Vice- President Message:

Nomination/ Elections:  In accordance with article X of the constitution, NOPHNRCSE’s Nominations/Elections Committee will be conducting the 2018 elections and is looking for members interested in one of the following National Council positions that will become vacant: Vice President, Treasurer and Regional Representatives (South Central and Southeast). This is an opportunity to get exposed to new experiences, challenges and growing opportunities both in a professional and personal level. If this is something that interests you or for more information feel free to contact your regional representative or Executive- Vice President, Rocemi Morales at Rocemi.Morales@oh.usda.gov See below for roles associated with each position. More information will be sent out for nomination/elections guidelines.

Regional Representatives

The major duties of each regional representative shall be to:

Serve as an official members of the National Council.

Represent membership in their respective administrative regions at national Council meetings.

Inform the membership in their respective administrative regions of general and special meetings of the Organization.

Present issues and concerns from members within their administrative regions, including amendments to the Organization Constitution and By-Laws.

Develop policy/procedures to assist members in their region voice issues, comments, and concerns to the National Council. Develop and maintain working relationship with members of their region in cooperation with NRCS HEPM Regional Reps.


The major duties of the Vice-President shall be to:

Assist the president in the conduct of activities of the Organization.

Temporarily perform the duties of the president when the president is absent.

Complete the unexpired term of the president in the event that a vacancy occurs.

Serve as an official member of the National Council.

Act as a liaison between the National Council and the chairpersons of the standing Committees.

Develop policy/procedures as outlined in Section XI, item C of the Constitution.

Responsible for oversight of all Committees, develops a plan of action on operations with all Committee Chairs, provides quarterly committee progress reports to the National Council, develops a communication plan that provides for efficient flow of information between this office and the Committee Chairs.


The duties of the Treasurer shall be to:

Properly collect membership dues.

Proper collection of dues shall include the annual issuance of bills for collection to all members for subsequent year dues no later than December 1st of each year, the collection of dues from new members, and the issuance of a receipt to members having paid membership dues.

Serve as an official of the National Council.

Have custody of all funds of the Organization that shall be deposited in savings and checking accounts in a bank approved by the National Council.

Maintain a complete and accurate accounting of all funds of the Organization.

Maintain a disbursements and withdrawals by checks signed by two officers of the Organization.

Submit a report at each regular meeting of the Organization that covers receipts, expenditures, and balance of funds on hand.

Make a full financial report at the end of each calendar year, with copies circulated to the membership.

Be bonded by the Organization.

On a quarterly basis, provide a current membership list, to Regional Reps and National Council. Develop a database that list members by state and region and other information as needed by Regional Reps and National Council. Provide this information to Regional Reps and National Council as requested.

During the membership drive, Treasurer should maintain a close working relationship with Membership Committee Chair.


Bianca Diaz-Deliz

NOPHNRCSE Vice-President

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