GREATER ST. LOUIS KNITTERS' GUILD
DESCRIPTIONS OF ELECTED OFFICERS
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elected officers are members of the Board of Directors,
and either attend its meetings or send a substitute. Elected
officers are responsible for all general duties as stated
in the By-Laws. In addition, each elected officer has
specific duties as stated in the following job descriptions:
Supervises the work of the vice-presidents.
Consults with vice-presidents who appoint committee
chairmen for their own area of concern, and maintains
a list of committee members.
Delegates to the appropriate vice-president the
specific jobs to carry out the Guild's work.
Appoints an auditor to audit the Treasurer's accounts.
Appoints a nominating committee.
Maintains relations and communications with meeting place
staff (e.g. Library - makes arrangements to sign
up for room; arranges for needed equipment; reports problems
to Library staff, etc.)
Organizes and manages committees in her area of concern.
Works with other vice-presidents where there is overlap.
With the help of the president, appoint chairmen for committees.
Sub-committee chairmen may be appointed as needed by either
the vice-president or a committee chairman.
Handles correspondence related to their function.
Membership registration and records
Receives and processes membership applications and renewals.
Keeps record of member's name, address, etc. and other
Provides or reports specific information as needed.
4. Sees that new members are provided with permanent
name tag, and new member information (Directory, Handbook,
5. Reports information on new members to newsletter
editor for publishing in the next newsletter. Information
also sent via spreadsheet to President, Web Liaison, Administrative
VP, Ride-A-Long Coordinator, and Newsletter Mailing Committee
Sees that annual membership cards are printed.
7. In cooperation with newsletter distribution
staff, sees that membership cards are distributed.
Checks for nametags
Sees that everyone signs in
Distributes agenda and literature
e. Gets names and addresses of visitors and reports
them to newsletter editor and newsletter mailing committee
Reports the number in attendance
Keeps record of attendance throughout year
Sees that there are sign-up sheets
c. Turns names and addresses of visitors over to
person who sends out membership information.
Keeps data on prospective members
Sees that they are provided with Guild information
A. Keeps record of where and when Knit-Ins meet.
B. Notifies President, Newsletter Editor
and Web Liaison of changes in Knit-In dates, times, and
C. Encourages and helps members form new Knit-Ins.
D. Provides new members with
information about Knit-Ins in their areas, either directly
or through the Membership Committee.
Founders' Day Banquet
1. Suggests possible dates/times/places
for banquet (October coincides with the anniversary of
the Guild's formation, but we usually have the luncheon
2. Makes arrangements with banquet facility
3. Plans a program, if needed
4. Sees that members get information (usually
through newsletter, also via email and website)
1. Suggests type of event, e.g. the
potluck luncheon in place of the regular June guild meeting.
Decides on place and makes arrangements
3. Arranges program or other events,
4. Any costs (except for donation to the facility)
are paid for by those attending
5. Sees that information gets to the membership
(usually through announcements at a meeting or article
in newsletter also via email and website)
Other administrative functions dealing with membership
as determined by the Board and assigned by the president.
Program and other educational features at the
Follow-up on suggestions for program.
Keep a file of suggested programs
Keep a file on suggested speakers or presenters
D. Contact prospective speakers, giving them necessary
information and/or assistance (e.g. seeing that handouts
E. Introduce speaker
F. Write thank-you notes to speakers (especially to those
who are not Guild members).
G. Periodically survey members for ideas.
A. Get suggestions from membership and plan curricula
B. Find teachers for the workshop sessions and
work with them regarding teaching plans, class descriptions,
C. Find suitable facilities and work with
the host organization.
D. Publicize the workshop via meeting announcements
and by sending registration form to the newsletter editor
and to the web liaison.
E. Decide on costs
F. Plan meal, if it is to be an all-day event, and/or
snacks for class session-not needed breaks.
G. Schedule participants into classes
H. Notify participants of their schedules via U.S. mail,
email, or telephone.
I. Clean up after the event
Keep collection of books and pattern books.
Make available a list of titles
Bring a selection of books to meetings to be lent to members.
