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Article VI.

Duties of Officers


Section 1. The President shall:
(a) Preside at all Business Meetings of the Region and meetings of the Regional Board.
(b) Serve as ex-officio member of all committees of the Regional Board
(c) Report on the actions of the Regional Board at the Annual Meeting.
(d) Perform other such duties as are commonly associated with the office.

Section 2. The Vice-President shall:
(a) Be vested with the powers and responsibilities of the President in the event of the President’s absence or inability to serve.
(b) Be responsible for ensuring that the Regional Board creates and implements a plan to strengthen connections with the MidAmerica Region congregations.
(c) Perform other such duties as are commonly associated with the office.

Section 3. The Secretary shall:
(a) Maintain a complete record of the proceedings of all MidAmerica Business Meetings and all meetings of the Regional Board.
(b) Give notice of all MidAmerica Business Meetings and meetings of the Regional Board.
(c) Perform such other duties as the Regional Board shall from time to time prescribe including but not limited to, conduct of all correspondence.
(d) Ensure that the minutes of all meetings are made publicly available within thirty (30) days of approval.
(e) Perform other such duties as are commonly associated with the office.

Section 4. The Treasurershall:
(a) Be responsible for monitoring compliance with the Regional Board’s financial policies and ensuring and protecting the financial integrity of the Region.
(b) Coordinate and report on an annual financial review or audit.
(c) Perform other such duties as are commonly associated with the office.

Section 5. Powers and Responsibilities.
(a) The Regional Board shall have the responsibility for the general direction of the affairs of the Region. The Regional Board shall set policy, define strategic goals and priorities for its own operations, and for staff. The Regional Board shall approve a proposed budget for the next fiscal year 45 days prior to Regional Annual Meeting
(b) The Regional Board shall ensure the fiscal integrity and stability of the Region.

Section 6. Regional Board Meetings. Meetings of the Regional Board shall be held at least quarterly. Notices shall be sent to Regional Board members at least ten (10) days prior to the time of the meeting. Five (5) trustees shall constitute a quorum of the Regional Board. The reasonable expenses of trustees incurred in traveling to and from business meetings shall be paid by the Region if requested Special meetings of the Regional Board may be called by the
President and must be called upon request of three (3) trustees of the Regional Board. In emergency situations, Special Meetings of the Regional Board may be called with or without the required ten (10) days’ notice.

Section 7. Regional Board Report to the Annual Meeting. A report of the actions of the Regional Board shall be submitted by the Board President to the Annual Meeting of the Region.

Section 8. Minutes of Regional Business Meetings. The minutes of each Business Meeting of the Region will be approved by the Regional Board within three (3) months of the Business Meeting during a regular Board meeting.

Section 9. Board Committees. The Regional Board may establish and appoint Board Committees for such terms and with such powers and duties as the Regional Board shall deem necessary or desirable to carry out its duties. Board Committees are responsible to the Regional Board, which shall appoint the chairs of such committees.

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