Description: Vice Presidents are often viewed as heirs to the Chapter presidency, but not always. Some Vice-Presidents have very specific functions within the Chapter, or they may act more as a backup to the President. Most importantly, the Vice President should be a right hand assistant to the President and be ready to accept delegation of a number of responsibilities. In the absence of the President, the Vice President will direct and administer all phases of the Chapter subject to instruction from the Board. Some larger Chapters have more than one Vice President and can distribute these responsibilities among them.
- In the absence of the President, conduct the affairs of the Chapter and preside at meetings of the Board and meetings of the membership.
- Serve as parliamentarian, guiding the conduct of meetings.
- Serve ex officio as a member of any standing committee or stated committees, if appointed by the President or the Board.
- Assist the President in any way designated. The responsibilities of the President are considerable. Delegation of specific duties to the vice-Presidents will help to avoid Presidential burnout.
- Ideas for specific duties to be delegated to the vice-President:
- Handle routine correspondence for the President.
- Oversee recognition and awards.
- Administer at least one major Chapter program or activity.
- Obtain legal advice for the Chapter.
- Oversee the performance of one or more committees.
- Train new committee chairs and volunteer activists.