Desire to Serve

Welcome to the Desire to Serve form!  By completing and submitting this form, you are indicating to your colleagues that you wish to be considered for leadership opportunities within the California Pharmacists Association.
Information submitted will be reviewed by the Election Committee and utilized to determine the best candidates for appointed and elected positions within the California Pharmacists Association.
Elected Positions    Committee Appointments    House of Delegates


What does submitting a Desire to Serve form mean?
Submitting a Desire to Serve form is the first step in indicating to the Board of Trustees and the Elections Committee that you would like to be appointed or elected to various leadership positions.
What is the election process?
Twice a year, CPhA holds elections. In summer, elections are held to determine the positions of President-Elect, Trustees, Student Trustee, Treasurer and SIG-Chair Elects.  At the House of Delegates meeting members vote on Speaker-Elect, APhA and NCPA Delegates. If there is a tie during our summer Election, a tie breaker will occur during the House of Delegates. The Election process, from reviewing Desire to Serve forms to overseeing the elections itself, is run by the CPhA Elections Committee.
What is an elected position?
Elected positions require a vote of the membership. If a candidate is selected by the Elections Committee to be slated for the ballot, you must be elected by a majority vote of the membership to serve in an elected capacity.
What are the elected position requirements? 
Know the prerequisites for CPhA elected roles! Candidates for positions like President/President-Elect, Board of Trustees, Treasurer, and Student Trustee/CPhA-ASP President should have active involvement in CPhA, familiarity with governance, strategic planning, and finances. View CPhA Elected Position Descriptions
What is an appointed position?
An appointed position occurs when the President of the California Pharmacists Association appoints a member to serve on a committee. Appointed positions do not require a vote of the membership, rather, ratification by the Board of Trustees.
When do terms begin?
Terms will begin each year after the Annual Business Meeting during the Western Pharmacy Exchange Conference. Term limits are as follows:
  • President-Elect: Requires a three year commitment, one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Past President
  • Speaker-Elect: Requires a two year commitment, one year as Speaker-Elect, one year as Speaker (voted on at House of Delegates) View CPhA Elected Position Descriptions
  • Trustees: Three year term
  • Treasurer: Two year term
  • SIG Chair-Elect: Requires a two year commitment, one year as Chair-Elect, and one year as Chair
  • NCPA Delegates (voted on at House of Delegates)
  • APhA Delegates (voted on at House of Delegates)
  • Committee Appointments: Two or three year terms
Who reviews the Desire to Serve forms?
The Elections Committee reviews all Desire to Serve forms for candidates seeking elected office. The President of CPhA reviews Desire to Serve forms for those seeking appointments. All forms are kept in confidence throughout the election cycle. If you have any questions about the Elections Committee, please email and your question will be directed to the Chair of the Elections Committee.
Who should I contact with questions?
Please contact with any questions or to receive a copy of your submitted form.