Wichita Area SWE Officer and Committee Chair PositionsUpdated: 12 March 2010
Information here is posted for reference. Refer to section bylaws for descriptions, eligibility and term limits. Bylaws are posted in our MySWE community.
Additional Volunteer Positions
Vice PresidentElected, yearly
COR MemberElected, yearly
COR AlternateElected, yearly
Additional Volunteer Positions: (Appointed yearly, no term limits)
Awards ChairWorks with EC to identify potential awards recipients. Monitors National website for publication of awards requirements and deadlines. Coordinates award applications with assignments of principal person responsible. Follows up on progress of applications and assists as needed.
Bylaws ChairReviews the Section bylaws and monitors National initiatives for their effect on the section. When bylaws revisions are required, oversees the changes and interfaces with the EC for review and approval. Provides changes to National as directed by the EC.
Career Guidance ChairCreates a budget and schedule for committee activities; must be EC approved.
Coordinates activities with various outreach programs. Liaison with other organizations, i.e., school districts, universities, scouts, boys & girls clubs. Works mainly on outreach to students K-12+college. Oversees development of new programs and enhancement of existing programs.
Collegiate CounselorCoordinates between a collegiate section and the professional section to assist in common goals and activities. Must be a non-collegiate member in good standing of the Society; considered a non-voting member of the collegiate section. Responsible to the region governor for the section's compliance with the bylaw's, policies, and procedures of the Society.
Expo ChairCreates a budget and schedule for committee activities; must be EC approved. Coordinates Expo activities; sets schedule; schedules planning meetings; coordinates with WSU Engr Dept re reserving facility, ordering food, electric sign. Oversees selection of activities (booths) and coordinates recruitment of new activities. Sees that flyers are created and distributed to area schools in a timely manner. May work with NAWIC to optimize distribution with their Block Kids event.
Fundraising ChairResponsible for all aspects of fundraising, including oversight. Recruits help as needed. Creates a budget and schedule for committee activities; must be EC approved. Sees that letters are sent out soliciting funds for SWE activities in a timely manner. Prepares letter templates and presents them to the EC for review and approval. Is responsible for, or assists other chairs with, thank you letters.
Membership ChairCreates a budget and schedule for committee activities; must be EC approved. Responsible for managing section membership, including recruitment. Reviews National membership list for accuracy and changes on an ongoing basis. Promotes retention and recruitment through one networking meeting each year.
Newsletter EditorSets up schedule for publication with President. Assures that the newsletter is sent to the President for review, and subsequent distribution, in time to meet schedules. Works with EC to collect articles and other information for newsletter. Responsible for professional appearance and accuracy of document. Creates or amends template as necessary.
Nomination Committee Members (Nomination Committee Chair)3 Committee members are appointed by the EC. The committee may select a separate chair, if it wishes. One of the 3 members may also serve as chair. Responsible for sending out a call for nominations and for developing a slate of officers to be presented to the membership. As possible, the committee also solicits volunteers for other standing volunteer positions. This list will be presented to the new president, after the election, for review and appointment. Slate must go to membership by April 15. Voting must be completed within 21 days (May 6)
Publicity ChairCreates a budget and schedule for committee activities; must be EC approved. Coordinates publicity of all events with the community media. Coordinates with Expo Chair to make sure that the event has full coverage. Publicizes accomplishments of members.
Scholarship ChairCreates a budget and schedule for committee activities; must be EC approved. Coordinates WSU scholarship award. Works with WSU Engineering Dept liaison to notify/request student applications. Selects committee to review applications & select recipient. Notifies recipient & WSU Scholarship Foundation. Sends notification letters to those not chosen. Invites recipient to Spring Banquet for presentation of award certificate.
Web MistressCreates a budget and schedule for committee activities; must be EC approved. Responsible for the support and maintenance of the Section website. Manages the web host/server and submits hosting fees to President for review and approval. Assures that information on the site is current and correct. Supports electronic communications associated with the National website, i.e., SWE Communities.
Eligibility & Term:The SWE representative to WCES must be a member of the Section. The representative is appointed to the position by the president for a term of one year. There is no limit to the number of consecutive terms that a person may serve. Any vacancy in the position will be filled by presidential appointment.
Duties and Responsibilities:The WCES representative serves as the liaison between Wichita SWE and WCES and represents the Section at WCES meetings and votes on its behalf. As the focal, the representative is responsible for all communication between SWE and WCES and performs the required tasks necessary to provide SWE support to WCES.
All commitments of the Section to WCES must be first coordinated with the Section's Executive Committee for approval and support.
Currently, the main focus of WCES is Engineer's Week and the associated banquet. Those tasks required, on behalf of SWE, are: