Secretariat/Planning Board

The planning board or secretariat is generally intended to provide support and assistance, as needed, for the region, zone or territory women’s leader.

Planning boards are by no means a requirement and do not need to be created unless the need arises. Existing planning boards or secretariats that are fulfilling a specific function to support the women’s leader may continue to function with a clear vision of its ongoing mission and a specified term limit.

In many cases, the creation of a one-time planning committee for a specific event will serve the purpose a planning board may have taken on, create the opportunity for wider participation, and alleviate the necessity of creating a permanent board.