To accomplish this purpose the Society has adopted the following goals:- To promote the use of the bicycle as transportation and recreational travel;- To ensure its recognition in legislation and policy;- To integrate cycling into the transportation network and secure public investments in on-road and off-road infrastructure proportionate to its potential;- To instigate a provincial role in promoting cycling consistent with its health, recreation, economic and environmental benefits;- To raise the profile of cycling with government and improve its image and status with the public;- To pursue cycling safety through education;- To support the development of local cycling coalitions and other cycling bodies to secure improved conditions for cyclists;- To promote cooperation, safety and respect among all road users;- To encourage more people to ride bicycles more often.
Composition: Up to 15 Directors, elected by members at AGM or appointed by the directors as required between AGMs
Executive Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer
Vacancies for 2016 Board: 10***TO BE ADJUSTED*** Director positions will be open to election. Of these positions, please note that some current Directors may stand for re-election.
Experience and SkillsTo move the organization and these initiatives forward, we are seeking people who are passionate about cycling to provide leadership, experience and advice in one or more of the following areas:- Fundraising- Strategic Planning- Organizational development- Membership development- Marketing/Communication- Financial/accounting- Campaigning- Legal - Business partnerships with non-profits- Advocacy and government relations Demographics:Many of our current Directors live within Metro Vancouver. We highly encourage candidates from other parts of BC in order to balance our perspective.
We strive to further diversify the Board through a wide range of ethnicities, ages, genders, and backgrounds, to more accurately represent the population of BC.
Responsibilities of the Board Jointly:- represents, and is responsible to, the community- provides leadership by setting goals, objectives, and priorities for the Society- establishes and oversees the policies of the Society- follows the Constitution and By-laws which govern the Society’s organization and activities- ensures the Society has the funds and facilities to operate- ensures the Society is operating according to the Society Act- informs the community about the Society and our work- advocates for the needs of our constituents- works with other societies, agencies, and services Responsibilities of Individual Board Members:- attend all Board meetings- phone or e-mail if you must be late or absent- respect the confidentiality of sensitive information- review reports and minutes and be prepared to discuss them- share responsibility for all projects undertaken by the Board on behalf of the Society (fundraising, special events, etc.)- recruit Board and Committee members- actively represent the BCCC in the community as ambassadors- make a donation to the BCCC (according to own ability)- commit and be accountable to playing a role in new fundraising activities (make introductions, open doors, enlist new donors, etc)- learn as much as possible about the BCCC and cycling issues in British Columbia
Donations and financial support are always welcome and put to effective use. Donations are currently not eligible for charitable tax credits: bccc.bc.ca/donate
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Please contact email@example.com with any questions. Return completed applications by November 10,2016.