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Represent Your Part of the State
Affiliate Delegates Sought for ICHP House in September

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

Summer hasn’t even officially started yet, but we’re already looking for a few good women and men to represent their local affiliates in this year’s ICHP House of Delegates in the fall. The House will meet on Thursday evening, September 15th at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace during the first day of the ICHP Annual Meeting.

Delegates must be pharmacist members of ICHP and must be elected by their local affiliate. The ICHP office will be happy to coordinate affiliate elections for any affiliate with interested candidates. Voting members of the ICHP Board of Directors and Past Presidents of ICHP are already qualified as delegates, so this is a great chance for members who would like to get more involved in ICHP’s governance to step forward and run. Every affiliate may seat at least two delegates for the first 50 pharmacist members and one additional delegate per additional 50 pharmacist members to a maximum delegation of 10 seated delegates. Here is the 2016 apportionment of the House based on the January 2016 membership report:
Metro East Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2 delegates
Northern Illinois Society of Health-System Pharmacists 10 delegates
Rock Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2 delegates
Sangamiss Society of Health-System Pharmacists 3 delegates
Southern Illinois Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2 delegates
Sugar Creek Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2 delegates
West Central Illinois Society of Health-System Pharmacists 3 delegates

To express your interest in serving as a delegate in this year’s Annual Meeting, please email the ICHP office at members@ichpnet.org by the end of June. Elections will occur in July via electronic voting. Please make sure your email server whitelists @ichpnet.org so that you receive a ballot, even if you are not interested in running for this position.

Seated delegates are elected by their own affiliate, and if there are additional candidates who are not elected, they will be designated as alternates and may serve as a delegate (in the order of most votes received) if an elected delegate cannot serve for any reason. Delegates must register for the Annual Meeting in order to serve; however, those who do serve qualify for a 50% Annual Meeting Registration refund following the Annual Meeting and upon completion of the appropriate form. The form will be distributed following the Annual Meeting.

For more information on the duties of a delegate, please watch this video.