If I might make a suggestion for next year, I would get something for the entire club in writing and have her sign it. Something that says she WILL write checks for everyone and in the event the check gets lost, she will cancel it and get a new one for you.
That is, if she sticks around that long.
Hell, I'd do it even with a new secretary later.
Oh, and go back and log every single minute of fundraising you did.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.