President’s Update

Posted in News & Events by Brenda Herman on November 9th, 2015

Board Meeting - October 30-31, 2015

The MAS Board of Directors held their board meeting on October 30th and 31st, 2015.  Just a few quick points about the meeting; we welcomed Teresa Carlson onto the board for a 2 year term.  Teresa is the Curator and Collections Manager at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.  She will be taking over for GailMarie Anderson who was unable to fulfill her commitment due to personal reasons.  Teresa already had lots to say and we welcome her expertise.  

The board has also decided to go with only 9 board members this year instead of the usual 10.  On Friday morning Oct. 30th Prairie Wild facilitated a half day orientation session on Governance Policy.  It was a chance for the new board members to get familiar with governance processes and it was also a great refresher course for the veterans on the board.  In the afternoon the board and staff met with Flo Frank to discuss the next steps in the Diversity Plan.  Wendy and her staff introduced the first draft of the Policy around diversity and inclusion which was reviewed by the board and Flo herself.  We are very excited to be part of this pilot program and we look forward to the work ahead and to sharing our successes with our members for diversity is something that we all need to look at in our organizations.  On Saturday, Oct. 31st the board went about their normal business with our main generative discussion topic focused on board recruitment.  Board recruitment is always a challenge in any non-profit organization and we need to ensure we are always recruiting qualified board members for the future.  If you would like to learn more about the board meeting feel free to check out the website, the Board Summary is always posted on there.  Well that is about it, take care!!!! 

Rob Hubick, President

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