Each MADD Chapter has up to 12 Directors of the Board, responsible for governance of the Chapter’s affairs, management of the Chapter, and fiscal accountability for the Chapter’s accounts. Your Calgary Chapter has set the number of board places at 11.
Directors are elected by Chapter Members once every 2 years at the Chapter’s AGM, or as needed.
The present Board of the Calgary Chapter can be viewed here.
There are 4 executive positions on the Board:
- Vice President
In addition, board members can take up roles including Director at Large (in the case of the Calgary Chapter this is our board member who works at the Calgary Police Service), volunteer coordinator, and there are chairpersons for the various events that we run annually.
In addition to the formal board, there are opportunities for people in the community to become advisors to the board, in matters such as legal, government, policy, law enforcement, finance, business and any other area where advice would be welcome by the board.
Meetings are held every second Wednesday of each month starting at 6.30pm, at our offices in the NE of Calgary. All are welcome, including members, volunteers and the public (but please advise us in advance if you are planning to attend by contacting our office).
Note: Board positions are voluntary, and board members receive no payment or compensation for their time and efforts.
Being on the board requires commitment and dedication in the following areas:
- Regular attendance of monthly board meetings
- A motivation and commitment to be involved in board activities and decisions
- A commitment to always act in the best interests of the Chapter
- A thoroughness in following up on actions that are delegated
- A passion to make a difference to the Chapter, and to pursue MADD’s mission
If you are interested in joining the board, you will need to be nominated by an existing Calgary Chapter Member. If you are interested in joining or if you are thinking of nominating someone, these are the questions to consider and to be prepared to answer at an election:
1) What’s your motivation and interest for being a board member? (which by its nature is different to volunteering)
2) What values and skills will you bring to the board and to governance of the Chapter?
3) What’s your commitment level and hours that you can allocate, not just short term but throughout the minimum 2 year board position? Can you commit to regularly attend board meetings?
For more information on the process and to register your interest, please contact us.
You can also download the MADD Canada Handbook which has a lot more information on the running of MADD and its Chapters, including corporate governance, rules and regulations, etc.
Thank you for taking an interest in the running of your Calgary Chapter. Volunteers, whether they be grass roots on-the-street volunteers or volunteers at the board level, are key to everything we do.