Notice of Annual Chapter Meeting and Call for Volunteers!
We welcome all community members to submit a nomination form to serve as Council members and/or attend the meeting to vote.
Election Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: St. Luke's Community Centre, 3114 Dundas Street West, Oakville
The Halton Chapter Leadership Council is looking for volunteers!
What is the Chapter Leadership Council (CLC)?
Each region of Autism Ontario has a Chapter Leadership Council, or CLC. The CLC is a dedicated group of volunteers that share their time, energy and talent to oversee the Chapter’s general operations, plan and manage activities, and strive to fulfil Autism Ontario's mission to “ensure that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society.”
Why volunteer with us?
Each year, our Chapter organizes programs and activities for our members to socialize and play, and to simply be themselves. These events require a wide variety of volunteer roles.
Whether you want to volunteer at an event, lend a hand with administrative work, update our website and social media sites, do fundraising or help with event planning, we're happy to have you join our team!
What is the time commitment?
The CLC meets once a month for 2-3 hours. The CLC works very much as a team and additional time commitments depend on what roles and responsibilities each member chooses to accept.
Who can vote?
Members-in-good-standing with Halton Chapter as of Wednesday, March 23 are eligible to vote so please confirm, renew or buy a membership now. Voters must attend the meeting to vote and only one vote is allowed per membership. For example, if you have a family membership, only one member of your family can vote.
Not a member yet? Go to www.autismontario.com, click “Donate Now” on the top right corner and choose “Halton” as your Chapter.
How does the election work?
Nominations are submitted using the Nomination Form. Nominees run to become CLC members and not for specific roles. Once elected, the new CLC members will determine amongst themselves which member will take on which role. The discussion will focus on who has the necessary skill sets, time and willingness to take on specific roles. When more than one person is interested in the same role, the CLC must work to a consensus agreement on who will take that role.
Being elected to the CLC can have many benefits!
• You will make a difference in the life of individuals with ASD.
• You can use your skills and expertise to advance autism awareness in the Halton region.
• You can boost up a resume! Many companies like to see involvement in community activities.
• You can shape the direction of the Halton Chapter in the upcoming year.
• You will develop friendships and become part of something bigger - an amazing team working together to help our ASD community!
Download your nomination form here, at http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/docs/36d7460a371d15bb852580cf0010e6cf/$file/ao+acm+nomination+form+2017.pdf
Email your nomination forms to: email@example.com