As I read the editorial about Senator Fetterman being “brave” to ask for help I was reminded that it is time for our chapter to ask for help. The evaluation by state CAMFT would be positive about our chapters work in 2022; but we know that Ilse needs help and back-up, Omar will be depending on colleagues if we move forward with organizational development, and more. This is an invitation to bring your skills, knowledge and abilities as a gift to our 200+ members. While breathing, stretching, calming … allow your mind to drift along the path for “giving”. Send a message to email@example.com.
Options for serving:
__ I will learn tasks that need to be done and accept responsibility
__ I will use my skills to teach or complete some of the many tasks required
__ I will seek board or leadership responsibilities
One way is to request that you become a board member (see information below)
We will only be able to continue meeting the needs of our chapter with your support. Please talk with colleagues, friends, foes, yourself, or anyone that will help you decide how you may contribute. Call me or any board member. WE NEED YOU TO SEEK OFFICER POSITIONS, VOLUNTEER, ANY AND ALL CONTRIBUTIONS.
The process schedule for electing board members:
Step 1 Now until 3/15/23.
We are open for any volunteers or board member candidates
Step 2 March 3/15/23
All qualified members will be considered for nomination
Step 3 3/31/23
Voting Count and results announced.
Step 4: 4/1/23 - 4/29/23
Runoff election, if needed. Results published.
Duties of officers are listed below. For other volunteer opportunities, let us know how many hours you can offer and any skills you can offer or are interested in learning.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS:
Responsibilities of the President
Subject to such supervisory powers as the board may give to the chair of the board, if any, and subject to the control of the board, the president shall be the general manager of the corporation and shall supervise, direct, and control the corporation’s activities, affairs, and officers. The president shall preside at all members’ meetings and, in the absence of the chair of the board, or if none, at all board meetings.
Responsibilities of the Vice President
If the president is absent or disabled, the vice presidents, if any, in order of their rank as fixed by the board, or, if not ranked, a vice president designated by the board, shall perform all duties of the president. When so acting, a vice president shall have all powers of and be subject to all restrictions on the president. The vice presidents shall have such other powers and duties as the board or the bylaws may require.
Responsibilities of Secretary
The secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, at the corporation’s principal office or such other place as the board may direct, a book of minutes of all meetings, proceedings, and actions of the board, of committees of the board, and of members’ meetings. The minutes of meetings shall include the time and place that the meeting was held; whether the meeting was annual, general, or special, and, if special, how authorized; the notice given; the names of persons present at board and committee meetings; and the number of 12 members present or represented at members’ meetings.
The secretary shall also be responsible to notify the state marriage and family therapist association (CAMFT) within thirty (30) days of the election or appointment of chapter officers along with their names and addresses. (a) The secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, at the principal California office, a copy of the bylaws, as amended to date. (b) The secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, at the corporation’s principal office or at a place determined by resolution of the board, a record of the corporation’s members, showing each member’s name, address, and class of membership. (c) The secretary shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of members, of the board, and of committees of the board that these bylaws require to be given.
The secretary shall keep the corporate seal, if any, in safe custody and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as the board or the bylaws may require.
Responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer
The chief financial officer shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained, adequate and correct books and accounts of the corporation’s properties and transactions. The chief financial officer shall send or cause to be given to the members and directors such financial statements and reports as are required to be given by law, by these bylaws, or by the board. The books of account shall be open to inspection by any director at all reasonable times.
(a) The chief financial officer shall (1) deposit, or cause to be deposited, all money and other valuables in the name and to the credit of the corporation with such depositories as the board may designate; (2) disburse the corporation’s funds as the board may order; (3) render to the president, chair of the board, if any, and the board, when requested, an account of all transactions as chief financial officer and of the financial condition of the corporation; and (4) have such other powers and perform such other duties as the board or the bylaws may require.
(b) If required by the board, the chief financial officer shall give the corporation a bond in the amount and with the surety or sureties specified by the board for faithful performance of the duties of the office and for restoration to the corporation of all of its books, papers, vouchers, money, and other property of every kind in the possession or under the control of the chief financial officer on his or her death, resignation, retirement, or removal from office.
Responsibilities of the Membership Chair
The Membership Chair shall keep a record of members, showing the name of all members, their contact information, CAMFT number, membership status, and the class of membership held by each. The Membership Chair is responsible for verifying eligibility for membership with CAMFT and for submitting an annual membership report to CAMFT.
Responsibilities of the Program Chair
The Program Chair will schedule speakers for the monthly seminars offered by IE-CAMFT, obtain necessary permissions, agreements, biographical information, resumes, presentation summaries, and objectives and submit them to be posted to the website.