Raymond Hurink – Treasurer ESN Groningen board 2016//2017
My name is Raymond Hurink and I am the treasurer of the ESN Groningen board 2016//2017. I am 21 years old and I finished my bachelor International Business last year. I grew up in a small city in the east of the country but went to high school in Zwolle. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, listening to music and beating my friends in FIFA even though they might say differently.
Why the ESN Board?
When I did my Erasmus in Sweden, I noticed how much I enjoyed the international environment and appreciated everything that was organised to make your time abroad better. Mainly meeting new people, getting in touch with the many different cultures and discovering new places were amazing experiences. After I returned I realised that I would really like to stay within the international environment and make sure that international students in Groningen enjoy their stay here as much as I did during my Erasmus. All of these reasons above convinced me to apply for the ESN Groningen board.
As the treasurer of ESN Groningen, you are responsible for a wide variety of tasks. These tasks range from financial tasks such as accounting/bookkeeping but also organisational responsibilities such as booking venues, meeting with external partners and managing the two best committees that there are. The Thumbs-Up committee organizes hitchhikes throughout the year to different locations and the Excursion committee organizes both weekend and day trips within and outside the Netherlands. As the treasurer, your job is to make sure that your board members don’t overspend and you oversee the budgets for the committees as well. In general all of your tasks mean that you make sure that ESN is financially healthy and that ESN can continue to exist for many years to come. During general board meetings you will present the annual budget, budgets for large events and you will present a financial half-year report and a final financial report. In order to help you with these responsible tasks, there is a financial committee who checks and controls your actions, but who will also help you when you have any problems.
If you would like to find out more about what exactly the treasurer does within the board then don’t hesitate to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!