Board of Directors
Being on the Board of Directors for the Silicon Valley Chapter has provided me with many benefits. First and foremost, it has allowed me the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing payroll professionals in the world right here in the Silicon Valley. As a Board Member, I receive lots of questions, am included in networking requests, and get to have a say in what the chapter is doing for the membership.
In October of 2016, the American Payroll Association's Chapter Relations Team held their Chapter Leadership Summit in Las Vegas where the SVAPA Board Members got to exchange ideas and information with chapter leaders from all over the country.
The other most important reason to be on the SVAPA Board of Directors is to keep the chapter active. The Board works as a team to secure meeting locations and speakers as well as planning the chapter's celebrations like the anniversary breakfast and the year-end party. We all have full time careers and other work/life balance priorities, and we're all still able to provide an amazing chapter experience!
Being on the SVAPA Board of Directors is fun, productive and rewarding!!! And we welcome any of our membership to join us. Begin with having a conversation with the Board Member that you'd most like to work with. There are all sorts of committee and volunteer opportunities that you can start small with.
SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER Board of Directors
The term of service for all officers and committee chairpersons shall be one year, with the exception of the President-Elect who will have a term of three years, automatically assuming the role of President the second year and Advisor in the third year to ensure continuity of leadership.
Elections and appointments will be held during the fourth quarter of each year. Results of elections will be announced at the conclusion of the last meeting of the year. Appointments will be published in the first bulletin of the new-year the terms begin. Special elections may be held as required, for example, if the President Elect is required to permanently assume the responsibilities of President.
Officers may be removed from office by a 2/3rds majority vote of all Chapter members. Failure to carry out responsibilities of the respective office warrants removal, and shall be presented to the Chapter members for voting upon recommendation by 2/3rds majority vote of the Executive Steering Committee. Committee Chairpersons maybe removed from their positions by a 2/3rds majority vote of the Executive Steering Committee.
Further, Officers or committee Chairpersons failing to attend Steering Committee meetings without notifying the President or the Secretary in writing or by telephone for two consecutive meetings will be considered to have voluntarily resigned from their positions.
All member of the Board must be National APA members and active paid Silicon Valley members. All dues will be paid by the first meeting of each year. If not paid, consequences include suspension and or removal from the Board position.