As a branch of the American Begonia Society you will be under the national umbrella as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and will use the ABS Federal Tax ID number. ****

          Yearly Tax Forms **** are required to be filed and sent to ABS Treasurer by the deadline ****

          Other Yearly requirements? Need from Branch Relations & Treasurer?

An annual list of officers and their contact information is to be sent to the ABS Treasurer as well as the Branch Relations Director. You can use the form here (HYPERLINK) to submit your officers.

YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors include your Executive Officers (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer and National Director), Directors and committee chairs as outlined in your Bylaws. Generally each board member will lead a committee that is responsible for different tasks required to run your branch. Examples are Membership, Programs, Sales/Fundraising, Social Media/Publicity, etc. 

DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

The President is generally a second signer on the checking account, conducts all meetings, and serves on all committees except for the Nominating Committee. 

DUTIES OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT

The Vice-President assists and will cover for the President in his/her absence. In many branches the Vice-President is chair of the Program Committee ***

DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY

The Secretary keeps minutes of all meetings, including Board Meetings and Branch Meetings.

DUTIES OF THE TREASURER

The Treasurer keeps the books and reports financials to the board at board meetings and at least once a year presents financial statements to the General Membership. Also responsible for state filings?

DUTIES OF THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR

Your National Director is the liaison between your branch and National, and serves on the ABS Board. They have one vote to represent your branch and will be requested to vote at yearly meetings. Your National Director should be acquainted with any business of the national parent entity and report updates to your branch.  A yearly report on the business of the branch will be submitted to the Branch Relations Director when requested. Items requested will be listed on the form sent by National to the National Director for your branch.

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