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Posted by Todd ( on August 06, 2001 at 11:19:27:

In Reply to: Donna, no matter where you posted it.... posted by nancyc on August 06, 2001 at 10:06:46:

I think Donna's point actually related to the Committees posting "status updates" if you will. Committee chairpeople are volunteers and are subject only to appointment by the President, but since Nancy raised the question of who does what regarding the positions up for election, here's some info.

The duties and responsibilities of the Officers and BoD of OUCH are contained within the Bylaws which can be found at the link below.

For those who don't care to follow the link, here are the duties of the offices up for election this year.

(c) Vice-President: The Vice-President shall act as an aide to the President and shall assume the duties of the President in his/her absence or in the event of a vacancy in the office. He/she shall act as Chairman of any committee or sit on any committee to which he/she may be assigned by the President, and shall attend meetings of the Budget Committee.

(d) Recording Secretary: The Recording Secretary shall:

Keep accurate records of all Association affairs, including minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Annual Convention unless otherwise provided by the Board of Directors.
Keep all records and minutes organized in such a way as to be available to the Board of Directors or the General membership upon request.
(e) Corresponding Secretary: The Corresponding Secretary shall:

Send all notices to members as necessary.
Prepare an Official call to Annual Convention
Keep accurate records of all correspondence of the Association.
Keep accurate roster of members addresses and dues payments and dates
Be one of the three persons authorized to countersign checks of the Association
Be liaison to the Convention Committee.
(f) Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be chief financial officer of the Association and shall:

Maintain all accounting and financial records of the Association and present all financial statements required, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals.
Pay all bills promptly as approved by the President and be one of the three persons authorized to countersign checks.
Keep accurate records in such a way as to be available to the Board of Directors or the General Membership upon request.
File all applicable forms with the Internal Revenue Service
Bring to the attention of the Board of Directors any affiliate not complying with IRS regulations by not filing applicable tax forms.

Section 1: The Board of Directors shall:

Transact the business of the Association and exercise general supervision over the affairs of the Association.
Approve the Budget, appropriate funds necessary to meet the expenses of the Association and designate depository institutions into which funds shall be deposited. The Board shall authorize waiver, or payment of the cost of any bond required by anyone holding Association funds or property.
Investigate all grievances and complaints of irregularities presented to it, and serve as a body to which members may appeal.
Report to General Membership meetings business transacted by it.
Recommend resolutions and proposed amendments to these Bylaws or Standing Rules of the Association.
Take all and further actions as may be necessary to the proper functioning of the Association, which are consistent with these Bylaws

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