Seeking Board and Committee Members

The Naramata Centre Society is seeking candidates to serve on the Centre’s Board of Directors and on our committees, which will support the work of the Centre. 

Board Recruitment

Candidates for the Board will be presented by the nomination committee for election by the society membership at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 25.  Candidates are encouraged to attend the AGM.

For the Board of Directors we are seeking people with the following areas of expertise:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Communications
  • Business
  • Fund Development
  • Volunteer Coordination

Given the important relationship Naramata Centre has with the community of Naramata we are seeking people who live in Naramata with skills in the areas listed above. 

We are also seeking at least one member under 30 years of age.

We are operating as a management board with limited staff, and a large number of volunteers.  The time commitment for a board member is significant. We are seeking people who are able to give approximately four to five hours a week to Board work.

Much of the work can be completed electronically using e-mail and conference calls. The Board meets in person four times a year on weekends, usually at the Centre.

Committee Recruitment

This fall we are establishing a number of Board-led committees to support the work of the Centre, and we are seeking people to serve on the following committee areas:

  1. Program
    The Program Committee develops plans for programs that are approved on an annual basis by the Board. A key function of the committee is to engage with potential participants through market research (primarily surveys) to determine the desired programming. Representatives on the committee will be chosen based on their connection to their community and United Church congregations.

  2. Buildings and Maintenance
    The Buildings and Maintenance Committee is responsible for ensuring that regular maintenance and upgrades are planned and completed.

  3. Finance and Audit
    The Finance and Audit Committee has overall responsibility for ensuring that a balanced budget with sufficient revenues to cover operating costs, maintenance, replacement reserve and contingency is developed annually and approved by the board.

  4. Fund Development
    The Fund Development Committee is focused on raising capital for new buildings or other major capital expenditures.

Committee members meet approximately four times a year with two meetings in person and others via conference call.  Committee members can also expect to do some work between meetings.

If you are interested in the opportunity of being on the board or on a committee, please e mail and a member of the nominating committee will contact you. If you know someone who you think would be an asset to the Centre, please encourage them to apply.

We are pleased to accept expressions of interested in being on the Board until May 13, 2016.