2014-2015 Executive Committee
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CORE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Agnes Kucharska
Is one of three signing officers, signs all correspondence which is sent on behalf of the Affiliate, guides Affiliate activities, organizes and chairs Executive Commitee (EC) meetings.
Is in training for the position of the President, may fill in during an absence of the President.
Past-President: Jennifer Weiler
Reports and advises the Core Executive on previous Affiliate activities, may fill in during an absence of the President.
Treasurer: Wendy Tate
Is one of two signing officers on financial documents , manages the financial activities of the Affiliate and prepares an oral financial report for each EC meeting, reports the financial status of the Affiliate regularly to TESL Ontario and annually to the membership at the Affiliate AGM, is responsible for pre- and on-site registration of the membership for Affiliate-organized professional development activities, creates and stores a backup of all financial statements.
Recording Secretary: Tracy Crewson
Records minutes of EC meetings and electronically distributes them to all members of the Committee, functions as Parliamentarian for the Committee, is one of two (2) signing officers on legal documents pertaining to the Affiliate, maintains electronic and hard copies of all minutes and correspondence.
Affiliate Representative: Agnes Kucharska
Attends Affiliate Representative meetings and occasional TESL Ontario Board meetings, liaises between TESL Ontario and the Affiliate and informs the EC of AR meeting dates, responds to membership queries that come through the Affiliate e-mail system or directs them to the appropriate Committee member, liaises and facilitates communication amongst Affiliates.
Membership Secretary: Elizabeth Steeves
Promotes TESL membership, prepares an oral membership report for each EC meeting, reports the Membership statistics annually to the membership at the Affiliate AGM, attends TESL Ontario Affiliate Membership Secretaries’ meetings to represent the affiliate and reports to the Executive, maintains a list of members in attendance at TESL H-W PD events for eventual reporting to TESL ON, maintains a list of Affiliate members who are interested in volunteer opportunities in the organization and forwards names to the appropriate sub-committee chairs.
OTHER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS (NON-CORE EXECUTIVE)
Professional Development Committee
Director: Marie Robbins
Members (2): OPEN
Facilitates the planning and implementation of the Spring Conference and other PD activities, if possible, each year, manages communication with PD presenters from the invitation to the day of presentation, co-ordinates with other Committee members or with volunteers for event management (invitations, locale, all incidental details & arrangements), requests insurance from TESL Ontario for appropriate coverage, updates the presenters on the projected final numbers for Conference or other workshops three-five days before the event, coordinates the compilation of PD evaluation results with Committee members and submits a final Report at the AGM.
Director: Sarwar Alam
Members (2): Brett Basbaum
Facilitates the publication and distribution of at least two (2) Affiliate newsletters per year and other publications (e.g.: flyers for Conference and AGM) as necessary, arranges for the posting (or printing, when necessary) of each publication as required, distributes publications to TESL H-W members, maintains TESL H-W website and monitors the affiliate Facebook page, replies to general emails or directs them to appropriate EC member, coordinates volunteers working on various communication-oriented activities for the Affiliate.
Director: Marie Robbins
Members (2): Sarwar Alam
Co-ordinates volunteers in the Social Committee to organize, staff and “cater” Affiliate social events, arranges for refreshments at affiliate meetings, the Conference(s), the AGM and/or PD workshops or events.
Coordinates volunteer activities on behalf of the EC, contacts the membership for the purpose of promoting volunteer opportunities on the EC and its committees and Affiliate events.
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