To: Virginia Tech Chapter, Sigma Xi
From: Doug Pfeiffer, Chapter President
It’s time to elect officers for your Sigma Xi chapter. This is a great opportunity to support science within the university and in the larger community. At this time, it will be very helpful to participate in our chapter’s efforts to bring science to the public, educating people in what we do. Our chapter helps to support Science on Tap, a fun and popular avenue for people to share what they do with an interested public. We also make annual research awards for graduate and undergraduate students. There will be additional opportunities for the public forum that will arise, chances to bring our science to colleagues in other disciplines, as well as the public.
We aim to hold election in May, with terms beginning on 1 July. We need people to stand for President Elect, Treasurer and Secretary. Please send nominations for these offices to me (firstname.lastname@example.org); self-nominations are great, but also consider your co-workers! Graduate students have been great officers as well (both treasurer and secretary)!
General duties follow:
President: oversees all operations, chairs executive board meetings and induction ceremony, fills out the annual chapter report
President-elect: In first year, helps President in duties, and becomes President in second year
Secretary: All communication for society—usually through the Sigma Xi Communities
Treasurer: Quarterly bank account/spending report, fills out annual treasurer’s report
Thanks for your consideration!