About Volunteering

SDMS Volunteer Opportunities

The SDMS depends on volunteers to accomplish our mission and strategic goals. Volunteer opportunities with the SDMS can range from long-term commitments such as serving on the Board of Directors, a committee, or task force to participating in a micro-volunteer project that is shorter in nature. All volunteers must be SDMS members and are bound by the SDMS Volunteer Conflict of Interest Policy.

Please Note: Only individual SDMS members who are credentialed by a national sonography credentialing body recognized by the SDMS Board of Directors as outlined in the Recognition of Sonography Credentialing Organizations Position Statement may run for or serve in an elected or appointed position.

2020 SDMS Call for Nominations

The 2020 SDMS Call for Nominations are open Monday, January 20 through Friday, February 14. All individual SDMS members in good standing are eligible to vote and self-nominations are accepted. Student members are not eligible to be nominated.

Open positions include:

  • Board of Directors: Director (3 open positions)
  • Finance Committee: Member (1 open positions)
  • Nominating Committee: Member (3 open positions)
Position Descriptions
Directors*: The nominee must be an individual member in good standing at the time of the nomination, election, and throughout their term in office. The member must be a member for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to nomination. A Director is a member of the SDMS Board of Directors who has a fiduciary responsibility to the SDMS, and is granted other responsibilities under the SDMS Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Board policies and Strategic Plan. 

* SDMS-Affiliated Organizations: Elected SDMS Board members also serve in the same position on the SDMS Foundation Board.

Finance Committee Member:
The nominee must be an individual member in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office. The nominee may not currently hold a Board of Directors position. The Finance Committee reviews and recommends the proposed annual budget and financial policies to the Board, and reviews periodic financial reports.

Nominating Committee Member:
The nominee must be an individual member in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office. The nominee may not seek or hold a Board of Director position during the Nominating Committee term. The Nominating Committee develops the slate of candidates for elected office, reviews and recommends revisions to the SDMS nomination and election process as needed, and ensures that no elected position is an uncontested race, whenever possible. 

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SDMS Board of Directors

The SDMS Board of Directors provides the overall leadership and direction for the Society's activities on behalf of its members. Board members serve two year terms and are required to attend Board meetings each year (typically held in the spring and fall) and complete assigned projects. Each Board member serves as a liaison to an internal committee or to an external organization. Service on the Board does require each Board member to review background information in preparation for meetings and actively participate in the Board's discussions.

Note: You must be a current SDMS individual member in good standing to run for a Board position. In addition, the SDMS Bylaws require that candidates for the President position must have previously served on the Board of Directors to be considered by the Nominating Committee.

Committees

A committee consists of volunteers who have agreed to contribute time to the committees' objectives. Committees are developed based on the needs of the Society and profession. However, the SDMS Bylaws mandate that the Society maintain the following committees:

  • Bylaws
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Nominating

Task Forces

A task force consists of members who have agreed to contribute time to a specific activity or cause. Volunteers who are chosen have specialized in the activity or have experience with the particular cause. Task Force volunteers are selected on an as needed basis by the SDMS President.

Micro-volunteers

A micro-volunteer activity is a task completed in small increments of time and may take a few hours, days, or months to complete, and does not require an ongoing commitment. Volunteers are selected on an as needed basis. The SDMS maintains a list of micro-volunteers to choose from throughout the year.

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