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Chair

  • Lead and direct PTF activities for two years 
    • Make agenda, Chair ExecComm and Annual Meetings 
    • Assist/Backup other Officers as needed 
    • Send request for award nominations 
    • Ditto for nominations to ExecComm (even-numbered years) 
    • Write columns for the PTF newsletter 
    • Serve as Point of Contact for AIChE and external societies 
    • Attend Division Officers Breakfast (or send a rep) 
    • Send reports as requested to AIChE
  • Organize PTF committees (with help from Exec Comm) 
    • Recruit/Train/Motivate/Recognize members and officers 
    • have someone go to AIChE Leadership Training (subsidized) 
    • Serve on PTF award evaluation committee
  • Serve as Vice Liaison for Program Area 3 
    • have one or two PTF reps at the Nat. Planning Conf. (subsidized)
  • Manage PTF activities at AIChE meetings 
    • Remind AIChE HQ that Thomas Baron Award lecture should be sched for 5 or 6 PM on Wednesday 
    • Reserve rooms for ExecComm, Annual, and area committees 
      • executive committee meeting (Sunday eve, 15) 
      • membership meeting (Monday afternoon, 60) 
      • five program group meetings 
      • (ab=Mon ce=Tue, d=Thur, 25 each) 
      • awards banquet (check with Vice Chair, Tuesday, 100) 
    • Serve as MC at Awards Banquet and for Thomas Baron Award 

Vice Chair

  • Manage annual awards selection process 
    • Receive nominations 
    • Distribute copies to awards committee 
    • (Those for Lectureship Award in Fluidization go to Group 3b 
  • Get name of winner from Group 3b) 
    • Receive votes, notify AIChE for publicity 
    • Inform awardees and notify of banquet and tickets 
      • ask to send photo/bio info to AIChE for publicity 
  • Notify sponsors, invoice them for awards 
    • ask to have rep present checks at banquet
  • Make arrangements for Awards Banquet on Tues eve 
    • Reserve tickets for awardees (two each) 
    • Order award plaques and get checks for awardees 
    • Bring camera (or get aide) to photograph awardees 
    • Help chair present awards 
    • Get names of poster contest winners; send award letters
  • Arrange for production of CD for PTF Topicals and seek opportunities for publication
  • Prepare to be chair 
    • monitor and help chair with duties 
    • attend Nat. Planning Conf. and Leadership Conf 
      • (both subsidized) if you have not done so before 

Secretary

  • Take and distribute minutes 
    • for the ExecComm meetings 
    • for the Annual Meeting
  • Act as parliamentarian for these meetings
  • Act as keeper of the PTF membership contact list sent from the AIChE and used by newletter, etc.
  • Act as keeper of the nonmember contact list (to advertize PTF) 
    • former members, contacts in other societies
  • Manage PTF elections in even-numbered years 
    • Help NomComm distribute their slate of candidates 
    • Prepare and distribute ballots 
    • Receive, count, and report the votes
  • Maintain PTF archives (minutes, newsletters)

Treasurer

  • Receive and disburse funds as directed by the PTF Board 
  • (Require a written request and documentation)
  • Maintain financial records of the PTF
  • Provide reports and budget for ExecComm and Annual meetings, newsletters
  • Send dues invoice to delinquent area chairs and vice chairs
  • Send dues invoice to non-AIChE members as they lapse
  • Send reports as needed to AIChE
  • Cooperate with AIChE for audit of PTF finances 

Program Liaison for Area 3

  • Attend (or have Vice Liaison attend) the National Planning Conference to develop future meeting sessions that fit PTF needs
  • Attend and report to the Executive Committee and the Annual Meeting
  • Monitor (with the Vice Liaison) the Program Group meetings in Area 3 
    • to ensure leadership quality and succession 
    • sound and creative program planning, and good 
    • recruiting and communication with presenters
  • Communicate with, mentor and assist the Program Chairs and Vice Chairs
  • Supervise the on-line paper submission, review, and assignment process
  • Resolve scheduling and leadership problems for the technical program

Newsletter Editor

  • Produce a PTF newsletter several times a year noting 
    • awards, meeting dates, call for papers, 
    • officer reports, book reports, technical columns, 
    • other items of interest to PTF members
  • Attend and report to the ExecComm meetings and the Annual Meeting