EAC-BC elections

EAC-BC needs volunteers for five of its standing committees—member services, West Coast Editor, programs, social, and communications and social media—as well as a hotline coordinator. Interested? Attend the May 15, 2013, branch elections, or contact the chair of the committee that you’d like to join. See event listing.

Hotline coordinator

EAC-BC is looking for a hotline coordinator (non-executive position; appointed, not elected).

The hotline coordinator broadcasts job opportunities to EAC-BC members. Any member in good standing may hold this position.

  • Time commitment: 1–2 hours per month
  • Questions: contact Claire Preston

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Member Services Committee

The Member Services Committee is looking for 1 chair (executive position) and 2–3 committee members (non-executive positions; appointed, not elected).

The Member Services Committee encourages membership in EAC and strives to improve the membership experience of prospective members, new members, and current members. Committee members welcome people at EAC-BC monthly meetings, answer telephone and email inquiries, assist the Communications and Social Media Committee at Word on the Street and at other public events, and work with the Professional Development Committee on seminars held outside the Lower Mainland. Any member in good standing may join this committee.

  • Time commitment (chair): 4 hours per month
  • Time commitment (committee members): 1–2 hours per month
  • Questions: contact Dee Noble

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West Coast Editor Committee

The West Coast Editor Committee is looking for 5 committee members (non-executive positions; appointed, not elected).

The West Coast Editor Committee is responsible for producing EAC-BC’s online newsletter. Committee members are responsible for the entire editing and production process, from gathering and editing content to setting up production schedules, designing layouts, maintaining the style guide, and uploading content. Any member in good standing may join this committee.

  • Time commitment (co-chairs): 8+ hours per month
  • Time commitment (committee members): varies (committee members may choose to copy edit, proofread, or write articles)
  • Questions: contact Cheryl Hannah

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Programs Committee

The Programs Committee is looking for 1–2 committee members (non-executive positions; appointed, not elected).

The Programs Committee plans and coordinates the programs for EAC-BC’s monthly meetings. Committee members are responsible for ensuring that rooms are booked for the meetings, planning program topics, recruiting guest speakers, composing program blurbs and post-program write-ups for West Coast Editor, obtaining gift certificates for guest speakers, and introducing guest speakers at the meetings. Committee members are also responsible for recording speaker presentations and delivering the recordings to the webmaster for uploading to the EAC-BC web page. Any member in good standing may join this committee.

  • Time commitment: varies (committee members may volunteer on an event-by-event basis)
  • Questions: contact Frances Peck

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Social Committee

The Social Committee is looking for 1 additional committee member (non-executive position; appointed, not elected).

The Social Committee reports to the Programs Committee and is responsible for catering at EAC-BC’s monthly meetings and for maintaining the needed supplies. The committee is also responsible for organizing and hosting a dinner party each December and looking into the logistics of hosting outreach events in Victoria and the Okanagan. Any member in good standing may join this committee.

  • Time commitment: up to 3 hours per month
  • Questions: contact Frances Peck

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Communications and Social Media Committee

The Communications and Social Media Committee is looking for 1 chair (executive position) and 2 committee members (non-executive positions; appointed, not elected).

The Communications and Social Media Committee is responsible for EAC-BC’s communications via traditional and social media as well as organizing events for public and member attendance. Any member in good standing may join this committee.

  • Time commitment (chair): 4–5 hours per month
  • Time commitment (committee members): 2–4 hours per month (there are also many opportunities to volunteer on an event-by-event basis)
  • Questions: contact Jessica Lowdon

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