Becoming a board member to the Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior requires first that you are a member of the organization in good standing. Then an election at the Annual General Meeting is held and at that time you will need to have been nominate by a member to put your name forward. A vote is held and if you are successful you become a member of the board. Another vote is held annually by the board of directors for executive position as Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary or Treasurer, or you may wish to remain as a board member ‘at large’ which is a general posting.
What does a Board of Director of CLLS do?
- uphold the mandate; to preserve, protect and promote public access to Canadian Lighthouses on Lake Superior
- undertake an orientation session and receive your ‘board guide booklet’
- attend 8 meetings annually, (usually on a Wednesday night) Approx. 20hrs annually
- attend one fundraising event, our annual dinner, because it’s fun!
- help-out volunteering for summer work-parties, usually in June
- assist the Managing Director with little assignments
- volunteer at public information displays, sometimes at the Farmers Market
- take-on more responsibilities by being on the executive
- membership fee is a requirement to be a board member