Each committee has their own group page on our website, providing a space for those groups to carry out public committee business and communications. Some groups are open for anyone to join while others may require that you request membership, which you can do through your profile or through the committee group page. Of course, you can also contact the committee chair with any questions about the committee or possible opportunities to serve on it.
The Activities Committee shall be responsible for the primary educational activities of the Society: arranging lectures and symposia on topics of interest to electroanalytical chemists and communicating items of interest to the membership by means of the Society newsletter. Should any symposium be arranged by the Society for the benefit of the membership of another organization, the person arranging that symposium shall be a member of the Activities Committee and shall seek the counsel of the Activities Committee in extending invitations to speakers, etc. To assist in the communication of information to the membership, the editor of the Society newsletter shall also serve on the Activities Committee.
The Awards Committee shall be charged with the responsibility of seeking nominations for the awards presented by the Society and by majority vote, determining the winner of these awards. The President shall appoint a member of the Society to serve as Chair for the Awards Committee on an annual basis. The Chair of the Awards Committee will convene a committee of not less than seven additional members. The Society shall strive to have an Awards Committee (including Chair) comprised entirely of former winners of the Reilley award. The Chair of the committee is charged with oversight and reporting results and is a non-voting position. Any member of the Awards Committee must recuse themselves from voting for a nominee for which they serve as a primary nominator. Committee members who write seconding letters in support of a nominee are still eligible to vote for that nominee. In the charge to the Committee, the Chair shall encourage best practice for fair consideration of all nominees, including review of implicit and unintentional bias as described on the Society website.
The Finance Committee shall be charged with the responsibility of auditing the financial records of the Society to assure compliance with all regulations regarding the non-profit nature of the organization; moreover, the Finance Committee shall also seek to obtain financial endowment for the educational and philanthropic activities of the society, and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning the maintenance of the fiscal integrity of the organization through assessments and contributions from the membership.
The Membership Committee shall consider and act upon each application for membership in the Society and shall conduct such investigation in connection therewith as it shall deem advisable. The Membership Committee shall have the power to reject or admit any applicant to the Society by majority vote. The Membership Committee may from time to time, and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, prescribe rules and regulations relating to the procedures used in the exercise of its powers.
The Nominating Committee shall consider all suggestions of the Membership for potential candidates for the Board of Directors (Officers and Directors) and shall recommend by majority vote at least one candidate for each full-term vacancy. In addition, any member willing to serve and suggested for nomination by at least ten members of the Society shall be placed in nomination for a five year term as a Director. The Nominating Committee shall be charged with the responsibility of ascertaining the willingness of any member having his or her name placed in nomination for Board membership as an Officer or a Director.
The Website Committee is responsible for building and maintaining the SEAC website in addition to assisting with social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) as well as working with the Membership and Finance Committees to ensure online payments are received, processed, and delivered.