PLEASE NOTE: Because of the change in National Hadassh's calendar, incoming Boards and Officers will be serving until December 30, 2013. Election of officers will thereafter be held in the Fall of the calendar year.
Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah
The B’Yachad Leadership Team
Being a chapter president is a huge honor, challenge and responsibility. A growth and learning experience. Congratulations! You will never quite be the same.
As Hadassah transitions from a May 31 year end to a calendar year end, many of you are new to the position. Welcome. Thank you to those presidents who just finished 18 months. We are grateful to those who are continuing. Below are some tips to help you do the best job that you can.
1) Remember to breathe – sometimes you need to step away, take a break, take time to process a situation or just cool down.
2) Stay in control by being focused and organized. Always use an agenda. Hold regular board and general meetings for your chapter.
3) Delegation, delegation, delegation – being a president is a huge job. Utilize and train your Executive VP. Encourage your board members to create committees. Always look to create new volunteers and groom future leaders for Hadassah. TRANSFER your knowledge of Hadassah to these volunteers.
4) Be a good listener. Good communication is key to avoiding and / or resolving conflicts.
5) Utilize your chapter mentor. She is there to help you be the best that you can be.
Meryl Strutin, Leadership Team Chair
The following is an excerpt from “Developing Volunteers for Organizational Success,” p. 47.
Leadership is the art of getting people together effectively for a common goal. Leadership requires charisma, a vision, an innovative and creative mind, and skilled communication.
As Henrietta Szold brilliantly forged Hadassah into a successful fundraising and social welfare organization, she also helped to create an organization that called upon the talent and skill of tens of thousands of women. Combining flexibility and risk-taking with steely determination, she integrated the needs of members with the goals of the organization, thus providing a role model for Hadassah leadership.
Leaders transform potential into reality. When selecting individuals to take on positions of leadership, remember that people skills are as important as task skills or expertise in a specific area.
Effective leaders model individual behaviors that nurture and encourage others.
The B’Yachad Leadership Team (LT) and the Florida Atlantic Region is here to serve your chapter’s Executive Board. B’Yachad means “Together.” Together, we will help your chapter be successful.
We are available to meet with your chapter’s Executive Board to help it work as efficiently as possible.
We are available to help chapter Executive Boards on an appointment basis. If you need us, please contact the region office, and the Leadership Team will arrange for you to come to the office or we will come to you. We can help you with board briefings, delegation, conflict resolution, how to cultivate new leadership and much more. Call us if you need us!
SUGGESTED TIMING OF NOMINATIONS -
October-November, 2014 - Nominating committee meets to complete the slate
November-December, 2014 – Elections take place at the general meeting.
December, 2013 or January, 2014 – Installation of new Officers.
Officers will be elected for a Jan.1-Dec. 31 term.
The following women are members of the Leadership Team. (In alphabetical order): Joan Baron (FAR President), Marion Aronheim, Janice Davidson, Adele Freitag, June Goldman, Lydia Krieg, Linda Rosenthal, Marge Rosin, Iris Rothstein, Fran Sachs. Carol Weiss, and Meryl Strutin - Chair.
The following is an excerpt from “Developing Volunteers for Organizational Success p 52-53:
DELEGATING - It has been said that delegating is the hallmark of a successful leader. It is a method of getting work done with each member doing her part. Through delegating, a part of the responsibility is assigned to others who will help to find solutions. By doing this, we also save time and develop leadership for the future.
Advantages of delegating
Responsibilities of a leader
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