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2018-2019 Officer Elections

This year we are kicking off the new officer elections early with new officers being elected before Thanksgiving break.

If you want to run for an SPE Executive Board position, you must submit the following 3 items BY OCT 31st:

  • Click on the Google link below and fill out
  • Submit a Bio/headshot of yourself in Word Document (see example below) to ARL5440@psu.edu
  • You need to prepare a 5-minute speech. If you want to utilize PowerPoint, please email the slide deck to ARL5440@psu.edu

Please click on the link to see bio examples

The following Electable Exec Board positions are available:
-President,
-Vice President,
-Secretary,
-Treasurer,
-Events Coordinator,
-Junior Class Rep (you must be a current sophomore to run for this position),
-Graduate Class Rep.

Speeches

Election speeches will be held on Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm in 075 Willard Building. All candidates must be present for the entirety of this meeting. Speeches must last 5 minutes and will conclude with a 2 minute Q/A period per candidate.

Casting Your Ballots – ALL BALLOTS WILL BE COLLECTED IN PERSON AND HANDWRITTEN

Ballots will be collected in the Ryan Family Student Center on Monday, Nov 6th and Wednesday, Nov 8th at the following times:

Monday, Nov 6th: 10AM – 6PM

Wednesday, Nov 8th: 10AM – 6PM

IMPORTANT FOR ALL MEMBERS – YOU MUST BE AN SPE INTERNATIONAL MEMBER TO VOTE IN THIS ELECTION – IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY A REGISTERED MEMBER OR YOU DO NOT KNOW PLEASE CHECK AT spe.org/join – Fun Fact IT IS FREE!

All members are only able to cast 1 ballot in this election, we will be checking to see if you are an SPEI member. All ballots casted must contain 1 candidate selection per position. A packet containing the bios of each candidate running will be present for you to view in the Ryan Family Student Center during the voting time.

Election Results

The election results will be announced at our meeting on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 PM in 22 Deike Building. All members are encouraged to attend to listen to a technical talk by Aspire Energy, food will be provided.

If you are interested in running for a position please fill out the interest form below.

 

Officer Descriptions:

President – Often the face of the chapter to outside professionals, this person oversees all chapter operations. The president is in charge of running all meetings, as well as reaching out to sponsors and coordinating events. The president must work closely with the treasurer regarding all finances, organize the corporate events packet, preside over all networking and recruiting events, and make sure the chapter runs smoothly. This is a very time intensive position but extremely rewarding.

Vice President – The VP oversees all of the SPE events, spams the general PNG body with emails, and manages the technical electives administered every semester. This is considered a time-intensive position and is extremely rewarding. Serving as a leader for SPE and performing the logistics for the technical electives will allow you to build personal relationships with professors and business executives.

Secretary – This individual is in charge of keeping track of minutes and track attendance of members during SPE meetings. The secretary sends out emails explaining upcoming events and will also be in charge of completing the SPE Student Chapter Annual Report along with the chapter president, which is evaluated by SPE International and will comprise of a detailed summary of all activities and events directed by the Student Chapter.

Treasurer – Oversees all the finances of the organization. The sole signatory for the University Club account, it is the responsibility of the treasurer to plan budgets and approve or reject funding for the event/cause. The treasurer is also responsible for most of the paperwork of the organization, as refunds and money transfer need documentation. The treasurer coordinates with the president, VP and events coordinator regarding usage of funds for events and classes.

Events Coordinator – As the Events Coordinator, the most important tasks throughout the year are organizing the annual golf outing and banquet. These events take large amounts of planning and should not be taken lightly. Also responsible for overseeing and planning other events throughout the year such as the Eastern Regional Meeting, ATCE, rig/frac tours, the Student Symposium, etc.

Graduate Student Representative – Communicate concerns, needs and feedback from the graduate students within the chapter.

Junior Class Representative – As Junior Class Rep you will help get the underclassmen involved by informing freshman and sophomores of the society which can include going to freshman classes and getting the word out about SPE. Also, you will help organize events with other board members, and be an extra hand at times. You will be expected to be at SPE events and help with whatever needs to be done.