Huron Manufacturing Association

Board of Director Duties

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Power of the Committee

  • • The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors includes the Chair, Vice Chair, Past Chair (ex-officio), Treasurer, and Facilitator.    
  • • The Executive Committee positions are two-year terms for a maximum of two consecutive terms.

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors shall

  • • Manage the affairs of the Association 
  • • Operate within the by-laws of the Association to make day to daydecisions   concerning the operation of the Association

The Board of Directors shall

  • • Operate within the by-laws of the Association and when necessary,amend the by-laws of the Association with the support of not less thantwo thirds of the members present  
  • • Administer the affairs of the Association in all matters related toinvestments, securities, and financial assistance.

Roles & Responsibilities

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Chair of the HMA

  • • Preside at all HMA meetings.
  • • Be a liaison between the Huron Manufacturing Association’s board and its members.  
  • • With the Treasurer and approval of the Board of Directors maintain signing authority for the HMA board for deeds, transfers, licenses, contracts, and expenditures.  
  • • Be liaison between the Association and other manufacturingassociations and groups 
  • • Appoint in consultation with the board of directors committee members or members to the Board of Directors or Executive Committee wherenecessary.
  • • Call special general meetings subject to the limitations of “SpecialGeneral Meetings.”
  • • Carry out assignments and instructions given to him/her by vote of theAssociation.
  • • Perform such other duties as customarily pertain to the office of Chair.
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Treasurer of the HMA

(with support from the Bookkeeper)

  • • Will present the financial records at the monthly board meetings.  
  • • With the Chair and approval of the Board of Directors, maintain signing authority for the Association for transfers, licenses, contracts, and expenditures.
  • • Render to the Board of Directors and/or the Executive Committeewhenever required, an account of all transactions and the financial position of the Association.
  • • Oversee the HMA Bookkeeper in the following actions:
    • Keep a record of the receipts and disbursements;
    • Disburse funds of the Association under the direction of the Board;
    • Deposit all monies or other valuable effects in the name and to thecredit of the Association;
    • Keep full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements of theAssociation;
    • Prepare and issue invoices as required; Issue income tax receipts as required
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(Paid Position)

  • • Under the general direction of the Chairman, provide initial and ongoing contact with membership, partners, and communities. Maintain website, social media, statistics, metrics.
  • • Provide support and management of initiatives undertaken by the board including networking events, awards events, annual general meetings, School Bus Tours, attending all events.
  • • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and record all facts andminutes of all proceedings in the books kept for that purpose.
  • • Give all notices required to be given to members and Directors.
  • • Be the custodian of the seal of the Association and of all books, papers, records, correspondence, contracts, and other documents belonging to the Association which he/she shall deliver up only when authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors and do so and to such person orpersons as may be named in the resolution.
  • • Recruit and report new membership and the deletion of delinquent members.
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Directors Chair

(Seats Available)

  • • Follow the direction of the Chair and Executive Committee
  • • Promote the success of the HMA and attend meetings and events  
  • • Exercise independent judgment, reasonable care, skill and diligence
  • • Disclose interests in proposed transactions or arrangements
  • • Attend monthly meetings to review HMA financials, projects, set new goals for the association
  • • Perform duties from time to time as required and agreed by the Executive or the Board
  • • Recruit new members and explain the virtues of being a member of the HMA
  • • Work with the board for the betterment of supporting manufacturing in Huron County
  • • Perform duties from time to time as required and agreed by the Executive or the Board
  • • Contact the HMA for more information: or APPLY HERE
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Vice-Chair of the HMA

  • • Perform duties of the Chair if Chair is absent or unable to do so.
  • • Perform such other duties from time to time as may be required and to be determined by the Executive or the Board of Directors.

Interested in Becoming a Board Member?

Fill out the HMA Board of Directors Application

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4 Reasons to Join the HMA Board of Directors

1. Improve Your Communication

The best boards are teams. They make sure everyone has a voice and is patient to understand other points of view. Being part of a the Huron Manufacturing Association board of directors allows you to lead your peers with diplomacy and patience.

2. Grow Your Skills

You’ll oversee business strategies, marketing strategies, and fundraising strategies encouraging growth of the manufacturing sector in Huron County. You’ll review financial reports. You’ll speak at events, and represent the organization. And while you are doing this you will have your fellow board members mentorship and support.

3. Meet Interesting People

People that join boards have one thing in common: They have chosen to get off the bench and get into the field. They are not just a member of the Huron Manufacturing Association; they are trying to make it better. And you will feel enriched by their company and their friendship. You will attend events that you may not have had access to previously, and gain audiences with people who can help grow both you and your business.

4. A Chance to Make a Difference

For all the self-fulfilling reasons for serving on a board, the main reason for joining a non profit board should be to make a difference in your community. Whether it’s guiding best business practices, raising awareness of issues, fundraising or mentorship, if you’re looking for a way to give back, serving on the HMA board is a way to do that.