This spring, a total of three (3) Director positions will be available for election whose terms expire on June 30, 2018. There are two (2) existing Directors (Lee Turner, current Board Chair, and Suzanne Gardzella) who will have served 2 consecutive 3-year terms and will be ineligible for re-election until the lapse of one year. Further, one(1) Director (Donna Lowe, current Board Secretary) is up for re-election for her 2nd consecutive 3-year term.

The Board continually strives to enhance its ability to strategically govern our Society and school, and to address present and future opportunities. It 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 experience in, but not limited to, previous experience serving as a director of a strategic board or experience in strategic planning and effective implementation of a strategic plan, commercial Real Estate and/or Property Development, Capital Fundraising, Human Resources Management, working as a lawyer, experience operating a successful business or organization, and someone with a strong educational background.

Our bylaws state the Board of Directors shall consist of between 7 - 9 members. Office shall be assumed July 1st, unless there is an immediate vacancy on the board, and in such a circumstance office shall be assumed at the time of election.

In addition to the above, in order to be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors at KCS you must meet the requirements set out in sections 44 and 56 of the Societies Act of British Columbia (available here), and as set out in the Bylaws and Board Policy of KCS. Staff and their spouses are ineligible to serve as a Director as per Board policy. The Board of Directors of the Society are required by law to manage, or supervise the management of, the activities and internal affairs of the Society.

We are asking each of you to prayerfully consider serving on the Board or nominating someone else who would be eligible to serve on the Board and meets the desired criteria.

Board nomination papers must be returned no later than sixty (60) days before the AGM; i.e. by Thursday, March 1st, 2018. This deadline allows the Board 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.  Beyond this regular meeting, there can be 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 Board Nomination Form (click here) and have it signed by two nominators who are Society members in good standing, and email it to the KCS Board. Please submit the nomination form no later than Thursday, March 1st. Eligible society members present at the AGM will vote to determine who will fill the vacancies on the Board.

If you would like to nominate someone to the Board, we welcome your initiative. Encourage the person you would like to nominate to prayerfully consider serving on the Board.

If anyone has any questions you can email the KCS Board. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our Annual General Meeting.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Lee Turner
KCS Board Chair

Anne Rauser Hall (Benvoulin Campus)
Monday, April 30, 2018


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