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A Brief Historyof the cor
A Brief History of the Council:
Once upon a time, ASHI was made up of a handful of chapters, and each chapter sent a representative to the ASHI Board of Directors. As ASHI grew, so did the board, and before anyone realized it, there were 50 or so Directors. As you can imagine, this group was just too big to be effective, and the number of Directors was certainly out of line with boards of similar membership size.
As a result, the governance of ASHI was altered to create a Council of Representatives (CoR). The Council’s mission was to provide input from each chapter into the governance of ASHI so the number of the Directors could be reduced and elected at-large from within the membership. According to the ASHI Bylaws, the Council was created “to provide members with a vehicle to participate in the governance of the Society and to communicate with its leadership.” The Council is the primary preparer of ASHI’s future leaders. Although the Council has experienced some bumps in the road over the years, it has stood the test of time and remains a powerful tool for the membership.