The KRPA Board of Directors revised the branch board structure in 2017. The Branch Boards are now structured as a 7 member board (Chair, Vice–Chair, and 5 members at large) for each KRPA Branch. As previously stated in an email to KRPA members, the branches will stay the same except the TR/Aging Branch is now the Wellness Branch.
Branch board members are expected to serve a three-year term. Board members help communicate to other KRPA members current trends and topics in their branch field. They will also help coordinate with the KRPA office their yearly branch activities: branch conference sessions, mid-year branch workshops, face-to-face meetings, conference calls and networking events.
Some branch boards have incumbent members, so we are looking to fill:
To nominate, please send the below information to Kelli Maydew at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 4, 2017:
Branches are governed by Branch Boards. Each Board consists of 7 members.
membership shall consist of KRPA members who have made the appropriate
designation through their Association membership.
1. Branch officers shall be Chair, Vice – Chair, 5 members at large.
2. Officers shall be elected by Branch members.
3. Officers shall serve a term of three years.
4. Officers shall serve as the Executive Board of the branch.
C. Branch Chair
1. Serve as presiding officer of the Branch, coordinate and chair all meetings of the branch.
2. Represent the Branch (or appoint a representative) on the Conference Planning Committee and coordinate Branch breakout sessions at the state conference. In addition, provide breakout session proposal forms to the executive director in a timely fashion.
3. Report Branch activities/events to the Executive Director for inclusion in Association publications.
4. Work with the officers, executive committee and board of directors for the coordination of activities.
5. Call meetings of the Branch membership as needed and conduct an annual Face to Face Branch Meeting.
6. Work with the executive director to evaluate needs of members.
7. Work with the KRPA office in setting up all activities related to branch workshops.
8. Submit a budget outline for the branch to the Association for the upcoming fiscal year.
C. Duties of Vice-Chair
1. Represent the Branch (or appoint a representative) on the Mid Year branch workshops and coordinate topics and speakers.
2. Represent and assume the duties of Branch chair in his/her absence.
3. Attend Executive Branch Board meetings and Branch business meetings.
4. Carry out additional duties as referred by the Branch Chair.
5. Be available to represent the branch on the Conference Planning Committee.
D. Branch Members‑at‑Large
1. Attend Executive Board meetings and Branch business meetings.
2. Carry out additional duties as referred by the Branch Chair.
3. Represent the Branch on legislative matters.