The RPA comprises various committees, although many of these committees consist of members from the RPA Board Members.
In June 2012, the membership voted to adopt new bylaws which created a five to nine person Executive Committee and an Advisory Board.
At present we have:
Executive Committee Keep in mind the following
The Executive Committee (RPA Board Members) consists of:
The Executive Committee is responsible for:
President “The President is the chief executive officer of the Association and shall, subject to the control of the Executive Committee, supervise and control the affairs of the Association and the activities of the officers. He or she will perform all duties incident to his or her office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation of this Association, or by these Bylaws, or which may be prescribed from time to time by the Executive Committee. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, he or she shall in the name of the Association, execute checks and other such instruments which may from time to time be authorized by the Executive Committee."
Length of Term: Two years
Treasurer The treasurer is also a signing officer at the bank, approves expenditures, oversees the money coming in, prepares the budget for approval by the board (with the help of admin and bookkeeper) and reports the current finances to the board on a regular basis – with the help of a bookkeeper /admin. The treasurer oversees the completion of the regular filings for taxes, business, and address that need to be completed annually. It is a job that does not take a lot of time but does take attention to details. This person must be able to open a USA bank account.
Vice President Someone willing to learn the role of president to take over when the current president must leave the post as stated in the bylaws. This person is to work corroboratively with the president to look at the big picture of the RPA, our day to day operations, and help formulate plans for the future. The vice president and president work together to identify where new policies are needed and identify new priorities for the board to consider.
Secretary Take the minutes regularly, be the keeper of the bylaws, the minutes, and invitations to meetings given, make sure notice of meetings are given and other duties as they emerge.
Registered Agent The role of registered agent is proposed as a means to resolve a key aspect of the RPA operations. This role and function looks after all of the key legal properties and entities that define the existence of the RPA. While there technically may be few physical hours of work attached to this position, there is enormous responsibility, due diligence and accountability required. However, if this job is filled with a reliable trustworthy person, the basic functioning of RPA in combination with the financial means to pay this person and maintain the virtual office costs is well assured.
The remaining tasks can be delegated to a part time administrator or board members who are paid.
Please see the Administrator Description for more details on that job.
Where possible a member of the board will serve as a second name on any of the accounts above for back up.
3 years or as negotiated. The intent of the contract is to provide continuity between the rotation of board members.
Administrator The purpose of this position is primarily to maintain day to day RPA communications received by phone or email, answer enquiries and process membership renewals. The administrator will also be responsible to email the membership using the list server as directed by the board.
Members at large 2 Members at large to take on ad hoc committee responsibilities as needed.
Advisory Board A larger Advisory Board - that supports and provides feedback to the Executive Committee - has also been established. This comprises members in good standing. These members can be Certified Practitioners or Student Practitioners.
Membership Committee The membership committee comprises the current Board Members and the Administrator.
The Membership Committee is responsible for:
Certifying Board The Certifying Board is responsible for: