Our Board of Directors hold fiduciary responsibility for the Tifton Judicial Circuit Shelter, Inc., DBA Ruth’s Cottage and The Patticake House. Their service as volunteers is critical to the sustainability of the organzation and its services as they are responsible for ensuring financial stability and a high standard of service delivery in its programs through policies and procedures which reflect best practices.
RCPCH board members serve three year terms and are required to serve on at least one standing committee. They pledge to support the organization financially and with their time and talents. Board members represent all the service area of the organization and by-laws mandate at least one law enforcement representative and one judicial system representative. Care is taken to target new board members for diversity and broad community reach and resource level.
The board of RCPCH meets at a minimum of five times per year and board training is a component built into each board meeting. New board members attend a “boot camp” designed to prepare them for the responsibility they undertake and to give them the understanding they need to make informed and sound decisions for the organization.
The Board Development Committee is tasked with recruitment of new board members. If you would like to be considered for board membership, please contact our Board Development Chair or Executive Director. A prospective board member document will be provided to you and reviewed by the committee. New board membes are voted in at the September meeting each year.
The 2021 RCPCH Board of Directors are listed at the bottom of this page.
RCPCH board meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend a board meeting, we do ask that you let us know in advance so that we may be prepared. All board meetings will have a Zoom option but will be held in person. Call 229.387.9697 for more information.
Board of Directors – 2022 Meeting Calendar
Tuesday, February 15: Board of Directors @ 5:30 PM / Board Meeting / Audit Presentation
Thursday, March 17: Board of Directors @ 5:30 PM / Annual Business Meeting / Board Training – RC Sexual Assault Advocacy
Tuesday, May 17: Board of Directors @ 5:30 PM / Budget Approval / Board Training – RC Legal Advocacy
Thursday, September 29: Board of Directors @ 5:30 PM / Annual Electoral Meeting / Board Training – RC Shelter Advocacy
Tuesday, November 15: Board of Directors @ 5:30 PM / Board Training – PCH Child Advocacy
Executive, Finance, Board Development, Sustainability, Personnel, Strategic Planning, Champions of Hope & Suitcases for Kids Committees
Board Vice President
Executive, Finance, Strategic Planning, Domestic Violence & Suitcases for Kids Committees
Executive & Finance Committees
Executive, Personnel & SANE Program Committees
Former Board President
Executive, Finance, Board Development, Sustainability, Personnel, & Strategic Planning Committees
Finance, Domestic Violence, Strategic Planning, Sustainability & Champions of Hope Committees
Executive, Personnel, SANE, Strategic Planning & Sustainability Committees
Strategic Planning Committee
Board Development & Sustainability Committees
Sustainability & SANE Program Committees
Executive, Champions of Hope & Sustainability Committees
Strategic Planning Committee
Board Development, Champions of Hope & Strategic Planning Committees
Personnel & Champions of Hope Committees
Board Development, Personnel & Sexual Assault Committees
Board Development & Suitcases for Kids Committees
Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Sustainability Committees
Chief Shawn Urquhart