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Tuesday 19/03 2013
ASAR Newsletter March 2013

Contents 

2013 ASAR Ltd. Board Elections Key Dates
How do I nominate to be an ASAR Director?
How do I vote for a Director?
Interested in becoming a member of ASAR?
Special Resolution to amend Object VI of the ASAR Constitution
Interested in contributing to ASAR?
Got a Question?

2013 ASAR Ltd. Board Elections Key Dates 

  • Online Nominations for Directors commence 24 February 2013
  • Online nominations for Directors end 24 March 2013
  • Formal announcement of AGM 7 April 2013
  • Ballot for Directors commences 7 April 2013
  • Ballot for Directors closes 28 April 2013
  • Candidates informed of election results 5 May 2013
  • Annual General Meeting (new Directors announced at the AGM) 19 May 2013

How do I nominate to be an ASAR Director? 

Further information on the expectations of Directors is available in the document: Becoming a Member Director of ASAR Ltd. Nominations opened on 24 February 2013. ASAR Members were electronically sent a voting link.

How do I vote for a Director? 

All approved voting members of ASAR Ltd. are entitled to nominate and be nominated for appointment as a Member Director of the ASAR Board. The election process is run in accordance with Part V.35 of the ASAR Ltd. Constitution.

Interested in becoming a member of ASAR? 

Even although the nomination process has commenced there is still time to apply for voting membership and take advantage of the opportunity to contribute to the strategic and operational direction of ASAR. To date over 1000 voting members have received the call for Nominations. Approximately 27% of Accredited Medical Sonographers (AMSs) are also voting members of ASAR Ltd. AMS’s can apply for voting membership online at any time by logging into their member profile on the ASAR website
or by downloading, completing and submitting the application form.

Special Resolution to amend Object VI of the ASAR ConstitutionOn 7 April 2013, the ASAR Board will put forward the following Special Resolution to members of ASAR Ltd.

Change the wording for Object VI of the ASAR Constitution from current wording:

“to advance recognition of sonography as a profession; and”

to proposed new wording:

“to support recognition of sonography as a profession; and”

The ASAR Board recommends voting in favour of the Special Resolution; the proposed amendment more accurately reflects ASAR’s role as the accreditation body for Sonographers, for post-graduate education programs in Sonography and as the reporting body regarding the accreditation status of Sonographers, to Medicare Australia. This amendment is also supported by the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, a sub-committee of the ASAR board.

The special resolution will be passed if approved by at least 75% of the votes cast by Members who are eligible to vote.

Voting members may cast their vote by one of the following methods:

  • By direct electronic (online) vote
  • In person at the Annual General Meeting
  • By Proxy

Interested in contributing to ASAR? 

We want to hear from you!

There are several ways that you can contribute to the work of ASAR, by participating in one of the committees. All out of pocket expenses for Committee members will be covered per the ASAR Travel & Expenses Policy.

Course Assessment Committee (CAC)
ASAR is committed to promoting high standards of medical sonography in Australia which includes setting uniform, minimum standards of Sonographer education by assessing and accrediting courses in all disciplines of sonography.

Expressions of interest are sought for Course Assessors to participate on Course Assessment Committee(s) to review evidence submitted by Course Providers seeking course accreditation against the ASAR Standards for the Accreditation of Sonography Courses (SASC).

Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPD)
ASAR is committed to ensuring all Accredited Medical Sonographers (AMSs) participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs approved by ASAR.

ASAR is committed to monitoring the compliance of AMSs with CPD requirements at all times.

Expressions of interest are sought for CPD Committee members.

Got a Question? 

Visit the ASAR Booth at the Australian Sonographers Association Annual Scientific Meeting on 17-19 May 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

For queries regarding the Board nomination and election process or ASAR Committees contact Liane Walters, Executive Officer and Company Secretary via email: registry@asar.com.au or telephone: (02) 8850 -1144.