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JASI Board/Executive Election

  • Clive Public Library 1900 Northwest 114th Street Clive, IA, 50325 United States (map)

Election Date: Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Time:  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Clive Library, 1900 NW 114th St., Clive, IA 50325

All successful candidates will take office on December 31st, 2017.  These Officers are serviced as the Board Members of JASI for two-year terms (2018 & 2019).
 
In order to be eligible to be an Officer candidate, a person must be a JASI member, and must pledge to make every reasonable effort to complete the duties but not limited to outline below:
 

Board Member Job Description

Expectations of the Board as a Whole
The mission of Japan America Society of Iowa is to establish mutual understanding between Japanese and American communities in Iowa.  JASI provides opportunities to its members and the public to participate in social, cultural, and educational activities.  As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for

  • maintain the mission and purposes of the organization
  • strategic and organizational planning
  • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • fundraising and resource development
  • approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services
  • enhancing the organization’s public image
  • assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization

 
Expectations of Individual Board Members
Each individual board member is expected to
 

  • know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
  • leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission
  • help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy
  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings

 
Further, board members are expected to

  • follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
  • sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
  • maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization
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