Become a AER Member

No time like the present to become a part of the AER community. There are many benefits to being a an AER member. Learn more about the benefits of AER membership and how to become an AER member.

Join an FAER Committee

FAER needs you! Are you interested in supporting other professionals in the field and giving back to your local chapter? Check out the committees below to learn more. 

Membership Committee:

The function of the Membership Committee shall be to organize and direct the
membership activities of the Florida Chapter, within the policies approved by the
Board and the Florida Chapter. The Committee shall make recommendations to
the Board with respect to such membership activities. Contact Leanne Grillot at FloridaAER@gmail.com to inquire about serving as a Membership committee member. 

Communication Committee:

The function of the Communication Committee shall be to facilitate communication of chapter activities and news with the membership through regular updating of the website maintained by the Florida Chapter and through other electronic means. In addition, the Communication Committee shall be responsible for sharing information about new legislation affecting the education and rehabilitation of persons with visual impairment for the Florida Chapter. 
 

Nominations Committee

The function of the Nominations Committee shall be to nominate members in
good standing who are willing to serve for each of the Florida Chapter’s offices
except for the office of President, which shall be filled by succession of the
previously elected President-Elect, unless the provision of Article IV, Section 5 of
these Bylaws have been invoked due to a vacancy in the office of the President-
Elect, whereupon, the Nominations Committee shall nominate members in good
standing who are willing to serve for the office of President. The Committee shall
nominate members in good standing who are willing to serve for each vacancy
among the four (4) Board members-at-Large. Every effort shall be made by the
Committee to present a slate of officers and directors with at least two (2)
nominees per vacancy.

Conference Committee

The function of the Conference Committee shall be to recommend an appropriate
time and place for the Florida Chapter’s conference. The Conference Committee
shall also recommend appropriate content for the conference’s program and shall
take responsibility for any resulting details in planning said conference. The board
shall vote to approve or disapprove all recommendations of the Committee. The
President shall serve as chairperson of the Conference Committee and be
assisted by the President-Elect. Contact Peta-Gaye Yee Kee at FloridaAER@gmail.com to inquire. 

Awards Committee

The function of the Awards Committee shall be to poll the Florida Chapter’s membership for nominations and make selections for awards. The Board shall determine the number and categories for all awards.

Scholarship Committee

The function of the Scholarship Committee shall be to organize, manage, and direct all scholarship activities of the Florida Chapter, except management of scholarship funds, which shall be the responsibility of the Florida Chapter’s Treasurer. All such organizations, management and direction shall be in accordance with policies approved by the Board of Directors. The committee, through its chairperson, shall make  recommendations to the Board with respect to such policies and activities.