Treasurer - Mike Ruddick
Mike Ruddick an Associate Professor at Niigata University in Niigata Prefecture. He is originally from England in the United Kingdom. He has been a member of JALT since 2008 and has, in the past, been Program and Membership Chair of JALT Niigata. His interests include English for academic purposes, educational materials development, and sociocultural theory. He has taught English for 17 years, working in both high schools and universities in Japan. This is the second time he has worked in the role of Treasurer for JALT Niigata.
The Treasurer shall maintain all financial records, be responsible for collecting and disbursing all funds of JALT Niigata, accepting payment of membership dues, reimbursing individuals for JALT-related expenses, and submitting financial reports as directed by JALT policy, including the annual budget. The treasurer shall facilitate expenses for the JALT Niigata research grant and keep receipt and records accordingly. Further, the treasurer shall keep up-to-date financial records which will audited by the JALT Niigata Executive Board upon request. The Treasurer shall also advise the JALT Niigata Executive Board on the availability of funds for JALT Niigata Chapter activities. The Treasurer shall allocate funds as directed by a majority vote of the JALT Niigata Executive Board.