Duties and Responsibilities of Beausejour EDA Directors
One of the central functions of our Electoral District Association (EDA) is to seek out individuals who support the PPC principles of freedom, personal responsibility, fairness and respect and recruit them as members. This requires current members and EDA executives to spread our message and sell our platform to Canadians. Recruiting members increases our numbers and support base, while also raising money for the EDA and the Party through the sales of memberships.
Further than increasing our membership, it is essential for our EDA to recruit enthusiastic supporters as volunteers. EDAs are typically run entirely by volunteer participation and maintaining a large pool of passionate volunteers to draw on is crucial to complete all our EDA activities and events necessary for electoral success.
In order to maintain oﬃcial recognition from the National HQ Executive Team — and thus receive the associated organizational support — our EDA Directors must sign and comply with the obligations set out in our Party Pledge. Adhering to these principles will put us in the best position to achieve electoral success in the General Election.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors receives its mandate directly from the members in their riding. To act as a Director, you must be a member of the Party in good standing and you must be elected by the local membership. The Board of Directors must meet on a regular basis, preferably monthly. The frequency of Board meetings will increase as the General Elections approach.
Each Director holds his/her position for a term of one year upon which elections should be held. Directors can hold a position for a maximum of 3 consecutive terms, at which point they must step down. A Director who has served 3 consecutive terms can then serve in a diﬀerent position on the Board of Directors, or run for re-election in his/her position after 1 term not serving on the Board of Directors or serving in a diﬀerent position. Term limits are essential to promote succession planning and ensuring the sustainability and stability of the EDA leadership.
The Executive Oﬃcers make up the core leadership team of the Board of Directors. This is a team of members with special roles and responsibilities. The 4 Executive positions on the Board of Directors are CEO, Vice President, Secretary, and Financial Agent. The EDA must have a CEO and Financial Agent at minimum in order to be oﬃcially registered with Elections Canada.
It is important that Oﬃcers understand that although they do have special responsibilities, they must be careful not to assume absolute authority over EDA decisions. The central mission of the Executive Oﬃcers is to ensure the decisions of the Board are properly carried out. All substantial decisions should be determined through a majority vote of the entire Board of Directors. Executive Oﬃcers can hold separate Executive meetings in addition to scheduled Board meetings. The Executive Oﬃcers are expected to manage the day-to-day activities of the EDA among other responsibilities listed below.