The North Florida Chapter is one of the busiest chapters in BetterInvesting. We hold Model Investment Club meetings once a month, plus a Tuesday Training Workshop once a month. We participate in Financial Literacy Month every April. We send out quarterly newsletters to our chapter members, we hold planning meetings annually, and we visit clubs every year to present anniversary certificates, and update members on BetterInvesting news and events.
This is all done by volunteers. We need some new volunteers, including Board of Directors members, to help with these events if they are to continue. Some of our volunteer directors are new. Some have been volunteering for 30 years. We have fun doing what we do and enjoy each other’s company at our meetings. We meet online, so you don't even have to leave your home.
If you have enjoyed any of our events or services, please consider volunteering to help us keep our events going into the future. Whether you have a few hours now and then or can make a longer commitment, you can be of enormous help.
We have a formal volunteer Orientation & Training Program that will help you become a contributing volunteer early on and expand your overall knowledge of investing the BI way. Please view the handbook to find out more.
Here is an overview of the various volunteer roles in a BetterInvesting chapter:
What is a “Volunteer”?
A BetterInvesting member who wishes to contribute to the chapter. A volunteer may be invited to become an Associate Director on the Chapter Board or, after service the prescribed “apprenticeship period”, be eligible to be voted in as a director.
What is an “Associate Director”?
A volunteer that wants to be involved in the leadership and management of the Chapter. It is a prerequisite to being nominated for election as a full Director. It can be considered to be a training ground prior to election to full Director to determine if the candidate fully understands and accepts the duties and responsibilities of a full director. The Associate Director position affords the Chapter Board the opportunity to work and observe the candidate for a period of at least one year to see if the person is compatible with the Chapter Board and its purpose.
Who can be a Director?
Any North Florida Chapter member may be elected to be a Director after service as an associate director. There are prerequisites to being a Director. A prospective Director must first have satisfactorily served as either a Volunteer or an Associate Director for one minimum year.
Who are the Officers of the Board and how are they selected?
The officers of the North Florida Chapter are a President, several functional area Vice Presidents , a Secretary and a Treasurer. Following the Annual Meeting and preceding the beginning of the next fiscal year, the current President convenes a special Chapter Board meeting for the purpose of electing officers for the new fiscal year from the newly elected Board.
Volunteers, associates and full directors receive deep discounts on BetterInvesting membership fees, online tools, classes and the BetterInvesting National Convention.
Anyone interested should contact Robin Ware to learn more. To apply to be a chapter volunteer please fill out this online volunteer application. We look forward to your support.
Here are some of the ways you can help:
Volunteer (many small jobs)