Board Members

ROXANNE STILLINGS

CHAIR

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JANICE ALLISON

VICE CHAIR

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WANDA DIAKOW

TREASURER

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MAE HIRSEKORN

DIRECTOR

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BERTHA ZACHARIAS

DIRECTOR

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We are always looking for people who are committed to lifelong learning and community capacity building. If you are interested in joining our team please contact us or one of our current members.

The Board

The Board is the legal authority for the Society. A Board member holds a position of trust and accountability, represents the membership and thereby the community, and is responsible for the governance of the Society.

Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting for a term of two years. It is suggested that the maximum consecutive term be no longer that two terms (four years).
Interim appointments are not considered as part of the two-year consecutive term.

Requirements of the position:

  • To have an interest in and commitment to lifelong learning/continuing adult education.
  • To attend the Annual General Meeting and a majority of Board meetings per year unless excused by the chair.
  • To commit to the mission, mandate and work of the Society.
  • To keep informed of the Society’s activities.
  • To follow

conflict of interest and confidentiality management policies.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the decision-making body for the Society.
  • Govern the Society following the bylaws, terms of reference, policies and procedures approved by the Board.
  • Hire and participate in the annual evaluation of the Executive Director.
  • Develop priorities and goals based on community needs and funding requirements.
  • Review and, if appropriate, approve recommendations from Board committees and staff.
  • Participate in the annual planning process and review.
  • Be accountable to the community through the membership.
  • Assess the Society’s effectiveness.
  • Work with staff in a respectful, positive and supportive way.
  • Understand the role of staff and respect the boundaries between Board and staff roles.

Chair

Term of Office:
A two-year term, elected by the Board.

Specific Duties (beyond those for all Board members)
It is the duty of the Chair to:
• Provide leadership to the Board.
• Act as one of the signing authorities on behalf of the Society.
• Chair Board meetings and encourage all Board members to participate.
• Chair meetings of the membership, such as the Annual General Meeting, Board of Director, Regular General and Special meetings.
• Sit in an ex-officio capacity on all committees.
• Assist Executive Director in preparing meeting agendas for all meetings.
• Ensure the Society is operating under the Bylaws, Policy, Guidelines and Procedures set by Alberta Learning, Alberta Human Resources and the Society.

Vice-Chair

Term of Office:
A two-year term; elected by the Board.

Specific Duties (beyond those for all Board Members)
• Take over as the Chair if the Chair resigns during the term of office.
• Act as one of the signing authorities on behalf of the Society.
• To preside at the annual General Meeting, Board of Director, Regular General and Special Meetings at the request or in the absence of the Chair.

Secretary/Treasurer

Term of Office:
A two-year term; elected by the Board.

Specific Duties (beyond those for all Board Members)
• Assist the Executive Director in providing regular financial reports to the Board, reading and interpreting budgets and financial statements for the Board.
• Ensure that financial functions of the organization are carries out and that all necessary reporting and filing is done.
• Ensure financial statements (audited, if required) are presented to the membership on an annual basis.
• Act as one of the signing authorities on behalf of the Society.
• Record and maintain minutes of Board meetings (in particular, motions and decisions) and Board records.
• To provide minutes of all meetings to the Executive Director for distribution to all members of the Society.
• In the case of the absence of the secretary their duties shall be discharges as appointed by the Board of Directors.
• Ensure responsible financial management of the affairs of NHCALS.
• Ensure an annual audit or review is performed.