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2024 Board of Directors

Leadership Election

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Nominations are being accepted for the following Director positions!

Please Call Nominating Committee Chair, Amy Corneau at (805) 404-7677 or email her at ajcorneau@gmail.com for info.

Any member in good standing of the Club for at least one (1) year or at Board discretion may hold a Board Position. A member must hold a Board position for at least one (1) year before being elected President or President-Elect.

President Elect

The President-Elect shall serve a two (2) year term, attend all Business and Program meetings, and perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President and such other duties as may be requested by the President. The President-Elect shall serve as an ex officio member on all committees. The President-Elect shall sign contracts if the President (or Treasurer) is unable to do so, and chair the Budget Committee. This position also oversees submissions for Celebrating Success, Governor’s Award, and event assessments. President-Elect supports committee endeavors and will mentor committee chairs by providing experience in the overall operations and goals of the committees. Upon expiration of the term of the President or upon the inability to serve, the President-Elect shall succeed as President.

Treasurer Elect

The Treasurer-Elect shall serve a two (2) year term, prepares to assume the office of Treasurer, is mandated to review the monthly bank and credit card statements, and will thereafter report directly to the Board of Directors any ‘findings of facts’ regarding this review. The Treasurer-Elect will assist the Treasurer in the performance of all duties assigned to that position. Upon the inability of the Treasurer to serve, the Treasurer-Elect shall succeed to the position of Treasurer.

Secretary

The Secretary shall serve a one (1) year term and is tasked with recording and keeping meeting minutes of all official Board/Business Meetings. The Secretary is required to bring all previous meeting minutes to the Board/Business Meetings for the current business year and will distribute the President-approved minutes of all meetings to the Board in a timely manner. The Secretary will take on other duties assigned by the President.

Director of Public Awareness

The Director of Public Awareness shall serve a one (1) year term and is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive marketing plan for the Club aimed at increasing membership, maximizing attendance at programs, meetings, and fundraisers; branding Soroptimist International of Simi Valley as the premier women's organization in Simi Valley. The Director of Public Awareness will ensure that the Club's events, programs, fundraisers, and meetings are publicized, that the Club's online presence is maintained and that the Club membership communications are prepared. It is recommended that the Director of Public Awareness form a committee to carry out these responsibilities.

Director of Women's Outreach

The Director of Women's Outreach shall serve a one (1) year term providing programs that directly affect women in the community including but not limited to empowerment, career programs, and support. The Director of Women’s Outreach will also chair the annual Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women Program, or she may designate a separate Chair for that Program (with approval of the President). It is recommended that the Director of Women’s Outreach form a committee to carry out these responsibilities.

Director of Teen Outreach

The Director of Teen Outreach shall serve a one (1) year term and is responsible for providing programs that directly affect teen girls in the community including, but not limited to, empowerment, scholarship, and career programs. The Director of Teen Outreach will also Chair the annual Dream It, Be It Conference, or she may designate a separate Chair for that event (with approval of the President). It is recommended that the Director of Teen Outreach form a committee to carry out these responsibilities.

Director At Large

The Director at Large shall serve a one (1) year term and will provide duties as assigned by the President; may involve special projects.

Director of Membership

The Director of Membership shall serve a one (1) year term and will be responsible for enrolling new members into SISV, facilitating new member orientation, assessing membership needs, and overseeing all recruitment and retention efforts. The Director of Membership will take on other membership-related duties as assigned by the President, including facilitating the nominees for Distinguished Soroptimist. This position is responsible for the update of the member roster for the Club and online updates to SIA via their website. It is recommended that the Director of Membership form a committee to carry out these responsibilities.

Director of SI/SIA Awareness

The Director of SI and SIA Awareness shall serve a one (1) year term and is responsible for coordinating and bringing information from SI and SIA to our Club. It is recommended that the Director of SI/SIA form a committee to carry out these responsibilities.

Director of Programs

The Director of Programs shall serve a one (1) year term, overseeing all event-planning details for program meetings. This includes securing venues, scheduling speakers that coincide with the SIA mission or SISV Vision, creating Program Meeting agendas, and recruiting members to perform various program-related functions at meetings. All speakers must be pre-approved by the President. It is recommended that the Director of Programs form a committee to carry out these responsibilities.

Director of Fundraising

The Director of Fundraising shall serve a one (1) year term and is responsible for providing coordination and communication between all fundraising activity committee chairs of the Club and the Board of Directors. The Director of Fundraising will provide input to the budget preparation process concerning income and expenditures relative to fundraising. It is recommended that the Director of Fundraising form a committee to carry out these responsibilities.

Soroptimist International of Simi Valley Bylaws: Board of Directors

A. The Board of Directors of the Club shall consist of no fewer than 12 members, including but not limited to the following: Immediate Past President, who shall serve a two-year term or until such time as there is a replacement, President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, who shall serve a two-year term, and Secretary, Director of SIA Awareness, Director of Membership, Director of Fundraising, Director of Public Awareness, Director of Teen Outreach, Director of Women’s Outreach, and Director at Large, who shall serve a one-year term. These Directors shall hold their term of office commencing July 1st in the year of the election and may serve a maximum of one (1) term plus one (1) optional additional year in the same position. At the discretion of the Nominating Committee, with approval of the Board, an additional one (1) year term extension may be served under special circumstances.


B. Any member, in good standing of the Club, for a minimum of one (1) year or at Board discretion, may hold a Board Position. A member must have held a Board position for at least one (1) year prior to being elected as President or President-Elect.

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