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Volunteer opportunities with the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a small governing body, which derives its authority from and is accountable to the membership. The Board of Directors is responsible for mobilizing the resources of the community to achieve chamber directives. The Directors develop the program of work, approve the budget, receive and pass on committee reports and direct the general activities of the Chamber.
The Board of Directors is comprised of a maximum of thirteen eligible Chamber Members, elected by the membership to serve the members for a 2 year term on a voluntary basis.
Directors are usually elected because of their interest in the Chamber, their standing in the community, and their capacity to be unbiased and objective.
- All positions are voluntary
- Prior Board experience is an asset but not mandatory
- Directors are be required to sign an oath of office and are bound to a confidentiality agreement
- A Director is required to serve a minimum two year term
- Directors must be capable and willing to attend a minimum of one board meeting a month
- Each Director will be assigned to serve on a committee.
Committees are the planning and action level of a Chamber, the committees consist of members who work together to achieve the chamber’s objectives. The success of a Chamber can depend on the accomplishments of its committees. The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce currently has three active committees, being:
- Advocacy Committee – focused on advancing the interests of all Chamber Members and the community we serve, monitors legislation and develops an action plan. This committee is focused on advancing the interest of all Chamber Members and the Community.
- Membership Committee – This Committee specializes in Membership development, which means initiating new members to join the chamber and planning the Annual General Meeting. As well ensuring the membership is well informed and satisfied with the development of the Chamber.
- Events Committee – planning special events throughout the year i.e. Chamber AM breakfasts, Chamber after-hours and the annual gala. The Events Committee will be required to devote more time while planning the annual Gala event.
If you are interested in being a Committee Member it is important to remember that the position requires a time commitment of at least one meeting per month and the ability to work effectively with a diverse set of people.