August, 2005
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Honor Your Peers: Award Nominations Due Sept. 30

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF


Attention Members: Nominations open for Philip C. Monahon Award


Purpose: The Philip C. Monahon Award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional and innovative contributions to the ASHI Membership.

Criteria: The recipient must be an ASHI Member who is dedicated to the goals and ideals of ASHI as stated in ASHI’s Code of Ethics and, as a Member, has rendered outstanding contributions to ASHI for a minimum of five (5) years. Contributions consist of time, talent or expertise that has been beneficial to the Society, its members and the general public that ASHI ultimately serves.

Nomination of an individual: All Members are encouraged to nominate someone for the Philip C. Monahon Award. The nomination should include how the individual has contributed to ASHI, as well as other vital information as to why the individual should be considered for the award. Submissions received after the September 30, 2005, deadline will not be accepted.

Evaluation of nominees: Nominees are evaluated by the Philip C. Monahon Award Committee, which consists of three (3) previous recipients of the award. The committee is chosen by the ASHI President from the immediate past and five living recipients, with the chairman to be chosen among themselves.

Announcement of award: The recipient of the Philip C. Monahon Award will be announced at the Annual Conference. An annual cash donation of $500 is made to the Newton-Wellesley Hospital in the name of Philip C. Monahon. The hospital is located at 2014 Washington Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02158.

Attention Chapters: Nominations open for John E. Cox Member of the Year Award

Purpose: The John E. Cox Award honors individuals who have made exemplary contributions to their chapter during the specified year.

Criteria: The recipient must be an ASHI Member who has rendered outstanding service to an ASHI Chapter, either over a period of years or under circumstances that are special and may not occur again. The nominee can be a past nominee or recipient of the John E. Cox Award.

Nomination of an individual: Each chapter may submit the name and biography of one individual for the John E. Cox Award. The nomination should include how the individual has contributed to the chapter’s development, as well as other vital information as to why the individual should be considered for the award. Submissions received after the September 30, 2005, deadline will not be accepted.

Evaluation of nominees: Nominees will be submitted to the Council of Representatives for a vote by secret ballot. The nominee receiving the most votes becomes that year’s recipient of the John E. Cox Award.

Announcement of award: The recipient of the John E. Cox Award will be announced at the Annual Conference.

Nomination Forms
Nomination forms for both awards are on ww.ashi.org. Log in as a member and go to www.ashi.org/members/ashidocs/ashidocs.app. If you’d like a nomination form faxed, call or e-mail Angie Stark, 847-954-3190, angies@ashi.org

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP DAYS 2006
Attention Chapter Leaders

It’s time to plan for this year’s Chapter Leadership event.

Who: Current and incoming chapter presidents, COR reps,
members involved with or interested in leadership

When: Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, 2005

Where: Doubletree Hotel O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill.

MRCs: 12

Call for nominations

2006 ASHI Officers

Attention ASHI Members: Nominations currently are being accepted for the Society Officer positions of President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for 2006.

Any ASHI Member in good standing may be nominated to any office. Self-nominations are permitted, and all nominees must agree to serve if elected. ASHI Nominating and Election Guidelines require that all nominations include a completed Matrix for Evaluating Nominees. The official revised matrix is available on ashi.org in the Documents section in Members Extranet. The matrix also can be obtained by contacting HQ or on Fax-on-Demand.

A petition of 10 percent of ASHI Members in good standing can cause the name of a qualified ASHI Member to be added to the ballot for a specific office.
As nominations are received at Headquarters, the staff will verify that all nominees have agreed to serve and have submitted the necessary background information, including a response to all matrix questions. Headquarters will verify the nominees’ status as ASHI Members in good standing.

Nominations will close Aug. 31, 2005, and all nomination information will be distributed to the members of the Nominating Committees.
Ballots will be mailed to the Members by Oct. 31, 2005, and the election will close Nov. 30, 2005.

Ballots will be counted the first week in December and election results will be published in the January 2006 issue of the ASHI Reporter.

Comments and questions about the nomination process are welcome. Please contact ASHI Headquarters.

2006 ASHI Directors
Attention Council of Representatives: Nominations soon will be accepted for five new, non-officer Board members and one alternate for 2006. Nominees shall be Members in good standing who have served a minimum of one year on the Council, the term beginning no later than Oct. 1, 2004. If elected, the Council member must step off the COR and the Chapter will be allowed to fill the vacancy. The Directors Nominating Committee will submit names of possible candidates, and any COR member may submit his/her name or any names as nominees. All candidates must agree to serve and provide background information as required on a matrix that is available from HQ. Nominations are closed Aug. 31, 2005, and the Directors Nominating Committee selects a slate in September. Ballots are then mailed to the COR on Oct. 31, 2005.

If you have questions, please contact Bob Kociolek at HQ: bobk@ashi.org, 847-954-3177.

NOTICE OF ASHI STANDARDS OF PRACTICE HEARING

The ASHI Standards Committee will hold a public hearing on any proposed changes to the ASHI Standards of Practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in January 2006, as required by ASHI Policy and Procedures. No proposed changes from the ASHI Membership or the public have been received during the period prescribed by Policy and Procedures for this year. After the hearing in Florida, the committee will again accept recommendations for changes to the Standards of Practice from the Membership or interested public for the period of January 1 through March 1 of 2006.