For more information about CLD and the guidelines under which we operate:


Click here for the Annual Report


Click here for the Bylaws


Click here for the Policies


Click here for the Rules


Upcoming Elections for CLD Executive Committee:


CLD will accept nominations for the positions of Vice-President and Secretary to be presented at our upcoming Fall Business Meeting, October 19, 2017, in Baltimore, MD.  Nominees must consent to the nomination and must submit at least five signatures from current members of CLD on the official nomination form.  A biographical sketch, which includes evidence of the candidate’s qualifications (see below), must accompany the nominations form.  Please send forms to Dr. Mary Beth Calhoon, Nominations Chair, via e-mail at or give them to Dr. Calhoon at the conference in Baltimore no later than 12:00PM on October 19, 2017, at which time nominations will close.


Nominees for Vice-President must have had prior service as either a member of:

(a) a standing committee

(b) the BOT at the national level, or

(c) the EC of an affiliated chapter.

(The secretary does not have to meet this requirement)


Nomination Form






(a)serve in the President’s place and with the President’s authority in case of absence or disability of the President and President-Elect


(b) assist the President and President-Elect in the planning and preparing of the plan of operation, charges to committees, and annual budget


(c) assist the President and perform such other duties as may be assigned to the office, and


(d) serve as member of the Bylaws and Rules Committee


(e) serve as Program Chair for the following year’s Conference


Term:  Vice-President serves a one-year term, beginning July 1, 2018, and automatically succeeds to become President-Elect, President, and Past President.





(a) keep records of the Annual Business, BOT, Special and EC meetings, including all reports filed,


(b) send copies of all such records to BOT members no later than 15 working days after each meeting, and


(c) maintain a permanent file of the records of all meetings to be passed on to the next person elected to the position of Secretary.


Term: Three consecutive years, beginning July 1, 2018.