As chairman, you are the principle point of contact between our chapter and the public; your Chapter and its individual members; your Chapter and the ASM organization at Materials Park.  An Important ingredient in successful Chapter leadership is the ability to work well and lead your fellow officers, committee chairmen and committee members.


    The Chairman is appointed by the Executive Council.  The Chairman generally has held Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chairman offices previously.  He acts as a resource for Committee Chairs and Chapter Membership.


  • Obtain file from the outgoing Committee Chairman.  Review contents prior to first Committee meeting.
  • Prepare tentative budget and submit to the Treasurer before the first Executive Committee meeting.
  • Fill by appointment all vacancies on Standing Committees and the Executive Committee.  This duty will be undertaken with the help of the Nominating and Membership Committtees.
  • Establish Standing Committee goals and operating procedures.
  • Preside at Technical Meetings.
  • Preside at Executive Committee Meetings.
  • Represent the Chapter at official functions.
  • Prepare an annual report summarizing the year's activities for submission to the Executive Committee at the annual business meeting in June.
  • Ensure that all documents regarding the Chapter required by ASM International Headquarters are submitted prior to June 30.
  • Transfer the complete Committee file to the incoming Chairman.


  • Executive Committee meeting expenses
  • Correspondence and postage expenses.