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FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
ABA Job Description
The First Vice President presides and performs the duties of the President in his/her absence and assists the President as requested. The First Vice President is a member of the Budget Committee and administers the Friends of ABA Fund.
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT QUALIFICATIONS
- General leadership ability/experience and organizational skills.
- Be familiar with ABA policies and background
- Become acquainted with bylaws and duties of all ABA positions
- Ability to administer the Friends of ABA Fund
- Ability and basic skills to access the internet and familiar with the use of email.
- In absence of the President, presides and performs duties of the President
- Study carefully the Job Description and Current Procedures of the President
- Upon death, resignation, or removal of President, will assume presidency.
- Attend all meetings of the Executive Board and General Membership Meetings.
- Serves as a member of the Budget Committee
- Develops a list of appointees to positions that need to be filled and contact people to confirm their acceptance. (See list below) Appointees need to be approved by the Executive Board at your first meeting of the board and are generally announced at the banquet after you are installed as President.
- If requested, works with the President to help with the arrangement of seating at the meetings and meals at convention.
- Prepare agenda for your first Executive Board meeting as President. Prepare lists of appointees and make an address list of officers, appointees and committee chairs.
- The First Vice President shall have the honor of officially recognizing the Corporation's Past Presidents at a gathering of members at the annual convention. No gifts necessary.
- The First Vice President shall administer the Friends of ABA program. He/she will acknowledge all contributions made to this program. He/she will give an overview of the year’s activity at the annual convention.
- Help the President, as able and requested, to coordinate events for the coming year’s convention (that you will be installed as President).
The First Vice President will make the following Presidential appointments as prescribed in the bylaws:
- Legal Advisor
- Tax Consultant
- Audit Committee Chair (who will select, with your approval at least two other members)
- The Bell Tower Committee members (the committee selects a member to be the chair) See Article XII – Committees; Section 5. The Bell Tower Committee
- Bylaws Committee members – 3 (the committee selects a member to be the chair)
- Convention Committee members (the committee selects a member to be the chair) See Article XII – Committees; Section 8. Convention Committee
- Nominating Committee members – 3 (the committee selects a member to be the chair)
Other appointments, not prescribed by the bylaws, to be made may include (but not limited to):
- Auction Coordinator
- BEHOLD Coordinator
- Chapters and Regional Groups Coordinator
- Hotel Coordinator
- Job Description Coordinator
- Membership Expansion Committee members - 3 (the committee selects a member to be the chair)
- Social Media Coordinator
- Special Services Coordinator
- Town Crier
- Website Coordinator
- Welcome Letter Writers – as many as you want (the committee selects a member to be the chair)
Positions not generally appointed by the President
- Membership Coordinator – selected by The Bell Tower Committee with Executive Board approval
- The Bell Tower Editor - selected by The Bell Tower Committee with Executive Board approval
- (City and/or Year) Convention Coordinator – generally selected by Convention Committee with Executive Board approval
- Past President on the Board - selected by the Past Presidents – does not need other approval
Special Committees are made for a specific purpose by the President and the Executive Board. The committee continues intact until the appointed task is completed or is disbanded by the Executive Board and may continue through many administrations.
All ABA positions (officers, appointments, coordinators and committee chairs):
Review your Job Description and send any updates or note of ‘no changes’ to the Job Description Coordinator towards the end of your annual term.
Remit to Treasurer all expenses, with receipts by the end of fiscal year, March 31st. Committees, whose budgets are large, remit expenses with receipts for payment periodically.
Prepare an annual report for your position and email/mail the report to the Secretary no later than one month before convention.
If a Discussion Form is sent to you by the Secretary, complete and return by email no later than one month before convention.
Important information for name and logo copyrights:
In any print communications there must be the use of the trademarks for the name and logo for ABA.
The first time the organization’s name appears it must be capitalized with the registered trademark following. THE AMERICAN BELL ASSOCIATION®.
For the registered trademark: ctrl+alt+r will work on most keyboards. ®
The name of The Bell Towersm must have a superscript sm after it.
The sm superscript can be made by clicking the superscript icon in your word processing program sm.
The logo must be the official logo of ABA with the registered trademark.