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KALS LEADERSHIP RENEWAL NEEDS YOUR INPUT & NEW CLASSES START NEXT WEEK

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NEW KALS CLASSES STARTING IN THE NEXT WEEKS

CLASSES STILL REGISTERING DATES TIME COST
First Nations Languages and Why They Matter Mon. Mar 13 1:30-3:30 $10
An Insider’s Look at Farmer’s Markets Thur. Mar 16 1:30-3:30 $10
Is our Food System Sustainable & Secure? Thur. Mar 23 1:30-3:30 $10
Your Vehicle and You-A Stroll Under the Hood Mon. Mar 27 1:30-3:30 $10
What is & Who Does Restorative Justice Help? Mon. Mar 27 1:30 -3:30 $10
Lambs You CAN Cuddle – A Farm Field Trip Thur. Apr 13 10am-12:30 $10
Find Your Stride- A Moderate Walk Tues. Apr 18 10am-Noon FREE
Lawn Bowling “Come Out and Try It” Sat. Apr 29 + 2:00-4:00
Sun. Apr 30
$15
Phone 236-425-4414 www.kals.ca

WATCH FOR A SPECIAL FREE GEOLOGY FIELD TRIP IN JUNE

5 KALS BOARD MEMBERS WILL RETIRE IN SEPTEMBER …………AND YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
The KALS Board has 10 members and most have served you for 3 years or more. At least 5 people will be retiring at the next AGM and the Nominating Committee is searching for volunteers to take on leadership roles. Without leaders, the classes you enjoy could not take place. Can you take on some leadership responsibility or help recruit someone you believe could? Your help is needed.Each of the roles listed below require people who like working in teams, are comfortable using email, and enjoy organizing and planning. It has been suggested that for the 3 Board Committees we recruit co-chairs to lighten the load. The existing chairs will mentor new co-chairs.There are 408 people on our mailing list of which 265 are current members. We all want KALS to continue to exist in Kamloops and to ensure it does we need to volunteer our time and expertise to keep KALS thriving.

Please consider becoming a Board member and help us find you by contacting the KALS Nominating Committee at info@kals.ca or phone Ellen Faraday at 250-372-8280.

Board roles include:
PRESIDENT –oversees the operation of the society, chairs meetings, drafts agendas, proposes the Board committee structure and appoints committee chairs. She/he is a signing officer, authorizes payments based on the Board approved budget, and signs other documents as needed including contracts, reports to governments, donors or funders.
VICE PRESIDENT – responsible for the organization in the absence of the President. The VP also assumes leadership of special projects at the request of the President.
SECRETARY – records and maintains the proceedings of the Board and Annual General Meetings of members and circulates these to the Board. He/she also files the Annual Report to the Provincial Registrar of Societies.
TREASURER – proposes an annual budget for Board approval and maintains a record of Income, expenditures and the overall financial position of the Society. She/he ensures that all financial obligations are met and Board and Society members receive regular financial reports.
PROGRAM CHAIR – with members of the Program Committee, develops classes for the Fall & Winter semester Calendars. He/she chairs the meetings, establishes registration dates, deadlines for calendar finalization and publishing, communicates with possible presenters and once classes are underway problem solves issues related to operations including cancellations, refunds, space use, etc.
PUBLICITY CHAIR – with members of the Publicity Committee, develops a publicity program that informs the community of KALS classes and encourages participation. She/he uses paid and unpaid advertising and media, including newspapers, TV, Radio, posters, flyers, word of mouth, email, etc.
VOLUNTEER CHAIR – recruits volunteers and maintains a list of people who undertake various volunteer roles. Roles include members of the Board or Board Committees, class hosts, instructors, or special projects. He/she oversees the selection and annual presentation of The Margaret Cleaveley Volunteer Award.
MEMBER-AT-LARGE – takes on special projects or sits on committees.

For more info please call Elllen Farady at 250-372-8280 or email us at http://info@kals.ca

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