CRANE Call for Nominations

Dear CRANE Members,

The past year and a half has certainly been challenging, both professionally and personally for all of us. We have endured a pandemic, surely hoping the only time in my life I have to state that. More than ever, we need to come together as an organization bonded by the passion we have for our profession and ensure that this organization continues.

This year I lost my mentor, a former Past President and a Honorary Lifetime member, Maggie Martin. When we needed someone to assume the role of President, I did not hesitate. My first thought was, Maggie, the time and knowledge she gave to me and this organization over many years I will never forget. We all have those mentors who have guided us to where we are today- honor them by serving this organization.

I ask you to consider putting your name on the ballot and serving this organization in 2022.

Thank you

Cheryl Sheridan

CRANE Officers (Bylaws Section III)

Section III. Duties

A. President: The President shall be the chief executive officer of CRANE, shall preside over all meetings of the Executive Board and the membership, shall have general and active management of the business of CRANE and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Executive Board are carried into effect; shall appoint all standing committee chairpersons, Web Liaison, and the parliamentarian, shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. The President shall submit an annual report at the annual meeting combining the reports of all members of the Executive Board. Rationale: The Website Liaison is an integral liaison between the Board and the Webmaster.

B. President-Elect: The President-Elect shall succeed to the office of President at the conclusion of his/her (President’s) term of office. The President-Elect shall assist the President and the Vice President in their duties throughout the year. The President-Elect may appoint the Standing Committee Chairpersons and Web Liaison for his/her term of office prior to assuming the office of President. The President-Elect will be responsible for identifying potential annual meeting sites for approval by the Executive Board. Rationale: The Website Liaison is an integral liaison between the Board and the Webmaster.

C. Vice-President: The Vice-President shall assume the duties and powers of the President in his/her absence. The Vice President shall be the coordinator of the annual meeting.

D. Secretary: The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping a record of all proceedings and shall be responsible for general correspondence of CRANE.

E. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be responsible for the receipt and disbursement of all funds of CRANE. The Treasurer shall Chair the Finance Committee. The Treasurer shall submit a report at each of the Executive Board meetings and any general Business meeting. The Treasurer shall submit a report for the fiscal year at the annual meeting. The treasurer shall be responsible for filing all required paperwork with the Internal Revenue service and/or other regulatory agencies. The Treasurer shall be bonded, the bonding fee paid for by the association.