2015 Elections

Hello members and potential members,
I am CAOS treasurer Nick Kirkpatrick. What is CAOS, you ask? CAOS stands for Computer Association of SIUE and is the student chapter of the ACM[for additional information see http://www.acm.org/chapters/students]. The Association for Computing Machinery is the worlds largest professional organization for computing. Both it and CAOS can be great resume builders. Besides that, CAOS can be a lot of fun. Just this semester, we have hosted industry professionals, seen the latest animation straight from the ACM computer graphics conference, learned various emerging technologies and more.The end of the semester brings about a change of officers for CAOS, and we have decided to look a little bit differently for candidates. Elections will be held online and we are reaching out to the entire cs student body as well as current members. Positions available include Chair, Vice Chair, secretary, treasurer. Position responsibilities are as follows:

Chair: The chair of any student chapter is the student leader responsible for all chapter activities. This person normally presides at all meetings of the chapter, and represents the chapter to the Association. However, all chapter members are encouraged to attend ACM meetings and become involved in the activities of the Association. Typically, the chair appoints all committees of the chapter.
Vice Chair: The vice chair assumes the duties of the chair in the event of the chair’s absence, and fulfills those duties assigned by the chair. Typically, the vice chair is chair of the program committee, which is responsible for arranging speakers, socials, and other activities for the chapter. Since the vice chair’s duties can prove to be extensive, some chapters have chosen to create a separate office, the program chair, to be responsible for planning the various chapter activities. A variety of possible chapter activities is detailed in a later section of this manual.
Secretary: The secretary keeps the minutes of all chapter meetings; prepares the annual chapter activity report, which is presented to the chapter at the end of the program year–normally the meeting when newly elected officers formally assume their posts; and prepares reports to be sent to ACM headquarters as required. The secretary must also notify ACM Headquarters of changes in officers or sponsor of the chapter. Likewise, the secretary must send official notification to the ACM Chapter Coordinator of any proposed changes in the chapter’s bylaws for approval, prior to their distribution to the membership.
Treasurer : The responsibilities of the treasurer include collecting dues and maintaining the financial and membership records of the chapter. The treasurer must also file the annual report of the chapter’s finances required by the Treasurer of ACM.
  If you want to run, please email
caos-list-owner{at)}lists[dot)siue{{dot}edu with your name, year in school, position(s) you are running for, and a short explanation of what your plans are/why you should be elected. Please have this in by December 21st (Monday after finals). The polls will open up soon afterwards.