Frequently Asked Questions
We are delighted you want to attend a meeting to learn about Execs! You must have permission to attend, in advance, from a current member or the Executive Director. Please look through our online directory and see if you know a current member whom you could ask to bring you as a guest. If you don’t recognize any of our members, please contact our Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) for guidance.
Free parking with a parking pass (or your car may be towed) is available on a first-come-first-served basis in three areas: (1) the El Paso Club lot on Boulder Street (behind Tony’s Bar), (2) the El Paso Club alley on the westside of the building (DO NOT PARK at the YMCA or the First Christian Church parking lots.); or (3) the American Legion lot on the SE corner of Platte Avenue and Cascade Avenue. Please print a parking pass and place it on your car dash on Wednesday mornings if you park in any of these locations.
Paid parking meters are available and take coins (nickels, dimes, and quarters), credit cards, or the ParkMobile app. We highly recommend paying with the app so you can monitor and extend the time from your smartphone. Meters must be paid starting at 7:00 a.m.
Attendance is not mandatory. However, regardless of attendance you will be billed for every breakfast that month (see billing questions). You will benefit most, as will your fellow Execs, with regular attendance and participation. Per tradition, Execs meets every week, except the weeks of the Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast (third Wednesday in June) and Thanksgiving (fourth Wednesday in November). This is, of course, subject to change. Please check the calendar on the website homepage for upcoming meeting information.
Offering a discount to Execs members is not a requirement. However, many Execs do extend a discount to fellow members. You can include discount information in your online profile in the section created specifically for this purpose (once logged in, click ‘Update Profile’ and scroll down to the ‘Discounts for Members’ field). Let members what the discount/offer is and how to make use it when they do business with you.
Directors. There are nine Directors on the Board which comprises no more than two Associate Members and the Past President. A Director serves a term of 12 months. The Board regularly meets the second Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise noted, and Board meetings start immediately after the weekly breakfast meeting and are held at the same venue. Directors are expected to attend all monthly Board meetings, unless excused in advance. At the July and January Board meetings, all then-incoming and then-outgoing Directors are expected to attend and assist with the transition.
Officers. Of the Directors, four are appointed by the Board to serve in the Officer positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Each Officer serves a term of six months, with the exception of the Treasurer who serves a term of 12 months. The day-to-day duties of the Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are nominal, because the Executive Director assists with fulfilling the same by maintaining the corporate records, keeping minutes, bookkeeping, preparing financial reports, and running the monthly Board meeting as needed. Per tradition, not the Bylaws, the Vice President usually becomes the next President. The greatest requirements of the President are to attend and host the weekly meetings, and to run the monthly Board meeting. Additionally, the out-going President automatically assumes the position of Past President Officer and ninth Director and serves for another six months on the Board.
Benefits of Service. It is an honor not only to run for the board (regardless of being elected), but to serve on the board. Most members eventually will be asked by the nominating committee to run for the Board. Serving on the Board is an excellent way to connect with members and learn the inner workings of the association. Every Primary and Associate Member is strongly urged to consider serving on the Board. For more information, the Bylaws are posted on the website.