I now have the privilege and honor of
installing those officers and executive council
members who have been elected to serve and
represent the Air Force Association and you during
the coming year. As I call your name, please come
forward and stand to my __________ facing the
members and guests. Please withhold your applause
until they have been sworn in.
Office of President
yours is perhaps the office that carries the
greatest responsibility and the greatest
opportunity to be of service.
You shall be expected to represent the
chapter on many and varied occasions. You must
always remember to speak, not as an individual,
but as President of a most respected and important
organization in your community.
Members will look to you for inspiration.
You will be obligated to preserve peace and
harmony among the membership. You will preside
over all meetings, devoting whatever time is
necessary to prepare and agenda. You are expected
to conduct each meeting in an orderly and
business-like manner. You should insure that all
courtesies are extended to the chapterís guests
and speakers. It is your responsibility to make
sure that your committees are continuously alerted
and aware of their responsibilities. You must
receive and pass on information concerning
Chapter, State, Regional and National programs,
projects and objectives to the membership. You
should insure that all correspondence is handled
promptly and correctly. It is your responsibility
to call and hold Executive Council or Board
meetings with regularity in order to determine
your organizationís policies and programs. In
general, you will do all things within the
framework of your capabilities to put to good and
constructive use, all things that will benefit
your organization and the Air Force Association.
Yes, this office requires ability and
energy, but the rewards are great. With
confidence, I ask you to accept the
responsibilities of the office of President. Do
you accept that responsibility?
Office of Vice President
Will the Vice President(s) please come
forward? ________________________, the office of
Vice President is a most responsible one. You are
obligated to familiarize yourself with all
business of your organization, its finances, its
constitution and bylaws, policies, objectives and
programs. You will preside in the absence of the
President and are bound by the same
responsibilities. You must always be prepared to
assume the responsibilities of that office. We are
sure that you will never falter in this
opportunity to be os special service to your
organization and the Air Force Association.
Again, with great confidence, I now ask
you to accept the responsibilities of the office
of Vice President. Do you accept that
Office of Secretary
Will the Secretary-elect please come
forward? You have been elected to serve as
Secretary and what a challenging office you have
been asked to accept. President _______________
will depend a great of help and consideration for
his office and responsibilities.
Besides the fact that you are officially
the keeper of organiational records and required
to record the accomplishments of the organization
for posterity, a great deal of the Presidentís
efficiency will depend upon the businesslike
manner in which you handle the affairs of your
office. It is your responsibility to keep your
President informed on any matter you feel
important for the benefit of your organization.
You are the link between the office of President
and the membership. President ____________ will
expect you to answer all correspondence at your
earliest convenience. You are expected to prepare
the activity reports reflecting your
organizationís accomplishments by the established
suspense date of each quarter. You have been
elected to this office by your fellow AFAíers
because of your qualifications and interest. Do
you accept this responsibility?
Office of Treasurer
______________________ please come forward.
You have been elected to a very important
office. It is your responsibility, obligation and
duty to work closely with your organizationís
President. You will keep the Executive Council (or
membership) informed as to the financial health of
your organization. It shall be your responsibility
to seek early collection of all monies and to pay
all obligations promptly You are the guardian of
the funds and it is an honor an a challenge to
make the work of the Treasurer outstanding. Your
fellow AFAíers feel certain that you will do just
that. Do you accept the responsibilities of
Members of the Executive Council
Will the members of the Executive Council
please come forward?
You have heard your officers accept the
responsibilities of their respective offices.
There is no doubt of their capabilities in being
able to do the job well, but they will need your
help and support.
The Executive Council is the governing
body of the chapter (or organization) and
yourfaithful attendance and active participation
in all council and membership meetings is an
absolute necessity. You must completely support
your chapterís (or organizationís) programs and
objectives and strive diligently to meet whatever
goals that may be established.
I ask each of you to accept the
responsibilities associated with membership on the
Executive Council. Do you accept these
Officers and Members of the Executive
Council, are you ready to receive the oath of