Join the Executive

 

We are here because we care

Greatness is a result from a deliberate effort made by those involved; it is not a naturally occurring event that takes place without the involvement of people who care. We care about our genre, our members being respected and valued for the work they do and paid accordingly. This is at the core our of our Executives' responsibilities to it's members and the community.          

Executive Members are chosen by a vote of the members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). If a member meets the position qualifications and is nominated by at least one other member they can run for the position. If a new position is required or a position becomes vacant during the year, the President will, upon consultation with the Executive Members, appoint someone to act in that position until the next AGM. All Executive Members have a vote at Executive meetings except the President. Executive Members of the
DIDAA are expected to:

  • Be a graduate or student of RICP or other program approved by the Association
  • Be well informed on issues of concern and importance to the interior decorating and 
design community
  • Represent the interests of all other DIDAA members when dealing with trades people, 
sales representatives and others in the interior decorating and design community
  • Act Professionally in accordance with the Value Statement of DIDAA

 

The roles in the Executive are:

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Co-Education Director
Membership Director
Industry Partner Director
Special Events Coordinator
Publishing and Marketing Director
Member(s) at Large
Student Liaison
Past President

 

Summary of each role:

President (2 year term, maximum 2 terms)

  • Must have served at least one term in a Director position (minimum two years served) prior to nomination for President.
  • Professionally involved in the design community
  • Acts as the Chief Executive Officer
  • Presides over all Executive Board meetings
  • Does not vote at Executive meetings
  • Signing officer
  • Ex-officio member of all committees and projects
  • Must be politically non-partisan in any dealings on behalf of the Association
  • Does up agenda.



Vice President (2 year term, maximum 2 terms)

  • Though the position of vice--‐president naturally leads to the position of president it is not compulsory only voluntary.
  • Sits as chair of Executive Board meetings in the absence of the President
  • Professionally involved in the design community
  • Acts as Executive Liaison to all subcommittees and may plans or organize activities that contribute to the public image of the DIDAA
  • Works closely with other committees to ensure full involvement by members
  • Develop and prepare yearly welcome package for new board
  • Keeps record of motions make.
  • Keeps track of all log in pass codes
  • Signing Authority



Secretary (2 year term, maximum 2 terms)

  • Attends all Executive Board meetings
  • Keeps minutes of all proceedings as well as keeping record of all votes
  • Is custodian and responsible for the safe keeping of all minutes of Executive meetings and Annual General Meeting
  • Makes sure motions are given to Vice President
  • Uses word processing and other software to email notices and attachments to members
  • Task writer
  • Keeper of correspondence



Treasurer (2 year term, maximum 2 terms)

  • Official signing officer along with president and vice president (2 signatures)
  • Disburses funds upon receipt of statements
  • Obtains Board approval on any expenses over $1,000.00
  • Maintains accurate records of accounts and submits up to date statements at every executive meeting
  • Ensures a chartered accountant does the annual audit and all taxes are paid when due
  • Responsible for annual filing of Non-Profit Return and notice of charges to Alberta 
Registries
  • Has PayPal access codes, utilizes PayPal for association bank accounts, ensures proper records of financial transactions are available for the auditors
  • Updates By-laws as needed
  • Establishes for board approval



Education Director (2 year term, maximum 2 terms)

  • Responsible for scheduling, organizing and overseeing all of the DIDAA educational events, seminars, and PK lectures
  • will contact industry partners to set up events, if they so choose
  • keep calendar of events updated
  • search for other association events and publish them on the event calendar
  • keep track of guest book to keep track of guest numbers attending



Membership Director (2 year term, maximum 2 terms)

  • Responsible for recruiting members and keeping an up to date list of members
  • Works actively to recruit members for the Association
  • Works to ensure members remain interested and renew their memberships
  • May speak in public about DIDAA and the advantages of becoming a member
  • Develops benefits for members and innovative strategies for selling memberships
  • Assist association with creating opportunities to promote our general membership and trade partners
  • Works closely with Mentor Program
  • Develop and prepare yearly welcome package for Members



Industry Partner Director (2 year term, maximum 2 terms)

  • Recruits Industry Partner members and keeping an up to date list of members
  • Takes a leadership role to recruit Industry Partner members and ensures that they remain 
interested and renew memberships
  • May speak in public about DIDAA and the advantages of becoming a member
  • Develops Industry Partner benefits for members and innovative strategies for securing partnerships
  • Develop and prepare yearly welcome package for Industry Partners (Decals, letter, Certificate...)
  • Works closely with Industry Partner Liaisons




Special Events Coordinator (2 year term, maximum 2 terms)

  • Responsible for finding appropriate venues for all special events including but not limited to: Annual Gala, Annual General Meeting, Annual Table Top Trade Show
  • Responsible for arranging transportation and hotel accommodation for out of town trips.
  • Menu selection for events
  • Arranges of all decorative embellishments including but not limited to: Floral arrangements, table tops, registration table, head table
  • Designs and sends out invitations (via shout out, website, mail service)
  • Manages RSVP’s in Eventbrite and invitations



Publishing and Marketing Director (2 year term, maximum 2 terms)

  • Editor of all publishing materials for the Association which includes but not limited to: newsletter, membership directory, business cards, membership cards, posters and brochures
  • Understand need to keep membership informed via website, shoutouts, and social media.  Training is available.



Member(s) at Large (1 year term)

  • Assists the President and other directors in the completion of special projects initiated by the Executive Committee.
  • May act for any member of the Executive when asked by the President
  • May co-ordinate ventures with other organizations in the interior decorating and design community



Student Liaison (1 year term)

  • Assists executive committee members when needed
  • Is currently enrolled in the Residential Interiors Certificate Program (RICP) at the 
University of Alberta or other comparable program approved by the Association
  • Informs students enrolled in their program about the Association and the benefits of membership. 




Past President ( 2 year term)

  • To act in a mentor and advisory role for the current President to keep continuity and consistency for the current President and Board of Directors.
  • Does not need to attend Board meetings and does not vote at Executive meetings.