Applications for the Council on Membership are now closed.

The Council on Membership assesses and develops resources that meet the needs of ASDA’s members and chapters. The council assists chapters and trustees with membership initiatives.

The council comprises one chair and two associates: 

  • The council chair supervises and directs the activities of the council and facilitates council meetings. 
  • Council associates serve as members of a council and participate in all council activities.

2021-22 Council on Membership

  • Council chair: Priscilla Leung, Roseman ’23
  • Council associate: Julie Berenblum, Pennsylvania ’23
  • Council associate: Diana Kim, Stony Brook ’22
  • Executive Committee member: Michelle Skelton, vice president, Columbia ’22
  • Board liaison: Onalee Sortino, district 2 trustee, Buffalo ’22
  • Board liaison: Aaron Buban, district 9 trustee, Colorado ’22
  • Staff liaison: Lilliane Smothers
Position Descriptions

Council on Membership Chair

Term Length: Annual Session 2021 - Annual Session 2022

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings below and conference calls when necessary.
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
  5. Experience serving on the Council on Membership is strongly preferred.

Meetings
Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings:

  • Spring Council Meeting 2021
  • Fall Council Meeting 2021
  • National Leadership Conference 2021
  • ASDA Annual Session 2022

National leaders must be able to participate fully in council business via email, meet deadlines, and attend all council calls (whether it be virtual or in-person).

Meetings with an asterisk will be conducted virtually. You are still expected to virtually attend the meetings associated with your position. Please review the dates carefully before applying.
View a list of all national meetings.

If any meetings scheduled after July 2021 are to be held in-person, leaders will be given at least 30 days’ notice. Funding for required in-person meetings includes: transportation to/from meetings, meals, hotel accommodations, a per diem based on the length of the meeting and reimbursement for baggage fees.

Responsibilities
Member recruitment and engagement strategy
Predoctoral

  • Assists in developing new virtual resources and benefits for chapters to use in recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Awards the Membership Outreach Grant

Council management

  • Supervises the activities of the Council on Membership.
  • Approves all council meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Mentors council associates.
  • Assists with orientation and transition of new council members. 

Council on Membership Associate

Term Length: Annual Session 2021 - Annual Session 2022

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings listed below and conference calls when necessary.
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.

Meetings
Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings:

  • Spring Council Meeting 2021
  • Fall Council Meeting 2021

National leaders must be able to participate fully in council business via email, meet deadlines, and attend all council calls (whether it be virtual or in-person).

Meetings with an asterisk will be conducted virtually. You are still expected to virtually attend the meetings associated with your position. Please review the dates carefully before applying.
View a list of all national meetings.

If any meetings scheduled after July 2021 are to be held in-person, leaders will be given at least 30 days’ notice. Funding for required in-person meetings includes: transportation to/from meetings, meals, hotel accommodations, a per diem based on the length of the meeting and reimbursement for baggage fees.

Responsibilities

Member recruitment and engagement strategy

Predoctoral 

  • Assists in developing new virtual resources and benefits for chapters to use in recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Awards the Membership Outreach Grant. 
Annual Report
2020-21 Annual Report Council on Membership