We need nominations for a completely new Executive Committee, to be received by the December 5 meeting. Elections will be held at the Annual General Meeting on January 2, 2016. The officers must be fully paid members and available for monthly meetings in person or by using appropriate communications technologies. The term of office is one year. You can propose yourself or somebody else with their approval, and all nominations should be sent to [email protected] marked “Nominating Committee”.
The positions, and their responsibilities are as follows:
As the chief administrative officer, the President presides over all general membership meetings and the monthly Executive Committee meetings. The President authorises expenditures, with the majority concurrence of the Executive Committee, and members’ approval, appoints and liaises with other Committee chairs, and delegates responsibilities as appropriate.
Some Spanish would help but is not essential. We have established a good relationship with the town Mayor, Sr Tony, and while we are not allowed to get involved in local politics, this is an opportunity to liaise with the Municipality to hopefully continue to create and see improvements in Bucerias. Ideally the President will be a full time resident, with vacation breaks covered by the Vice President.
The Vice assists the President in the performance of executive duties, assuming duties at any time the President is not available.
The Secretary takes the Minutes at all the general meetings – there is a recorder available – transcribes them and confirms their accuracy with members at the subsequent meeting. The Secretary is responsible for all official correspondence and maintains the Association’s files.
The Treasurer maintains all financial records and bank accounts, presenting financial summary reports to the Executive Committee and at general meetings. The Treasurer visits the accountant monthly with receipts for the accountant to file the official reporting. The accountant speaks English.
Additionally, two further positions need to be filled:
Some computer literacy is obviously essential, but any complicated technological work is dealt with by our Webmistress. The Editor will receive and/or provide articles concerning Bucerias events and general updates and photos; will receive submissions from contributors; will maintain the information on the website, updating as appropriate.
The Leader will liaise with all volunteers, establishing a schedule for collection of plastic in Bucerias, taking part whenever necessary, coordinating its collection, receive payment, and liaise with the President and Executives regarding the use of these funds.
If we do not have a full complement of officers to present to the January AGM then the Amigos de Bucerias association will be terminated.