2012-2013 Committee Chairman
Budget and Bylaws – Jacqueline Sims
Community Service –
Door Prize –
Hospitality – Angela Hines
Membership – Kathy Oliver
Nominations and Elections
Elected in March 2013
Professional Standard Program (PSP) – Pam Posey
Publicity/Historian – Jewel Adams
Scholarship - Martha Resavy
Ways and Means – Melissa Carpenter
Description of Committees
Affiliations Committee: Responsible for the affiliation process with MAEOP and NAEOP. Reviews nominations and selects the USM-AOP Educational Administrator and Office Professional of the Year. Follows guidelines set forth by USM-AOP Bylaws. Limited to seven committee members including the chairman.
Bosses’ Luncheon Committee: Plans the annual bosses’ luncheon to include program and meal. No limit on number of committee members.
Budget Committee: Prepares an annual budget for AOP. The Treasurer serves as the chairman. Limited to five committee members including the chairman.
Bylaws Committee: Reviews the bylaws and proposes any needed changes to the Board of Directors and then to the membership for vote. Limited to five committee members including the chairman.
Community Service: This committee shall coordinate two community service projects supported by the Association. One project will include the United Way Mega Garage Sale held in December of each year; other project may include Walks, Children’s Book Festival, etc. No limit on number of committee members.
Door Prize Committee: Secures door prizes for the monthly meetings and other special events of the Association. No limit on number of committee members.
Hospitality Committee: Extends hospitable gestures to members and administrators and their immediate families, with funds set aside by the Budget Committee. The Secretary serves as the chairman. No limit on number of committee members.
In-Service Committee: Plans workshops and seminars for professional development. The President-elect serves as the chairman. No limit on number of committee members.
Luncheon Committee: Selects menus, reserves meeting place, arranges for someone to do invocation, takes reservations and collects luncheon fees for monthly meetings. Limited to six committee members including the chairman.
Membership Committee: Encourages timely renewal of AOP memberships and recruits new members; plans annual membership drive; verifies credentials to determine eligibility for membership and voting. The Vice President serves as chairman. No limit on number of committee members
Nominations and Elections: Secures a slate of officers for the upcoming membership year. The committee is elected by the AOP membership at the March meeting. Limited to three committee members including the chairman and a representative from the Gulf Coast.
PSP Advisory Committee: Functions as an advisory group to answer questions concerning PSP Certification, validates eligibility for certificates and informs the University President and the Director of Human Resources when a member receives a PSP certificate. The committee is appointed by the AOP President and serves for a two year rotation. No limit on number of committee members; (however, members must have earned a PSP certificate and maintain recertification).
Program Committee: Plans programs for monthly meetings when a business meeting is not scheduled. No limit on number of committee members.
Publicity/Historian: Submits information about AOP and its members to local newspapers and keeps a scrapbook of the events as a historical record. Maintains the website at www.usm.edu/aop. No limit on number of committee members.
Scholarship Committee: Reviews the possibility of renewing the AOP scholarship with Southern Miss Foundation. Distributes scholarship forms, (selects winners for the MAEOP Annual Conference and Seminar scholarship when monies are available), MAEOP Birdie T. Smith Scholarship, and the NAEOP Marion T. Wood Scholarship. The committee is elected by the AOP membership in August. Limited to five committee members.
Ways and Means Committee: Coordinates at least two fund-raising activities each year. One fund-raising activity will be designated to raise funds for the AOP scholarship. No limit on number of committee members.