Thank you for your interest in joining the Nebraska CEC Board of Directors. We currently have one position open:
The Secretary keeps accurate records of proceedings of the unit. Prime qualifications of Secretary include: promptness, accuracy, and thorough knowledge of CEC objectives, policies, and methods.Guidelines for Secretary include:
Additional Responsibilities specific to Nebraska unit:
- Help prepare and distribute an agenda, in cooperation with the President, prior to each meeting.
- Notify the membership of the time and place of all meetings.
- Maintain for reference at each meeting, a copy of unit bylaws, standing rules, accepted order of business, minutes of previous meetings, and lists of all committees.
- Read the minutes of any previous meetings if asked to do so.
- Record all business transacted at each meeting of the unit and of the executive committee, and present the printed minutes for approval at the next meeting.
- Call the meeting to order in absence of President and President Elect/Vice President, unless bylaws specify otherwise, and preside until a chairperson pro team is elected
- Conduct all correspondence of the unit except when the executive committee directs another officer to respond in a specific matter.
- Help to count votes when requested by the presiding officer.
- Act as custodian of all records except those specifically assigned to others, and promptly deliver and explain all records to your successor.
- Carry out the duties assigned by the President.
Guidelines for taking minutes include:
- Serve as Communications Committee Chairperson
- Within two weeks of Board meeting, complete and send recorded minutes to Unit President for distribution and approval.
- Oversee the positions of Newsletter Editor and Public Relations Chair.
- Oversee marketing and advertising of Nebraska CEC
- Attend all board meetings and vote on all actions proposed by the board.
- Minutes contain records of all action taken by the unit, including: the exact wording of every motion, the name of the member who introduced the motion, and the action taken on the motion
- What is done by the unit, not what is said by individual members, is recorded
- Personal opinion and discussion are not included; however, clarifying statements may be needed.
- The secretary may request the maker of a motion to put the motion in writing if it is long or involved.
- Minutes should be brief and reported in the order in which business is presented in the meeting.
- At the opening of each meeting, the minutes of the previous meeting are reviewed; after corrections, minutes are approved.