Executive Board

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2022 Executive Board

 

President: Edward Wright (he/him)

Vice President of Membership: Raya Steier (they/them)

Vice President of Political Action: Reid Coggins (he/him)

Vice President of Events and Fundraising: Jeffrey Kwong (he/him)

Vice President of Communications: Melissa Hernandez (she/they)

Treasurer: Jerry Fenske (he/him)

Membership Officer, Seat #1: Alvin Lee (they/he)

Membership Officer, Seat #2: Akeylah Hernandez (they/them)

Political Action Officer, Seat #1: Jackie Thornhill (she/her)

Political Action Officer, Seat #2: Zahra Hajee (she/her)

Events and Fundraising Officer, Seat #1: Kate Usher Simpson (she/her)

Events and Fundraising Officer, Seat #2: Michael Rouppet (he/him)

Communications Officer: Seamus McGeever (he/him)

Recorder: Kurtis Wu (he/him)

HIV Caucus Chair: Paul Aguilar (he/him)

At-Large Seat #1: Sophia Andary*

At-Large Seat #2: Mocha Fapalatte*

At-Large Seat #3: Jennifer Li*


*At large nominations are pending a vote of approval from our General Membership, which is scheduled for our February 2022 General Membership Meeting

 

Here is a list of the responsibilities for each Executive Board office:

President or Co-Presidents: Shall be the principal executive officer(s) and spokesperson(s) of the Club. Shall carry out the Club's policies and be governed by the Club's bylaws. Shall do everything necessary to execute the policies of this organization as determined by the Membership. Shall appoint as many as five at-large Executive Board Members. Shall hold Executive Board Members accountable for their commitments to the Club. Shall appoint special committees as necessary to the functioning of the Club. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Vice President of Membership: Shall do everything necessary to assist the President/Co-Presidents in the performance of their duties. In the event of a vacancy in the office of the President/Co-Presidents or the absence or temporary disability of the President, this person shall exercise all powers of the President/Co-President. Shall function as the Club’s manager of internal operations. Shall secure all general membership meeting locations of the Club. Shall ensure that all committees meet as needed and report their activities at Executive Board Meetings. Shall be a chair of the Standing Committee on Membership. Shall supervise the activities of the Membership Committee. Shall serve as the Club’s parliamentarian and track proposed by-law amendments as needed. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Vice President of Political Action: Shall do everything necessary to assist the President/Co-Presidents in the performance of their political duties. Shall prepare the Political Action Committee agenda, in consultation with the President. Shall administer all Political Action Committee meetings. Shall secure all Political Action Committee meeting locations. Shall be responsible for the implementation and execution of the Club’s endorsement process and all political activities of the Club. Shall regularly report to the Executive Board on all races and ballot measures requiring the Club's endorsements. Shall serve as Chair of the Standing Committee on Political Action. Shall supervise the activities of the Political Action Committee. Shall design all endorsement questionnaires. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Vice President of Events & Fundraising: Shall do everything necessary to assist the President/Co-Presidents in the performance of their duties. Shall serve as Chair of the Standing Committee on Events & Fundraising. Shall be responsible for the planning and execution of the Club’s community and fundraising events, including but not limited to, the Club's Annual Gayla Fundraiser, Candlelight Vigil, Castro Street Fair, Pride Events, and Holigay Party. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Vice President of Communications: Shall do everything necessary to assist the President/Co-Presidents in the performance of their duties. Shall maintain all Club correspondences. Shall be responsible for press releases, press-related events, and other social media. Shall work with the President or Co-Presidents to draft and prepare letters on behalf of the Club. Shall prepare, schedule, and send the Club’s online newsletter. Shall be a member of the Standing Committee on Communications. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Treasurer: Shall keep an accurate account of all Club funds, including all contributions received. Shall disburse Club funds as authorized by the Membership or the Executive Board. Shall present regular financial reports to the Executive Board. Shall collect, process, and deposit funds in a timely manner. Shall manage and maintain the Club’s banking and accounting records. Shall be responsible for the preparation and timely filing of all financial reports as required by law. Shall abide by the Fair Political Practices Commission and Federal Election Commission laws, regulations, and filing reports. Shall submit, in writing, an annual financial statement to the Club at the close of the fiscal year. Shall present a draft annual budget two months before the end of the fiscal year. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Membership Officers: Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Membership and assist that person in their duties. Shall staff the sign-in table at all General Membership and Political Action Committee meetings. Shall serve on the Standing Committee on Membership. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Political Action Officers: Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Political Action and assist that person in their duties. Shall be a standing member of the Political Action Committee. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Events & Fundraising Officers: Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Events & Fundraising and assist that person in their duties. Shall be a member of the Standing Committee on Events and Fundraising. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Communications Officer: Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Communications and assist that person in their duties. Shall be a standing member of the Communications Committee. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Recorder: Shall record and maintain the minutes of General Membership and Executive Board meetings. Shall maintain all Membership, PAC, and Executive Board attendance lists. Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Membership and assist that person in their duties. Shall be responsible for ensuring the confidentiality and security of all records and membership lists. Shall email a copy of the minutes to each member of the Executive Board following each scheduled meeting and ensure that they are posted online. Shall maintain a list of all Club officers and update the Club's bylaws. Shall maintain chartering requirements with the San Francisco Democratic Central Committee each year. Shall be a member of the Standing Committee on Membership. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

At-Large Officers: Shall assist in the general activities of the club, and may join whichever Standing Committees are best aligned with their interests and talents. 

Caucus Chairs: Shall schedule and administer all meetings of their respective caucus. Shall report to the Executive Board and General Membership on the actions and activities of their caucus.

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