ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM
Chair: Kelly McIver Co-Chairs: Karen Streeter & Glenda Reid
Duties: Work with the Executive Director on the overall Awards Program and presentation. Oversee the display of awards at the annual convention and make sure rules and regulations are followed. Coordinate judge and score sheets, calculate final results.
B.C. 4-H LIAISON
Chair: Ann Siddall
Duties: Revive and develop a stronger relationship between BCAAFE and the B.C. 4-H Provincial Council. Keep abreast of developments in 4-H which would have a direct impact on fairs and exhibitions and bring regular reports to the board.
BCAAFE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
Chair: Kelly McIver
Duties: Review scholarship criteria and submit any changes to the board for their consideration and approval. Develop a scholarship distribution system. Chair the scholarship selection committee; review scholarship applications and report winner/winners to the board.
BY-LAWS, CONSTITUTION & BOARD POLICIES
Chair: Ann Siddall Co-Chair:
Duties: Ensure the associations by-laws are inline with the purposes of the organization. Review and propose special resolutions for presentation to the Board; and prepare them for presentation at the AGM.
Chair: Karen Streeter Co-Chair: Kelly McIver
Duties: This newly formed committee will work towards heightening the public awareness of the BCAAFE and its members through regularly scheduled news releases. The intention is to build a stronger relationship between BCAAFE and the media throughout the province. Includes media relations, newsletter, fair guide, resource library, website and social media.
CONFERENCE & AGM
Chair: Ann Siddall Co-Chair: Pamela Brenner
Duties: In consultation with the Executive Director, prepare a conference budget. Assist the Executive Director with the planning and presentation and program content for the annual conference. Assign duties to other board members for execution during the conference.
Tom Harter, President
Karen Streeter, 1st Vice President
Ann Siddall, 2nd Vice President
Pamela Brenner, Finance Chair
Chair: Pamela Brenner Co-Chair:
Duties: Prepare and monitor the annual budget of the association. Review the balance sheet and the income statement of the association for presentation to the board. Work with the Executive Director and association’s accountant on the presentation of the yearend financial statements. Present the financial statements at the Annual General Meeting.
FUNDRAISING & SPONSORSHIP
Chair: Keith Currie Co-Chairs:
Duties: Assist the Executive Director to solicit sponsorship and create fundraising opportunities for support of the annual conference and year round operations/programs.
GOVERNMENT & CORPORATE RELATIONS
Chair: Tom Harter Co-Chairs: Ann Siddall
Duties: Act as the liaison between BCAAFE and government officials. Initiate and attend meetings with government and negotiate on behalf of the association and fairs/exhibitions.
MEMBERSHIP & BOARD NOMINATIONS
Chair: Karen Streeter Co-Chair:
Duties: Seek out suitable nominees for possible election to the BCAAFE board and ensure they are fully informed as to their duties, responsibilities and time commitment, prior to the annual election. Encourage past members to renew memberships and encourage new fairs and commercial/associate members to join the association. Submit new members to the board for ratification. Review membership fees annually and make recommendations to the board for their consideration.