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GWSA Board of Directors

(Guelph Wellington Seniors Association)

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Position ID: V-GUE3273 Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 Last Full Update: 07 Apr 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementBe Active. Get involved. Make friends.
ContactBecky MacDonald, Volunteer Coordinator, City of Guelph; Email:
DutiesIdentify the duties of a member of the GWSA Board of Directors in accordance with the GWSA Constitution and By-laws. 
1. Attend Board meetings 
a. Meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 0930 hours or at such other time and day as the Board may determine 
b. Advise the President of planned absence 
c. Attend a minimum of eight (8) Board meetings per year 
d. Review most recent minutes upon receipt and take any action assigned 
e. Be prepared at the following meeting to suggest any corrections, if necessary. 
f. Receive and act upon monthly committee reports 
g. Review monthly financial statements 
2. Attend the GWSA Annual General Meeting 
3. Encouraged to attend GWSA events such as Open House and new member reception 
4. Represent the GWSA at any appropriate opportunity 
5. Represent the Board on assigned committee(s).  
a. Report Board issues to that Committee and report the Committee’s issues to the Board 
b. Ensure committee members are aware of and follow the Committee Terms of Reference. 
6. Participate in self-development training, where appropriate 
7. Perform other such duties as may be from time to time, assigned to her/him by the Board or President.
BenefitsMake friends. 
Be a part of a board of directors.  
Working with members in your community.  
Utilize your skills.  
Further your knowledge of the seniors organization.
Ages55 year(s) and up
Suitable ForSeniors (55+) ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Skills/ExperienceAccounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Marketing & PR ; Mentoring & Training ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Web & IT ; Writing & Editing ;  Active member of the GWSA  
 Skills in leadership, organization, problem-solving, conflict resolution and written and oral communications.  
 Experience in the fields of, for example, finance, administration, human resources, law or fundraising , is an asset  
 Ability to strategically plan for GWSA, considering the current environment and recreational and social needs of seniors  
 Willingness and ability to represent the Association and the Board when required.  
 Tact and diplomacy in order to interact and work co-operatively with others.  
 Prepared to serve the full term of office. A single term of office for a Board member shall be three (3) years, with the option of serving two consecutive terms, if elected.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - 1-2 year term
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours5 / Month
Dates and TimesWednesday: Morning 
3 hours once a month
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
LocationEvergreen Seniors Community Centre and virtually
Number of PositionsAberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline30 Jun 2021
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Start DateOn or after 30 Apr 2021
Display Until30 Jun 2021
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Organization NameGuelph Wellington Seniors Association
Office PhoneEvergreen Centre 519-823-1291
Address & Map
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
683 Woolwich St
Guelph, ON N1H 3Y8
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