What are the requirements to become a Board Member?
The minimum requirements for board members are:
What do Board Members do?
The board of directors is the governing body of MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership. The board sets the overall policy and goals which are then carried out by staff.
The board meets on the last Friday of the month at the Detroit Lakes MAHUBE-OTWA office. Meetings usually last one to two hours. In addition, there are some committee meetings and a few special events which board members attend. All meetings also have the option of meeting remotely via Zoom.
I am interested in what MAHUBE-OTWA does, but I don’t know a lot about it?
Absolutely! We provide a basic orientation session for all new board members. Board training is ongoing and provided as needed and requested. We provide board members with the information they need to know about the agency. Finally, board members are always welcome to call or make an appointment with the Executive Director to go over any aspect about the agency.
Are Board Members paid?
Board members are volunteers and not paid a salary. However, we do pay a stipend, travel costs and reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of board duties.
Even though members do not receive a salary, there are many benefits to being on our board including: It is an excellent way to help your community; You will develop or enhance your skills in budgeting, management, supervision and many other areas; and You will be working with some of the most interesting people in your community.
Are Board Meetings very formal?
Meetings are important and the board members are there to conduct business. They are also interesting and fun. The board members are professional, but, at the same time, relaxed and casual. The best way to see what we mean is to attend a board meeting yourself. You are more than welcome to come to a meeting and observe the board in action. We would love to have you visit us.
Most of our board members are unable to make every meeting. They are busy, active people! However, we ask our members to attend as many meetings as possible. As part of the governing body of the agency, you are very important to us.
Board members are professional, but at the same time, relaxed and casual. You are provided meeting agendas and information prior to meetings. The best way to see what we mean is to attend a meeting and observe the board in action.
We believe our future depends on everyone doing well and that our communities are stronger when all people can realize their full potential and contribute to their community.
Want to make a lasting impact in the fight against poverty. MAHUBE-OTWA has a diverse staff who share the Agency’s values of client focused, community minded, and resourceful. Learn more about careers at MAHUBE-OTWA