Thursday, June 21, 2012

Class Presidency Responsibilities

Here are descriptions of class presidency duties that you can use when you have changes in your class presidencies. They are based on what is listed in the handbook, but formatted to have all of the information for each calling in one place (so you can print each of them out individually for the girls):


CLASS PRESIDENT-

Class Presidency Member Duties:


Be an example, at all times, of the standards found in the “For the Strength of Youth” booklet.

Attend all Sunday classes, class presidency meetings, other required meetings, and activities. 

Encourage all class members to attend their meetings as well.

Watch over and fellowship class members, especially those who are new members or less active and those who have disabilities or other special needs. Pray for them, spend time with them, and become genuine friends.

Help class members establish close friendships, learn leadership skills, and live the gospel.

Help each new young woman feel welcome as she becomes part of the class.

Support and encourage class members’ efforts in Personal Progress program.

With your leader (member of the ward’s YW Presidency), hold and conduct regular class presidency meetings.

Help plan activities, including Mutual (Wednesday night activities).

Conduct Sunday meetings when assigned.


Specific Duties of the Class President:

Presides over their class

Works with and supports their assigned leader in the ward Young Womens Presidency

With their assigned leader in the Young Womens Presidency, creates agenda for monthly class presidency meetings. Conducts class presidency meetings.

Co-responsible (with the ward Young Womens Presidency and other class presidency members) for Mutual and other YW activities

Review monthly class attendance

Coordinates calls  (reminders, etc) to class members

Welcome each new Young Woman, especially new members of their own class

Delegate responsibilities to counselors and other class members. Have them report back on assignments (follow up) to make sure they are completed

Work closely with the class secretary (if assigned)

The class presidents serve on the Bishopric youth committee  (BYC) and attends all BYC meetings. If unable to attend, assigns a counselor in the class presidency to attend in your place.


  
COUNSELOR IN CLASS PRESIDENCY-

Class Presidency Member Duties:


Be an example, at all times, of the standards found in the “For the Strength of Youth” booklet.

Attend all Sunday classes, class presidency meetings, other required meetings, and activities. 

Encourage all class members to attend their meetings as well.

Watch over and fellowship class members, especially those who are new members or less active and those who have disabilities or other special needs. Pray for them, spend time with them, and become genuine friends.

Help class members establish close friendships, learn leadership skills, and live the gospel.

Help each new young woman feel welcome as she becomes part of the class.

Support and encourage class members’ efforts in Personal Progress program.

Help plan activities, including Mutual (Wednesday night activities).

 

Duties specific to Counselors in Class Presidencies:


Works with and supports the class president, counsels and contributes suggestions and ideas. Accept assignments with willingness and complete all assignments

 Attends class presidency meetings (and may be assigned to conduct if class president is unable to attend)

Attends YW classes, meetings, and activities

Participates in activity preparations and makes phone calls to class members, as assigned

Conduct YW classes and meetings, as assigned.



CLASS SECRETARY-

 

Class Presidency Member Duties:


Be an example, at all times, of the standards found in the “For the Strength of Youth” booklet.

Attend all Sunday classes, class presidency meetings, other required meetings, and activities. 

Encourage all class members to attend their meetings as well.
Watch over and fellowship class members, especially those who are new members or less active and those who have disabilities or other special needs. Pray for them, spend time with them, and become genuine friends.

Help class members establish close friendships, learn leadership skills, and live the gospel.

Help each new young woman feel welcome as she becomes part of the class.

Support and encourage class members’ efforts in Personal Progress program.


 

Duties specific to the Class Secretary:


They compile and review attendance information and submit it to the ward’s Young Women Secretary.

They consult with the class presidency to prepare agendas for presidency meetings. They attend these meetings, take notes, and keep track of assignments.

They may help class presidencies and Young Women leaders plan activities.

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