The TCTA Board of Directors
TCTA is a Member Association that is run by a Board of Directors.
Directors are elected from the Membership to serve a two-year term.
The Board of Directors is the elected governing body of
the Tehachapi Community Theater Association.
Board of Directors Description
There shall be seven (7) regular members of the Board of Directors:
The President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member-At-Large, Executive Producer and Managing Producer. They shall be elected for a two (2) year term.
No member or officer of the Board of Directors shall receive financial compensation of any kind for his/her services to TCTA’s Board, except for the reimbursement of approved expenses.
On all issues that come before the Board, that are put to a vote of the Board, each member must cast their vote so that there is never a situation where the vote is deadlocked.
There is no hierarchy to the Board and titles merely denote areas of focus.
Each member of the Board is an equal member.
The President shall Preside at all General Membership and Board meetings, be responsible for preparing the agenda, and shall perform all other duties as are incidental to the office.
The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in his absence. They may also be assigned/volunteer to take the lead on other projects as the Board deems necessary. The Vice President will be responsible for keeping the TCTA Policy and Procedure Manual(s) up to date. In the event of a vacancy in the office of President, the Vice-President shall assume the Presidency for the un-expired term.
The Secretary shall be responsible for the proper recording of the minutes of all meetings. The secretary shall be responsible for the appropriate retention of all TCTA non-financial records and all correspondence of the TCTA.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the timely and accurate preparation and maintenance of all financial records. The treasurer shall supervise the preparation of all tax returns or other financial documents. The treasurer shall be responsible for all funds of TCTA. The treasurer shall turn in a report of the current finances to be recorded at each monthly meeting.
The Member-At-Large shall assume responsibilities as assigned by a consensus of the Board. They may also be assigned or volunteer to take the lead on other projects as the Board may deem necessary.
The Managing Producer shall be responsible for the procurement of all Production Scripts from play Publishers, oversee the payments of all Royalties for season productions. They may also be assigned or volunteer to take the lead on other projects as the Board deems necessary.
The Executive Producer provides oversight for all Productions and acts as a liaison and a Reference Person for all Directors of those productions. They will assist Directors with Production Budgets, assist in the negotiations for leases for all TCTA facilities, and advise both the Board and Production Directors in All Areas of Production, where needed or requested.
In the event of a Resignation from the Board, the Board may choose to fill the vacancy – by a Board appointment, or by a majority vote of the TCTA Membership. If the vacancy is filled by Board appointment, the members will be notified at the next membership meeting. If the vacancy is to be filled by election from the membership, the election will be announced to the membership, nominations will be taken, and voting will take place at the earliest possible time. The member elected to the open position shall take office at the next Board Meeting. They will serve only the remainder of the term that they are filling, subject to the staggering of Board of Directors positions, as described in that Policy.
The Board may appoint one non-voting Youth Advocate, who shall be a student member of TCTA, to represent the concerns of children and teens who are members of TCT.
TCTA Board of Directors Elections & Voting
Election of the Board of Directors
Nominations, for Open Board Positions in a given year, will be accepted beginning at the July Membership General Meeting, in July of each year.
Nomination Forms will be provided there to members in good standing, and Nomination Forms will be provided to all members in good standing via Email).
The Nomination Period will end at the end of the 21st day (three full weeks) from the date of the Membership General Meeting in July. This will allow the Elections Committee time to prepare voting ballots for use by the Membership.
All respective nominated will be contacted by the Election Committee to see if they wish to serve, per existing Policy and Procedure.
Voting, will take place beginning at the August Membership General Meeting, in August of each year. Additional nominations will not be taken from the floor.
Ballot Forms will be provided there to members in good standing, and Ballots will be provided to all members in good standing via Email.
The Voting Period will end at the end of the 21st day (three full weeks) from the date of the Membership General Meeting in August. This will allow the Elections Committee time for counting ballots submitted by the Membership.
Those elected shall take office at the Board Meeting in September and be formally introduced to the Membership at the September General Meeting.
Voting for the Board of Directors
All Paid Members shall be entitled to one single vote for each of the Open Board Positions in a given year. Votes may not be used cumulatively.
Staggered Terms Policy
The Staggered Terms of Directors
Elections for the Offices of: Vice President, Secretary and Executive Producer shall be in even numbered years.
Elections for the Office of: President, Treasurer, Managing Producer and Member at Large shall be in odd numbered years.A Board Member shall be elected for a two-year term of office, commencing at the Board Meeting in September, and be formally introduced to the Membership at the September General Membership Meeting. All Directors terms will then end two years thereafter utilizing the same staggered terms as below.
Even-Numbered Year Terms. The following directorship terms expire in even-numbered years: Vice President, Secretary, and Executive Producer.
Odd-Numbered Year Terms. The following directorship terms expire in odd numbered years: President, Treasurer, Managing Producer and Member at Large.