PURPOSE: As the ranking
COA officer, presides at all official meetings of COA: the annual
meeting, Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. Recommends
to the Executive Committee the individuals to serve as directors
and special committee members.
DUTIES: Presides at all
meetings and be an ex officio member of all committees except
the Nominating and Audit Committees; Recommends such special
committees as may be necessary; Appoints Nominating and Audit
Committees; Performs such other duties as are consistent with
PURPOSE: As the second
ranking officer of COA, assumes the duties of the President
in the event of the President's absence, resignation or inability
DUTIES: Assumes the duties of the President in the event of
the President's absence, resignation, or inability to function;
Coordinates the Club Representative Program; Performs such other
duties as are determined by the President.
PURPOSE: Keeps the
financial records using sound accounting procedures.
DUTIES: Maintains a checking
and savings accounts, pays all bills and receives all monies.
accurate records of all regular and special meetings.
DUTIES: Keeps records,
minutes and tapes of all COA official meetings including the
annual meeting, Executive Committee, Board of Directors and
PURPOSE: Performs duties
as determined by the President and Board of Directors. Assists
in the selection of the directors and special committees.
DUTIES: Assigned by the
President and Board of Directors.
PURPOSE: Serves as a general advisor to the Executive Committee,
Board of Directors, committee chairpersons and the Convention
Chairperson as well as the general membership.
DUTIES: Uses the expertise
gained while serving COA to help current officers and directors
to provide continuity and stimulate progress in the organization.
PURPOSE: Promotes and
DUTIES: Collects dues and
promptly sends monies to the Treasurer.
EDITOR, AMERICAN CONCHOLOGIST
PURPOSE: Directs the
publication and mailing of the official COA publication, American
DUTIES: Makes sure of timely
editing, printing and mailing of American Conchologist.
PURPOSE: Assures that
the financial activities of COA are carried out using sound
accounting procedures. Coordinates with the Treasurer the preparation
of the annual budget.
DUTIES: Prepares the annual
budget. Assures that funds are handled in accordance with Chapter
9, Section A, B and C of the Bylaws.
EDUCATIONAL GRANTS DIRECTOR
PURPOSE: Reviews applications
from individuals and organizations requesting funds for projects
relating to Conchology and Malacology.
DUTIES: Distributes applications
to those requesting grants and makes recommendations to the
Board of Directors on those which have merit and which the committee
COA AWARDS DIRECTOR
PURPOSE: Promotes and
procures the COA Trophy.
DUTIES: Contacts the sponsors
of shell shows worldwide to promote the advantages of having
the COA Trophy as part of their show awards.
all special publication projects, forms, documents and notices
for COA having a need for membership-wide distribution.
DUTIES: Responsible for
editing, layout and distribution of all COA-initiated items
or documents that are required for general distribution with
the exception of American Conchologist.
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR
PURPOSE: Informs the
public, non-member clubs and other institutions that have an
interest in Conchology and Malacology of the benefits of their
participation in COA.
DUTIES: Contacts non-COA
shell clubs, shell show sponsors, individuals interested in
shelling activities, organizations, dealers, museums, both domestic
and foreign, that are potential members. Emphasizes the educational
character of COA and the universal appeal to both amateur and
PURPOSE: Prepares an
annual update of the history of COA.
DUTIES: Maintains, in good
order, all current and non-current documents that have a bearing
on the history of COA.
an up-to-date listing of all properties belonging to COA, including
equipment, publications, items for sale, and any item that is
held in inventory by an official.
DUTIES: Maintains a list
of all equipment authorized by the Board of Directors and assigned
to any official. This information is received annually from
the reports required by the Bylaws.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
PURPOSE: Selects, in
close collaboration with members of this committee, individuals
for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
and Trustee. Conducts the election at the annual meeting at
DUTIES: Prepares a slate
of officers in compliance with Chapter 2 of the Bylaws.
PURPOSE: Assures that
the financial records of COA are prepared and kept by the Treasurer
and are in balance and maintained by sound accounting procedures.
DUTIES: Performs an annual