. They will review all nominations, ensuring diversity and balance reflective of the nature of our membership as they propose a slate back to the membership for members’ election. The work of those nominated through this process will occur in October 2017 to December 2018.

How do I nominate a PRiSM member?

Consider those who you think would be energetic contributors to the roles above and who may have an interest in leadership. In particular, consider those who you believe have had some knowledge of and experience with PRiSM, perhaps through their involvement as a committee member and/or committee chair or through a special project. Please forward their name/s to the Nominating Committee through the PRiSM office at info@prismsports.org by January 13, 2017.

Your PRiSM Nominating Committee will then be responsible for reviewing the nominees, considering them in the context of the balance and diversity of the current Board and the membership, and verifying their willingness to serve. The nominating committee will then put forward a slate for your election. This process is in keeping with PRiSM’s bylaws.

 Why should someone want to be nominated for these volunteer leadership roles?

There are many reasons why involvement with this volunteer Board is rewarding. For each person, the reasons may differ; however, a few rewards come easily to mind. In addition to meeting a desire to contribute to the future direction of PRiSM and to work in support our members, the Board experience gives an opportunity to gain experience on a not-for-profit Board, receive some academic recognition of these volunteer efforts, and experience many new professional insights as well as gain wonderful personal connections with other PRiSM members.   

Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to think about who you consider to be excellent candidates for these leadership roles, please consider self-nomination if you are passionate about the field of sports medicine and PRiSM. All nominations will be considered seriously and your assistance will help build strength in our Society of the future.

Email your nominations or questions to the PRiSM office at info@prismsports.org by January 13, 2017.

2017 Nominating Committee:
Hank Chambers, MD (Chair)
Todd Lawrence, MD
Keith May, PT DPT SCS ATC CSCS
Aaron Provance, MD
Mark Paterno, PT PhD MBA SCS ATC
Kenneth Rogers, PhD ATC
Theodore Ganley, MD