As we have noted before, NCBA exists only because of the efforts of its member volunteers. Key among these volunteers are our officers – NCBA’s primary leaders. You don’t have to be a beekeeping expert to be an effective officer. You don’t even have to be someone who considers themselves to be a leader. Each of the officer roles is functional, taking care of an aspect of the business of the NCBA. You don’t have to be perfect – you just need to be able to fulfill the basic duties of the position in a timely manner most of the time. Remember, you aren’t alone. The other Officer and Advisor members of the NCBA’s Leadership Body, the Executive Committee, are there to help – along with other member volunteers. The Executive Committee is designed to encourage a variety of perspectives that committee members can use in reaching a decision. Please consider putting your name forward for one of these positions. Email the Executive Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President and President Pro tem – These are NCBA’s primary leaders, the buck-stops-here people responsible for meetings and for making sure that the business of the NCBA is handled. These two positions are designed to work together, both to share the work and to acquaint the President pro tem with the role of President. The President Pro tem is a 1-year President-in-Training position that automatically transitions to President at the end of his or her term.
Secretary – The primary duties of the Secretary are to create minutes and attendance records for monthly and Executive Committee meetings, documenting at a high level the activities of the organization as well as the detailed results of formal votes taken by membership and the Executive Committee.
Treasurer – The Treasurer handles the NCBA’s funds, making deposits, writing checks, and maintaining detailed financial records to document the source of receipts and the reason for disbursements. The Treasurer also reconciles accounts, creates financial reports, and maintains membership records reflecting dues payments.