Roles of the Board

Role of the Board

The Board has the responsibilities for managing the affairs of the Chapter, its direction, program priorities, resource allocations and both financial performance and planning.  The ultimate responsibility for the Chapter’s programs, activities, and fiscal integrity rests with the Board of Directors.  The Board sets the leadership tone for the chapter by:

  • Planning the future of direction of the Chapter;

  • Ensuring that the needs of the membership are met;

  • Evaluating and approving the programs, priorities and activities of the Chapter;

  • Establishing the policies to guide the conduct of the Chapter;

  • Selecting the administrative staff and monitoring his/her performance

  • Setting financial benchmarks and monitoring for achievement;

  • Upholding the Bylaws of the Chapter.

  • Advocates for the chapter

  • Delegate duties to the Administrative Assistant*

President

The President shall be the Chief Elected Officer of the Association and serve as Chair of both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

President-Elect / Vice President (3 year commitment)

The President-Elect is the second highest ranking elected officer of the Association, and at the conclusion of the President’s term of office, automatically succeeds to the office of President. The person is a key member of the President’s “Cabinet” and as such serves as a member of the Executive Committee and assists the President in the performance of his/her duties.

Secretary

The Secretary is a key member of the President’s “Cabinet” and as such serves as a member of the Executive Committee and assists the President in the performance of his/her duties. He/she is the official “keeper of the records”.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is a key member of the President’s “Cabinet”, and as such serves as a member of the Executive Committee and assists the President in the performance of his/her duties.  Ensures the integrity of the fiscal affairs of the Association.

Past President

The Past President position is that of advisor to and diplomat for the Chapter.  The Past President serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Role of Directors: (3 year commitment)

The role of the individual Director is constructive participation.  The effective Director will be knowledgeable of the affairs and activities of the Chapter and will recognize the fiscal and legal responsibilities of the Board and individual Directors. The Directors participate in the development and approval of sound short-range and long-range objectives. It is in comparison with these objectives that the Board can review program progress and measure the effectiveness of the Chapter in accomplishing its purpose.

 

*Administrative Assistant. The AA assumes the responsibility of communicating with chapter members, managing registrations, and other duties as assigned by the board. This is a paid position. This position allows board members to do what board members should do – be leaders and visionaries for the chapter.