BCAAFE Committees

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.



COMMUNICATIONS 

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.



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Tom Harter, President
Karen Streeter, 1st Vice President
Ann Siddall, 2nd Vice President
Pamela Brenner, Finance Chair



FINANCE

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.


 

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