Elections will be held at the first NHS meeting of the school year in September (date TBA). If you are interested in running for office, you must notify the adviser, Mrs. Baxter, via email  at [email protected], no later than August 31, so your name can be added to the ballot. You must be in attendance at the September meeting and will have two minutes to make a brief campaign speech. No other campaigning is permitted.

Duties of NHS Officers

As an NHS officer, you will be a student leader on campus and a visible role model. NHS officers serve as a role models to fellow students and assume a variety of responsibilities. You will be expected to attend all meetings and activities sponsored by NHS. You will be expected to participate in a variety of service projects that fellow officers agree to sponsor throughout the school year. You will be required to attend executive board meetings once a month and district meetings during the school day once a quarter. You should not apply to be an NHS officer if you are already overcommitted in other activities or if you unable to regularly attend meetings and events. Officers may be removed at the discretion of the adviser and with the approval of the Faculty Council if they fail to perform their duties.

President

  • Represent the chapter at all official functions

  • Preside over all executive committee and general meetings

  • Prepare an agenda for meetings and give a copy to the adviser and officers at least 48 hrs. in advance

  • Check in personally or by e-mail with the adviser on a bi-weekly basis

  • Work with board members to select and organize all NHS group community service projects

  • Appoint and oversee committees as needed

  • Plan and implement fund raising for NHS

  • Plan, set up, and work the induction ceremony

  • Present of one the four pillars at the Induction ceremony

  • Attend all district NHS meetings

Vice President

  • Assume all duties of the president if necessary

  • Run meetings if president is absent

  • Write the monthly meeting reminder for school news and submit it so it will run at least 5 days in advance of all NHS meetings

  • Send reminders of meetings and service projects, and other important announcements via Remind and Google Classroom to members

  • Assist in planning all NHS group community service projects

  • Assist in planning and implementing fund raising for NHS

  • Attend all executive committee and district NHS meetings

  • Assist in planning, setting up, and working the induction ceremony

  • Present one of the four pillars at the induction ceremony

Secretary

  • Prepare meeting sign-in sheets and have them ready for the monthly meetings

  • Take the attendance at each meeting and record it in an ongoing Google spreadsheet

  • Provide an updated spreadsheet of attendance to each adviser within one week after each NHS meeting

  • File a copy of the agenda and attendance from each meeting in the record binder and post on Google Classroom

  • Take minutes at every regular meeting and prepare those minutes

  • Send by email a copy of the minutes of the meetings to the adviser and all officers within one week of the meeting, post the minutes on Google Classroom, and file the minutes in the binder

  • Prepare and send all thank you notes and communication for the organization

  • Attend all executive committee and district NHS meetings

  • Assist in setup and work at the initiation ceremony

  • Present one of the four pillars at the induction ceremony

Treasurer

  • Collect and accurately record member dues and all fundraising monies at meetings and fundraising events

  • Fill out deposit slips and turn in all cash and checks to the bookkeeper by the end of the day monies are collected (if after hours, turn into the adviser or another designated adult)

  • Assist the adviser in ordering t-shirts, graduation cords, and any other necessary items throughout the year

  • Provide financial report at each monthly meeting

  • Attend all executive committee and district NHS meetings

  • Assist in setting up and work at the induction ceremony

  • Present one of the four pillars at the induction ceremony

Historian

  • Take photographs at meetings, fundraisers, and service projects

  • Coordinate photo ops with the yearbook staff as appropriate

  • Write articles about club happenings and service projects for school newsletter and local media

  • Collect newsletter and newspaper articles about the club and its members

  • Create a club scrapbook documenting the year

  • Attend all district NHS meetings

  • Assist in setting up and work at the induction ceremony

  • Sit on stage at the induction ceremony

Community Service Coordinator

  • Reach out to the school and community to find service opportunities for the club

  • Present service opportunities for discussion at executive board meetings

  • Publicize approved service opportunities via Google Classroom and monthly meetings

  • Arrange guest speakers at monthly meetings

  • Attend service projects

  • Keep accurate records of member attendance at service projects and individual service hours

  • Attend all executive committee and district NHS meetings

  • Assist in setting up and work at the induction ceremony

  • Sit on stage at the induction ceremony