APhA-ASP Regional Member-at-large Position Description

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As a regional officer, the APhA-ASP Regional Member-at-large is responsible for responding to the needs of the general membership within their APhA-ASP region. They work to ensure adequate communication between chapters in regards to membership, patient care, and APhA-ASP/IPSF activities. The Regional Member-at-large position provides student pharmacists with opportunities to increase their involvement within APhA-ASP on a regional and national level, interact with students and practitioners from across the country, and impact the future of pharmacy through active involvement in APhA-ASP.

The Regional Member-at-large also has the opportunity to attend the APhA-ASP Regional Officer Meeting held each January in Washington, DC and has responsibilities at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition and APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting.

Activities throughout the year…

Each Regional Member-at-large maintains intraregional communication with chapter leaders regarding a variety of APhA-ASP activities by utilizing the regional newsletter and Facebook events. In addition to these duties, the Regional Member-at-large is responsible for coordinating the APhA-ASP Member Recognition Program. The APhA-ASP Member Recognition Program was created to encourage chapters to recognize an outstanding member at a regional level. The Regional Member-at-large coordinates program specifics and provides information regarding the program to chapter presidents and advisors within each region.

APhA-ASP Regional Officer Meeting

The APhA-ASP Regional Officer Meeting is typically held the first full weekend of January in Washington, DC. At this meeting, the eight Regional Members-at-large receive training in all aspects of their responsibilities. They set goals, develop timelines, learn about APhA and APhA-ASP programming, develop their presentation skills, and discuss new ideas.

In addition to providing the groundwork for the year, the meeting also provides an opportunity to network with other APhA-ASP Regional Officers, the National Executive Committee, and Staff. Full reimbursement for meeting-related expenses is provided.

APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition

Regional Members-at-large serve as the APhA-ASP Reference Committee, making recommendations to the APhA-ASP House of Delegates on the proposed resolutions. They also serve as alternate delegates to the APhA House of Delegates, and as hosts for the APhA-ASP Welcoming Social.

For more information regarding the APhA-ASP Regional Member-at-large position, please contact:

Crystal Atwell, PharmD, Director, Student Development, catwell@aphanet.org

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