California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 37, No. 1
December, 1996-January, 1997

Reflections of a CEDPA Treasurer

Responsibilities: Being treasurer isn't as "cut and dried" as one might think. Here's a look "behind the scenes".

Mike Caskey, Stanislaus County Office of Education

"Welcome on board as CEDPA Treasurer. We can't pay the bill." Now you have to admit that this is an interesting start to one's tenure as treasurer of an organization. On the other hand, we all like challenges or we wouldn't be in this business, right?

So what, exactly, does a CEDPA Treasurer do? I can certainly tell you what a CEDPA Treasurer can't do: You can't "wing it". At least not for long. The bank takes a dim view of that sort of thing. But, I figured that it couldn't be too difficult. Write a few checks and make a few deposits. Simple. Well, not exactly. There are a few additional duties associated with the position:

So, what do I think.... Really? Serving as CEDPA Treasurer has been Exciting, Frustrating, Fun, Terrifying, and Totally Worthwhile. How could one not truly enjoy working with an Outstanding Organization with an equally Outstanding Board of Directors? This experience has been one of the best and most satisfying of my career. And, I've been in the field of Information Systems since programming consisted of wiring boards. (Many of you probably haven't heard of "wiring boards".) Thanks to all of you for giving me the opportunity to serve as Treasurer. And Judy, Welcome on board as CEDPA Treasurer. We can pay the bill!!

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