Board of Directors


Board of Directors:

The officers to the Board of Director are as follows:

  • President and/or Chairperson           
  • Vice President Chinese Speaking Member
  • Vice President English Speaking Member                      
  • Secretary General
  • Treasurer
  • Chairperson of Governmental Affairs
  • Director of Academic and Educational Affairs

Number of Directors:

The Board of Directors shall consist of twenty-seven (27) members.  

Quorum Defined for Board of Directors:

A Board of Directors quorum requires a minimum ten (10) elected Directors.


A.  The Board of Directors are responsible for the Resolutions reached in the Assembly being faithfully carried out as planned.

B.  The Board of Directors are responsible for managing the election of officers, organizing academic and educational activities, and overseeing the proper use of ASCM's funds.

C.  The Board of Directors are responsible for determining membership dues.

D.  The Board of Directors, by majority vote may establish any committee it deems necessary to carrying out its responsibilities and appoint committee chairpersons, vice-chairperson and committee members. The committee(s) shall be responsible for faithfully executing, implementing and effectuating resolutions passed the Board.  By majority vote, the Board may also disband a committee.

E.  The Board shall have the authority to establish and define non-voting categories of membership.


Convening Board of Directors Meeting:

The Board President and/or Chairperson shall call the Board of Director meetings.  Board meetings normally convene once every two (2) months.

The Secretary General, at least fourteen (14) days in advance of the Board of Directors meeting, shall be responsible for notifying Board members of the meeting time and location, and for providing the initial agenda for the meeting.



The Board of Directors adopts the democratic principle of majority rule.  All motions require a simple majority of all voting Board members in order to pass.


Term of Office:

A.  All Board of Directors and officers shall serve a two (2) year term.  Except for the President and/or Chairperson, all other directors and officers may serve two (2) consecutive terms.

B.  Any member of the Board of Directors who has been absent from three (3) consecutive Board meetings, without providing a valid written explanation to the Secretary General or President, shall be deemed to have voluntarily resigned.


Appointing Director to Fill a Vacancy:

A.  If a Director has to withdraw or depart from his or her position before he or she has completed their term of office, then the open position shall be filled by appointment of the Board of Directors.

B.  Before the appointed member can share the same rights and responsibilities as elected Board of Directors, they must first be nominated by a Board member and approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.


No Compensation for Board Services:

Members of the Board of Directors shall receive no compensation for carrying out their duties as directors.  The Board may adopt policies providing for reasonable reimbursement of directors for expenses incurred in conjunction with carrying out Board approved responsibilities.


Responsibility to Act in Good Faith:

All Board members are to act in good faith and to conduct themselves in a professional manner during Board meetings.  Even if a Board member holds a different opinion concerning resolutions adopted by the Board, he or she must implement them and must not violate Board resolutions with words or by their deeds.