American Medical Writers Association

Indiana Chapter

Chapter Officers

President

Esther Brooks-Asplund     esther.asplund@att.net

President-Elect

David Caldwell     davidccaldwell@att.net

Secretary

Angela Beeler     angela.beeler00@gmail.com

Treasurer

Nicoletta Bivi     nicobivi@gmail.com

Immediate Past President

Laura Town     ltown@willtown.com

 

Committee Chairs

Education Chair

Elaine Lipscomb     elainelipscomb@sbcglobal.net

Member Resources Chair

Esther Brooks-Asplund     esther.asplund@att.net

Program Chair

Barbara Lightfoot     barbara.lightfoot@yahoo.com

Publications Chair

David Caldwell     davidccaldwell@att.net

Communications, Marketing & Social Media Chair

Eric Metcalf     metcalfmedicalwriting@gmail.com

 

Elected Officers' Duties

President

  • Serves as chairperson of the Executive Committee and ex-officio member of all committees
  • Appoints chairpersons of standing committees, and—as authorized by the Executive Committee—of ad-hoc committees
  • Coordinates and monitors all chapter projects
  • Serves as chapter delegate to the national Fall board meeting

 President-elect

  • Serves as chairperson of the Nominating Committee
  • Presides at chapter general, business, and executive board meetings in the absence of the president
  • Serves as chapter delegate to the national Spring board meeting
  • Serves as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee

Secretary

  • Takes minutes at all business and executive board meetings
  • In the event of nomination of an unslated candidate for elected office, issues an election ballot to the membership and receives and counts the marked ballots
  • Informs the executive director of AMWA and editors of AMWA publications about chapter activities, elections, and meetings

 Treasurer

  • Maintains a checking account
  • With either the president or president-elect, co-signs each check
  • Keeps proper financial books, pays all bills, and makes all deposits
  • Prepares a brief report to be read at each chapter meeting on the latest receipts, expenditures, and bank balances.
  • Submits to the AMWA treasurer by August 1 a formal Chapter Financial Statement (listing income and expenses of the past year) and a Chapter Budget (proposing income and expenses of the forthcoming year)
  • Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee

Committees' Duties

Budget and Finance Committee

  • Submits to the executive committee for approval a budget and financial statement

Member Resources Committee

  • Plans and implements efforts to recruit and retain members and encourage participation in the chapter
  • Maintains a directory of chapter members
  • Notifies headquarters of all chapter-member name and address changes
  • Receives periodic chapter membership updates from AMWA staff
  • Maintains an email distribution list and uses it to distribute chapter communications on behalf of officers/committees

 Education Committee

  • Plans and implements educational activities, including an annual chapter conference, with input from the executive committee
  • Solicits membership preferences for conference activities
  • Broadcasts conference activities

 Program Committee

  • Plans and implements educational and networking events other than the chapter conference, with input from the executive committee
  • Solicits membership preferences for events
  • Broadcasts chapter events

 Publications Committee

  • Prepares a newsletter for chapter members, asking chapter members to contribute and/or review articles where appropriate

 Communications, Marketing & Social Media Committee

  • Interviews speakers and writes articles about educational sessions 
  • Presents educational sessions
  • Engages members and/or potential members on LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Promotes and manages annual conference Twitter hashtag contest
  • Designs and analyzes conference surveys

Downloads

Chapter bylaws

Chapter handbook

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