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Balikatan ng mga Kristiano, Inc.  |  P.O. Box 1021, San Leandro, CA 94577 | 617-331-4551 | Email: TulunganTayo@gmail.com

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Board of Directors Functions and Responsibilities

The Balikatan Board of Directors (BOD) comprised of seven (7) elected members also known as ‘Officers’, is entrusted the honored responsibility of managing the property, affairs and businesses of the corporation. They are Christ-centered individuals whose chief desire is to serve God and His people. Specifically in their roles as BOD, they are individually and corporately invested in the fulfillment of Balikatan’s Vision as well as its short and long-term goals. Each BOD members serves a term of two years, and may be re-elected after such term expires.

POSITIONS:

President: Serves as the principal executive officer of Balikatan. S/he presides over all meetings of the BOD and the Balikatan membership; provides reports and recommendations concerning the work and affairs of the corporation; serves as the primary signatory on behalf of Balikatan on all contracts and documents pertinent to Balikatan business and ministry affairs; stands as the key liaison with IVCF Philippines and its Board of Trustees, and with other partner institutions and agencies; fulfills other duties incidental to the office of the President or as agreed upon by the BOD.

Vice President: Performs the duties of the President in the event of the President’s absence, resignation or inability to act. S/he also serves in other capacities such as chairing a committee(s) or taskforce(s) as assigned by the President or the BOD.

Secretary: Acts as the secretary of all BOD and Balikatan Membership meetings – fulfills every function of that role not the least of which is the recording, reviewing, distributing and keeping of pertinent Minutes. S/he stands as the custodian of Balikatan records and its seal of corporation, and serves in other capacities such as chairing a committee(s) or taskforce(s) as assigned by the President or the BOD.

Treasurer: Custodian of all Balikatan funds; maintains full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the corporation; deposits all monies of the corporation and to the credit of the corporation in such banks or depositories as agreed upon by the BOD; receives, secures and provides accurate account of deeds, securities, notes, contracts and other financial reports of the corporation; provides regular comprehensive financial statements to the BOD, and to the Balikatan Membership during annual conferences. S/he shall, if directed by the BOD, cause Balikatan’s financial books to be audited at least once annually by a public accountant who is approved by the BOD. The Treasurer also serves in other capacities such as chairing a committee(s) or taskforce(s) as assigned by the President or the BOD.

Directors-At-Large (3): Stand as representatives of the general membership to the BOD, keen on assessing how the policies and procedures created, approved and enacted by the BOD directly affect the members. They serve Balikatan’s BOD and the membership by sharing expertise, wise counsel, resources and networks in helping to successfully fulfill Balikatan’s objectives. They also can be assigned to chair a committee(s) or taskforce(s) by the President or the BOD.

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