On Wednesday, February 15, a group of CPRS members, including students, gathered at National on 10th in downtown Calgary to network, laugh and swap stories. Current board members shared what they enjoy about serving on the board and the benefits of being actively involved in the CPRS community. The board is starting to recruit for upcoming positions that will be voted in at the next AGM in June, so please think about whether you are ready for a more active role. In the coming days, different board members will provide a summary of what the role involves to entice you to step up! Below in our first feature, we’ll highlight the Secretray role.
If you would like to join us at future networking events and learning opportunities, please keep an eye for upcoming emails and social posts. We’d love to meet more of you in person!
Featured Board Role: Secretary
Laura Worsley-Brown has been the Secretary to the CPRS Calgary board for the past three years. She explains why she feels it is a great role for someone looking to get involved but isn’t sure they want too much responsibility!
“This isn’t a competition, but I dare say the Secretary role is the best position on the board if you want to ease into it without jumping in the deep end. The role is officially part of the 3-person executive made up of the President, Treasurer, and Secretary, which makes you feel important and you get to sign cheques once in a while! The main responsibility is arranging the monthly board meetings, including setting up the Zoom call-in information and sending meeting invitations. You will take notes at the meetings, and distribute the minutes and action items. The other responsibility is taking care of the annual society filing for the corporate registry, which involves filling in a simple form once a year. There is also some work around the AGM making sure we meet our notification deadlines, and collecting proxies. For the AGM, you would also work closely with the Communications and Events portfolios in spreading the word and arranging the venue. There is also a lot of opportunity to expand the role if that is your passion.”
Please reach out to Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the role, or would like more information.