Officers and Committee Members

Committee Service

If you don’t want to be a National Officer, but still want to help out – volunteer to be on a committee. Committee members help organize and run contests at the Annual Meeting, find entertainment for the socials, announce winners, and help the National Officers by coming up with ideas to the make the program better. Sign-up for committee volunteers is now open. Committee members will be appointed by the National Officers based on volunteer's preferences.


Officers are elected annually by participating SASES clubs at the ASA, SSSA, and CSSA Annual Meetings. They each serve a one-year term.

Being a National Officer is mostly a team effort. The officers meet every month by phone and talk about the SASES program. They accept new clubs into SASES, find and book keynote speakers for the Annual Meeting, determine the host school of the Spring Meeting, and talk about how the make SASES better overall. Other projects that the officers due during the year is mostly up to them. They can take on as much as they can handle, and the three National Advisors and Society staff is there to support them and assist them in any way possible.

View the links to the right for details on elections.

Each officer also has official duties specific to them that can be viewed here. In an average year, these mostly break down to these items below.


  • Organizes the monthly meeting
    • Sends a survey to get members’ availability
    • Picks a time and invites committee
    • Adds items to the agenda
  • Presides over national meetings (Spring and Annual)

Vice President

  • Takes all the volunteers and puts them on committees based on preferences.
  • Communicates with all committees
  • Presides over National Meetings in President’s absence

Corresponding Secretary

  • Posts to Facebook and Twitter
  • Submits stories to CSA News
  • Submits updates to Newsflash
  • Coordinates any SASES publications or newsletters

Recording Secretary

  • Set a generic agenda and share with committee before the meeting (enough time for everyone to add agenda items).
  • Send out minutes from each meeting.
  • Keep track of delegates at National Meetings when attendance or voting is needed

Member Relations

  • Email potential clubs general information
  • Present new club petitions at the business meeting, and inform clubs of approval
  • Send renewal form to clubs

If you still have questions about specific Officer positions – ask the current officer.

All Candidates are encouraged to submit a profile before the election to allow Delegates and other students to learn more about them before the election. Candidate profiles will be posted here with 24 hours of form submission.

2016 National Officers

2016 National Officers

Left to Right: Amy Weinheimer:Recording Secretary, Keren Duerksen:Corresponding Secretary, Will Steffel:Vice President, Marah Walls:President, Rachel Garen:Membership Coordinator