Director

 

The Campbellville Community Association (DCCA) is a registered not-for-profit organization that exists for the primary purpose of improving the quality of life in Campbellville and the surrounding area, by representing the interests of the community. The Board of Directors of the DCCA is a body of elected association members who jointly oversee the activities of the organization. DCCA Members vote to elect the Board of Directors each year during the Annual General Meeting. The term of a Director is one year. Therefore, the Board acts on behalf of, and is subordinate to, the organization’s membership.

 

The Board’s activities are determined by the powers, duties, and responsibilities delegated to it or conferred on it by the organization’s Bylaws.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Typical duties of the Board of Directors include, but are not limited to:

  • Governing the organization by establishing broad policies and objectives, as well as monitoring and reviewing these policies and objectives as required
  • Providing direction for the organization by maintaining the vision and goals of the organization
  • Ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources
  • Approving annual budgets
  • Accounting to the membership for the organization’s performance
  • Assisting Committee chairs as required
  • Providing liaison with outside organizations, government representatives, legal counsel, etc.
  • Ensuring the organization operates within its bylaws

 

With respect to their fiduciary duties, Directors need not exhibit a greater degree of skill than may reasonably be expected from a person of their knowledge and experience, and such care as an ordinary person might be expected to take on their own behalf. However, Directors will conduct their duties with proper:

  • Duty of Care: Directors have a duty of competence i.e., a requirement to act with a certain level of skill. The duty of care describes the level of attention required of a director and can be described as a “duty to be informed” and to act with competence and diligence. A Director must generally be informed about an issue before making a decision relating to it.
  • Duty of Loyalty: The duty of loyalty requires that a Director act honestly and in good faith in the best interests of the organization. The duty of loyalty is a personal duty and cannot be delegated (the “no-delegation rule”). This means, among other things, that a Director generally is not allowed to profit from his/her office and must avoid all situations in which his/her duty to the organization conflicts with his/her interests or duties to others (the “no-conflict” rule).

 

Directors may not put themselves in a position where their interests and duties conflict with the duties that they owe to the organization. Directors declare any potential conflicts of interest at the beginning of each Board meeting.

 

 

 

Time Commitment:

  • This is a volunteer position. The term of a Director is one year.
  • The DCCA Board of Directors meets monthly (usually except in December). Meetings last approximately 2.5 hours. Time is required to prepare for each meeting, and generally tasks are assigned that need to be completed between meetings.
  • Directors are expected to attend all or most Board meetings, as well as the Annual General Meeting that takes place near Fiscal Year End (March 31).
  • Frequently a Director will also be a Committee Chair, but this is not required.
  • Directors are expected to inform others in the community about the Association, our Mission, Vision, Values and activities, whenever it is appropriate to do so.

 

For more information about this position, contact Ruth at Secretary@Campbellville.net.

 

If you are considering this position but would like to attend a Board meeting first to learn more, let Ruth know and this can be arranged.