Secretary, Cornell Club of Southwest Florida

Posted by Cornell Alumni Association of Southwest Florida on 11/04/2013

General Information

Process for Filling Position: Open (Volunteers self-identify)
Number of Seats: 1
Location: Cape Coral, Florida 33909, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni, Parents, Friends

Summary of Position

The club secretary is part of the team who provide leadership and guidance to the board and the local Cornell community. In addition, the secretary takes minutes from board meetings and distributes them to the board and maintains a record of all meeting minutes to be kept on record with the club after their tenure. The secretary may be in charge of ensuring the constitution and bylaws are up-to-date and shall perform other duties of the office and as assigned by the president.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
It is important that the club secretary is able to speak in board meetings and share minutes with the board. Although public speaking is not mandatory, it is helpful to have a comfort level in speaking to their constituents. The ability to share a clear message is important in both speaking and communicating via email.


Lead a Group
Serve on a Committee or Board
Club secretaries should effectively communicate in board meetings, share clear minutes and notes and participate in the life of the club.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Club secretaries should actively participate in succession planning and board opportunity discussions within their community. Meeting alumni and speaking with them about opportunities to engage the local Cornell community are vital to the growth of the club.


Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Mindy Hillenbrand
Volunteer Position Title:
Associate Director, Regional Programs
Email: Phone:

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 3-5 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 2 years
Number of terms in Office: 1 term


Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? Yes


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: Determined by region.
Conference Call: No
Meetings per year: Monthly

Other Meeting Details: Each club has a different meeting schedule.

Additional Attendance Requirements: Club secretaries are invited to attend CALC and are encouraged to attend any other additional training opportunities available to them.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election