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Shirley Tudhope
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NEW BUSINESS:

1. ELECTIONS: If you’re interested in running for a board position, email us and we will happily tell you what roles are open and what’s expected. Posting a summary of duties, but one needs to talk directly to the person regarding the whole picture.

Section 6.2. Qualifications. In order to be eligible for a Board position (whether elected or appointed), a candidate must: (1) be a General member of the chapter; (2) have been a General member of the chapter for a minimum of six months before taking office; (3) not have a material conflict of interest that would disqualify the person from holding the intended office, such as concurrently serving on the RWA Board or another chapter Board; (4) not have been found guilty of a Code of Ethics violation. Candidates for specific positions must also have the following qualifications:

6.2.1. President. Candidates for President must either: (1) have been a member of the chapter for a minimum of the 12 months before taking office and completed one full year of Board service with an RWA-affiliated Chapter OR (2) have been a member of the chapter for a minimum of the 6 months before taking office and received verifiable leadership training from RWA within the past 18 months.

6.2.2. President-elect. Candidates for President-elect must either: (1) have been a member of the chapter for a minimum of the 12 months before taking office and completed one full year of Board service with an RWA-affiliated Chapter OR (2) have been a member of the chapter for a minimum of the 6 months before taking office and received verifiable leadership training from RWA within the past 18 months.

6.2.3. Treasurer. Candidates for Treasurer must possess strong business and financial skills and must either: (1) have been a member of the chapter for a minimum of the 12 months before taking office and have completed one full year of Board service with an RWA affiliated chapter OR (2) have been a member of the chapter for a minimum of 6 months before taking office and received verifiable leadership training from RWA within the past 18 months.

Section 5.2. Composition. The Board of Directors shall be composed of the Officers and Directors of the chapter. The duties and voting rights of all Officers and Directors must comply with State Law and be outlined in the chapter’s policies. The total composition of the chapter’s Board of Directors shall not exceed eight Officers and Directors.

Section 5.2.2. Directors. The Directors of this corporation shall be the President, Vice President-Programs, Vice President-Communications, Treasurer, and Secretary. These are the Officers positions.

Section 5.2.2.1 President. The President shall serve as spokesperson for the chapter; call, propose the agenda for, and preside over all meetings of the Board of Directors (except that meetings may also be called by a majority of the Directors as described in Article 9) and the membership; appoint, with the approval of the Board of Directors, chairpersons of and liaisons to all committees; serve as a nonvoting ex-officio member of all committees; execute chapter business as specified by the Board; appoint, with Board approval, qualified members to fill any officer or director vacancies; and fulfill any other obligations designated by the Board of Directors.

Section 5.2.2.2. Vice President-Programs. The Vice President-Programs shall assume the duties of the President and preside over all meetings of the Board and members in the absence of the President; be responsible for planning and overseeing all program-related activities undertaken by the chapter, including those at regular meetings, workshops, and conferences; and fulfill any other obligations designated by the Board.

Section 5.2.2.3. Vice President-Communications. The Vice President-Communications shall be responsible for planning and overseeing all official chapter communications tools, including the chapter newsletter, website, and public relations; and fulfill any other obligations designated by the Board.

Section 5.2.2.4. Secretary. The Secretary shall be responsible for membership applications and an up-to-date list of chapter members; record attendance; record the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and the membership; keep chapter records, including copies of newsletters, RWA communications, chapter business correspondence, committee reports, and all other official documents; mail notices; and fulfill any other obligations designated by the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall comply with the Chapter Record Retention Schedule.

Section 5.2.2.5. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for collecting dues; notify the Board of delinquent members; supervise the collection and disbursement of chapter funds; keep the financial records of the chapter in good order; work with the Secretary in maintaining the list of chapter members; provide an accurate and up-to-date financial statement to the Board at least every two months; present the annual audited report to the members and, if required, to RWA; and fulfill any other obligations designated by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall comply with the Chapter Record Retention Schedule.

 

2. DISAFFILIATION: 

Due to the changing dynamics of RWA, and with our members noticing the continual disaffiliation from other chapters, it has been asked if the chapter could try again. The BOD has approved for the chapter to have another vote in this regard. There has also been a committee assigned to this process. Just a reminder, from the total votes that came in, the majority of approval from this chapter was to disaffiliate. BUT, 50+1 of the chapter’s total number of members is necessary for the vote to be approved, and that was not met. It is important for  members to participate and vote.

ALSO, PLEASE NOTE : The hard truth of it…Regardless if we disaffiliate or not, if no one is willing to take on the various duties and responsibilities for the chapter’s future and ongoing operations, the Chapter would have to vote to dissolve the chapter.

FROM THE HEART NEEDS YOU! 💖

 

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