Executive Structure

Duties and Responsibilities of Board of Directors

This document is not yet reviewed and amended to reflect the new regulations regarding not-for-profit organizations


This page is an excerpt from the HKVCA Plans and Procedures Manual held by the Board of Directors. It is posted here for information only, and is designed to allow HKVCA members an insight into who on the Executive is responsible for what.


Initiate, supervise and review programs and activities that will further the objectives of the HKVCA.

Preside over meetings of the Executive, and General Meetings of the members.

Coordinate with the Hong Kong Veterans Association (HKVA) to ensure that HKVCA can represent the interests of, and stand in for HKVA where required.

Encourage and delegate volunteer members to work as Representatives, on Committees or in other capacities that will promote an effective connection with the members at large.

Through coordination with Regional Directors, ensure that HKVCA aims, goals and initiatives are understood, supported and coordinated.

Ensure that HKVCA concerns are communicated to appropriate offices of the Federal Government and other external organizations to facilitate a more effective national organization.

Ensure that HKVCA fulfills its advocacy role in support of veterans' recognition, needs and welfare.

First Vice President

Stand-in for the President as required.

Assist the President as requested in coordinating HKVCA-wide activities.

Second Vice President

Stand-in for the First Vice President as required.

Assist the President as requested in coordinating special projects.


Take and distribute Minutes at all meetings of the Executive, or General Meetings of the members.

Notify Executive members, and members at large, of all meetings for which they should be in attendance.

Acknowledge by appropriate means all correspondence received at National level.

Draft correspondence as required by Government, or as directed by the President.

Maintain a National membership list for legal and communication purposes.

Maintain all records of HKVCA, including minutes and Policy documents.

Hold the Seal of the Corporation.


Maintain accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements of the HKVCA.

Meet all the financial obligations of the HKVCA in a timely fashion.

Deposit all monies in the name and to the credit of HKVCA in a financial institution designated by the Executive.

Disburse the funds of the HKVCA under the direction of the Executive.

On a regular basis, provide the Executive with an account of all recent financial transactions in a manner which clearly defines the financial position of the corporation.

Co-ordinate the Regions in the maintenance of financial records which will provide appropriate information annually to the Canada Revenue Agency as a requirement of the HKVCA charity designation.

Past President

Provide the President with assistance in dealings with outside agencies.

Advise the President by providing a sober second-thought on HKVCA initiatives and plans.


Be the sole representative of HKVCA to the media.

Ensure that the media is kept informed of HKVCA and HKVA activities and initiatives.

Deal with media requests for information, and assist the media in gaining access to HK veterans and others.

Actively work with schools and service organizations to further understanding of HKVCA goals.

Assist Regions in their publicity-related activities.

Advise on HKVCA Web content and Newsletter distribution.

Regional Directors

As a member of the Board of Directors, actively represent the interests of their region at the National level.

Preside over meetings of the Executive, and General Meetings of the members of the Region concerned.

Respond to members’ concerns regarding the welfare of any veterans or widows, and to choose a course of action which will address those concerns.

Assist the National President by ensuring that Regional activities are communicated to, and coordinated with, National level.

Coordinate attendance of HKVCA representatives at remembrance ceremonies and other similar activities.


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