Originally Posted by tcgobucks
They didn't used to. I started a league and was the President. We had a 4 member board as LL requires (Pres, VP, Tres & Sec). At least in our case, the treasurer (a local CPA) wrote the checks and they had to be approved by either the VP or Pres. We met a couple times a month during the summer and once a month or so in the off season and everyone had access to what we spent and where. Obviously in the case here, it seems like they didn't have anyone looking over the funds except for the President. I would hope most leagues or organizations are smarter than to do things that way
Most leagues do not know how to handle money. Single person writing checks, making deposits, counting the nightly proceeds.
I took over a league and had the board vote on dual control for all phases of money handling. We also changed the policy for buying items for the league. Board members had to get a P.O. number from the board member in charge of purchasing. It then had to be approved by the treasurer. That solved a lot of nickel and dime issues we were having. People turning in all kinds of receipts and we had no clue if the items had been used or were still sitting in someones truck.
Another thing most board members don't understand is their liability associated with these leagues. If you own a business and sit on a board you better have insurance. All it takes is 1 kid getting hurt and people start suing everyone they possibly can.