I want to start by thanking everyone for the opportunity to serve as your union treasurer. It’s not lost on me that I am a very junior guy in this role, and I want to encourage everyone to reach out with concerns and suggestions. The union’s budget comes directly out of your paychecks, and as your fiduciary, I am accountable to all of you.
To that end, everything I do as your treasurer is guided by transparency, accountability, and productivity. As that relates to what I’m working on now, we have switched banks from Bremer to TCF. We switched for a number of reasons, but chiefly because of the online banking features that TCF offers. This allows every member of the board to have their own unique login, the ability to review the unions accounts and transaction histories, and their own unique credit card number so every member of the board knows exactly who is spending money and how, rather than sharing cards or issuing reimbursements. We are also using electronic receipts wherever possible to cut down on waste, storage, and scanning.
I will also be working with the bylaws committee to improve the flexibility and accountability in how we handle transactions.
Again, please reach out with any suggestions or concerns any time. I look forward to seeing how we can all work together.