Welcome to the SCHA Board! The Board is a chance to learn more about non-profit management and a way to engage in the community. Here are the basics to get you started:
Why do we have a board? What does it do?
Board members have 7 duties (from bylaws)
- Follow State, Federal, and local laws, and SCHA Bylaws
- Implement the mission (as written in the Articles of Incorporation) through bylaws, policies, and action
- In charge of individual board directors, employees, contractors
- Support other board members, contractors, and staff
- Attend meetings
- Manage leases
- Announce meetings & agenda two days in advance and to general membership
Who’s on the Board?
The Board of Directors are volunteer representatives from each of the member cooperatives of SCHA, plus a few “Community Directors” (non-residents). If you’d like to get involved, come to a board meeting or speak to your board members at the houses. Details of how we work are specified in our by-laws.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to ask to forward messages to the entire board.
Access the current roster here (Secure link — Board members should contact email@example.com to be added to the access list).
There are several mailing lists floating around, here’s the breakdown:
- Current Board Members — Announcements to the Board.
- All Members/Residents — Announcements to the general membership.
- Individual House/Community — Announcements to specific houses.
- SCHA Alumni — Spreadsheet for annual newsletter, big news, reunions.
Board Agendas & Minutes
The Board may create different committees to make things happen. The Board Process Sheet gives an overview of all the things committees are doing. Committee chairs should check this out and keep their committee calendar up to date.
The board has approved a specific mechanism for email voting, consistent with the Bylaws. To request an email vote, you need:
- A specific date deadline
- Quorum needs stated
- Any board member can request got to meeting within the deadline
- Seven (7) days is a standard deadline; can be altered to within 48 hours if stated
A vote passes if it achieves quorum and all votes are in consensus. the proposal fails to pass if it receives any nay votes, any vote requesting the issue is discussed at a full meeting, or a failure to meet a quorum of votes by the deadline.