INTERVIEW v.3 - Treasurer & Assistant Treasurer: Cristina SCIUBBA (Italy) & Pauline PACE GALEA (Malta)
What position do you currently hold on the IWC Executive Committee (EC)?
Cristina: I am the IWC Treasurer, the one who keeps under control the finance of the club and in agreement with the EC takes care of the budget, incomes and expenditures of the club.
Walk us through a typical week in your position at IWC EC Headquarters?
Cristina: I would walk you through a typical month since my
job is concentrated around quarterly activities, that require my attendance and a little work at home. Treasurer attends General Meetings (GM), Executive Committee (EC) Meetings and Charity Meetings.
At the General Meetings, the job is to collect membership fees and lunch fees and provide payments to the hotel/venue.
At the EC meetings the treasurer presents a financial report with the monthly income and expenses of the club and inform the EC about the current financial situation. At the Charity meetings (my favorite 😍), in behalf of the Charity Committee, the treasurer gives out the IWC donations to the Charity associations.
What big thing are you currently working on?
Cristina: I am working on updating the file in which I keep the receipts of the Charity donations. Do you know that for every donation IWC gives out, a receipt is collected to make sure that the donation was spent as approved by the Charity committee? This is definitely a big thing for me, the satisfaction is huge every time I see that the money was delivered and spent to help a person in need.
Why Is this position available?
Cristina: It will be my third year as treasurer... So time to give this opportunity to another member who likes to be involved and more active in the club.... This one might also be my last summer here in Saint Petersburg 😐... so it is definitely necessary to find somebody to replace me 🤗!
What will be the biggest challenge for the person(s) filling this position?
Cristina: The biggest challenge for the treasurer? Is to trust yourself! Counting money can be challenging ..... but you will easily solve this problem.... counting three times until you feel sure 🤑!
What would other EC members say is the best part about working on the EC team?
Cristina: EC team is really a great team, I feel lucky to be part of it! Ever EC meeting is funny, interesting, productive where the common effort and goal is to run the club in the best way possible.
Tell us exactly what would be expected for someone who would like to take on this position?
Cristina: You need to be organized and careful. You should be able to update regularly the Excel files provided with every “in” and “out”. Then it requires a very short time per month to prepare a couple of financial reports 😎!
Now I know you are thinking.... OMG I can’t do it!
Don’t worry, it’s not a job for an economist!!! Not difficult at all, you have a format provided for your documents, so they can be easily prepared using the data you have in the excel file (I can show how easy it is!!!😉 ).