PRESIDENT

Valerie Smith

TERM

2 years, to a maximum of 6, unless the 1st Vice-President position is vacant

RESPONSIBILITIES

The President is an officer of the Board & must have been a 1st Vice-President for at least one year.

The President presides at meetings of the Board, general meetings, annual meetings, or special meetings dealing with the business of the Auxiliary.  The President shall attend or appoint a deputy to attend meetings called by Island Health or other meetings in which he/she represents the Auxiliary.  The President shall report to the Board & the general membership.

TASKS

- The President is an executive officer.

- Being the official voice of the Auxiliary

- Presiding over General Meetings comprises -- ensuring that the Secretary calls the meeting in time; producing an agenda which includes topics from the Executive Meeting; arranging for room & seating; booking guests; assuring quorum; and following the agenda starting with the prayer.

- Presiding over Executive Meetings comprises -- ensuring that the Secretary calls the meeting in time, producing an agenda including topics to be addressed at the general meeting; assuring quorum; and following the agenda.

- Attending the quarterly Presidents’ Meetings or sending a delegate and reporting back to the Board and the general membership.

- Presiding over the Annual General Meeting comprises -- naming a Nominating Committee to report at the May Board Meeting; ensuring that the Secretary calls the meeting in time; requiring reports from all Board members and convenors by the May General Meeting to allow the Secretary to prepare the annual report; planning the script and arranging for catering, speakers, and guests; assuring quorum; and following the agenda and script.  Name a President of Elections to run the election, usually Cathy Earl.  She declares them elected and then they are sworn in and take office.