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Final call for nominations

Interested in serving on the national executive council or leading one of our national committees?

If you are considering running, please submit your nomination to by April 24 to ensure your biographic information is available on the website.

For more information, go to the association opportunities page.


EAC's looking for a chair for its national Marketing and Public Relations Committee. Is that you?

You can download the

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. But here's the story for the coming year.

Many of the day-to-day marketing tasks and much of the overall planning, coordinating and budgeting are now handled by our association's communications manager, Michelle Ou. Association marketing isn't a job where you're starting from scratch or with no support.

There are two big tasks on the horizon: recruiting and managing a marketing advisory group, and recruiting and supervising volunteers to work on short jobs like press releases and web copy.

The marketing advisory group provides sustained feedback on internal and external communication plans (strategy, tactics, vehicles, measurement and more). Marketing volunteers have suitable writing and editing or graphic design and layout skills, and they help as their time permits with specific tasks identified in the annual communications calendar.

The ideal chair is creative, flexible, persuasive and persistent. The chair has experience in marketing, communications planning and volunteer management, especially within the non-profit sector. He or she has worked within the association, preferably in a marketing, programs, membership or branch or national executive role. He or she can delegate tasks, motivate others and monitor outcomes, and thrives on collaborative results. Strong and fast writing and editing skills are required, as is a sense of humour.

How will you benefit? You'll have the satisfaction of helping move the association forward in its marketing communication, you'll have an impact on the financial bottom line and you'll develop some splendid pieces for your professional portfolio.

Interested? Please contact Maureen Nicholson, chair of the National Nominating Committee, by the early deadline of April 24:


All positions for the national executive council and national committee chairs now have declared candidates, with the exception of marketing. Biographical notes for all candidates will be included in the materials for the annual general meeting. Further nominations will be accepted from the floor of the annual general meeting on June 6, 2009.

Here are the declared candidates. Incumbents are noted with an asterisk (*).

National Executive Council

President: Michelle Boulton (SN)
Vice-president: Greg Ioannou (TO)
Secretary: Mary Anne Carswell (TO)*
Treasurer: Sheila Mahoney (TO)
Member-at-large: Barbara K. Adamski (BC)
Member-at-large: Debra Roppolo (TO)

The council also includes six members representing the branches (elected at the branch level) and the association past president.

National Committees

Member Services Group

Forum Monitor (appointed position): Joanne Haskins (TO)*
Francophone Affairs (elected position): Anna Olivier (QAC)*
List Monitor (elected position): Julia Cochrane (QAC)
Mediator (appointed position): Michael Benedict (TO)
Membership (elected position): Raphaël Thierrin (NCR)
Online Job Tools (elected position): Alan Yoshioka (TO)*

Professional Development Group

Certification (appointed position): Barbara Tomlin (BC)*
Conference (appointed position): Jacqueline Dinsmore (QAC)
Professional Standards (appointed position): Jan Walter (TO)
Publications (elected position): Peter Midgley (PP)*
Training and Development (elected position): Perry Millar (SN)

Communications Group

External Liaison (appointed position): Executive director
Marketing and Public Relations (elected position): No nominations received to date
Member Communication (elected position): Faith Gildenhuys (BC)*
Newsletter (elected position): Cheryl Hannah (BC) and Wilf Popoff (SN)*
Website (appointed position): Ken Weinberg (TO)*

Administration Group

Human Resources (ex officio) – President
Nominating (ex officio) – Past president

You can nominate yourself or another member.

Nominations for council or committee chair positions must be submitted to the association past president, Maureen Nicholson, at

Recommended deadline: April 24