The following individuals have been gracious enough to serve on the Donald Heiter Community Center Board of Directors:
The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and continuation of the Donald Heiter Community Center. Our board is organized into three operating bodies: Executive Board, Standing Committees, and Ad Hoc Committees. Board members are assigned to one of the operating bodies based on interest, skill, and commitment.
In addition to committee work, all board members are charged with both formal and informal responsibilities. Formal responsibilities include but are not limited to: hiring (and if necessary) firing the executive director, delegating the organization’s management functions, developing and implementing a strategic plan, assuring the continuity of the DHCC, and maintaining the governing body and process. The informal responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning events, fundraising, and community relations activities.
People elected to the board should plan to attend every board meeting on the first Monday of each month at 7pm. Meetings usually last for one hour; on occasion and when necessary, meetings may be extended to two hours. Each board member is also assigned to serve on a committee; therefore, he/she should plan to work at least an additional four (4) hours per month on committee initiatives. Overall, we estimate that board members allocate approximately five (5) to ten (10) hours per month to meet their board and committee obligations.
Board appointments are for a minimum of three (3) years.
The president and vice president are responsible for the strategic planning and leadership of the Board of Directors and general oversight of the DHCC operations. The president chairs all board meetings, coordinates the activities of the committee chairs, leads a strategic planning process or implements the current strategic plan, and conducts the annual review of the executive director. The vice president is the officer in charge when the President is unable to perform his/her duties.
These positions are excellent for individuals who are community leaders with strategic minds, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, possess conflict resolution management, and are highly accountable.
The treasurer is responsible for the financial leadership of the DHCC, including but not limited to: chairing the finance committee, presenting financial statements at all board meetings, co-signing all checks, and coordinating communication between accounting and auditing firms to make sure reporting deadlines are met.
The position of treasurer is an excellent opportunity for individuals who have demonstrated skill in non-profit accounting and finance, who can create and execute a fiscal strategy, and who possess excellent verbal communication skills.
The secretary is responsible for the administration of all board activities including but not limited to: taking minutes at all board meetings, distributing meeting materials electronically, collecting committee chair reports and compiling into one document for distribution, maintaining the board calendar of events, and coordinating board activities.
The position of secretary is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are organized, efficient, tech savvy, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The finance committee is responsible for the fiscal oversight of the DHCC including but not limited to: budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and making recommendations to improve the overall health and growth of the organization.
The finance committee is an excellent opportunity for current accountants, bookkeepers, and bank managers to contribute their professional expertise to benefit a non-profit organization. We contract with outside accounting and auditing firms, so the committee work focuses more on strategic planning and fiscal oversight.
The fundraising committee is responsible for creating, planning, and implementing 4 (four) fundraisers over the course of a year to financially benefit the DHCC.
The Fundraising Committee is an excellent opportunity for event planners or fundraising professionals to contribute their expertise, or for those individuals who wish to develop event planning and fundraising skills.
The public relations (PR) committee is responsible for the design and execution of a marketing and advertising program to support all DHCC programs and fundraising events.
The PR committee is an excellent opportunity for marketing, advertising, and public relations professionals to contribute their expertise, or for those individuals who wish to develop multi-media marketing, advertising, and PR skills.
The human resource (HR) committee is responsible for the planning and implementation of staff professional development, creation of a staff policies and procedures manual, and addressing staff complaints.
The HR committee is an excellent opportunity for human resource and development professionals to contribute their expertise, or for those individuals who wish to develop professional training plans and learn how to conceptualize and write a policy and procedure manual.
The buildings and grounds (B&G) committee is responsible for the overall structure and site of the DHCC. They coordinate building assessments to determine the needs of the physical structure and surrounding property, and then work closely with the finance committee to make sure the facility is properly maintained and serviced.
The B&G committee is an excellent opportunity for tradesmen and insurance professionals to contribute their expertise, or for those individuals who wish to develop site management skills.
The parents committee is responsible for the oversight and assessment of the After School program and the Summer Day Camp.
The committee is charged with:
The parents committee is an excellent opportunity for the parents of our programs to take an active role in the policies, procedures, and programming for our children and youth.
The new building committee is responsible for the assessment, design, and oversight of a new facility.
The new building committee is an excellent opportunity for community planners and leaders to contribute their expertise.
The capital campaign committee is charged with the design and implementation of an annual fund campaign, search and procurement of a donor database, and outline for leadership and planned giving programs.