Hi everyone,

The SIMAA executive is still looking for volunteers to serve next year. The time commitment isn't heavy, most of the executive's business can be done via email, SIM and the Alumni Office provide excellent support, and it's a good way to serve the alumni community. Please consider taking on one of these roles!

The positions that need to be filled are:

Program Convenor-- serving a one-year term and usually a member of the most recent graduating class, the Program Convenor works with the Chair and Alumni Services to organize events like September's Welcome Reception/Outstanding Alumni Award event, and the spring AGM (if necessary.)

Vice-Chair-- The Vice Chair fills in when the Chair is unavailable and looks after collecting nominations for SIM committees and the new executive in the Spring. The Vice Chair then transitions to Chair for a one-year term, followed by one year as Past Chair.

Chair-- owing to unforeseen circumstances, this year's Vice Chair is unable to continue into the role of Chair. Therefore we're recruiting for a new Chair, to work very closely with the Past Chair (which will be me.) Instead of the usual three-year cycle, this Chair will serve a shortened two-year cycle, from Chair to Past Chair. The Chair works with SIM and the Alumni Office to organize the Fall Welcome Reception/Outstanding Alumni Awards event, ensures the OAA nominating committee is populated early in the spring, provides an annual report to the SIM School Committee and chairs (and may help organize) the Annual General Meeting in the spring.

I really encourage my fellow alumni to consider volunteering for these roles, and not just because I would be lonely if I was the only person on the executive. Please contact either our Vice Chair, Kimberly Senf ( [log in to unmask] ) or me ( [log in to unmask] ) to ask any questions or put forward your name.

Thanks all!

Shelley McKibbon
Information Services Librarian
W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library
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