Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Want Ad: NSSLHA Officers for 2007!

It’s time for NSSLHA elections!

During the week of November 27 through December 1, NSSLHA is holding elections for the 2007 cabinet. Please be sure to vote! Candidates will be featured on the website as well as the COMD bulletin board.

Application forms are available in the Clinician Prep Room or in MS Word or PDF from the side-bar menu. If you are interested and meet the eligibility requirements, please complete an application form give it to any NSSLHA officer or drop it off in Locker #23. Application forms must be received by Monday, November 13.

A few incentives for becoming an officer include recognition both on campus and off-campus (i.e., resume!). In addition, special scholarship opportunities arise from time to time that favor NSSLHA officers. For instance, the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) will ask CSULA professors to select a NSSLHA officer for nominations.

The following positions are available:


President (Jan – Feb*)

  • Graduate student
  • *Carries over to new cabinet year to assist in planning of various functions
  • Schedules cabinet and monthly meetings (e.g., reserves room, coordinates snacks)
  • Greets and makes announcements at meetings
  • Coordinates all club functions (e.g., fundraisers, first year “meet and greet,” mentor/mentee program)
  • Schedules guest speakers
  • Delegates/oversees all other responsibilities
  • Carries over to new cabinet year to assist in planning various functions
  • Various other duties (e.g., assist Dr. Manasse with NSSLHA-related tasks)

Vice President (Jan – Dec)

  • Graduate student
  • Interfaces with COMD department faculty
  • Plans assistance for department functions
  • Interfaces with ASI
  • Oversees monthly calendar of events
  • Organizes refreshments for NSSLHA events

Treasurer (Jan – Dec)

  • Graduate student
  • Accepts/records quarterly dues
  • Restocks and maintains Student Store merchandise (helps if one cabinet member has a Costco card)
  • Collects and records proceeds from Student Store
  • Balances checking account
  • Organizes reimbursement
  • Makes deposit at bank

Secretary (Jan – Dec)

  • Graduate student
  • Maintains chapter membership roster (and records quarterly dues)
  • Sends meeting and event notices via E-mail
  • Interfaces with national NSSLHA
  • Record meeting minutes and publish on website
  • Publish announcements, meeting minutes, events, etc. on NSSLHA website
  • Oversees department bulletin boards

Newsletter Editor (Jan – Feb*

  • Graduate student
  • *Carries over to the new cabinet year to assist with development, layout, editing, etc.
  • Gathers content (e.g., information about the department, field, etc.), enters type, edits copy
  • Prints newsletter at least once a quarter
  • Creates forms, applications, bulletins, and flyers
  • Assists Secretary with website

Undergraduate Representative (Jan – Dec)

  • Undergraduate student
  • The voice for bachelor’s students in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Gather undergraduate/post-baccalaureate E-mail addresses to assist Secretary
  • Make meeting announcements in undergraduate classes
  • Assist all other positions as requested (e.g., suggesting speakers)


Thanks to NSSLHA members, the Robert L. Douglass clinic now has a First Aid kit! Funds collected from members are allocated in many ways such as purchasing “Thank You” gifts for our guest presenters, donating to national advocacy organizations, and purchasing items for the clinic.

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