Sunday, September 6, 2009

CANA Elections are coming up!

CANA will hold its next election for officers in October! We will be voting on a new President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Outreach Coordinator. Please email cana.austin@gmail.com if you are considering running for office!

Below are the descriptions of the officers' duties from the CANA bylaws:

Article VI. Officers (For Upcoming Elections!)
Officers. The officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice-President,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Duties. The duties and responsibilities of officers shall be:
President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership. The
President shall, with the Secretary, be responsible for developing agendas for the
meeting and notifying the Vice President in order that the phone captains can relay
agenda topics. The President shall be the principal representative of the
Association but may designate duties as required.
Vice-President: The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President as
necessary. The Vice-President shall be responsible for providing required meeting
notices and notifying the phone captains of agenda topics. The Vice-President shall
be responsible for sending cards to the ill and/or hospitalized association members
as authorized by the President. The Vice-President shall also be responsible for
the distribution of neighborhood fliers. The Vice-President shall be responsible
for the Holiday gift basket program to our elderly and indigent neighbors.
Secretary: The Secretary shall keep a complete record of all actions (including a
separate list of policies and bylaws) of meetings. The Secretary shall also be
responsible for reviewing action items at the end of each meeting, and shall also
provide copies of minutes and agendas at the beginning of each meeting for the
membership in attendance. At the annual meeting, the Secretary shall report the
current number of enrolled members and distribute a membership roster.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall maintain an Association savings account or leger,
collect and disburse funds including dues as authorized by the Association, account
for Association assets, and report at each regular meeting on Association finances.
At the annual meeting, the Treasurer shall provide a report on the total revenue
received during the previous year and the total expenditures during the previous
year. It is recommended that the Treasurer also propose a budget for the upcoming
year at the annual meeting.
Election and Term of Office. The officers of C.A.N.A. shall be elected annually at
the annual meeting while a quorum is present. If the election of officers is not
held at such meeting, such election shall be held, as soon thereafter as is
convenient while a quorum is present. Each officer shall take office immediately
upon being elected. Each officer shall hold office until his or her successor has
been duly elected and qualifies or until his or her death, resignation, or removal.
Officers may be re-elected.

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