Who are the Board Members?
Board Members attend the few yearly meetings that are necessary for the functioning of the GBEF
Board Members keep brochures on hand at home to share with potential donors
Board Members renew contacts with professional businesses, i.e. tax consultants, law offices, financial planners, etc. to continue being visible in the surrounding communities
Board Members fill different positions:
He/She communicates meeting dates, time and location for the coming year (ideally), and he/she creates the agenda. The President sees that the GBEF is moving forward to its next agenda
The President ends a meeting by reminding everyone as to when the next meeting is scheduled
He/She calls the High School in August to schedule a presentation at the first Faculty Meeting. It reminds the teachers that money is available for the students as well as for some of their programs
He/She takes on responsibility of being sure that Thank You cards are sent to Board Members if they give a donation for the school, and reminds the Administration to say Thank You by taking the Board out to lunch. Saying Thank You, even (or especially) to Board Members is a polite and very important nicety to uphold
Keeps minutes of the meetings
Sends Thank You notes and letters when appropriate
Corresponding & Recording Secretary position if needed
Picks up the current financial information; including how much is in the account, distributions made, outstanding distributions yet to be paid out, Special Account Balance, etc.
The invested OCF money is evaluated at the beginning of the school year, then divided and sub-divided. 50% to School Programs (10% of that is designated to Riley Creek) and 50% is designated Senior Scholarships.
The other gifts are delegated according to the individual donor's special requests