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.