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By being a member of the APTA and IPTA, you are already helping to shape the future of the physical therapy profession. Are you looking for an opportunity to become more active and involved?

Through serving as an IPTA leader, you can add your fresh ideas to be blended and molded into new initiatives and challenges for the association. Our leaders are the many dedicated professionals that work together to help drive the future for the physical therapy profession in Illinois -- and even the nation through the work of our delegation to the APTA's House of Delegates.

Are you ready to lead, encourage and inspire?
The IPTA invites those who are passionate about the profession to apply for leadership positions. Nominations are NOW being accepted.

You can nominate someone for a positions (or multiple positions) or declare your own interest in running for a position you feel exceptionally qualified for. 

Right now, you have many opportunities to step up and be a leader.  Chapter, District and Student SIG elections will take place concurrently this spring -- check out the Dates to Remember on the right.

Chapter Positions up for Election

Treasurer (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term of 2 years
The Treasurer works with the Executive Director, CPA, and Finance Committee to develop the annual budget, reviews and approves expenditures according to policies, reviews financial statements and investments, and participates in Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings. IPTA's Treasurer will also serve as Treasurer of the Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation (IPTF)

Chief Delegate (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term of 2 years
The Chief Delegate serves as the leader of the Illinois Delegation to the APTA House of Delegates, facilitates pre and post House meetings, represents the Chapter at Midwest Caucus meetings, and participates in Board of Directors and Executive Committee Meetings.

Speaker of the Assembly (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term of 2 years
The Speaker of the Assembly presides over the Assembly of Representatives according to current parliamentary procedure. They also facilitate pre and post Assembly meetings, develop the Assembly's Agenda, and consult on New Business to be considered at the Annual Assembly held each spring. As well as their responsibilities to the Assembly, the Speaker also participates in Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings.

PTA Director (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term of 2 years
The PTA Director represents the interests of the Chapter at PTA Caucus meetings, responds to issues presented by PTA members, and participates in Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings.

Nominating Committee (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2022) 3 year position
The responsibilities of committee members include soliciting nominations; contacting nominees for consent to serve; and attempt to secure at least two candidates for each open position for District elections. They also promote Association, Chapter, and District leadership opportunities and professional development activities to Illinois members. The committee is comprised of three elected members (one elected each year to a three year term) and the senior member serves as Chair.

Delegate at Large (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term
Delegates serve as members of the Illinois Delegation to the APTA House of Delegates. They also participate in pre and post House meetings and solicit member input on issues to come before the House of Delegates.


District Positions up for Election

All positions are for a term of 2 years (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) with the exception of Nominating Committee, which may be a 2 or 3 year term.

For Central, Eastern, North Central and Western Districts:  Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Nominating Committee, Assembly Representative

For East Central, Northern, Southern, and West Central Districts:  Vice Chair, Nominating Committee, Delegate, Assembly Representative


District Chair (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term of 2 years
The District Chair is a voting member of the IPTA’s Board of Directors and presides over local district meetings. As a member of the Board of Directors, the chair attends board meetings (5-6 meetings annually) and represents the district’s perspectives on issues by contributing their knowledge, insight, and experience to discussions that help implement the IPTA’s strategies and priorities. At the local level, the chair facilitates meetings and events that can provide members with updates and news on APTA and IPTA initiatives, educational opportunities, advocacy, and networking opportunities. The chair is responsible for preparing and submitting District reports on these activities to the Chapter’s Board of Directors and Assembly of Representatives as requested. The chair also serves as Senior Assembly Representatives for their District at the IPTA Assembly of Representatives. The chair should recognize their districts individual needs and establish district committees, chairs and members to accomplish local goals. Responsibilities of the chair also include appointing individuals to fill vacant District officer and nomination committee positions, and district member representatives to Chapter Committees.

District Vice Chair (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term of 2 years
The District Vice Chair is responsible for assuming the duties of the chair when that person is unable to fulfill duties or a specific duty (i.e. attending a specific meeting or event). The vice chair maintains the District Rules of Order so they are in compliance with the Chapter Bylaws and coordinate the location for District meetings and communicates with the Chapter office..

District Secretary/Treasurer (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term of 2 years
The Secretary/Treasurer is the official correspondent of the District and works with the Chapter office to communicate information to District members. The secretary/treasurer keeps an accurate record of meeting and educational program attendance, helps prepare and track the District’s annual budget, and ensures that all District records are kept and retained in accordance with Chapter policies. 

