Board Service Agreement

Trustees of the the Heart Rhythm Society are required to complete the following Board Service Agreement. 

BOARD SERVICE AGREEMENT

As a trustee of the Heart Rhythm Society, I am fully committed and dedicated to the Society’s mission, which is to be the international leader in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders, and to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards.  I pledge to carry out this mission.  I understand that my duties and responsibilities include the following:

I am responsible, with other trustees, for the fiscal health of the Society.  I will be familiar with our budget and take an active part in reviewing, approving, and monitoring it.

I understand my legal responsibilities for the Society and those of my fellow trustees.  I am responsible for knowing and overseeing the implementation of policies and programs.

I accept the Bylaws and operating principles stated in the Governance Handbook and understand that I am morally responsible for the health and well-being of the organization.

I will actively engage in fund raising for the Society.  These activities may include participating in individual solicitations, undertaking special events, writing mail appeals, and the like.  I am making a good faith agreement to do my best and to raise as much money as possible, within the guidelines of the Board-approved development plan.

I will actively engage in identifying, nominating, and mentoring emerging leaders.

I will make a financial donation.  I may give this as a one-time donation each year, or I may pledge to give a certain amount several times during the year.

I will actively promote the Society and encourage and support its staff.

I agree to keep my total disclosure amount to less than $100,000, excluding research and fellowship support, throughout my term on the Board and have less than $50,000 for a relationship with a single company, excluding research and fellowship support.

I understand that I am ineligible to serve as Editor-in-Chief of another heart-rhythm-related journal.

I will attend board meetings, be available for phone consultation, and serve on at least one Board or operating committee.  If I am not able to meet my obligations as a trustee, I will offer my resignation.

In signing this document, I understand that no quotas are being set, that no rigid standards of measurement and achievement are being formed.  Every trustee is making a statement of faith about every other trustee. We are trusting each other to carry out the above agreements to the best of our ability.