DRFN Executive Position Duties
We are always looking for new faces to be on the DRFN executive. This year we have one position becoming vacant, that of President or Co-President and possibly other positions.
All executive members are expected to attend general meetings (8 per year) and executive meetings (5 per year) and provide reports and updates as well as an annual report for the May AGM
President : chair general meetings and executive meetings, answer e-mails and other forms of communications, pass on pertinent info to executive members and/or all members, participate in ON Nature Network Lake Ontario North meetings, Oh! And write the president’s message for the newsletters
Vice President : chair general meetings and executive meetings when the president in unable to do so and take on special projects
Treasurer: look after DRFN financial requirements such as making deposits, writing cheques and keeping receipts, keep a set of Financial Books (manually or electronically), reconcile monthly bank statements, produce yearly financial statement in January, audit the books, prepare CRA Tax forms, pay invoices, and arrange facility rental
Programmes: arrange for guest speakers (easier said than done), care for and set up sound system, computer and projector, introduce and thank speakers
Membership: keep track of members, take membership dues, set up and man membership table at general meetings
Newsletter: produce and edit five newsletters per year
Outings: arrange monthly outings to local natural areas and lead some of these outings or find a leader to do so.
Ontario Nature Contact: liaison and communicate with Ontario Nature personnel to let them know what we as a club are doing and to inform our club about ON projects and campaigns, attend and report at ON Nature Network Lake Ontario North meetings
Conservation: keep abreast of nature activities and those activities that affects nature in Durham Region
Publicity: keep the DRFN website up-to-date, repost nature related articles on Facebook, update our display boards and attend and represent DRFN at local nature festivals
Secretary: record minutes of the executive meetings and the AGM
Not a comprehensive list of duties but it gives you an idea. So please think of taking on one of these roles. An excellent club does not stay excellent without excellent hard-working people.