The Chair of the Board of Directors is the Immediate Past President and is also an ex-officio member of the ABA Foundation Board, which meets annually at the convention a day before the convention begins, usually Wednesday morning.
The Chair of the Board of Directors, at their discretion, may call a meeting of the joint boards (old and/or new) immediately following the closing ceremony of the convention and adjournment. The first official meeting of the Board of Directors is usually held in December at the Midwest Clinic, in Chicago, Illinois. This meeting may also be held online. The Chair also communicates with the Board of Directors by email and video conference as necessary. The Board of Directors also meet at the annual convention on Wednesday afternoon, the day before the first business meeting.
For the December Board meeting, the Chair contacts the Board of Directors by email in September/October requesting any important items that should be placed on the December agenda. The Chair also confers with the the Secretary-Treasurer on items to be placed on the agenda in addition to unfinished business from previous Board meetings.
The Chair also requests from the ABA Foundation an annual check to help pay for the archivist who oversees the ABA Archives at the University of Maryland. The Secretary-Treasurer will communicate with the Chair when this action needs to be done, which is usually in February before the March convention.
Deadline for the Membership Committee to submit Candidate Evaluation Questionnaires.
For the March Board meeting, the Chair contacts the Board of Directors by email in January/February requesting any important items that should be placed on the December agenda.
The Chair runs the Board of Directors meeting at the annual convention. The Chair also oversees the anuual convention’s Closing Ceremony and presents the Past-President Plaque and Pin to the outgoing President unless another Past President is chosen by the outgoing President.
During the convention the Chair of the Board of Directors sits at the head table and advise the President.