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Student Shop Managers Consortium (SSMC) is a community of practice for personnel in academic making environments and affiliates.

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SSMC By-Laws

Vice-President.

The Vice-President shall be the President-Elect and craft a plan that supports the mission and goals of the Student Shop Managers Consortium. The Vice-President shall provide general assistance to the President and perform such duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors. In the absence of the President or in the event of the President’s refusal or inability to act, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the president and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the president. Except in those instances in which the authority to execute is expressly delegated to another officer or agent of the corporation or a different mode of execution is expressly prescribed by the Board of Directors or these bylaws, the Vice-President may execute for the Student Shop Managers Consortium any contracts or other instruments that the Board has authorized to be executed, and may accomplish such execution either individually or with the Secretary, or any other officer thereunto authorized by the Board of Directors, according to the requirements of the form of the contract.

Treasurer.

The Treasurer is the accounting and financial officer of the SSMC. The Treasurer shall, in cooperation with the President, prepare an annual budget for review and adoption by the Board of Directors. Additionally, the Treasurer shall have charge and custody of all funds and securities of the corporation, and be responsible therefore, and for the receipt and disbursement thereof; give an accounting of all funds at each meeting and prepare a year-end fiscal report; deposit all monies in the name of and to the credit of the corporation in such banks of deposit as may be designated by the Board of Directors; and perform all duties incident to the office of treasurer and other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President or the Board.

Secretary.

The Secretary shall be responsible for the minutes of all Board meetings; distribute minutes of the meetings to the Directors; and cause these minutes to be kept as permanent records. Additionally, the Secretary shall assist in the maintenance of a registry of members and conference attendees; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with these bylaws or as required by law; be a custodian of the corporate records, including the bylaws of the corporation; and perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President or by the Board of Directors.

Communications Committee Chair.

The Communications Committee Chair shall chair the Communications Committee, promote the interests of the Student Shop Managers Consortium to the membership, and promote the annual conference using appropriate publicity.

Conference Planning Committee Chair.

The Conference Planning Committee Chair shall chair the Conference Planning Committee and be responsible for the overall conduct of the annual conference through a coordinated effort with the President.

Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management Committee Chair.

Objectives: to increase participation in SSMC by EHS&RM professionals, and to voice their perspectives in decision making within the SSMC organization.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair.

Objectives: increase participation in SSMC by underrepresented academic shops and underrepresented academic professionals, and to voice their perspectives in decision making within the SSMC organization.

Standard Operating Procedures Committee.

Objectives: The SOP committee should strive to create a cache of procedures that have worked well in various institutions across the SSMC. This should serve as an all access "reference library" or sorts for SSMC members to browse through for help with their own shops and locations. As for creating SOPs themselves, The Committee has taken this year to present on a framework for setting up SOPs in individual locations. A framework to help SSMC members who are starting up new shops, interacting with new people or areas of their institutions or adding equipment that they are unfamiliar with. The SOP Committee Chair shall lead the SOP Committee and maintain the Group contact alias for easy group communication. The SOP Chair shall also update and maintain the SOP Folder on the Drive to share information with all interested SSMC members.


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