RPSC Committees and Committee Members

The following committees consistute the various components of the RPSC Council. If you are interested in serving on one of these committees or for more information, please contact Helen Leonard, Program Manager at hleonard@snmmi.org

Program Committee: The Program Committee consists of the President and Vice President.  

  • The selection and presentation of a Council’s scientific program(s) at any educational program
  • Provide guidance and assistance to special committees involved in the annual program(s)
  • Cooperate with the Communication Committee in regard to the publication and announcement of the program(s).


Communications Committee: The Communications Committee consists of the Vice President as Editor and at least two members of the council.  

  • The dissemination of at least two informational Newsletters each year, and a mailing of information and ballot for elections of Officers and Board Members.
  • The dissemination of information regarding Council interests to Council members and to the Society
  • Cooperation with the Society Program Committee in the publication of the annual program.
  • Management of the Council’s list serve content.
  • Management of the Council’s website content.


Operations Committee: The Operations Committee consists of the Secretary and at least two members of the Council.  

  • Updating/tracking the financial numbers and interests of the Council’s membership for projection of future needs
  • Drafting the annual Business Plan for approval by the RPSC Board of Directors and subsequent submission to the Society.
  • Manage Operating Procedures


Finance Committee: The Finance Committee consists of the Treasurer and at least two members of the Council.  

  • Determining the budgetary needs of the Council
  • Preparing Council’s financial reports for distribution and presentation to Council Board of Directors
  • Maintenance of the Council’s financial records

Nominating Committee: The Nominating Committee consists of the Immediate Past-President of the Council, who will serve as Chairperson and at least two Council members appointed by the Council Board of Directors.  The Chair and members will serve for one year.  The active Officers of the Council may not be appointed to this committee. 

  • The Nominating Committee will consider nominations for all offices of the Council.
  • The Committee will formulate a slate of candidates, numbering at least two times the number of each position available, for the offices of Vice President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Board of Directors.  This slate is to be promptly circulated to the voting members for a mail ballot, not less than sixty days before the annual meeting, with the election to be completed under suitable supervision prior to the annual meeting of the Council.  A place for write-in candidates will be provided for each position.  Should a write-in candidate, on being notified of election to office refuse to serve, the individual with the next highest number of votes will be deemed elected.  One person will be elected to each office by a majority vote of the members.
  • The Nominating Committee will include in its consideration for nomination any member of the Council whose name is recommended by a voting member of the Council.  The Nominating Committee will submit the slate of candidates to the Board of Directors for approval.  The slate of candidates will be approved by a majority vote of the Council’s Board of Directors.


Membership Committee: The Membership Committee consists of the Vice President-Elect and at least two members of the Council. 

  • Supervision of the Council’s membership roster
  • Evaluation of benefits offered to members
  • Recruitment of new members


Awards Committee: The Awards Committee consists of the Immediate Past President and at least two members of the Council.

  • Establish selection criteria for the Council Awards
  • Solicit nominees for the Council Awards
  • Participate and oversee the selection of nominees for the Awards
  • Coordinate the award presentations at the annual meeting with the Society Program Committee
  • Maintain records of awards and awardees
  • Develop new award mechanisms
  • Work with the Society and the Council to establish and sustain funding for the Awards.