These general descriptions provide background for the BCLA committee structure. All Committee Chairs will ensure that their group complies with the legal and financial responsibilities of a BC Society and a registered charity and with the mission and goals of the BC Lymphedema Association.
Chair: Christine Chandler.
The Executive Committee is comprised of the Board members that hold current executive positions, includingPresident, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
The Past-President is welcome to attend to Executive Committee matters at their own discretion. This committee determines governance guidelines and protocols, prepares the Annual General Meeting to fulfill requirements of Constitution & Bylaws and ensures that all functions of the association are being carried out.
FUND RAISING & DEVELOPMENT
Possible Sub-Committees – Grants, Special Campaigns & Events
This committee provides the direction for all revenue-producing aspects of BCLA, which may include membership drives, donation campaigns, special events, and grant writing. They will take the lead and work in tandem with the Marketing & Communications Committee to create materials for launch of special campaigns or events. They work in cooperation with the Finance Committee to determine the budgetary needs of the organization and do what’s necessary to provide the required revenue.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Social Media: Gail Reichert, Sharla Walkey & Willa Condy Seymour
Newsletter: Christine Chandler, Willa Condy Seymour
Website: Sharon Johnson, Administrator
Directory: Sharon Johnson, Christine Chandler
The Marketing & Communications Committee assists the organization in the creation of tools, such as newsletters, e-blasts, meeting announcements plus postings on our Facebook Group page. These are intended to reach out to members and lymphedema stakeholders with a timely and sound message. Directors and members may submit articles for distribution through these channels. This committee works in conjunction with the Fundraising & Development Committee, providing the promotional materials to assist in revenue-producing effort and launch of special events.
HEALTH CARE ADVISORY
Members: Janet Sprague: PT,CLT -LANA., Dr Wendie Den Brock Oncologist BC Cancer., Koby Blanchfield: RMT, CLT -LANE, Instructor Dr Vodder School.
Our Healthcare Advisory Committee is a group of individuals who have offered their expertise in their particular field of knowledge to help BCLA. They are welcome to join board conference calls or special events, but are not expected to, nor do they have any governing responsibilities/liability or voting privileges other than membership in the organization.
They review current practices and advice regarding new approaches to the care and management of lymphedematous disorders, acting as a resource for medically related questions received through the information line or through e-mails to BCLA.
They may also provide, referrals, resources, and current health information by sourcing out evidence-based health information for the management of lymphatic disorders.
Several Professional members of BCLA who have Advanced training are also engaged in educating, health care professionals and the medical community in the management of lymphatic disorders.
PROGRAM - 2019
Chair: Lila Reynolds
Committee members: Sonja Redden and volunteers working on preparations for the Prince George Health Care Professionals Education event
Administration: Sharon Johnson
This committee will be concerned with matters of education and advocacy. Engaged in the work of planning Education days in the year and location decided by the Board. They will liaise with the Marketing & Communications Committee to assist with providing promotional materials about specific events as required.Each event will be responsible for funding initiatives to support the event.
These are special committees formed for a specific task or objective, and then dissolved after the completion the task or achievement of the objective.
Advocacy Committee: Formed to gather data and prepare materials in readiness for approaching the Ministry of Health for funding for Lymphedema patients. Christine Chandler, Rachel Lumsden, Willa Condy Seymour, Kathleen McCuaig, Carol Armstrong. Julie Atkinson
2019 -2020 Committees
Membership Drive Committee: Lila Reynolds, Sandi McConnach, Kathlene McCuaig
March 2020 Lymphedema Awareness Walk Planning Committee: Event postponed until Fall 2020: Tara Hashemi, Amy Bachman, the Tri- Cities support group, Janine Leitch, Christine Chandler.
Website Re-design Committee: Sharla Walkey, Sharon Johnson, Christine Chandler. Starting in the fall of 2019 through February 2020 the team worked on researching, viewing webinars, page trials followed by mapping out a new lay-out for the BCLA website. The transition to a new look was made Feb 2nd 2020. We hope you like it.
Member Survey Committee: 2019 Lila Reynolds, Amber Pitman, Willa Condy-Seymour.The past Ad Hoc Committee (2019) worked on the development of a medical survey distributed across the province to all persons living with Lymphedema. Data has now been collated to be used in Advocacy campaigns.