Do you have what it takes to champion crafts here in the UK?
If so, why not take this opportunity to serve on the CHA-UK Board of Directors in 2015.
The CHA-UK Nominating committee has set 1st October 2014 as the deadline for candidate nominations for the 2015 CHA-UK Board of Directors.
CHA-UK members can request a copy of the Board Director Nomination Form by contacting the CHA-UK Director of Member Services on 01206 364 977 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any CHA-UK member can nominate an Association member, or submit himself or herself as a candidate to sit on the CHA-UK Board of Directors for terms beginning January 2015.
The CHA-UK Board of Directors consists of individuals who represent the various sectors of the CHA-UK membership. Members of the CHA-UK Board of Directors serve on a voluntary basis, and are expected to serve either one, two or three-year terms. They meet at least three times a year at CHA-UK Board meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss and address the needs of the Craft industry from a strategic viewpoint, strengthen the ties between CHA-UK members and the Association, and guide the focus of CHA-UK to provide networking opportunities and added value to our growing membership here in the UK.
The Nominating Committee, made up of Anna Davenport – Immediate Media, Barry Short – Lovingly Handmade, Derek Bamford – Grafton Projects and Rowan Hill – Mountain Ash Crafts, will meet to consider all nominations for new Board members for 2015.
“I am delighted to have such an enthusiastic group of experienced professionals, who represent a variety of CHA-UK membership sectors, serving on the CHA-UK Nominating Committee alongside me. The work this committee does has a significant impact on the future of CHA-UK” says Anna Davenport, CHA-UK Nominating Committee Chair.
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Function: Director on the Board of the CHA-UK (Craft & Hobby Association UK) Limited by Guarantee (On the board you sit as an individual)
Aim: To Unify, Develop and Represent the CHA-UK and its members within the UK Craft industry as a whole.
- To attend meetings of the Board (approximately 3 face-to-face per year – ICHF CHSI show in February, One Big Show in June 2015, date tbc) and the CHA-UK AGM in February.
- To actively support and promote CHA-UK initiatives.
- To participate and contribute to telephone conference calls and email communication relating to Board business whenever necessary.
- To serve also on a sub-committee, of which you will need to be an active member. Current sub-committees include: Nominating, Membership and Benefits, Communications, Finance, Events and Education.
- To contribute to the strategic direction of the CHA-UK.
- Board meetings are usually between 9am – 5pm and held at venues, which are convenient to the majority of the Board. See above for locations.
- Unfortunately, travel expenses for Board and sub-committee meetings, and for other meetings when representing CHA-UK, will need to be met by the individual Board member. However, food and refreshments at meetings will be provided.
- CHA-UK is an organisation committed to inclusiveness and as such is open to changing arrangements to best meet the needs of the majority of Board members.[/accordion]