The MAOPS Board of Trustees is an elected body made up of members elected by the general membership of MAOPS. Trustee terms are three years in length and renewable for a total of two consecutive terms. The Board is authorized to conduct the business of the association under adopted bylaws and policies. The Board usually meetings three-four times annually, with the President and/or Trustees having the authority to call additional meetings as needed.
Trustees are elected to represent the membership of MAOPS. Through Trustees, members have the opportunity to voice their concerns and discuss the issues facing osteopathic physicians, the profession, and medicine. Per policy, MAOPS Board of Trustees are expected to:
• Attend and fully participate in all Board meetings;
• Actively serve on MAOPS Committees, fact action teams and/or task forces as requested by the President;
• Participate in all MAOPS leadership development, membership and fundraising events;
• Understand and abide by MAOPS bylaws, mission and vision;
• Be fiscally responsible, know and understand the financial statements, audit, and 990;
• Support major association events and revenue generating activities of MAOPS, such as attendance at the annual meeting, participation in fundraisers, exhibitor and sponsorship solicitations, and memberships recruitment;
• Put self-interest aside for the best interest of MAOPS;
• Communicate electronically and respond promptly to staff and leader communications;
• Prepare ahead of time for all Board meetings;
• Think for the future of MAOPS and be willing to change for the better;
• Promote the organization’s image by supporting the decisions of the Board even if not in agreement (Question in private with the Board – support in public!);
• Be respectful of all staff, volunteers and members;
• Accept the non-governance responsibilities that come with Board service, including social and other functions sponsored by MAOPS when your schedule allows. All efforts should be made to fully participate in such functions at the annual convention; and
• Help to identify and cultivate new leaders on the Board and committee.