DRAW Seeks New Board of Trustees for 2015-2016
Would you like to be an important part of helping injured racers? Join the DRAW Board of Trustee and make a difference!
We are accepting applications for new Board members, especially for those with the following skills: legal, finance, management, administration, marketing,
and public relations.
Every year the Board of Trustees accepts nominations for six of its twelve positions. Trustees serve a two-year term. Board members do not have to attend all
the National events, but do need to be DRAW members. Please read our Trustee Fact Sheet to learn more about the role and responsibilities of a charity
trustee. If you are interested in joining our Board, please submit an application to:
Board applications must be received by September 25, 2014. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DRAW Trustees - Fact Sheet
This fact sheet is to help you understand what a trustee is and does, and what you would need to do if you wanted to become a DRAW trustee.
What is a trustee?
The charity trustees are the people responsible, under the charity's governing document, for controlling the management
and administration ,of the charity.
Who can be a trustee?
Almost anyone can be a trustee if they are over 18 years old, and free from criminal convictions. There are several other conditions including that you cannot
be a trustee if you are party in an un-discharged bankruptcy or have been removed
from trusteeship in the past.
Who appoints trustees?
DRAW trustees are nominated by the standing Board of Trustees, the general membership, or themselves and elected
by a vote of the general membership.
What skills are needed to be a trustee?
DRAW trustees need to be prepared to take an active part in the running of the charity and therefore need to be able – and willing - to give time to the efficient administration of the charity and the fulfillment of its trusts. The kinds of skills which are needed in the
DRAW Board of Trustees include: legal, finance, management, administration, marketing, and public relations.
What qualifications do I need?
There are no particular qualifications or experience needed to be a DRAW trustee. However there are a number of
personal qualities you should have:
"A commitment to DRAW and a passion for its work
"Willingness and the ability to devote the necessary time and effort
"Honesty and integrity
"The ability and judgment to make decisions
"The vision to take a long term view and plan for the future of DRAW
"A willingness to contribute but also to listen to the views of others
"An ability to work as part of a team
"An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of
being a trustee
"A willingness to be involved in work beyond trustee meetings, eg. Committee or
What sort of time commitment does it take to be a DRAW trustee?
"Attend three face to face board meetings
"Actively participate on two committees
"Actively participate in the decision process
"Represent the organization in matters related to the execution of the trust
What are a DRAW trustee's responsibilities?
Trustees are required to act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to DRAW,
and need always to bear in mind that their prime concern is the interests of the
charity. They cannot let their personal views or prejudices affect their conduct as
trustees. They need to exercise an appropriate degree of care in dealing with the administration of the charity. Trustees are also responsible for setting the
strategic aims, objectives, and direction of the charity. The identification of risks arising from activities undertaken and the management of identified risks are important elements in helping to ensure the strategic aims and objectives of the charity are achieved. Trustees are responsible for ensuring that any fundraising activity carried out by or on behalf of their charity is properly undertaken, and that all funds collected are properly accounted for.
What is my liability if I am a trustee?
If trustees act prudently, lawfully, and in accordance with their governing, document then any liabilities they incur as trustees can be met out of the charity's
resources. But if they act otherwise they may be in breach of trust and personally responsible for liabilities incurred by or on behalf of the charity, or for making
good any loss to the charity. Since trustees are acting collectively in administering a charity, they will usually be responsible collectively (the legal term is "jointly
and severally") to meet any liability to a third party, which has been incurred by them or on their behalf.
How long do I have to be a trustee for?
DRAW is looking for committed people to be involved and accept the role of Trustee. DRAW Trustees are elected to serve a two-year term. Trustees can be
elected to serve unlimited consecutive terms.
Will I get paid?
No, the DRAW trustee positions are voluntary and the trustees should not be benefiting from the organization that they are running. However, DRAW trustees
are compensated for travel to required Board meetings at the rate of $1,500.00 per year.
I am interested in becoming a DRAW Trustee, what do I do now?
Obtain a Board of Trustees application from the DRAWing Attention Newsletter, or you can download it from the drawonline.org website www.drawonline.org
send the completed application to the address indicated by September 25, 2014.,
Drag Racing Association of Women –DRAW Board of Trustees Application 2014
(Please submit the following information to DRAW, CO Rosalee Noble – 4 Hance Drive, Charleston, Il 61920 or email@example.com
City: ___________________________________State: ___________ Zip: _________
Phone: ________________________Fax: _____________________________
Accomplishments you would like to share (personal, community, job, family, DRAW, etc.) ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________
Current or most recent employment (optional) _________________________________
Job Description (optional) _________________________________________________
Racing Affiliation, if any ___________________________________________________
DRAW position(s) held ___________________________________________________
Time donated to DRAW or other volunteer activities ____________________________
NHRA and/or IHRA National events you attended in 2013 and 2014 _______________
Other information you would like us to know