My year as club treasurer 2014/2015 has been one huge learning experience on so many fronts. Handling money that isn’t yours is a really huge task especially when accountability is something that you can choose to play around with and there isn’t a system set to monitor the funds.
Along the way, I developed a few ‘habits’ that really helped me keep the club’s finances in check
- Get a notebook especially for Rotaract activities and write down each and every expenditure and income. You can later transfer the income to a receipt book but the notebook is mandatory.
- Each day after fellowship transfer these figures onto the Rotaract template that is an excel sheet.
- Endeavor to attend each and every fellowship or club activity to personally keep track of any income and make money available for club expenses.
- Constantly update the President on club finances; this helps a lot with accountability
One of the biggest challenges I had as treasurer was keeping track of money collected during fellowships in my absence. No one ever knew who
exactly collected the money and usually there were no records of it anywhere.
I am excited to take on my new role in the club leadership. All in all it was a great year to serve, I believe I am more confident.
We greatly thank God for the Rotary year 2014/2015
Yours in Service
Club Treasurer 2014/2015
Rotaract Club of Kololo
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