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Fathers Club

Mission Statement

Welcome to the Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center , or TECEC!  The TECEC Fathers Club was formed in 2007 by a very dedicated group of  dads. Some of the contributions we have made include raising funds for a  school defibrillator, coordinate the Preschool Olympics, and purchased a  TECEC school sign.

The Fathers Club has many goals:

  • Offer support to teachers, staff, students, and PTO in whatever form we can
  • Hold fundraisers to benefit the school
  • Solicit donations from local businesses and civic groups
  • Run the TECEC Olympics.
  • Hold social events for the Dads – hey, we need a night off sometimes too!

All fathers with a child or children in TECEC, including Head Start,  are welcome. There are no membership dues, we receive no funds from the  school system, and rely entirely on donations and fundraisers.



President– Ronald Bradford  

Treasurer: Patrick Cannon

Secretary: Vacant
Events Coordinator(s): Jim Ginand


  • Preside at all regular and Executive Board Meetings
  • Call the meetings to order and formally close them
  • Keep meetings on track
  • Preview any Fathers Club materials before their distribution
  • Prepare an agenda with the help of the Committee members for each regular meeting
  • Appoint chairpersons to all standing and special committees
  • Try to encourage parent involvement in committees and their chairs


  • Record and keep a copy of the minutes of all meetings
  • Provide the President a copy of the minutes after each meeting for his/her review
  • Maintain a copy of the bylaws and amendments to follow
  • Keep a list of unfinished business and a copy of the agenda
  • Keep a list of committee chairs and co-chairs
  • Keep a copy of the calendar of events
  • Try to encourage parent involvement in committees and their chairs
  • Shall process and track all membership applications


  • Receive all moneys of TECEC Fathers Club
  • Keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures
  • Pay out funds only as authorized by the organization
  • Present a statement of accounts at every meeting
  • Maintain and balance bank account
  • Make a full report at the Annual Meeting in June
  • Try to encourage parent involvement in committees and their chairs

Events Coordinator

  • Coordinates events including our monthly movie night
  • Leads  TECEC fathers club events
  • Assures that board members assist and participate in TECEC events

Funds Requests

  • All requests for  funds must directly benefit the educational and/or developmental needs of the preschool children.
  • All requests for funds must be submitted on the  official Expense Form  found in the Fathers club mailbox. The requests will be reviewed at the next  officer’s meeting or general  meeting.
  • Officers have the right to approve or refuse the request.
  • The form will be returned upon review. If the item is not approved  for purchase and further discussion is warranted, the  officers will  meet with the Team Leader,  liaison and teacher making the request  for further discussion.