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While the President may be said
to have significant responsibility for the affairs of the Association,
the principal public task of the
The operational activities of
the Association largely take place at Chapter level and are conducted
by the members of the various
Others tasks are performed and
projects managed by other office-bearing members of the Board
(eg. Secretary or Treasurer),
The role of the President in
these matters is to ensure that lines of communication are established
and recognised so that the a
The President is responsible
for the conducting of Board "meetings" (usually electronic
using email) between annual general meetings.
To a large extent, the role of
the President is one of communication and facilitation. In order
to perform this role, the President needs
The Vice-President basically assists the President in his or her duties when needed.
This may involve activities such as chairing the AGM in the absence of the President.
The Vice-President takes an active role in Board discussions, meetings and decisions at the AGM and throughout the year.
The Secretary participates in
the Board's meetings at the AGM and throughout the year, takes
minutes of the Board meetings at the
The main work of the Secretary
is concerned with the AGM and so the duties of this position
tend to be concentrated in the few months
Prior to the AGM, this involves
ensuring that all members of the Association are notified of
the forthcoming AGM, calling for nominations
The Secretary maintains records and files of all this activity.
The position is responsible for inward and outward correspondence.
This includes ensuring that ASIC
(Australian Securities and Investments Commission) is notified
of changes in the members of the Board
The Secretary is also responsible
for keeping an up-to-date register of all members of the Association,
receiving new memberships, and
The Treasurer maintains the Association's financial books and ensures the auditing of the financial records at the appropriate time.
The position also involves receiving membership fees, sending out membership renewals, as well as collecting and banking all income.
The Treasurer participates in
all Board meetings, discussions and decisions and presents a
financial report to the Associations' membership a
The Treasurer maintains the financial subscriptions to the Association's publications: ANZTLA Newsletter and ARI.
Non-elected Board Positions
To ensure that there is fair
representation of the members of both New Zealand and Australia,
a member or representative of the New Zealand
The regional representative basically
participates in Board meetings, discussions and decisions. He
or she acts to ensure the interests on their
Most of the meetings are conducted
electronically throughout the year. There are two Board meetings
around the time of the AGM at which the
A representative from the Annual Conference is also on the Board.
As with the regional representative,
this position involves attending the meetings of the Board at
the time of the conference and in the electronic