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AGCRA European Chapter  |  2019

LEADERS

In the European Chapter

President

COL Matt Rasmussen, HQ USAREUR

Vice President

SGM Kevin McMullen, 10th AAMDC

VP of Plans & Operations

SGM Tamika DeVeaux, NATO Brigade

VP for Awards

CPT(R) Silvia McKeller

VP for Fund Raising

CW5 Martha Ervin, 7th MSC

VP for Membership

SFC Haywood Brevard, 30th Medical Brigade

VP for Communications

SFC Angel Acosta, 16th Sustainment Brigade

Treasurer

SSG Ernie Bragg, NATO Brigade

Secretary

(vacant)

Sergeant At Arms

SGM Richard Thomas, HQ USAREUR

Historian

CPT Phillipa Lewin, 5-7th ADA Battalion

Regional Vice Presidents

 

     Regional VP for Ansbach

     2LT Erica Loroff, 5-4th ADA Battalion

 

     Regional VP for Bavaria

     1LT Erica Schneider, 15th Engineer Battalion

 

     Regional VP for Benelux

     SFC Bradley Cook, AFNORTH Bn NATO Brigade

 

     Regional VP for Rheinland-Pfalz

     CW4 Chad Bowen, NATO Brigade

     Regional VP for Wiesbaden

     SFC Shannon Wyatt, USAG Wiesbaden

President

COL Matt Rasmussen - HQ USAREUR

Will serve as the primary executive officer of the Chapter and shall be responsible for the affairs of the association in the Chapter area of operation.

 

The President is responsible for all activities of the Chapter. The President will call meetings of the Board of Directors, and the Chapter membership as appropriate.

 

The President will report to the membership on the state of the Chapter on at least an annual basis.

Vice President

SGM Kevin McMullen, 10th AAMDC

Will remain prepared to assume the office and duties of the Chapter President on short notice for temporary absences of the President.

 

Shall be the primary coordinating officer and chairperson pro-tempore of all Chapter committees and perform such other duties as assigned by the President.

 

Shall supervise the ongoing operations, fund-raising, and special events of the Chapter.

 

He/she will supervise the VP for Communications.

 

The Vice President shall be the primary coordinating officer to represent the Chapter as the Sponsorship Liaison and shall coordinate with all Vice Presidents to accomplish all responsibilities entailed.

 

In the event of death, disability, or resignation of the Chapter President, the Vice President will assume the office and duties as Chapter President.

Regional Vice Presidents

 

     Regional VP for Ansbach

     2LT Erica Loroff, 5-4th ADA Battalion

 

     Regional VP for Bavaria

     1LT Erica Schneider, 15th Engineer Battalion

 

     Regional VP for Benelux

     SFC Bradley Cook, AFNORTH Bn NATO Brigade

 

     Regional VP for Rheinland-Pfalz

     CW4 Chad Bowen, NATO Brigade

     Regional VP for Wiesbaden

     SFC Shannon Wyatt, USAG Wiesbaden

The Regional Vice Presidents represent and coordinate on behalf of the European Chapter due to the dispersed nature of the theater.


The regional Vice Presidents are aligned with six of the seven United States Army Garrisons in Europe: Ansbach, Bavaria, Benelux, Rheinland-Pfalz, Vicenza, and Wiesbaden. USAG – Stuttgart is represented by a separate chapter, the “Stuttgart Chapter.” If at any time one of these USAGs is eliminated, the aligned regional Vice President position will also be eliminated at the end of the serving member's term.
 

Will be responsible for implementing and overseeing all Chapter functions for their region.
 

Shall be the primary coordinating officer and chairperson pro-tempore of all regional committees and perform such other duties assigned as the Chapter Vice President for their region.
 

Shall supervise the ongoing operations, fund-raising, and special events of the Chapter within their region.
 

Shall be the primary coordinating officer to represent the Chapter as the sponsorship liaison to their region. With approval of the Board of Directors, the Regional Vice President may designate additional members to assist in this endeavor.

VP of Plans & Operations

SGM Tamika DeVeaux, NATO Brigade

The VP Plans and Operations works with the President to ensure all of the responsibilities of the Chapter board are fulfilled. The focus is on the operating budget and functions of the board and to assist with strategic planning.

 

Will be responsible for being familiar with the Board Bylaws and operating policies to ensure the board adheres to all legal, financial, and any other obligations and able to communicate these to the board as required.

 

Create and update Board bylaws, policies, or other documentation required.

 

Ensure that the budget is approved and fits with the strategy of the Chapter's annual plan.

 

Assist the President in filling vacant Chapter board positions as necessary.

VP for Awards

CPT(R) Silvia McKeller

Will be responsible for the development and oversight of the Chapter awards program to recognize member contributions to the European Chapter, the AGCRA, and the AG Corps.

VP of Fund Raising

CW5 Martha Ervin, 7th MSC

Is responsible for recruiting and selecting volunteers for the Fundraising Committee that will assist in the planning, recruitment, and execution of Chapter fundraising events.  

