KCS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Learning Commons (Benvoulin Campus)
Monday, April 27, 2020
CALL FOR 2020 NOMINATIONS
One member from each family in our Society is encouraged to attend the KCS Annual General Meeting, which helps guide us in fulfilling the Vision for KCS. We had great feedback from many of the people attending our Semi-annual General Meeting in November, sharing that the meeting gave them a clearer picture of where KCS is heading. We will give you more information regarding the meeting closer to the date.
One portion of the meeting will be electing members to the Board of Directors and that is the main reason for this email. Our bylaws state the Board of Directors shall consist of between 7 - 9 Full Members who are not directly employed by the school or whose spouse is not employed by the school (eg - parents with children who attend full-time); two of the Directors may be Associate Members (alumni and interested parties). Kelowna Christian School currently has seven Directors.
WHAT THE BOARD IS:
Our strategic Board is tasked with leading the school in the direction that the parents, staff, Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Board have laid out as the strategic plan for KCS. It is high level strategic management of the school not "on the ground" operational management. Our main employee is the head of School, Mike Campbell, who we task to lead the school in day to day operations. To take one of his metaphors, Mike is the captain of the ship steering the vessel, and we are up in the "crow's nest" giving him the directions of where to go.
WHAT THE BOARD IS NOT:
The Board should know what is going on in the school generally but we are not making day to day operational decisions, we task Mike Campbell to have great people in place who are most qualified to make educational and operational decisions. So the board does not implement our own ideas into the school, or direct staff how to do their job, etc. We don't have an agenda in operations, other than involvement in strategic committees and getting reports on progress towards our strategic plan (the mission, vision and strategic objectives we have laid out with the SLT).
Our Board Directors can serve two terms of 3 years each.
Intentionally, our Board desires to attract and build a diversified team of committed servants, demonstrating a variety of personal and/or professional competencies and experience. To complement the existing profile of Directors, there is a desire to receive nominations of skilled and knowledgeable individuals who have a background in: law, finance or accounting, education, capital fundraising, strategic management/board constitutions, secretarial management of an organization or board including document version control and digital document platform sharing, human resources management, commercial or "ALR" real estate development or land use.
This spring, a total of 2-3 Director positions will be available for election. There are seven existing Directors and only Matt Brasnett is completing his first term. There are currently 2 vacant positions on the board.
Board nomination papers must be returned no later than sixty (60) days before the AGM - by Wednesday, February 26, 2020. This deadline allows the Board nomination committee to meet with each nominee in advance to help them understand the responsibilities and time commitments required for the position. Briefly, the Board meets approximately once per month for a period of 3 - 4 hours. There are also extra time requirements for meeting preparation, service on committees, and attendance at other special meetings.
If you are interested, we ask that you complete the KCS Board Nomination Form (click here
). Please submit the nomination form no later than Wednesday, February 26th.
Eligible Society members present at the AGM will vote to determine who will fill the vacancies on the Board. Nominees will require a majority vote to be elected even if there are less nominees than available positions.
Please commit to praying for the right members to feel called to serve on the Board. Also, please take the initiative to approach people to prayerfully consider serving on the Board who you feel would fit the above criteria well. My hope is that through this we will see even greater progress towards God's vision for KCS and great unity within our society.
Important information, including the agenda, information about nominees, budget, and previous minutes from the last meeting will be forthcoming in a separate email. Your participation in the Society by attending our Annual General Meeting helps guide us in fulfilling the vision for KCS. We hope to see you there on April 27th at 7pm.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
BOARD MEMBER - Board Nominations Chair