Chamber Invites Nominations for Board Members 2017

The Sicamous & District Chamber of Commerce promotes the economic, commercial, industrial, and social growth of the area. We are supported by our members, including both businesses and non-profit organizations. The Sicamous & District Chamber of Commerce manages the Visitor Centre, making us a key stakeholder in tourism in Sicamous and Area E. The Chamber promotes and collaborates with community members and organizations in the delivery and promotion of events for the locals and visitors to our community.

Each year the Chamber of Commerce invites its members to hold a position on our Board of Directors. Chamber Board members support the Executive Director, who manages the Chamber of Commerce (and Visitor Centre), including with finances, policy, and planning. Successful Board members are proactive community leaders with a personal and/or professional focus on supporting existing business and attracting new business to the area. Board members should be keen to fundraise and volunteer at community events, as well as to advocate for the Chamber and its members.

Requirements of Board members include being the representative of an organization holding a current membership in good standing with the Sicamous & District Chamber of Commerce, committing to spending 5-10 hours per month on Chamber work, being able to speak and vote on behalf of the business member they represent, and having awareness of the financial commitment that being a Board member entails (i.e. meeting expenses).

If you would like to become a Board member or would like to nominate another member, please download and fill out the form provided and submit it to the Chamber of Commerce by Friday, January 13, 2017 at 4pm at the Chamber office. You can contact Michelle Wolff if you have questions regarding your membership or Board member requirements by email at info@sicamouschamber.bc.ca or by phone at 250-836-0002 or at the Chamber office in the Visitor Centre within the District of Sicamous building at #3, 446 Main Street. Nominations will be announced and members will vote for the 2017 Board of Directors at the Sicamous & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Red Barn in Sicamous, BC.

BOARD NOMINATION FORM

Current President (on second year of a 2-year term):
• Neil Millar

Current Past-President:
• Tia Ciserella-Lemieux

2016 Board members standing for re-election:
• Shauna Newsome
• Gavin Vogel
• Sheila Devost
• Brenda Dalzell
• Peter Schrama
• Brenda Bushell
• Eldon Kralkay
• Wayne March
• Victoria Cameron
• Greg Abbott

Outgoing Board members not standing for re-election:
• none