 

Establishes relationship with the Treasurer and President to ensure funds raised are stewarded appropriately.

 

Acts as liaison between committee and Chapter.

VP for Membership

SFC Haywood Brevard, 30th Medical Brigade

Will be responsible for the growth of the Chapter membership and for developing programs to further the interests and membership of the European Chapter, the AGCRA, and the AG Corps.
 

In the absence of the President and Vice President, the VP for Membership will call to order the general membership meeting and assume the role of President Pro-Tempore.

VP for Communications

SFC Angel Acosta, 16th Sustainment Brigade

Will be responsible for the development of marketing and communication programs to publicize the European Chapter and to further the interests and membership of the European Chapter, the AGCRA, and the AG Corps.


Per guidance from the President, plans, coordinates, prepares and/or executes strategic communications for the Chapter.
 

Will be responsible for ensuring Chapter website content is kept fresh and relevant.
 

Serves as editor for Chapter’s proposed publications; includes oversight for all coordination and necessary action to produce and disseminate the publication.
 

The Vice President for Communications must receive the approval of the Board of Directors prior to implementing marketing programs and conducting publicity campaigns.

Has oversight responsibility for the Chapter's website at www.agcraeurope.com. With approval of the Board of Directors may designate additional members to assist in this endeavor, including website maintenance.


Coordinates communication efforts with the National Executive Council's Vice President for Communications and efforts with their respective programs.
 

Coordinates with Chapter webmaster to support and/or execute linkages between the Chapter, AG School, other chapter websites, and any other website that supports the aims and goals of the Chapter.
 

Obtains policy and procedural guidance on such items as frequency of publication, funding issues and decisions, and other matters of concern to the general membership of the Chapter.
 

Coordinating effort and purpose for solicitation of input for all proposed Chapter publications.
 

Publicizes Chapter functions before and after.
 

Prepares and submits final proposed publication for the President's approval.
 

Identify controversial proposed publications to the President and Chapter board members.

Treasurer

SSG Ernie Bragg, NATO Brigade

Will have care and custody of all funds, properties, and securities of the Chapter. He/she shall deposit or cause to deposit in the name of “AGCRA – European Chapter” all funds and securities of the Chapter in such banks and or trust companies as the Chapter President may designate. All financial or finance related records is the responsibility of the Treasurer. 

 

Will keep the President informed at all times of the financial status of the Chapter. A full financial review report will be made available when called for by the general membership.
 

Will prepare a monthly financial report, to be presented at all Board of Director meetings which will become a part of the Chapter’s official records. A copy will be forwarded to the AGCRA National treasurer and United States Army Garrison – Rheinland-Pfalz.
 

Will maintain records of all accountable Chapter property in accordance with DODI 1000.15, AR 210-22, and Army in Europe Regulation 210-22.
 

Will maintain informal accountability records of the petty cash fund.
 

Will prepare the Chapter budget for presentation to the general membership at the November meeting. This budget, after receiving an approving vote by the general membership, will be the coming year’s budget for a period of twelve months commencing in January and ending in December.
 

Will transport to the November general membership meeting all necessary documents as required for the performance of an audit, as deemed necessary by the Chapter President. Should at some point other than the November general meeting an audit is desirable, or directed; the Treasurer will maintain records in such format as to provide immediate and accurate verification. Under no circumstances will a change of Chapter Treasurer be effected without an audit of the financial records.
 

Will ensure all audits are accomplished in accordance with DODI 1000.15, AR 210-22, and Army in Europe Regulation 210-22.
 

The Treasurer, in conjunction with the Chapter President, formulates and dispatches such documents as are required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Secretary

(vacant)

Will be the recording official of the Chapter general membership meeting and the custodian of the official records, except those of the Chapter Treasurer.  Will formulate and record minutes of all meetings held within the Chapter and forward copies NLT 14 calendar days after each meeting to each member. A file copy will be maintained in the official Chapter files and a copy will be forwarded to the United States Army Garrison – Rheinland-Pfalz, Attn: Private Organization office.  Will maintain a current list of all Chapter members and be prepared to call roll of the authorized voting members, proxies, and active members at meetings of the general membership to confirm a quorum.
Will have at all general membership meetings a list of existing committees with necessary documents for the performance of the committees’ duties.  Will maintain correspondence with the AGCRA National Executive Council’s Secretary and act as the correspondence focal point for the AGCRA – European Chapter. File copies of all official Chapter correspondences will be kept in the official Chapter files.  Will assist the Chapter President in agenda preparation for general membership meetings.

Sergeant At Arms

SGM Richard Thomas, HQ USAREUR

Will enforce the rules and customs of the Association and the Chapter. He/she is responsible for the safeguarding of any regalia items.


The Sergeant At Arms will not hold other office in this Chapter or region, either elected or appointed concurrently.

Historian

CPT Phillipa Lewin, 5-7th Air Defense Artillery Battalion

Will be a permanent position filled by appointment by the President and confirmed by majority vote of the Board of Directors.
 

Will maintain the historical records of the Chapter and perform other duties as directed by the President.