MS Society of Canada seeking expressions of interest for 2016 Board Members from this area

The nominations committee is seeking talented people who demonstrate strong leadership skills in their work or volunteer lives

March 21, 2016 – The Nominations Committee of the MS Society, Kamloops and Area 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 Kamloops and Area 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 Kamloops and Area Chapter includes:  Kamloops, Chase, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Merritt, Lytton, Lillooet, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and the North Thompson to Blue River.

We encourage interested individuals to step forward as early as possible – expressions of interest will be accepted until Monday, May 2nd, 2016. The Board Slate for 2016 will be presented to the membership in the AGM notification mail out.

Expressions of interest should include a brief biographical sketch and a summary of your interest in the work of the MS Society of Canada. Candidates are also encouraged to fill in the Kamloops and Area Chapter general volunteer form online at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/MSKamloopsVolunteers (paper copies of this form are also available).

Final committee decisions regarding nominations will depend on a number of factors and we thank everyone who expresses interest. 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 Regional Manager, Trina Radford at trina.radford@mssociety.ca or to any current chapter board member.

Any questions regarding this process can be directed to Regional Manager Trina Radford at 250-314-0773 or 1-800-268-7582 ext 7263.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. It is the most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. The MS Society provides services to people with MS and their families and funds research to find the cause, prevention, treatment and cure for this disease.

The Kamloops and Area Chapter office opened in Kamloops in 1999 and serves the communities of Kamloops, Chase, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Merritt, Lytton, Lillooet, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and the North Thompson to Blue River.

For more information about the local Chapter, please visit www.mssociety.ca/kamloops.