Skills USA

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Our ASB club is for all members of CamTech.  Our club supports several teams* and cultural and softskills** activities. There are no club dues to be a member of our ASB club.

See the link for our Camas SkillsUSA Local Constitution.  This also serves as our Club constitution. The officers are: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and one Representative from each of the six Lab Strands.  ***

*Teams:

SkillsUSA, SciOly, FRC MeanMachine among many others are active competitive teams that our club supports.  Many of the teams we support do have their own dues – speak with representatives of these clubs to learn about club dues, activities, schedules and requirements.

**Activities:

Our “game nights”, overnighters and some field trips are examples of Club activities.  Some are free, some charge a minimum expenses fee.  Scholarships are available – please ask a teacher.

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Duties of Officers

President …

  • Prepare an agenda prior to the meeting.
  •  Call the meeting to order and preside at the business meeting.
  • Use parliamentary procedure to guide members in a smoothly run meeting.
  • Appoint committees, unless otherwise decided by club action.
  • Guide meetings in a courteous, tactful way. Avoid talking too much. The meeting belongs to the members. The president is only the “pilot” and should avoid giving an opinion on subjects under discussion.
  • Delegate responsibilities among members so that everyone has a job in the club at one time or another.
  • Arrange to have another person, usually the vice president, run the meeting and inform the club leader if you cannot attend.
  • Discuss the agenda and other club business with the secretary, club leaders and other officers before the regular meeting.
  • Arrange for minutes to be taken when the secretary is absent.
  • Show courtesy to guests and introduce them to the club at the beginning of the meeting.
  • Check on the progress of each committee and Lab Strand Section. Ask for a report from the chairpersons and Representatives  frequently. It is very important that committee chairs inform the club members about upcoming events.
  • Check with officers about program plans and activities individually or at officer meetings.

Vice-President …

  • Serve as chairperson of the program planning committee.
  • Be familiar with the president’s duties in case the president is absent.
  • When asked, represent the club at ASB events, civic meetings, other youth organization meetings and even state and national events.
  • Check on meeting arrangements, such as seating, lighting, temperature and location, and be responsible for club equipment.
  • As chairperson of the program planning committee, the vice president is to:
    • Guide the committee who plans the program for each club meeting, including what will happen when and who will be responsible.
    • Consider the interests and ideas of all club members as the committee makes plans.
    • Delegate responsibility and tasks to other committees. For example, the recreation committee might be responsible for planning the songs and games of each meeting.
    • Submit the committee’s program recommendations to the club. Members then accept the program unchanged as submitted or with changes approved by the members.

Secretary …

  • Keep complete and accurate record of all meetings including membership rolls, minutes and final reports that are required by ASB.
  • Call roll and read the minutes of the last meeting.
  • Read correspondence sent to the club and reply when appropriate.
  • Call the meeting to order and preside when both president and vice president are absent.
  • Keep website up to date with current club events.
  • Informs media of club events and results.

Treasurer …

  • Keep accurate account of all money received and paid out.
  • Deposit money in our ASB account and write purchase order  requests and credit card requests with the club’s approval.
  • Submit a budget in the spring of each year for ASB approval.
  • Recommend needed purchases.
  • Give the treasurer’s report at the meetings.
  • Work with the adult leader to complete ASB and SkillsUSA forms.

Parliamentarian …

  • Becomes knowledgeable about basic parliamentary procedure.
  • Brings a copy of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, to all chapter meetings.
  • Provides recommendations to the presiding officer regarding the conduct of chapter meetings.
  • Advises chapter members about the use of parliamentary procedure.
  • Conducts workshops for chapter members upon request

Lab Strand Representative … (one for each of the six Lab Strands)

  • Presides over and conducts meetings of Lab Strand committee.
  • Takes leadership role in working with other committee members.
  • Coordinates committee meetings and activities with chapter advisor.
  • Keeps committee meetings and activities on task.
  • Reports committee progress and motions at chapter meetings.