Being on the Board of Directors is only available to Association Members in good standing. Members in good standing means that you are current on your Association annual dues.
Why be part of the Board of Directors?
- Be invested in maintaining PWIA’s high standards of service, safety and financial stability
- Be open to proposing, discussing and implementing improvements to PWIA’s success.
If you are interested in being part of the Board of Directors, you should familiarize yourself with the Bylaws:
The Park Wilshire Home Improvement Association has a Board of Directors consisting of 7 members. Each member has a specific role. The exact specifications of each role can be found in Article 9, but here is a brief summary:
- President: Responsible for running board meetings, member issues, and guidance on direction. Usually assigned to somebody that has been on the board a few years.
- Membership: Responsible for maintaining the membership list, including non-proprietary members and wait lists. Printing of membership cards, door card keys, and ensuring the envelopes of all members are completed. Usually for a second-year board member
- Treasurer: Responsible for payroll, taxes, accounts payable and receivable. Monthly and annual profit and loss statements. Requires a good knowledge of financial operations, taxes, and payroll requirements. Usually assigned to somebody who has been on the board a few years with the appropriate financial background. Out of all the positions, this one is the key to the Association running.
- Secretary: Meeting minutes and email transactions and making sure they are posted to the website. This is a good position for a first term board member
- Lifeguard Administration: overseeing the lifeguards, pool manage, In addition, working with members on member parties. Best for a second year board member.
- Communications: responsible for all Communications as set forth and approved by the Board of Directors, including any social media. Good for a first term board member.
- Operations: All of the physical operations of the pool. Including pumps, heaters, mechanical, and security. Often involves working with contractors. Responsible for ensuring all emergency equipment is inspected and maintained. This is best for somebody who has been on the board a few years with a good mechanical mind.
When you run for the Board of Directors, you don’t run for a specific position, you run to be on the board. Board terms are a 2-year commitment. On odd years, 3 board members are elected and on even years 4 board members are elected. At the first meeting after the annual association meeting, a private meeting is held to determine who will hold which position. That position is held for the year, so a board member may have a different position in the second year of their two-year term. You can run for multiple terms, though there is no guarantee that you will keep the same board position.
All association members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting and vote on the next Board of Directors. If an association member cannot attend, they can use a proxy vote. A proxy vote allows any other member in good standing to cast their vote for anybody, including themselves. This is extremely helpful when you want to run for the Board of Directors since it allows you to have multiple votes. Approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the annual board meeting, members can start collecting Proxy votes either via paper or online. There is only one (1) proxy vote allowed per household either paper or online. In case multiple proxies are done, the paper will be used, if multiple online, the first submitted one will be used.