A reminder that our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27th. (Previously announced end of last week). A number of positions will be open on our board. Some common questions when considering running for the board.
Q. What do directors do?
A. They provide governance on issues facing the club. They vote on spending decisions. Very rarely they weigh in on disciplinary actions. But most importantly, directors are “super volunteers” who either represent active sections or who have certain skills and experience that help improve the club. They are interested in the inner workings of the club and want to further our interests. Through their knowledge or work they help your club become better or help maintain what the club does for you.
Q. What time commitment do you need to be a director?
A. Directors meet once a month (on the second Tuesday of the month) for the Executive Meeting. Depending on their expertise, they may also devote anywhere from a couple hours to several hours a week on governance, work or research for the club. They must be available for email votes and must be active in discussions.
Q. What types of projects have directors been responsible for?
A. Directors have volunteered to coordinate the Pumpkin Shoot, Como Lake Derby and Open House, help build improvements to our ranges, maintain and improve our electrical and lighting system, participate in construction work parties, coordinate the various banquets, assess and improve our IT infrastructure and online presence, meet with the external community, administrate committees, lobby for the club and manage the human resources of our club. They may already be active for one of the committees.
Q. Who can be a director?
A. A director must be a member in good standing in the previous year. For other positions you may need to have already been a director.
Q. How does one become a director?
A. You must be nominated from the floor at the AGM by a member in good standing. The members at the AGM then vote by ballot in person. You can be nominated even if absent from the meeting if you submit a written letter to the secretary accepting a nomination for a specific position. There is no proxy voting.
Q. Is there any compensation for being a director?
A. These are unpaid volunteer positions. However, directors who have met minimum attendance or who have been recognized for their work at large have their membership fees reimbursed for the next year. Directors are able to host certain events. Any expenses are scrutinized by our financial controls.
For more information consult our Constitution and Bylaws on the website. https://pcdhfc.com/membership/constitution-and-bylaws