As the person elected by your organization to serve in the important position of secretary, you should have a good working knowledge of parliamentary procedure. Your secretarial duties are only second in importance to those of the president. The president is the head of the organization, and the secretary is its right hand. Unlike the president, the secretary forfeits no rights of membership by holding office. You’re free to make motions, debate, and vote on all business matters.


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Co-operative Secretary Role Profile

An example role profile for a co-operative secretary

Effective Governance Keeping Your Records Straight

As a board, you play a vital role in leading the future direction and performance of your school. This resource explains why it is important for boards to keep good records and offers some practical suggestions about how best to do this.

Achieving Success As Secretary

Training does not end with the training session. It is a process that continues throughout an officer’s term. Let your trainees know the area governor and district leaders are all available to help if questions arise during their term of office, and provide them with area and division governor contact information for their respective clubs.

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