St. Louis SC is 100% volunteer run. We need your help to make it all happen!
Annual Meeting - May 18, 7pm at Brentwood Ice Rink
2505 S. Brentwood BlvD.
- Nomination Deadline: May 10
- Absentee Vote Deadline: May 17*
- Board Elections: May 18
- Board Officers elected by board: June 20
*Absentee ballots will be sent out electronically.
All board members must be St. Louis SC home club members and full members of U.S. Figure Skating. These fees will be credited or refunded in June providing the board member has completed the season in good standing. Board members must be 18 years old. Candidates may nominate themselves. Nominations must be made by May 10 to make the ballot. Nominations may still be made from the floor of the Annual Meeting.
The board is comprised of 8-10 senior members and one home club teaching professional member. Each board member shall serve a term of 2 years can be served for 3 consecutive terms.
Role of the Board of Directors
- Acts as the fiduciary and guardian of the organizational assets
- Establishes short- and long-term goals
- Assesses progress toward goals
- Assumes stewardship responsibility for club finances
- Sets policies for the overall management and operation of the club
Expectations of Board Members
- Attend regularly scheduled board meetings - Third Tuesday of the month
- Participate in committee work
- Become informed about the policies and programs of the club
- Participate in fundraising activities and special events sponsored by the club
- Participate in board orientation activities
- Act as an informed advocate of the club
Requirements of Board Members
- Board Members should not be less than 18 years old.
- Board Members shall serve a term of three (2) years. (No more than 3 consecutive terms)
- Board Members cannot be management of Brentwood Ice Arena at the time of nomination.
Duties of Board Directors
The board acts as trustee of the organization's assets and ensures that the nonprofit is well managed and remains fiscally sound. In doing so, the board must exercise proper oversight of the organization's operations and maintain the legal and ethical accountability of its staff and volunteers.
The main legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board are often summarized in the "three Ds":
Duty of care: Board members are expected to actively participate in organizational planning and decision-making and to make sound and informed judgments.
Duty of loyalty: When acting on behalf of the organization, board members must put the interests of the nonprofit before any personal or professional concerns and avoid potential conflicts of interest.
Duty of obedience: Board members must ensure that the organization complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and that it remains committed to its established mission.
The Board of Directors shall, at its first meeting following the election of new Directors, elect by written ballot from within its membership the following officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, each of whom shall hold office for one year or until their successors are chosen. (Article 5, Section 1)
President: It shall be the duty of the President to take charge of the Club, to call regular and special meetings of the Club membership and Board of Directors, and to preside at all meetings of the Club, and of the Board of Directors. S/he shall have the entire supervision and management of the Club and its property pending the action of the Board of Directors. The President together with the Secretary shall sign all agreements and contracts made by the Club, upon the approval of the Board of Directors.
Vice-President: It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to assist the President in the discharge of his/her duties and in his/her absence to assume his/her duties and officiate in his/her stead.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds of the Club and shall keep a record of all receipts and disbursements and shall render a written report when requested by the President or by the Board of Directors.
Secretary: It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the minutes of the meetings of the Club and of the Board of Directors and to supervise all reports and documents connected with the business of the Club; to supervise keeping a roll of membership together with dates of their election and a record of all members elected, deceased, suspended or expelled. S/he shall supervise the correspondence of the Club, prepare and issue notices of all meetings of the Club and the Board of Directors.