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Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors

The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce has been supporting business and strengthening our community since 1906. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by actively supporting business, economic growth and diversification. The policies and programs of the Chamber are determined by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the membership. Each elected Director will serve a two-year term, sit on at least one committee or task force and are expected to be active participants of Chamber events. Nominations for the 2013/2015 Board of Directors will close on February 28, 2013 – Networking Luncheon. Nominations are being accepted for: Treasurer  1st Vice President  5–2 year Director’s 1-1 year Director Candidates for election shall be members of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce in good standing; shall agree in writing to stand for election; and shall be nominated in writing by a member of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce in good standing.

TO BE NOMINATED REQUIRES:  

Completion of the Statement of Nominators / Nominee Delivery of the completed nomination form to: Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, #304, 9612 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J9 or by e-mail to: ldmaloney@fortmcmurraychamber.ca by 5pm – February 27, 2013 or attend the final call for nomination luncheon – February 28, 2013. (reservations are required)

HOW TO NOMINATE OR BE NOMINATED: 1. Download a nomination package - www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca - “About Us” 2. Email fmcoc@telus.net to have a nomination package sent to you. 3. Pick up a nomination package at the Fort McMurray Chamber office, #304, 9612 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J9 To register for the February 28, 2013 Networking Luncheon visit www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca – “EVENTS”

Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce T 708-743-.3100 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmcoc@telus.net ⎮ W www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca Fort McMurray Construction Association T 708.791-9288 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmca@telus.net ⎮ W www.fmca.net Suite 304, 9612 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J9


Statement of Nomination As per article 7:7.1 of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Constitution, notice is hereby given to the membership of the opportunity to nominate for vacant board positions. Nominations must be in writing with the Nominator’s signature and Nominee’s signature to be valid. Any current Chamber member in good standing who is the TOP LOCAL EXECUTIVE IN THE COMPANY IS ELIGIBLE to nominate or be nominated.

Statement of Nominee Nominee Name Title & Company Occupation Address City:

Province

Phone (w)

Phone (h)

Postal Code Phone (c)

Email

Nominated for the position of:

Treasurer

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1 Vice President

I, good standing.

Director (2-year term)

Director (1-1-year term

accept the nomination and confirm that our firm is a member in Date:

Statement of Nominator Nominator Name Title & Company Phone (w)

Phone (h)

Phone (c)

Email Signature of Nominator Date

Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce T 708-743-.3100 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmcoc@telus.net ⎮ W www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca Fort McMurray Construction Association T 708.791-9288 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmca@telus.net ⎮ W www.fmca.net Suite 304, 9612 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J9


NOMINEE BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE SUMMARY PLEASE COMPLETE AND ATTACH TO YOUR COMPLETED NOMINATION FORM No Experience

Some Experience

CEO/Owner of Business Corporate Governance Entrepreneurial Experience Executive Compensation Finance Government/Government Relations Human Resources Information Technology Investment Law Management Experience Marketing & Communications Regulatory Issues Risk Management Stakeholder Relations Service on Other Board

Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce T 708-743-.3100 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmcoc@telus.net ⎮ W www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca Fort McMurray Construction Association T 708.791-9288 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmca@telus.net ⎮ W www.fmca.net Suite 304, 9612 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J9

Lots of Experience


DIRECTORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS ATTENDANCE AT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS: The most important qualification of your role as Director is the mandatory attendance at the monthly Board meetings, held at 4:00 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month.

ATTENDANCE AT CHAMBER FUNCTIONS: One of the reasons for an individual to join the Chamber is the networking opportunities that exist. Attendance by the Board of Directors shows support for the Chamber and gives the membership a chance to air views about Chamber operations, municipal affairs, and life in general.

DISCRETION AND CONFIDENTIALITY: A Director is often exposed to confidential information during in camera session at Board Meetings, during committee meetings, or in conversation with members, officials, other Directors etc. Please be aware of the confidential nature of some information and respect that confidentiality.

ORGANIZATION OF COMMITTEES: A Director may have, by appointment, a committee responsibility. The Director is Chairperson of this committee and is expected to drum up support by recruiting volunteers from the membership and Board of Directors. The President and CAO are members of all committees and will assist in any way possible to achieve the goals set forth by the Board.

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT:

KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT EVENTS: Chamber of Commerce Directors are an important force in the growth of the community. Keeping up to date with current affairs, especially as they relate to the community, is one of the Director’s most important responsibilities. If you have specific areas of knowledge that would benefit your Chamber of Commerce, please advise the President or a member of the Management Committee.

AMBASSADOR OF GOODWILL: Chamber of Commerce Directors are regularly asked to attend openings, cut ribbons, participate in community events, and spread goodwill in the name of the Chamber. In many cases, a Director will be planning to attend the function anyway, and the Chamber asks only that you wear your nametag and be visible as a Chamber representative.

A COMMITMENT OF TIME: A Director can expect to devote approximately 6 – 10 hours per month of his or her time to the meetings, programs, and duties of the Chamber. This time commitment is the minimum to be expected, and depending on the individual, can be must more extensive.

MEDIA RELATIONS: Chamber Directors are regularly approached by the media for comments on current issues. The Chamber has a standing policy that the President or predetermined designate is the only acceptable media contact on any issue.

The best source of leads for new members is the Directors themselves. It is hoped that each Director will provide leads for new members.

Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce T 708-743-.3100 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmcoc@telus.net ⎮ W www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca Fort McMurray Construction Association T 708.791-9288 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmca@telus.net ⎮ W www.fmca.net Suite 304, 9612 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J9


Director’s Code of Conduct 1. Although a Director may be drawn from a specific interest group, Directors as a whole must represent the interests of the entire membership. 2. Directors shall maintain confidentiality of the details and dynamics of Board discussions, as well as those items designated as confidential. 3. Regardless of their personal viewpoint, Directors shall not speak against, or in any way undermine Board solidarity once a Board discussion has been made. 4. Directors are expected to attend all Board meetings. Directors shall be prepared to commit sufficient time and energy to attend to Chamber business. 5. Directors shall avoid, in fact and in perception, conflicts of interest and disclose to the Chair, in a timely manner, any possible conflicts. 6. Directors’ contribution to discussions and decision making shall be positive and constructive. 7. Director’s interactions in meetings shall be courteous, respectful and free of animosity. 8. Directors’ shall know and adhere to the Chamber’s governance policies. 9. Directors’ shall be prepared for meetings, having read pre-circulated material in advance of the meeting. 10. Director’s shall participate in ways other than attending Board meetings, such as committee work, Chamber and community events. 11. The CAO is responsible to the President. Consequently, no single Director or committee has authority over the CAO. 12. Directors’ shall conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner at all time.

Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce T 708-743-.3100 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmcoc@telus.net ⎮ W www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca Fort McMurray Construction Association T 708.791-9288 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmca@telus.net ⎮ W www.fmca.net Suite 304, 9612 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J9


Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce T 708-743-.3100 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmcoc@telus.net ⎮ W www.fortmcmurraychamber.ca Fort McMurray Construction Association T 708.791-9288 ⎮ F 780-790-9759 ⎮E fmca@telus.net ⎮ W www.fmca.net Suite 304, 9612 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J9


Nomination Package