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July 5, 2004

The Work of the Treasurer, by Charles Kirby


CPSP owes a debt of gratitude to George Hull and Bill Carr for their record-keeping and accounting responsibilities they have so capably undertaken for the past several years. Between the two of them, they have taken care of the dues of our membership, and Bill has served as treasurer for longer than any other volunteer would have the patience to do so.

It was encouraging to attend the leadership meeting with Richard Liew, CPSP's new President and others this past June in Washington, D.C. By the end of the meeting, many came to the conclusion that they had something to offer to our organization. Hearing this from others encourages me to share a vision that I have for the office of Treasurer of CPSP.

A common concern expressed at the meeting was the need for better communication. What I will strive to do is provide clear communication concerning the treasurer's activities. For example, when a Convener (or their designee) sends me a check for dues, accreditation or other, I will email that person that I have received the funds and let them know how I am applying the funds to their chapter. I believe if I establish this pattern, and something is lost in the mail, then that Convener or designee will know something is out of the ordinary and we can seek a solution. Along this same line, I will send the Convener or their designee a status report of where their chapter members stand with their dues and payments.

One issue that has confused our Chapter and its members has centered on just exactly what are the fees and dues. As changes are approved, I will send out an updated dues and fee schedule to Conveners, stating what the changes are and explaining the reasons for the changes.

It is my hope that each member can find ways to improve our organization by focusing on what he/she can do for CPSP in their area of responsibility.

I'm Looking forward to serving as your Treasurer.

Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at July 5, 2004 10:05 AM

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