THE Wodonga Ratepayers' Association has emerged with no official secretary and treasurer after Tuesday night's annual meeting.
A new president, Alan Bounader, was elected but he told members he only planned to fill the role for three months.
Mr Deegan nominated Mr Bounader, who accepted on the proviso he does the job for three months.
Mr Deegan said there was a man, who he could not identify and did not attend last night's meeting, who was considering becoming president in three months.
Former Wodonga councillor Mike Fraser, who presided over the election of office bearers, said another meeting would need to be held to vote in the mystery man.
Despite the uncertainty, Mr Bounader told the gathering he still believed the association had a future.
"It is relevant, we really need to have some of watchdog organisation over the council," Mr Bounader said.
"We're not anti-council, we want to work in collaboration with council."
Mr Bounader congratulated councillors for attending meetings, with Ron Mildren appearing on Tuesday night, but expressed disappointment there were others who never come to a forum despite continual invitations.
In his financial report, Mr Toussaint highlighted the need for more income through a greater membership.
The association has 66 members, who each paid a $10 fee, but 100 to 125 were need to make the body viable, he warned.
To help combat the shortfall between income and expenditure, a motion was passed to increase the membership fee to $20.
Member Michael Georgiou urged each person to bring two others to the next meeting to boost support.
"We need more passionate people to get on board, because there's strength in numbers," he told the mostly retiree aged audience.
The association also passed a motion calling for any new Albury-Wodonga hospital to be built in Victoria rather than NSW.