District Delegate (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term of 2 years
Delegates serve as members of the Illinois Delegation to the APTA House of Delegates. They also participate in pre and post House meetings and solicit member input on issues to come before the House of Delegates.

District PT & PTA Assembly Representatives (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021) 2 year position, eligible for second consecutive term
The Assembly of Representatives is the IPTA’s largest body of governance and directs the future of the IPTA in its consideration of bylaws, policies, positions, and priorities. The two year term of PT Assembly Representative involves attending the annual Chapter Assembly and representing District PT members in the conduct of the Assembly business. District representatives participate in pre and post Assembly conference calls and activities, and assist District chairs in facilitating discussions at local meetings that can lead to ideas debated at the Assembly. District representatives attend and vote at the annual Chapter Assembly. Representatives also report the Assembly outcomes to the District via emails and presentations at local meetings.

District Nominating Committee (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2022) 3 year position, eligible for second consecutive term
The responsibilities of committee members include soliciting nominations; contacting nominees for consent to serve; and attempt to secure at least two candidates for each open position for District elections. They also promote the Association, Chapter, and District leadership opportunities and professional development activities to the District members, and communication with the Chapter Nominating Committee on a regular basis.


Those elected will be invited to participate in leadership development and orientation opportunities, attend board and district meetings, and take part in program development and budget planning beginning in September, 2019. This way new leaders have a hand in gathering the information and materials needed to dig in and get started on January 1st.

PTs/ PTAs

DECLARE YOUR INTEREST IN RUNNING OR NOMINATE ANOTHER MEMBER HERE


Student SIG Positions up for Election

President (June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020) 1 year position
The President shall serve as the designated spokesperson of the SSIG. He/she shall be responsible for preparing agendas for all SSIG and Executive Board Meetings, preside at the meetings of the SSIG and the Executive Board, and shall prepare the annual report and any other reports as requested by the Chapter. The President will represent the SSIG at the Chapter's Assembly of Representatives and at meetings of the Chapter's Board of Directors.

Vice President (June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020) 1 year position
The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President at the request of the President or in the absence of the President, and oversees SSIG committees as well as assist the President in the conduct of SSIG activities and assignments. The Vice President shall also be responsible for compliance of Bylaws and reporting bylaw changes to the Chapter's Board of Directors. The Vice President will represent the SSIG at the Chapter's Assembly of Representatives.

Secretary/ Treasurer (June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020) 1 year position
The Secretary/Treasurer shall coordinate the development of a slate of qualified candidates for election as SSIG officers; be responsible for keeping the minutes of all SSIG and Executive Board meetings; submitting all meeting minutes to the Chapter office; notify SSIG members of meetings and prepare an annual budget based on available funds and make written financial reports to the SSIG membership and to the Board of Directors upon request. The Secretary/Treasurer will represent the SSIG at the Chapter’s Assembly of Representatives.

Special Events Coordinator (June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020) 1 year position
The Special Events Coordinator shall oversee the planning of meetings and activities/events. The Special Events Coordinator will represent the SSIG at the Chapter's Assembly of Representatives.

SPTA Director  (June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020) 1 year position
The SPTA Director is the representative to the SPTAs community to the SSIG board. The SPTA Director will represent the SSIG at the Chapter's Assembly of Representatives.

STUDENTS

DECLARE YOUR INTEREST IN RUNNING OR NOMINATE ANOTHER MEMBER HERE

 




 

 


Dates to Remember:

Call for Nominations:
February 5 - March 8, 2019

 

PTs/ PTAs

SUBMIT A NOMINATION OR DECLARE YOUR INTEREST IN RUNNING FOR OFFICE NOW

STUDENTS

SUBMIT A NOMINATION OR DECLARE YOUR INTEREST IN RUNNING FOR LEADERSHIP


Deadline for Nominations:
March 8, 2019

Slate Announced:
April 2, 2019

Second Call for Nominations:
April 2-10, 2019

Voting Opens:
April 23, 2019

Voting Closes at 11:59 pm:
May 20, 2019

Results Posted: 
May 28, 2019

Student SIG leaders take office on June 1, 2019

Chapter, District, and SIG leaders take office on January 1, 2020

more Calendar

4/28/2019
GSU's PT Student Association's 7th Annual "5K RUN, WALK, ROLL FOR REHAB"

4/29/2019
National Advocacy Dinner Sponsored by Rosalind Franklin University

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