HISTORY IN BRIEF
In 2004, a group of businessmen, Christian entrepreneurs have gathered together to support each other in business. Have had several consecutive meetings until, in 2005, the founding committee had convened and established “Thai Christian Business Association” (TCBA) which registered under Ministry of Commerce and elected the first executive committee, with Mr. SomsakThessalee as the first President of the Association. Pattaya is the first branch called The Eastern branch having Mr. Jack Limbu as the first branch President. Throughout the past, the Association has developed the operation plan for the benefit of many members which can be divided into periods as follows :
The First period ; 2005-2009, the period of laying the foundation ;
In the first 4 years of the TCBA under the leadership of President Mr. SomsakThessalee, it can be said that it was a period of introducing and making understanding with the churches and their members. However, the Association has visited churches and started group members in Bangkok, Chon Buri, Chachoengsao, Sa Kaeo, Chai Nat, UthaiThani, Lop Buri, and KhonKaen provinces.
The Second period ;2010-2015, the period of new dimension changes ;
To keep pace with the global economic changes In the next period, under the leadership of new President Mr. SuteeTecharukpongregarded as a new dimension of growth and driving towards the future of the Association. With the proactive policy "seeking the common and sparing the difference" has been restructured into an executive committee and the board of directors. Expanding the club to all regions. Knowledge development by collaborating with government agencies and private organizations. Value added towards business and existing resources creatively. Initiating new projects to help members of the club in concrete ways such as: FISH FUN FAIR exhibition boothevent, TCBA excursion project, business matching project ,One club - One Flea market, etc. and building good relations with neighboring countries to prepare for the AEC.
The Third period; 2016-2017, the period of internationalization ;
To support the opening of the AEC and the free trade market, President Mr.SuteeTecharukponghas led the Association to a major restructure once again with the policy "Doing business around the world through those who have the same beliefs. "driving the clubs into business clusters and doing business within the country through the business unit (Platform). Opening the door to the online world both domestic and international markets.
The Fourth period ; 2018 –present, the period of full equipped business :
Due to the recession of economic domestically and internationally, the disruption of certain businesses causing by technology and the rapid growth of online marketing are the key factors urging TCBA to resharpen it’s standpoint. Mr.SuteeTecharukpong , President has again focused the future mission of TCBA to be “Open doors to business” by being the platform of business connection .The business opportunity for domestic and international markets. The training and developing of business knowhow , etc. Emphasizing the harmony of business &ministry . Initiating the contact to the public by starting social medias.
Thai Christian Business Association will continue to develop the potent of itselfa business network among the members. To become a leading Association that raises the standard of moral ethics and the lives of sustainable Christian entrepreneurs.
Structure of TCBA
- Annual General Meeting shall be held every two years to elect President ,to
present annual report, to approve financial report , to rectify and propose new rules
/regulations to provide and approve new term plan and budget.
- Board of Executive shall appoint regular meeting with agenda.
- Board of Director meeting shall be held once a year to present the accomplished
tasks,to follow up the ongoing projects and adjust or modify the next coming activities .
- the Association shall establish Club in each district/ province called “ district/Province
name Christian Business Club”.
1. Member of the Association have to registered under Club or branch.
2. Each Club must have not less than 20 registered and fee paid members.
3. Club has to elect and appointed it’s Board Committee by the end of October and
This new Board has to be in their position by January of the following year .
4.Club’ Executive Committee shall submit their monthly meeting minutes to the
Association and report to Club members accordingly.
5.Club shall conduct its monthly general meeting, to encourage and bond members’
relationship, to provide spiritual support, and provide monthly report to the Association.
6. Club shall participate in church activities and/or community public services at least
once a year.
7. Club shall nominate its representative to attend the Board of Director Annual Meeting
and TCBA Annual Meeting.
- The election of TCBA’ s Board of Executive ,
Each Club appoints representatives to the Annual General Meeting ,every 10 memberships equal to 1 vote ,The residual membership which exceed 5 will equal to another 1 vote too.
The President will be voted by the Club’s representatives , then the President will select and appoint Vice President , Secretary ,Treasurer or any other positions by himself as necessary to form the Board of Executive .
The President of each Club will automatically be the Board of Director of the Association.
The term of Board of Executive is 2 years .
- The election of Club’s Board of Executive
Each membership has 1 vote ,and the Board of Executive are elected by the congregation
At least 4 positions are compulsory :President .Vice President , Secretary and Treasurer ,and other positions as required .
The term of Club’s Board of Executive is 2 years and is terminated together with TCBA’s Board of Executive .
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Sutee Techarukpong
Mr. Jack Limbu
Mr. Somsak Testsali
Mr. Sompong Sathavorn
Mrs. Naraporn Vanichakorn
Mrs. Kanokwan Sethanun.
SCOPE AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Being the director in the Board of director of TCBA. organizes Club meetings on a frequent and regular basis Presides over Club and Board of Executive meetings coordinates between the Board and Club Members ensures the Club accounts and spending practices are accurate and filled with integrity represents the Club in meetings with outside entities, represents the local Club at meetings with TCBA.
- Vice President
Assists the President with all delegated duties assignments. oversees and encourage the committee to drive the Club mission as a team together with President. Presides over Club meeting in the event that the President is not present or unavailable.
Records and keeps the meeting minutes for Club and Board of Executive meetings. safe keeping all the necessary documents of the Club. records and updates the members registration data, and executes the tasks according to President assignment .
Responsible for the management and safekeeping of Club funds .Follow up the members to pay their annual fee on time ,and makes a financial report upon request.
Keeps separate and distinct accounts for Administrative and Activities functions
Oversees Club spending practices and ensures that they are upright and integrity-filled, maintaining the good reputation of the Club.