Welcome to the 2018-2019 year of activities for the Ottawa-Gatineau Branch. Thanks to Bhavana Gopinath for her work as the former blog editor. As your current blog editor, I hope I can fill her shoes.
As you may recall, I was the person in the “editing crisis blog entry last year. I will follow-up with more thoughts on editing and the like…with hopes of getting input, comments, and entries from all of you in the near future. I will also be inviting your suggestions as to ways we can continue to make our branch activities meaningful to you.
This entry is to provide you with an update from the AGM which was held on April 16th, 2018 at Christ Church Cathedral. We are hoping to have a much better show of members next year. As we plan for events of the coming year we are also extending the invitation for you to participate and join the team who are currently striving to meet your membership needs. If you wish to review the job descriptions of any of the volunteer positions, they are available on the “About Editors Ottawa-Gatineau” page of the blog.
Please take note of Sara Caverly’s message below:
“As a member of Editors Ottawa–Gatineau, you’re invited to participate in building our executive team for the year ahead.
Your branch executive for 2018-19 is made up of members in the positions below, but there is still a chance for you to join them. This is an exciting time to volunteer with the branch, as we work together to stay relevant, support professional development, promote editing and build community.
If you would like to hold a position on the executive, please submit your intent to stand to the Acting Chair firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2018.
The vacant roles to be filled by board appointment are: (Student affiliate or full members)
Membership Co-Chair Speaker Night Co-Chair
The vacant roles to be filled by membership election are: (Full members only)
Note: Acting officers are assuming vacant seats until members are elected to fill them.
A/chair: Sara Caverley, vice chair A/secretary: Tom Vradenburg, past chair
Should you have any questions, please contact us at: email@example.com. We look forward to sharing results with you in July.”
Thanks for your support and involvement,
Editors Ottawa–Gatineau executive
Editors Ottawa–Gatineau Executive (2018-19)
Returning executive officers
Vice Chair: Sara Caverley
Past Chair: Tom Vradenburg
Treasurer: Lindsey McDonald
Public Relations Chair: Ariel Vered
Returning appointed board members
Seminars Chair: Sara Fowler
French Relations Chair: Béatrice Verley
Membership Co-Chair: Maurie Barrett
New appointed board members
Capital Letters Blog Editor: Barbara Erb
Emily Stewart (standing for appointment)