Governance of ATA-NC-Charlotte
Our organization is governed according to the by-laws of ATA-NC, under the leadership of a board of directors and an executive committee. The duties of each entity in our organization are described below. For biographies of our leaders, please visit the leadership page.
The Board of Directors shall make policy, set guidelines and establish procedures.
The President is the presiding officer and a member of all standing committees. He/She also appoints committees and should be ready at all times to act as spokesperson for his/her association.
The Vice-president assists the president and is ready to take his/her place at anytime.
The Secretary's most important function is to keep the minutes, the official record of each meeting. The secretary also notifies members of their appointments to committees, and of the time and place of all meetings. The secretary presides at meetings in the absence of the president and vice-president.
The Treasurer is responsible for all sum of money paid or collected by the association. His/Her report at each meeting should state the amount of, and reason for all cash transactions since the previous report. It should also restate the balance noted at the previous meeting and the present balance.
Committees have only the authority granted them by the constitution or the president. A standing committee is a permanent one. Its members are appointed at the start of a year or term. A special committee is a temporary one which has been appointed for a special purpose.
The Members of the Association have responsibilities too. Each member should pay his dues willingly and as soon as possible. He/She should provide feedback and constructive criticism, support the policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors and participate in activities.
Time commitments: BOD will typically meet once a month for 1-2 hours. Officers (president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary) typically spend an average of 1-2 hours per week related to their duties. Secretary may be one of the slightly more demanding posts as it establishes communication among BOD members besides recording meeting minutes. It is difficult to estimate the time requirements for standing and special committees since it depends on the scope of the specific committee tasks.