Board of Directors

To be announced soon.  Nomination welcome.  Send info to info@africanchamberinc.com

 

BOARD AND OFFICERS’ DUTIES

PRESIDENT

  • Presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Provides general supervision, direction, and control of the business of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc., including, but not limited to, countersignature of promissory notes, orders for the payment of money and other evidence of indebtedness of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc., and the authority to sign checks and drafts of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc.
  • Sets the agenda for Board and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Serves on the Executive Committee (which considers business questions that arise outside of normal Board meetings).

PRESIDENT-ELECT

  • In absence or disability of the President, the President-Elect performs all duties of the President and, when so acting, is subject to all of the same restrictions.
  • Has other powers and performs such duties as, from time to time, may be requested by the President or by the Board of Directors.
  • Serves on the Executive Committee.

VICE PRESIDENT

  • In absence or disability of the President-Elect, the Vice President performs all duties of the President-Elect and, when so acting, shall be subject to all of the same restrictions.
  • Has such other powers and performs such duties as, from time to time, may be prescribed by the President or by the Board of Directors.
  • Serves on the Executive Committee.

TREASURER/CFO

  • Oversees African Chambers of Commerce, Inc’s financial operations.
  • Supervises the collection and reporting of all income and expenditures and establishes proper accounting procedures for the handling of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc’s funds in bank(s) approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Serves as an available countersignature, if needed, for promissory notes, orders for the payment of money and other evidence of indebtedness of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc.
  • Reports on the financial condition of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc at meetings of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and at other times when called upon by the President.
  • Oversees preparation of the annual audit, which is conducted by a certified public accountant.
  • Takes minutes at Budget & Finance Committee meetings.
  • Helps to formulate goals and ideas for the financial benefit of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc.
  • Reviews financial viability of the organization, along with others, to strengthen its position currently and in the future.
  • Serves on the Executive Committee.

SECRETARY

  • Assists the President and Executive Director at all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee (includes taking and submitting minutes).
  • Other functions as requested by the President.
  • Often handles correspondence for the group.
  • Sends out notices of meetings and announcements.
  • Serves on the Executive Committee.

DIRECTOR

  • Has such duties as outlined by the Bylaws:
  • Adopting resolutions and policy statements representing the position of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc;
  • Requesting special duties and responsibilities for African Chambers of Commerce, Inc’s officers;
  • Adopting the annual budget for African Chambers of Commerce, Inc.
  • Leads by example and is representative of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc’s membership.
  • Serves as a liaison to an assigned [COMPONENT/CHAPTER] on behalf of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc.
  • Assists the officers in providing oversight on African Chambers of Commerce, Inc’s future direction in meeting the goals of the organization and membership growth.
  • Knows the issues before the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Seeks and respects the opinions of other Board members and members of the Executive Committee.
  • Looks for sound and innovative solutions on behalf of the organization.
  • Works to develop consensus.
  • Participates actively in Board meetings (regular and special) and the governance of the association through formulation, review, and execution oversight of the business decisions guiding the overall direction of African Chambers of Commerce, Inc.
  • Represents the best interests of the membership in Board deliberations.
  • Represents African Chambers of Commerce, Inc. to [COMPONENTS/CHAPTERS], federal and state policy makers, other organizations/associations., etc.
  • Identifies and recruits new members to strengthen the association.
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