The offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary are defined by our By-Laws. The other offices were defined by the Board of Directors.
The President shall be the principal executive officer of the corporation and shall in general supervise and control all the business and affairs of the corporation. He shall preside at all meetings of the members and the Board of Directors. He may sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the corporation authorized by the Board of Directors, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments which the Board of Directors has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors or by these by-laws or by statute top some other officer or agent of the corporation; and in general he shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time.
Vice President – Education
In the absence of the President or in event of his inability or refusal to act, the Vice President (or in the event there be more than one Vice President, the Vice presidents in the order of their election) shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. Any Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the President or by the Board of Directors. The Vice President of Education shall perform duties in support of MAGDRL’s mission to 1) improve knowledge of breed-specific welfare and training, and 2) expand knowledge of general canine-related topics.
If required by the Board of Directors, the Treasurer shall give a bond for the faithful discharge of his duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties as the Board of Directors shall determine. He shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the corporation; receive and give receipts for moneys due and payable to the corporation from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such moneys in the name of the corporation in such banks, trust companies or other depositaries as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of Article VII of these by-laws; and in general perform all the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the President or by the Board of Directors.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors in one or more books provided for that purpose; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these by-laws or as required by law; be custodian of the corporate records and of the seal of the corporation and see that the seal of the corporation is affixed to all documents, the execution of which on behalf of the corporation under its seal is duly authorized in accordance with the provisions of these by-laws; keep a register of the post-office address of each member which shall be furnished to the Secretary by such member; and in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the President or by the Board of Directors.
The volunteer position requires the collection of all original volunteer applications from the area coordinators. Applications are checked for completeness and to ensure the required waivers are signed. If there is any missing information, the coordinator for that volunteer is notified so the information can be collected. This information is then entered into the organizations database for access by all coordinators. The original documents are then kept on file should they be needed at some later date. They will also cross reference the membership list and the volunteer database for the annual printing and distribution of membership cards.
The publicity position is responsible themselves, as well as assisting the local Publicity Coordinators, to contact the media (TV, newspapers, magazines, radio, etc) on behalf of MAGDRL for attracting new adopters, foster homes, and volunteers, and education the public on the ownership of a Great Dane. As part of this, they will set up TV, radio shows, and articles using approved volunteers, or themselves if needed, to promote MAGDRL’s cause; they will work with the Fundraising, Events, and Meet and Greet Coordinators to publicize events. They must work closely with not only the local Publicity Coordinators in each area, but also with the President for national coverage, and with the local chapter coordinators for local events.
The legislative director is responsible for keeping track of the current dog laws, and how they affect MAGDRL, in each state that we conduct business in. They should also keep track of, and make our volunteers aware of, pending legislation related to dog law in each area.
Policy and Procedures
Responsible for establishing the policies and procedures MAGDRL members follow for volunteer, foster, Coordinator and Board Member. Ensure that the policies are accepted and reviewed by the board, and publish to the membership in some form. Responsible for maintaining, updating and creating virtual and paper forms to be used by MAGDRL members to track and historically maintain information and trends. Work closely with Coordinators and Board members to establish said procedures and policies. Provide opportunity for feedback from every area.
Fundraising and Grants
The fundraising and grant member will focus on trying to get grants for MAGDRL and look into fundraising programs that can be done organization wide. They would look into the many offers that MAGDRL often gets from people who would like us to use their product for fundraising. They would also work together with each area to be sure that we are not asking the same organization for donations multiple times.
The statistics position requires the monthly collection of all statistics related to the intake of dogs from each area coordinator. They are checked for correctness and entered into a database. They will also answer any questions related to the statistical information gathered. The person in the statistics person also will do what is possible to make it as easy as possible for the statistical information to be accessed and passed on to whom ever may need it.