Bright Beginnings Board Positions To Be Filled For 17/18

imageBright Beginnings is a non-profit organization run by the community, for the community.
The Board members are volunteers from our community who work alongside the teachers
to help them run the preschool.
In September our current Board members will be ready to move on to other Boards in the
community as their children grow and their interests change.
We are inviting parents, grandparents and community members to volunteer for the following positions that will open:
We ask that volunteers stay on the Board for a full year, but your time commitment is
minimal; attendance at one meeting a month during the school year is required. It’s a
great way to be involved in your child’s schooling and play an active role in your community.
Skills required: leadership skills, business skills an asset
• Lead and chair the Board of Directors
• Provide policy guidance for the Board to maintain BBs philosophy and goals
• Represent and support BBs philosophy and goals
• Plan, prepare agendas for and attend Board meetings and the AGM
• Act as the main liaison between the Board and Staff members
• Ensure BBs documentation and enrolment etc. are kept up to date
• Communicate with parents as needed
• Assume and fill Board member roles when they are vacant
Vice President
Skills required:
• Excel, basic computer skills
• Review Parent Handbook and keep updated
• Maintain the Class lists
• Submit monthly enrolment reports for Government funding
• Collect required data for registered children
• Fill in for President, if necessary, at Board meetings
Skills required: writing
• Record and distribute minutes at monthly Board meetings
• Undertake correspondence from the Board, ie Thank You notes
• Contact local press regarding events and news
• Collect and distribute mail to other Board members
Skills required: bookkeeping
• Deposit monthly fees and maintain a record
• Submit Government child subsidy forms
• Prepare and record payroll
• Prepare and remit quarterly Payroll Source Deductions to CRA
• Reconcile bank statement
• Pay bills and maintain a record of receipts
• Issue tax receipts to parents
• Prepare and submit T4s
• Pay annual insurance premium
• Amend annual GIC renewal every April
• Prepare and maintain the annual budget
• Calculate and pay WCB
• Prepare monthly account summary for Board meetings
• Prepare ROEs as needed
Skills required: grant writing & enthusiasm
• Manage your fundraising team
• Report back to the Board on your fundraising efforts
• Organize fundraisers, ie Bake Sales, during the school year to
raise money to support the preschool’s activities
• Contact community sponsors when additional funding is required
• Apply for grants, maintain a record of grants available and when
to apply for them, keep records of applications and file receipts as necessary

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Bright Beginnings Preschool Fernie BC - on InstagramBright Beginnings has arrived on Instagram! Come say hello and get to know us better. We want to show you how much we love our kids and the community we live in.

Bright Beginnings believes in the power of play. Through play kids learn the best. We also love taking the children around Fernie to introduce them to all the people who make Fernie great.