Chapter President 2013/2014 – Robert Phernambucq – Statement of Nomination
I have been actively involved with EWB Calgary City Chapter since 2007, supporting the prudent management of the Chapter’s financial resources. I am currently acting as the Chapter Finance Lead, a role that I have enjoyed over the past two years. I would cherish the opportunity to step-up as a leader for the Chapter.
During my time with EWB Calgary City Chapter, I have seen great accomplishments. I have seen the Chapter reach out to Calgary’s corporate community and build lasting relationships. I have seen the Chapter put on wide-reaching public events that spread EWB’s message and garner local support for systematic and sustainable solutions to development. I have seen the Chapter fund and send Professional Fellows each year who make a difference to EWB’s African Ventures. And, most importantly, I have seen exceptional people grow through this Chapter…people who are leaders, dedicated, generous, passionate and knowledgeable about a worthy cause, and who inspire me to do more.
As President, I will invest myself in the Chapter to sustain what we have built and continue to progress towards our far reaching goals. I will be an advocate for the Chapter – I will liaise with National Office and ensure that we are appropriately supported for success, I will help recruit the next group of leaders who will aim high and take our Chapter further, and I will continue to build relationships to foster a network of people who care about social injustice. Finally, I will take on this role with contagious enthusiasm, and I will keep a pulse on the Chapter to ensure that, as we work hard and contribute, we never stop having fun.
Logistics and Events Coordinator
EWB hosts several events, lectures and workshops throughout the year. We typically like to have 2-3 months planned out in advance, but understand that sometimes schedules change. The Logistics Coordinator is expected to work with the EWB Calgary Chapter Exec to ensure all logistical arrangements (venue bookings, room bookings). Expected Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month (may increase in months were there are leadership activities or large-scale events). Please apply to email@example.com with letter of intent and any previous volunteer experience.
- Prepare and manage a schedule of speakers / events with support of the EWB Calgary Chapter Exec
- Ensure all venues are booked sufficiently in advance
- Manage EWB promotional materials and ensure materials are at venues, as required (may require some drop-offs during business hours)
- Play a key role in organizing the Fall Planning Retreat (early September), Holiday Social (December), and Annual General Meeting (May)
- Work with the communications team to ensure appropriate event advertising is in place
- Attend monthly executive meetings (1.5 hours), when requested, to stay connected with key chapter activities and planning.
Run to End Poverty 2013
Run to End Poverty 2013 is up and running! We’re currently looking for leaders to organize teams in their workplaces, among friends and family, with sporting leagues, or any group of runners. Check out our website, for more info. If you’re interested in being a team lead or having any questions, please contact Tynan.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the chapter survey. The information collected is valued and will be used to continue improving our Calgary Chapter.
Run to End Poverty
Less than 4 weeks until Calgary’s Run to End Poverty! Sigh up is open until Wednesday May 22, with the race on Sunday May 26. Join our team and start fundraising!
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Create a profile of yourself or your team for the ‘Calgary City Network’
Start pledging. Get your family, friends and coworkers to help you reach your goal
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Pre-race Training Events Include:
Training Run and BBQ!
Date: Saturday May 11
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Edworthy Park
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Date: Saturday May 25
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: West Hillhurst Community Association
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Our AGM will be held in conjunction with a session outlining EWB’s vision and focus areas within Canada, and Calgary. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how to get involved locally with EWB and to meet other members in Calgary.
Time: Networking: 6:30 pm; Meeting: 7 – 8:30 pm
Members of the Calgary City Chapter are invited to join EWBers from chapters across western Canada for a few days of learning and fun. Details to follow.
Location: Camp Shagabec, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, SK
Non-EWB Event: Understanding Microfinance Workshop
This upcoming workshop is aimed to help people better understand microfinance by exploring its inner workings: Interest rates, how are they determined and why are they so high?
Date: Saturday May 25th
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 224 13th Ave SW
Registration: Each workshop is $35 or $25 for students
For more information or to register please email Christoph Schultz or call him at 403-809-5867