Get Involved at the Provincial Level of FWIO!

Are you a WI Member looking to share your talents, develop news skills and make great friends along the way? FWIO may have a Provincial Position that is perfect for you!

 

Nominations for the following open positions can be made at Area Conventions this fall, with elections taking place at the next FWIO Annual General Meeting, January 10, 2019 in Brantford, Ontario.

 

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the Provincial Office at 905-662-2691 or fwio@fwio.on.ca.


REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR (Nomination Form; Application Form)

 

6 positions:

  • Eastern Regional Board Director (Eastern Area)
  • Eastern Regional Board Director (Kingston & Trent Valley Areas)
  • Northern Regional Board Director (Northwestern Area)
  • Southern Regional Board Director (Southern Area)
  • Western Regional Board Director (Guelph & Central Areas)
  • Western Regional Board Director (Simcoe & Grey-Bruce Areas)

Role

  • Be a liaise between Provincial Board, Area Voting Delegates and Members in their region;
  • refer to Provincial Board

Responsibilities

  • refer to Provincial Board
  • communicate with Area Voting Delegates, Officers & Coordinators
  • send thank you's to Branches for special events, anniversaries, etc as they happen
  • judge FWIO Scholarships

Selection

  • be a member in good standing for a minimum of 3 years, and has served on one or more community/municipality/not-for-profit board, for more than one year.  At least one reference should come from a Board member of these organizations.  At least one reference should also come from an FWIO member serving in an executive capacity
  • or a nominee shall have held an executive position at District or Area level, or have served in any official capacity at Provincial level
  • regional representation (2 from each region)
  • by nomination and application from the Area Conventions
  • elected annually at the FWIO Annual Meeting, to a maximum of three (3) years
  • after six (6) years off Provincial Board may be re-nominated

Other

  • there is no proxy vote
  • an absent Regional Board Director means no vote at the table, legally is still responsible for all decisions made
  • have or have access to a computer and internet services

 

DIGITIZING COORDINATOR (Nomination Form; Application Form)

 

Role

  • Encourage the digitization of Tweedsmuir Histories.
  • Work with the Erland Lee Museum Curator on the digitization of Tweedsmuir Community Histories.

GRANTS & FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR (Nomination Form; Application Form)

 

Role

  • Be aware of the needs of the Erland Lee Museum Home and the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario
  • Take the lead on writing grants and work with the Provincial Bookkeeper, Administrator of FWIO and/or the Museum Curator
  • Report to the Provincial President and Board for approval of grant application prior to it being submitted
  • Meet the objectives of the Strategic Plan
  • Protect the finances and assets of the organization
  • Protect the image of FWIO

Responsibilities

  • Search for all possible grants
  • Develop fundraising ideas
  • Become aware of the criteria required for the grant application(s)
  • Become aware of partner possibilities
  • Manage honestly, in good faith, with care and diligence and in the best interest of the organization.
  • Attend and have full voting rights at the Provincial Annual Meeting with expenses paid by FWIO
  • Interact positively with individuals and groups outside the organization
  • Attend webinars and/or recommended training sessions
  • Forward a copy of all relevant correspondence to the Provincial Office
  • Adhere to Provincial Policies
  • Submit allowable expenses to FWIO Office
  • Copies of the grant applications should be kept in a binder for future reference
  • Original copies must be filed at the Provincial Office
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met including the final report(s)

Selection

  • Must have good writing skills
  • Must have computer skills
  • Be a member in good standing
  • Must be nominated at the Area Convention
  • Must be elected annually for a term lasting no longer than 3 years
  • If no nominee is elected, the position may be filled by appointment of the Provincial Board

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR (Nomination Form; Application Form)

 

Role

  • Assist Branches, enthuse current members, recruit new members and help organize new Branches.

Responsibilities

  • refer to All Coordinators on page 26 #7 in the blue Member Handbook
  • provide membership workshops as requested
  • meet with Provincial Board at least once a year on request by either side
  • may select and work with a committee

Selection

  • refer to All Coordinators

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (Nomination Form; Application Form)

 

 

Role

  • Assist Branches, Districts and Areas to promote WI in their communities
  • Use all forms of media and communication to build, maintain and manage the reputation of FWIO

Responsibilities

  • includes responsibilities of All Coordinators in the FWIO Handbook
  • be in contact with Public Relations Coordinator at Branch, District and Area
  • provide resources and encouragement at all levels
  • maintain a file of current information about WI
  • review and update Public Relations Manual as required and use all forms of media & communications to build, maintain & manage the reputation of FWIO
  • The development of FWIO Press Release content to be a collaborate effort between Public Relations Officer, FWIO President, Program & Communications Manager, and Administrator of FWIO

Selection

  • refer to All Coordinators