Serve for two years as the “key” board member helping his/her Boys & Girls Club stay informedof the Movement and various activities of the Area Council. Assure Board Education, Trainingand Recognition of his/her local board, evidenced by the attendance and participation of his/herlocal board members at Area Council Meetings, Board Leadership Conferences and NationalConferences.
- Have attended at least one Area Council Meeting (annual or planning).
- Served in a leadership role on his / her local board (ideally a past president).
- The Area Council Liaison Position approved as an Executive Committee position on localboard.
- Complete the annual orientation and roundtable discussion for Area Council Liaisons.
- Attend the annual planning meeting of the Area Council, presenting the ideas andsuggestions of his/her Club for consideration on the program of the next Area Councilmeeting.
- Attend and participate in the annual meeting the Area Council.
- Provide at least quarterly reports on Area Council activities at his/ her Club board meetings.
- Assure that his/her Club reviews, discusses and adopts a formal position on issues of Boys& Girls Clubs of America governance, which may be voted on from time to time.
- Present and interpret Area Council objectives and initiatives to his/her Boys & Girls Clubsutilizing the tools available from BGCA.
- Assure that his/her club participates in key events, submits staff and programs for AreaCouncil State Award consideration.
- Annually submit and maintain and updated board member roster of his/her local club to theArea Council
- Participate in the Area Council Strategic Planning process.
Best Practices for the Area Council Liaison position:
- Hold a seat on the executive committee of the board
- Responsible for securing and monitoring training opportunities for the board
- Area Council liaison should NOT be the current Chief Volunteer Officer, but rather thepast chair or a board member in the line of succession for Chief Volunteer Officer