Level 3 Engagement

These activities usually require 11+ hours annually.

Chair a standing committee or fast action team.

Chairs of committees lead the physician and student members on the committee to achieve its goal. Service requires a few more hours than being a member of the committee. Chairs learn the skills necessary to lead an effective meeting and see projects through from beginning to end. 

Serve on the MAOPS Convention Committee or a virtual education committee.

These committees require more time commitment than some others. However, the personal satisfaction of seeing your work payoff during a conference is well worth it!

Serve on the MAOPS Board of Trustees.

This is an elected position. Nomination is based on many factors but willingness to learn and lead are prime considerations. If you want to be on the frontlines of all aspects of association business, this is the place for you. Click here to learn more about the Board of Trustees.

Serve as a MAOPS Delegate to the AOA House of Delegates.

Want to see how the sausage is made? Serving as an AOA Delegate is the place for you. Time commitment is high, but you will learn a lot. It’s also an opportunity to network with leaders from around the country, as well as those from Missouri. 

Serve as a MAOPS Officer (Executive Committee).

Serving as an officer is the pinnacle of service within MAOPS. Officers didn’t start there; they earned their way. Officers start at the simplest levels of service, move to committee service where they prove themselves as leaders and are appointed as chairs. Most officers have served as AOA Delegates and Trustees. This is a five-year commitment beginning with chairing the Convention and Education Committee, 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, President-elect, and finally President. If you are interested and willing to serve at this level in the future, contact current leaders and begin discussions now!

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