Leadership Role Definitions

The following leadership role definitions are based on the responsibilities and tasks conducted by the SSCC executive committee and directors over the past ten years. Our bylaws contain explicit definitions of these roles, and you can review the bylaws here.

President

The president of the club is the torch-bearer and leader of everything that goes on in the South Shore Camera Club, along with the rest of the executive board and the directors. They are a part of the team that administers the club’s events, but above all else they are a cheerleader, communicator and positive influence on the group. The responsibilities of the president focus on being able to see things from a high level to keep the club moving in the right direction in support of its members. They are also responsible for leading the board meetings and making sure that notes are taken and maintained. On meeting nights the president helps to set up and break down the chairs and equipment, greets members, and makes announcements about upcoming events. Depending on the needs of the club, these responsibilities can change.

Vice President

The vice president (VP) of the club is the person who is in charge of getting judges for the competitions. The VP should share the president’s enthusiasm for running the club and keeping tasks and events on track, and they run the meetings in the case that the president is unable to attend. On meeting nights the VP helps to set up and break down the chairs and equipment and greets members. Depending on the needs of the club, these responsibilities can change.

treasurer

The treasurer is responsible for keeping track of the finances, expenditures and income of the club. They are responsible for updating the executive officers and the board of directors on the financial health of of the club at every board meeting. The treasurer is in charge of membership dues and bank deposits at the beginning of the club year and  the membership database throughout the year. On meeting nights the treasurer helps to set up and break down the chairs and equipment and greets members. Depending on the needs of the club, these responsibilities can change.

secretary

The secretary of the club is the record-keeper of the club. They take notes at the monthly board meetings and shares with notes with the board and members as necessary. Notes include decisions made by the board, votes taken by the board, and details of projects and tasks that are to be completed. These records are required in order to maintain the club’s non-profit status, and they should be kept in a common location (ex: SSCC Google Drive account) for anyone on the board to access. On meeting nights the secretary helps to set up and break down the chairs and equipment and greets members. Depending on the needs of the club, these responsibilities can change.

Directors

The club directors help maintain the club’s mission and keep it steered in the right direction in partnership with the executive board. The directors participate in the monthly board meetings and vote on measures that require decisions. On meeting nights the directors can help to set up and break down the chairs and equipment and greets members. Depending on the needs of the club, these responsibilities can change.