Duties of Officers
from NHLA Bylaws, Article 4
President: NHLA's chief executive officer and, subject to the Executive Board, shall have general supervision and control over its affairs; shall preside at all business meetings of the NHLA and of the Executive Board; shall recommend to the Executive Board such measures as are considered desireable to further the objectives and broaded the effectiveness of NHLA; with the treasurer shall sign all contracts and other legal documents; shall sign all checks drawn upon Association funds as co signatory with the treasurer, unless determined otherwise by the Executive Board; with the Treasurer shall bring the annual budget forward to the Executive Board priort to the beginning of the new fiscal year; shall be a member ex-officio, without vote, of all committees except the Nominating Committee; and shall present a written annual report at NHLA's Annual meeting.
Vice-President/President-Elect: shall assist the President in the performance of the duties of the presidency; in the event or absence or withdrawal of hte President, shall assume all the duties and obligations of the presidency; shall plan a fall conference for the professional development and educational benefits of NHLA members; shall be authorized to sign contracts related to that conference in consultation with the President and Treasurer; and shall submit a written annual report at NHLA's Annual meeting.
Secretary: shall keep minutes for NHLA and the Executive Board, and shall conduct NHLA correspondence, shall notify members of their election to office and appointment to committees. At each annual meeting the secretary shall present a summary of action taken at the previous annual meeting and of the work of the Executive Board during the year.
Treasurer: shall have custody of NHLA funds; shall sign all checks drawn upon NHLA as co signatory with the President, unless determined otherwise by the Executive Board; and with the President shall sign all contracts and other legal documents; with the President shall present an annual budget to the Executive Board prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year; shall furnish such financial statementsas may be required by the Executive Board and the President; shall submit NHLA accounts to be audited, reviewed, or compiled by a person or firm designated by the Executive Board, and shall present the report of the audited, reviewed, or compiled accounts at NHLA's annual meeting. The Treasurer shall be bonded, premium on said bonds to be paid by NHLA.
Treasurer-Elect: shall be knowledgeable regarding all of the procedures followed by the Treasurer; shall assist the Treasurer as indicated by the person or firm designated to conduct an audit, review or compilation to ensure that internal control mechanisms are established and maintained in order to protect NHLA's funds; and shall assume all of the duties and obligations of the Treasurer in the absence or inability of the Treasurer to perform them. The Treasurer-Elect shall be bonded, premium on said bonds to be paid by NHLA.
ALA Councilor: shall represent NHLA in the deliberations of the national association at both the midwinter and annual meetings, and shall transmit pertinent information to the Executive Board upon return and to NHLA membership thorugh the annual report.
NELA Representative: shall represent NHAL in the deliberations of the regional association at their regular meetings and shall transmit pertinent information to the Executive Board at their monthly meetings and to NHLA membership through an annual report.
Past President: serves as the chair of the Nominating & Awards Committee. Other duties are assigned by the President.