Call for NMSAAM BOD Nominations

by | Sep 9, 2021 | Governance, Members, NMSAAM Board | 0 comments

Would you like to make a difference for our profession?

Join our NMSAAM Board of Directors

Call for nominations is now, and please do nominate yourself. Most applicants who have not served on this or another BOD begin by being a Board Member at Large, depending upon experience and interest. Applicants must be NMSAAM members in order to serve.

  •  Applications should be sent to
  • Elections will be held at our Virtual NMSAAM Annual Meeting September 18
  • Zoom link will be sent statewide to all DOMs by September 16, 2021.
  • Call for nominations is at the governance website 

Applications should include

  1. Application Form Filled
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. CV / Resume

Applications should be sent to

 See Job Descriptions for these volunteer positions from the Bylaws of NMSAAM:



Section I – Composition of the Board:

The NMSAAM will be governed by a Board of Directors, chosen by a majority vote of the membership present at the Annual Meeting, consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and no more than seven members at large. If the membership votes and vacancies remain, the remaining available Board positions may be filled by an eligible member of the Society by a majority vote of the membership present at the Annual Meeting. The President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be designated as the Executive Committee.

 Section II – Authority and Responsibilities

  1. the Board of Directors shall be responsible for all matters pertaining to the NMSAAM, except those specifically stated otherwise in these Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and the New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation Act.
  2. the Board of Directors may delegate authority to the Executive Committee to act on its behalf between meetings.

 Section III – Duties of the Officers

The President shall:

  1. Preside at general meetings of the Society and of the Board of Directors.
  2. Prepare an agenda for all meetings.
  3. Establish standing and ad hoc committees, and appoint co-chairpersons subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
  4. Be an ex-officio member of all committees.
  5. Report to the membership at the Annual Meeting.
  6. Represent the interests of the Society and of the profession, as a whole, to the national acupuncture and Oriental medical associations and other groups. When appropriate, the President may delegate these responsibilities to a professional member of the Society.
  7. Act as a liaison for the association with the public, the state, and other professional associations, or appoint a representative or representatives.
  8. Have signature rights to the NMSAAM bank account.
  9. Appoint counters prior to the voting at the Annual Meeting.

The Vice-President shall:

  1. Have signature rights to the NMSAAM bank account.
  2. Assist the President in all duties.
  3. Act as a liaison between the membership and the President and the board of directors in coordination with the president.
  4. Chair meetings of the Society in the absence of the President.
  5. Assume the duties of the President in the event of the President’s inability to serve.

The Secretary shall:

  1. Record and file all minutes of the Annual Meeting, special general meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors and prepare and distribute minutes of all board meetings to all members of the board of directors.
  2. Check the Society’s Post Office Box in the event that the Treasurer is unable to do it.
  3. Prepare a written report for the Annual Meeting.
  4. Receive and distribute correspondence to the appropriate officer, director, committee chair, or individual.
  5. Notify the general membership of the date, time and place of the Annual Meeting.
  6. Keep copies of meeting minutes and pass them to the succeeding secretary.

The Treasurer shall:

  1. Receive monies of the Society, pay bills and disperse funds as directed by the board.
  2. Have signature rights to the NMSAAM bank account.
  3. Prepare an annual budget for the Society.
  4. Prepare a written report for the Annual Meeting.
  5. Keep the financial books of the Society in good order.
  6. Keep the NMSAAM bank account signatures current.
  7. Ensure that two signatures by the designated signatories are obtained for any expenditures exceeding $500.
  8. See that the financial record of the Society is reviewed periodically by an individual or individuals or agency approved by the Board of Directors.
  9. Maintain and check regularly the Society’s Post Office Box.