Leadership Travel to Affiliates

About the Travel Rotation

  • Affiliated organizations are visited in a five-year cycle
  • Ten (10) affiliates visited each year;
    • Five (5) by AASL President
    • At least five (5) visits split between AASL President-Elect and AASL Immediate Past President
  • An Affiliate receives a visit from the AASL President at least once every ten (10) years
  • Visits can be a conference, institute, or other program with a large group of Affiliate members

Note: AASL leadership may accept invitations to other Affiliate-reimbursed conferences and events as their schedule permits. However, Affiliate visits in the rotation have precedence.

Preparing

How to prepare for an AASL visit:

  • Notify AASL when your conference date and location have been established for the year of your visit.
  • Coordinate with AASL the leadership’s presentation(s). AASL asks that, at minimum, AASL leadership be given a session to present the current work and resources from AASL.
  • Waive registration and meal costs associated with the conference or event. AASL will assume travel and hotel expenses.
  • To help offset the expenses incurred by AASL, AASL would greatly appreciate booking the leader in a complimentary or reduced rate hotel room at the conference hotel.
  • Assist AASL in finalizing presidential travel by providing preferred arrival/departure times, hotel options, and ground transportation.

During the Visit

During their visit the AASL leader may:

  • Promote AASL to members and non-members.
  • Provide visibility of AASL, its leadership, and initiatives.
  • Build leadership in Affiliates
  • Develop specific, pertinent questions to be part of a forum presentation during the Affiliate visits to gather information for future decision-making by AASL.
  • Present a workshop on AASL initiatives, present a keynote address, and/or present on a topic of expertise.
  • Bring greetings or speak to the conference membership at some general meeting or meal function.
  • Communicate Affiliate information back to the AASL Board in order to provide input for this program.

Travel Schedule

Year President President-Elect or Immediate Past President
2019 - 2020 Arkansas (ArASL)
Utah
Oregon
South Dakota
Mississippi *
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
Illinois
South Carolina
Colorado
2020 - 2021 New Jersey
Wisconsin
North Carolina
Nevada
Idaho
District of Columbia
Arkansas (AAIM)
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Michigan
New Hampshire
2021 - 2022 Connecticut
New York
Kentucky
Arizona
Wyoming
Vermont
Georgia
Texas
North Dakota
Indiana
2022 - 2023 Rhode Island
Minnesota
Tennessee
West Virginia *
California
New England 
Maryland
Ohio
Alaska
Kansas
Montana *
2023 - 2024 Delaware
Iowa
Virginia
New Mexico
Hawaii
Maine
Missouri
Florida
Washington
Alabama

Only those organizations in good standing as an Affiliate of AASL will be visited by the AASL President, President-Elect, or Immediate Past President during the assigned year. Visits to states without an Affiliate organization may be made by the AASL Executive Director as outreach.

*Indicates unaffiliated status as of 7/19/19.