SC Director – Role & Responsibilities
- Directors act as leaders and stewards of the association.
- Directors are elected by the membership to the Board.
- The term of office of Directors elected to the Board shall be three (3) calendar years commencing immediately after the election and expiring on the date of the next election.
- Directors shall not be elected to serve more than three (3) consecutive three-year-terms, but shall otherwise be eligible for re-election.
- Attend Board Meetings and the Annual General Meeting.
- Serve on at least one standing or special committee.
- Commit to the effective operation of the association.
- Be informed of the services provided by Standardbred Canada.
- Access to electronic means of communication with the association.
- Be aware of any conflict of interest that may affect the association.
- Be informed of the state of the industry.
- Work in good faith with other Directors and Management in pursuit of the association’s goals.
- Respect the principles of confidentiality, sensitive financial information and personnel matters.
- Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board.
- Take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies and other Board matters.
- Approve policy and other recommendations received by the Board, its committees and Management.
- Monitor all Board and association policies.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of Standardbred Canada through a regular review of its programs and services.
- Approve amendments to the By-Laws and recommend ratification by the general membership.
- Approve regulations that supplement the association’s By-Laws.
- Approve the Strategic Plan.
- Approve the annual operating budget.
- Promote Standardbred Canada membership through attendance at industry functions, networking, etc.
- Seek potential candidates for nomination in the election of Director process.
- Participate in a performance evaluation of each Board meeting as a Board and as an individual Director.