The MFCC Board of Directors
*In photo L – R: Audrey Osman, Melissa Hayden-Raley (2013-14), Anna Cadmus, Deborah Jorschick, Laura Butler, Lisa Harris, Denise Tougas (2013-14), Wes McClellan, Simone Arms, Jason Heath, Tracey MacLellan (2013-14). Missing: Lynn Manley, Jeanne O’Bryan.
2014 -15 MFCC Board of Directors
Laura Butler, President
Lisa Harris, Vice President
HR Committee – Chair
Anna Cadmus, Treasurer
Finance Committee – Chair
Audrey Osman, Secretary
Development Committee – Chair
Jason Heath, Parent Representative
Infrastructure Committee –Chair
Deborah Jorschick, Immediate Past President
About the Board – The Board of Directors is the legal authority for MFCC. As a member of the Board, A Director acts in a position of trust for the community, and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. Board Members must be knowledgeable about and uphold the Center’s by laws and policies regarding client confidentiality and conflict of interest statements
The MFCC Board of Directors shall consist of no more than thirteen (13) persons, one of whom shall be a parent representative. The parent representative shall be a parent with a child or children in any current Milton Family Community Center program, who shall be willing to serve as liaison between parents and the Board. The Executive Director shall not serve as a member of the Board. The Board will attempt to have representation from cooperating agencies and towns served by the Center.
Directors, except for the parent representative, shall be elected for three (3) year terms. The parent representative shall be elected to a one (1) year term only. Directors shall have renewable terms, except for the parent representative. Directors shall be elected at the annual meeting of the members and the term of office of each director shall be three (3) years or until the elections and qualification of his or her successor. Directors must be residents of Vermont and must be members of the Center at the time of their elections.
Duties – The duties of the Board of Directors shall be:
– To annually review and approve the policies of the MFCC.
– To adopt a budget for the fiscal year.
– To hire the Executive Director.
– To establish, maintain and support standing committees.
– To present a program report at the annual meeting.
– To transact any other necessary business of the Center.
Officers of the Center
1. Officers – The officers shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and the Immediate Past President.
2 Election – Election of officers shall take place at the first meeting of the Board of Directors following the Annual Meeting of the Corporation and they shall be elected by and from the Board of Directors.
3 Term – Officers shall serve for terms of one (1) year or until their successors are elected. The President may not simultaneously hold any other office. The other officers may serve in not more than two (2) offices simultaneously. The President will serve no more than four(4) consecutive terms.
4 Removal – Any officer elected or appointed by the board of directors may be removed by the board of directors whenever in its judgment the best interests of the corporation would be served.
5 Vacancy – A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification may be filled by the board of directors for the unexpired portion of the term at its next regular meeting.
6 Duties of Officers
a. President – The PRESIDENT shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and shall cause regular and special meetings of the Board of Directors to be called in accordance with these By-Laws. The PRESIDENT shall see that the books of the Center, reports, statements and any other documents required by State law are properly made, kept and filed according to law. The PRESIDENT shall enforce these By-Laws and perform all duties incident to the position and office, which are required by law.
b. Vice President – The VICE PRESIDENT shall assist the President and shall perform the duties of the President in the absence or upon the disability of the President to act.
c. Secretary – The SECRETARY shall keep full and accurate minutes of all meetings and shall authenticate the records of the corporation upon request. The SECRETARY shall conduct the correspondence of the Corporation and perform other clerical and recording duties, as ordered by the Board.
d. Treasurer – The TREASURER shall cause to be kept, full and accurate records and accounts of all receipts and disbursements authorized by the Board. The TREASURER shall present a financial statement at every regular meeting of the Board of Directors and shall make a full report at the annual meeting. The President, the TREASURER or the Executive Director shall be authorized to co-sign checks. Two signatures are required for any checks over Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). The Center accounts shall be examined annually by an auditor who, satisfied that the corporate annual report is correct, shall sign a statement of that fact at the end of the report.
7 General Duties of All officers –
a. Perform the duties prescribed in the parliamentary authority in addition to those outlined in these By-Laws and those assigned from time to time. b. Deliver to their successors all official material not later than ten (10) days following the election of their successors.
8 Executive Committee – The officers and immediate Past President shall constitute the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall report to the Board of Directors all items requiring action.
Nominations & Elections At least sixty (60) days prior to the annual meeting, the President shall appoint a Nominating Committee composed of not less than three (3), nor more than five (5), Directors to nominate the number of Directors necessary to fill vacancies on the Board, to nominate alternates for appointment to the Board, and to nominate officers for the coming year. All Board Members must complete and pass a criminal background check.
Committees The President shall appoint each member of the Board of Directors to serve on at least one of the following standing committees, including but not limited to:
The Board shall set up such standing and temporary committees, which they deem necessary to adequately serve the needs of the Center. Each standing or temporary committee shall consist of a Chairperson to be named by the Board and committee members recruited by the chair. A temporary committee shall exist only so long as it serves a current, useful purpose. A temporary committee may be dissolved by the Board, if in the Board’s opinion it no longer serves the current, useful description above.
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