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Section Elections

Application Process Now Open for Section Leadership Positions

Oregon AWHONN is holding elections for 2016 Section Chair and 2016 Section Secretary-Treasurer. The application period is now open and will remain so until August 1st. Elections will be held during the first part of September. This year the application is online. If you are interested in running for either of these positions, you will need to:

  1. Fill out the application online at
  2. Attach your resume/CV (word or PDF) at the end of the application form OR email it to [email protected]
  3. Attach your letter of reference at the end of the application or email it to [email protected]

Please remember:

1. You can only serve two consecutive terms in an elected position

2. All application materials must be submitted by August 1st, 2015

3. Contact Alan Chewning at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns

4. Forms must be filled out online and Resumes and Recommendations can be attached to the form or emailed to [email protected]

5. Full criteria below


Candidates must be full voting members at the time of their application, have been full voting members for at least two years prior to submitting their application and for the duration of their term if elected. You may not serve more than two consecutive terms in the same role (Section Leader or Secretary/Treasurer).

Role of Sections

Sections have responsibility for program, membership and leadership development within the section in support of AWHONN's mission and strategic priorities. Program development includes continuing education based on the women's health, obstetric and neonatal education needs of the members, participating in legislative and regulatory activity, domestically at the state level and internationally (as in Canada) at the national or provincial levels, encouraging research activities, and participating in national AWHONN initiatives. Sections support development of new chapters and enhancement of existing chapters and identify and develop leaders, provide opportunities to network, develop leadership skills and experience and plan for leadership succession.

Duties of Section Chair

  • Preside (if present) at all section meetings and meetings of the Section Coordinating Team
  • Serve as chair of the Section Coordinating Team;
  • Coordinate section activities and monitor chapter activities;
  • Provide leadership to enable the section to perform core program and fiscal functions as defined by the AWHONN Board of Directors;
  • Provide for orientation and recognition of section and chapter leaders;
  • Submit periodic reports on section program and fiscal activity (including chapter activity) to the AWHONN Board of Directors;
  • Appoint, with Section Coordinating Team approval, other section leaders as necessary to carry out the functions of the section;
  • Perform all other duties usually associated with the office of chair;
  • Ensure section compliance with AWHONN requirements and policies; and
  • Serve as Section Nominating Committee chair in year following term as section chair.

Duties of the Section Secretary-Treasurer

  • Assist the section chair;
  • Preside at section meetings in the absence of the section chair;
  • Ensure meetings are conducted according to Roberts' Rules and keep the minutes of all meetings of the section;
  • Manage all funds and securities of the section, including funds from chapters, and deposits all monies in the name of AWHONN in such banks or other depositories as are designated by the AWHONN Board of Directors;
  • Prepare annual section operating budgets (including chapter activity) for Finance Committee review and AWHONN Board of Directors approval;
  • Establish an efficient record-keeping system that allows for orderly retention and quick retrieval of information, and ensures transfer of records to new leaders no later than January 15 of the year in which they assume office;
  • Submit financial reports to headquarters as required; and
  • Perform all other customary duties of the office and other duties as assigned.

Application Instructions

All application materials should be submitted electronically via this online form, if possible. Please be thorough in completing your application since the application will serve as the basis for creating the Candidate Profile which will appear on the election ballot if you are approved for the slate. Prior to submitting an application, please talk with the current elected leaders of the Section (if you are not already in an elected position). The application packet consists of:

Application Process and Timeline

Candidates may submit the necessary form via attachment (there's a spot to do this at the end of the online application form) or by email to: [email protected]

Phone contact: 202.261.2420. 

Apply Now

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