|Positions Elected by HOD|
The President-Elect serves as a member of the Board of Directors and understudies the President to become familiar with the requirements of that office and to provide continuity. The President-Elect should become familiar with problems confronting medicine in general and family medicine in particular and begin to formulate ideas in these areas to prepare for tenure as President. The President-Elect is an ex-officio member of all committees and task forces. The President-Elect serves as a liaison for the resident and student caucuses. The President-Elect serves as the MAFP's alternate delegate to the MMA House of Delegates, attends the annual meetings of the AAFP Congress of Delegates and Annual Leadership Forum.
Speaker of the House of Delegates
The Speaker is the chief presiding officer of the House of Delegates. The Speaker of the House of Delegates serves as an officer and member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. The Speaker shall represent the wishes of the House of Delegates to the MAFP Board of Directors and officers. The Speaker shall organize the House of Delegates meeting including appointing the reference committee chair and members, assigning annual reports and resolutions to the Reference Committee for deliberation and report, and appointing delegates at the time of the meeting to fill any vacancies. The Speaker shall be responsible for monitoring and stimulating inactive chapters and delegates to insure representation and communication from all areas of the state.
Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates
The Vice Speaker assists the Speaker of the House of Delegates in organizing and presiding over the House of Delegates and assumes the position of Speaker upon the absence or request of the Speaker. The Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates serves as an officer and member of the Board of Directors.
(effective following the 2008 House of Delegates)
Delegates represent the MAFP at the national level, including the annual AAFP Congress of Delegates. They report on the activities and major actions of the the Congress to the Board of Directors and the House of Delegates and inform the Board of impending problems or major issues at national meetings. They carry forward pertinent actions of the MAFP House of Delegates to the AAFP Congress. Delegates consider all issues at the AAFP Congress thoroughly and fairly by soliciting input from the MAFP delegation regarding candidates as well as specific issues; otherwise, to vote for the best interest of the patient, the MAFP and the AAFP. Delegates establish contacts with other delegations, to the end that the needs of the MAFP may be best served, assist in hosting the Minnesota hospitality room at national meetings, and promote Minnesota candidates.
AAFP Alternate Delegates
The Alternate Delegates attend all meetings of the AAFP Congress of Delegates, and act as delegate if needed. The Alternate Delegates represent the MAFP in all contacts with other state chapter delegations.