In 2012, we are completely restructuring CHERUBS to go from a small "mom and pop" charity that offers mostly support services to families to a much, much larger, more professional non-profit organization that can fund larger projects, fund more research, raise more awareness and provide more services to families.
One of the steps we are taking to do this is restructuring our Board into 3 new Boards; Executive Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Board and Parent Advisory Board.
Meet Our New 2012 CHERUBS Parent Advisory Board!
The purpose of the Parent Advisory Board is to oversee all of our support services, help us to delegate responsibilities and fill volunteer positions, deal with member conflict, process new ideas, handle suggestions and complaints and be the professional "face" of CHERUBS in social media.
This position has a 1 year term beginning annually on June 1st. The first CPAB was appointed for 2012. The first election will be held on May 1, 2013. Members can serve up to 5 terms in a row if elected. Members can run for reelection, nominate themselves or others, and it is up to each member whether or not to accept a nomination. Our goal with elections is to keep active members on this Board and give the membership more of a say so in the leadership of our charity.
All members of this Board will serve 1-5 years except for the Volunteer Coordinator, who will Co-Chair this Board for unlimited terms with a fellow 1-yr-term Co-Chair chosen annually by the Board of Directors. The Co-Chairs are responsible for overseeing the duties of the Parent Advisory Board and Volunteers. They will both report back to the Board of Directors quarterly.
The Board of Directors will be the business end of CHERUBS. The Parent Advisory Board will be the heart and soul of our CHERUBS team. This is a very important Board with very important roles that these members do not take lightly.
You can send your comments, questions, concerns and other correspondance to the new Parent Advisory Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read the bios of all volunteers (including your Illinois Rep) on the new Parent Advisory Board, check out this Facebook post.