Manage system of checkouts and returns.
Make suggestions for additions to the library.
Promote use of Guild library.
G. Update list of titles with website liaison and update
library inventory with ISBN numbers, thereby facilitating
credit to the Guild books are purchased from Amazon.com
through our website.
Assists members with knitting problems at meetings
Arrives at regular monthly meetings at least 1/2 hour
early or by prior appointment.
Available to give assistance before, after, or during
break in meeting.
Educational features in the Newsletter and on
the website (with Communications Vice-President)
(e.g. book reviews, Stitch-of-the-month, public domain
Any other duties connected with the education
of members as determined by the Board and assigned by
the President. (This could include such things as pattern
Knitting for Charity
A. Accepts, sorts and distributes yarn and
supplies to the various committees (Preemie caps, Knits
for Kids, BRO, etc.)
B. May offer for sale to the membership any such
C. Sees that supplies are brought to guild meetings.
D. Collects and distributes items to charitable
A. Encourage Knit-Ins to adopt projects of
Coordinate the work of all of the committees in her area
of concern so that the appeal for items for the
various charities come at different times of the year.
Other community service that may be determined
by the Board.
Collects information, writes articles, and publishes newsletter.
Sees that it is distributed
Keeps file of back issues.
4. With help of Communications Vice-President,
recruits and appoints needed assistance.
Arranges for printing, assembling and distribution of
annual Guild Directory.
Provides other Guild publications when needed
(e.g., By-Laws, standing rules, officers' and committee
chairmen's job descriptions)
Historian - Keep record of Guild activities
(photographs, newspaper clippings, etc.) in a scrapbook.
Photographs Guild events and activities
Gives photos to historian for permanent keeping
Sends photos to web liaison via email or disk.
If possible, emails a photo to person whose item is photographed.
E. Keeps file of negatives/duplicates
Publicity (formerly job of Corresponding Secretary)
1. "Thank you" and other correspondence:
each Vice-President or committee chairman will take care
of her own correspondence. That which is from the Guild
as a whole is the responsibility of the Communications
Keeps newspapers and other media informed of Guild events.
Post-Dispatch newspaper questions
1. Evaluates requests for exhibits
and makes decision whether or not to have the exhibit.
2. Arranges for space
3. Collects items with release forms
4. Organizes the arrangement of the exhibit.
5. Takes down the exhibit.
6. Sees that items are returned to owners.
1. Stays aware of community events
in which the Guild could participate for educational or
public relations purposes (e.g. getting information on
community fairs, shows, etc.)
2. Makes recommendations regarding our participation
3. Organizes the Guild's participation
(Note: the work of this committee is different from the
work of the Community Service committee working with outsiders.
The Community Service committee's job is primarily giving
help and assistance to outside organizations. The emphasis
of this committee's job is public relation and publicizing
1. Calls shops to find out the specials for the
month, items or programs the shop is featuring, or any
other shops news of interest to our members.
2. Informs the newsletter editor.
1. Work with institutions such as nursing homes,
community centers, etc. needing knitting instructors,
contest judges, or other help with knitting projects.
2. Receive requests and suggestions for additional
A. Make recommendations
to the Board in the case of major commitments involving
large amounts of time and/or money.
B. May make the decision
herself along with any committee members and/or Knit-Ins
that may be involved in the case of small, short-term
Web Liaison-maintains website
Other assignments as determined by the Board
General duties as outlined in the By-laws.
Attends and takes minutes at general Guild meetings.
that a copy of the general meeting minutes is made available
to all members before the next regular meeting of the
Attends and takes minutes at Guild board meetings.
Sees that a copy of the minutes is made available to all
Board members before its next regular meeting.
Keeps a permanent record of all minutes and/or sees that
they are filed in a central place.
Sends notes/cards/newsletter, when appropriate,
to Guild members or their family members (e.g. congratulations,
condolences, etc.) from the Guild.
Receives, holds, and accounts for all monies collected
by the Guild.
Forwards forms received for workshops, membership,
etc. to the appropriate chairperson, if needed.
Submits books annually for audit.