|EAS BOARD 2016 - 2017|
|Denise Stueven (USA)|
|Dave Whymark (UK)|
|Carolyn Glaspie (USA)|
|Yamini Menezes (India)|
|Julie Ebrell (UK)|
|Hope Bloesch (Australia)|
|Co-Website Administrators eascoMedia@yahoo.com|
|Gitte Doj (Denmark)|
|Co-Newsletter Editors easNewsletter@gmail.com|
|Debbie Kuo (USA)|
|Penny McColl (UK)|
|Isabella Kong (Denmark/Hong Kong)|
|Carl-Erik Beillon (Sweden)|
|Inger Povlich (USA)|
|Charlotte Deschacht (Belgium)|
|Co-Vendor Relations VendorEasRelations@gmail.com|
|Charity Committee Chairperson easCharity@gmail.com|
|Tracy Greene (USA)|
|Tai Tai Director easTaitaiDirector@gmail.com|
|Raija Aflatuni (Finland)|
BOARD POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Co-Presidents: chair the Board and meetings, act as Association representative when necessary, coordinate and direct Board activities. They will adhere to, enforce and update the Association By-laws. They will also appoint and oversee a Charity Sub-Committee, who will be responsible for researching needs and distributing earmarked EAS funds to decided charitable organizations.
Co-Treasurers: receive and disburse all funds, keep accurate books and accounts, and prepare a financial statement for presentation at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Board will assign an auditor to verify the annual financial statement.
Co-Secretaries: prepare minutes of Board meetings with copies being delivered within two weeks to the Board members. They will take minutes at the AGM and all Extraordinary General Meetings.
Co-Website Administrators: update and maintain the website and promote EAS events through What's On in Suzhou and OPEN magazine.
Co-Newsletter Editors: publish EAS newsletter each month.
Co-Membership/Hospitality: maintain a current membership database and coordinate all membership activities, including introduction of new members, Ambassador program, and Language Companions program. .
• Ambassadors provide local EAS representation within various housing compounds.
• Language Companions support members for whom English is not their first language.
Co-Activities: arrange group activities and organize larger events held throughout the year.
Co-Vendor Relations: sign up vendors who are willing to sponsor charity events/offer discounts to EAS members
Charity Committee Chairperson:coordinate the efforts of the EAS Charity Committee to research needs and distribute funds to chosen organizations. The chairperson also facilitates a monthly charity committee meeting, coordinates the efforts to plan annual fundraising events and compiles periodic updates for the Sojourner as well as the End of Year Report.
Tai Tai Director: works with the appropriate officials to organize and coordinate all the Tai Tai tours and trips.