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Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

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Board Handbook

New Directors

Thank you for serving!

To quickly get familiar with HATDS policies and procedures, please read over the following pages. All will open in a new tab .

  1. Bylaws Highlights page
  2. Dropbox page
  3. Emails/Who What Where page
  4. Start of New Term page

After those, let need and curiosity guide you.

Returning / Outgoing Directors

As soon as it's clear who the new directors will be, direct them to this handbook.

There are several tasks listed on the New Board Checklist that need to be done early in a board's term, ideally just after the transistion meeting.


Corrections and suggestions for this handbook should be sent to

Only in Dropbox

The documents listed below are edited too often to make it practical to include them here as web pages. They are in Dropbox subfolders.

All of these documents need to be kept updated.

DocumentFolder Location
Who What WhereBoard Policies & Procedures
Financial ReportsFinancial Reports
TimelineBoard Documents by Year
Action ItemsBoard Documents by Year
Future Meeting TopicsBoard Documents by Year
Volunteer ListsWorking Documents

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands—one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
~ Audrey Hepburn