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Procedures to apply for participation and selection process

ASCLS Legislative Symposium

Application Forms: Professional Member | Student Member Form

ASCLS hosts a Legislative Symposium each March as an educational workshop. Each state is encouraged to send members. The policy for ASCLS-WI states that individuals holding the following positions shall comprise the official ASCLS-WI delegation to Legislative Days:
  • President-Elect
  • Government Affairs Chairperson
  • Student Forum Chairperson

1. Reimbursement for members of this delegation shall be as follows:

  • Registration Fee (early registration rate)
  • Coach air fare to Washington, D.C.
  • Airport shuttle or taxi fare from airport to hotel and back
  • Hotel at ½ double occupancy room rate (maximum 4 nights)
  • Meals – paid at a per diem rate (Note: registration for Leg Days typically includes all 3 meals on the 1st day of the meeting – if this is the case, no additional per diem cost will be allowable on that day)

2. If any of the individuals listed above is unable to attend, the Board of Directors may select alternate representatives.

3. If funds are available in the fiscal year budget, additional ASCLS-WI members may receive stipends to support their attendance at Legislative Days. Rules for stipends are approved as follows:

a. The maximum delegation supported by ASCLS-WI funds shall not exceed 8 including the 3 individuals listed above.

b. Official attendees must hold ASCLS-WI membership.

c. There shall be no less than a 1:1 ratio of professionals to students.

d. Professional members shall have preference over student members.

e. The amount of each stipend is dependent upon the number of people attending and status of the budget. Therefore, the exact amount cannot be determined until the size of the delegation is known. Ordinarily, the minimum reimbursement will be $500.00. Nominees must understand that they will probably incur some out-of-pocket expenses.

f. Professional member nominations:

1) Nomination forms will be mailed to Local Society Presidents and will be posted on the website.

2) The deadline for submission of these nominations will be one week prior to the date of the November Board Meeting.

3) The Board of Directors will choose among the nominees at their November meeting. Nominees will be notified of the Board’s decisions immediately after this meeting.

g. Student member nominations:

1) Nomination forms will be mailed to Program Directors in November once it has been determined how many students
can possibly be supported by ASCLS-WI funds.

2) Student members will have until December 15th to submit their nominations to their Program Directors. These nominations must then be submitted (electronically or by U.S. post with e mail notification) to the ASCLS-WI President by January 7th.

3) The Board of Directors will choose among the nominees at, or before, their February meeting. Nominees will be notified of the Board’s decisions immediately after this meeting so that registrations can be submitted before the deadline for early registration.

ASCLS-WI Legislative Days policy revised at February BOD meeting, 2011.

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