We're recruiting volunteers!
Dear CASC Member
We're recruiting volunteers! As you may have seen in the recent Message from the CASC president, (link here) we have an ambitious strategic plan before us this year. Today we're recruiting to add members of the CASC Volunteer teams. I am wondering if you or any of your staff would be interested in contributing their time to any of the projects listed below.
What it involves: Volunteering with CASC project teams is an excellent opportunity for your staff to network with other organisations and both share and gain expertise. We meet by teleconference and communicate by email so there's no travel required.
How to sign up: All we need to confirm committment is an email from the individual to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. What team or teams they're interested in.
2. Confirming that they have the support of their CEO and organisation to participate, and
3. A brief sentence or two on their work and background.
To help us get these projects moving, please have people respond soon or by September 7th.
Thanks so much!
Conference Program team - Chaired by Sandra Corbeil, Canada Science and Technology Museum
The committees purpose is to lead the development of a relevant and timely program of professional development offerings that will serve the CASCâ€™s strategic goal to build capacity and profile for its members. Opportunities for content include Annual Conference sessions (keynote, pre-conference, concurrent) and a program of Webinars. - Estimated Committment 2 hrs month to meetings and prep, plus effort to recruit and develop sessions in the fall, and support them leading up to the conference in 2012
Webinar project team - Chaired by Thérèse Baribeau, Biosphere Environment Museum
Working with the conference team to develop and organise a series of training webinars for CASC members. Work will begin in September and run through May 2012. Estimated Committment 1 hr per month
Membership Drive - Co-Chaired by Catherine Paisley,Ontario Science Centre and Eric Chisholm, NRC Astronomy Interpretive Centre
An ongoing effort by CASC members to recruit their fellow organisations, stakeholders and suppliers to support and particpate in the national voice for science centres. Estimated committment: 5 hours between September-March
Federal Initiative team - Co-Chaired by Sandy Baumgartner, Saskatchewan Science Centre and Pierre Harvey, Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science
Ideal for CEOs and those involved in developing the profile and positioning of the organisation. Major tasks in 2011-2012 involve reworking the CASC proposal, meeting with members of parliament and stakeholders, and helping to build profile for members leading up to CASC 2012.
Sustainability projects - Board lead is Catherine Paisley, with several Board members leading specific projects.
Developing and funding initiatives designed to ensure the sustainability of the association through an internship program, proogram partnerships, building a case for support, and the revenue diversification plan.
Thanks for your consideration. We look forward to working with you to build the strength of the CASC through the strength of its member volunteers!