LETTERS: Accepting nominations

The MS Society, South Okanagan and Similkameen Chapter is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 chapter board of directors.

The MS Society, South Okanagan and Similkameen Chapter is currently accepting nominations for endorsement for the 2016 chapter board of directors.

The nominations committee is seeking talented people who demonstrate strong leadership skills in their work or volunteer lives and are deeply committed to making a difference in the lives of people affected by MS. The committee is looking for (but not limited to) the following individual skills in potential candidates: Health related background; governance background; legal background; understanding of service provision in non-profit sector; fundraising, major gift or planned giving experience; government relations experience.

Of particular interest this year is engaging members from rural areas of the South Okanagan and Similkameen Chapter region. Interest is sought from potential board members living in rural areas who could attend board meetings by teleconference and engage their home communities. The South Okanagan and Similkameen Chapter includes:  Summerland, Penticton, Kaleden, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Coalmont, Tulameen, Hedley, Keremeos and Cawston.

Expressions of interest should include a brief biographical sketch and a summary of your interest in the work of the MS Society of Canada and will be accepted until May 27, 2016.

Candidates being nominated to the board could be subject to screening and background checks depending on their volunteer role.

Expressions of interest or nomination of candidates should be submitted in writing to Roy Windeler, Chapter chair at info.penticton@mssociety.ca or by mail at PO Box 21125, Penticton, B.C. V2A 8K8.

Sherry Wezner

Programs and services co-ordinator