As vice chairman you often have a supporting role within the board. I ensured that my other board members were supported in their tasks when necessary. However, you also have the opportunity to explore your own interests and be in charge of your own tasks such as the day program and the location. You are the ‘handyman’ of the group that assists in larger tasks such as the search for keynote speakers or acquisition. You can look out for your board members and give them an extra hand when they need one and in this way get a taste of every other position within the board!