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SDMS President's Message - February 2019

by Tammy Stearns
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SDMS Members, Why not you?

Oftentimes when we see a call for nominations, our thoughts go towards the names that everyone knows and associates with sonography. We think of those who have written the textbooks, those who speak at the national conferences, and those who we feel are so much more qualified than ourselves. But today, I challenge you to think, “Why not me?”

The volunteer leadership within our organization represents sonographers from across the spectrum of sonography and is comprised of researchers, educators, and clinicians that work in hospitals, clinics, and overseas. Each of us is as qualified as the next. We hold qualifications ranging from having trained on the job from pathways of the past to those who hold doctorate degrees. Now we are looking for your perspective and experience in the world of sonography. The time commitment varies depending on the position and the dividends are priceless.

As an organization created by sonographers for sonographers, the SDMS is dedicated to advancing our profession. As a member of the SDMS, you already play a vital role and I challenge you to now use your experiences to impact all generations of sonographers by considering being nominated for a leadership position within the SDMS.

If you have any questions about the open volunteer leadership positions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,


Tammy Stearns

Tammy Stearns, ​MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS
SDMS and SDMS Foundation President


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Nomination Deadline: February ​16, 2019

Click here for more information about any of the positions below.

Note: You must be an SDMS member in good standing to submit a nomination. SDMS Student Members are not eligible to be nominated or serve in an SDMS Board of Directors or Committee position.

OPEN SDMS BOARD POSITIONS*

PRESIDENT (serves as President-Elect prior to term as President) - The nominee must have served at least one two-year term as a Director or Officer and must have been a member for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years immediately prior to nomination. At the time of nomination and election, each candidate must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office.

TREASURER - The nominee must have been a member for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years immediately prior to nomination. At the time of nomination and election, each candidate must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office.

SECRETARY - The nominee must have been a member for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years immediately prior to nomination. At the time of nomination and election, each candidate must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office.

DIRECTOR (three open positions) - The nominee must have been a member for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to nomination. At the time of the nomination and election, each candidate must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office.

* SDMS-Affiliated Organizations: Elected SDMS Board members also serve in the same position on the SDMS Foundation Board.

OPEN SDMS COMMITTEE POSITIONS

FINANCE COMMITTEE (two open positions) - The nominee must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office. The nominee may not currently hold a Board position.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE (three open positions) - The nominee must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office. The nominee may not seek or hold a Board position during the elected Nominating Committee term.