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.

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

2021 SDMS Board of Directors Call for Nominations
DEADLINE: February 12, 2021
The SDMS is committed to promoting and implementing ongoing improvements to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the diagnostic medical sonography profession (SDMS Board Policy: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [B.5.1]). The SDMS encourages its members to consider diversity, equity, and inclusion when submitting nominations during the 2021 Call for Nominations.

Call for Nominations ​is open from January 18 - February 12. You must be an SDMS individual member in good standing to submit a nomination and be nominated for an open position. SDMS members nominated for elected positions will be considered and slated by the SDMS Nominating Committee based on their qualifications and the Society's Strategic Plan in April 2021. 

Note: Only nominations submitted between January 18 - February 12 will be considered by the SDMS Nominating Committee for the 2021 SDMS Elections slating process.

Board of Directors*
President
(serves as President-Elect prior to term as President) - The nominee must have served at least one two-year term as a Director or Officer and must have been a member for a minimum of five consecutive years immediately prior to nomination. At the time of nomination and election, each candidate must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office.

Treasurer - The nominee must have been a member for a minimum of five consecutive years immediately prior to nomination. At the time of nomination and election, each candidate must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office.

Secretary - The nominee must have been a member for a minimum of five consecutive years immediately prior to nomination. At the time of nomination and election, each candidate must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office.

Director (three open positions) - The nominee must have been a member for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to nomination. At the time of the nomination and election, each candidate must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office.

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

Submit Nomination

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
2021 SDMS Committee Call for Nominations
DEADLINE: February 12, 2021
Call for Nominations for the 2021 elected SDMS Committee positions ​is open from January 18 - February 12. You must be an SDMS individual member in good standing to submit a nomination and be nominated for an open position.

An online nomination form is used to submit nominations for the elected positions listed below. SDMS members nominated for elected positions will be considered and slated by the SDMS Nominating Committee based on their qualifications and the Society's Strategic Plan in April 2021.

Note: Only nominations submitted between January 18 - February 12 will be considered by the SDMS Nominating Committee for the 2021 SDMS Elections slating process.

Committee Member Positions
Finance Committee
(two open positions) - The nominee must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office. The nominee may not currently hold a Board position.

Nominating Committee (three open positions) - The nominee must be an individual member (including Fellow designation) in good standing and agree to maintain such standing throughout their term in office. The nominee may not seek or hold a Board position during the elected Nominating Committee term.

Submit Nomination

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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