Seeking Nominations to Board of Directors

The Kingston Humane Society (KHS), a non-profit organization that has been caring for the injured, abused and homeless animals of Kingston and the surrounding communities since 1884, seeks committed individuals to serve on its volunteer Board of Directors, committees and task forces.

We invite applications from members of the community who support the mission of the KHS, are prepared to act as representatives of the Society within the community, will be loyal to the interest of the membership, and have time to devote to the work of the shelter. In particular, we seek individuals with experience in finance, law, governance, animal care, education and/or strategic fundraising, but we welcome applications from those with other knowledge, skills and experience to bring to the organization.

Individuals may be nominated or may nominate themselves, at any time. To be eligible to serve on the KHS Board of Directors, an individual must be 18 years of age or older, must be a resident of the Province of Ontario, must not be bankrupt, and must be a member of the KHS or, within ten days of appointment or election, must become a member. Directors are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting for a two-year term. Those who are appointed to vacant seats between membership meetings must stand for re-election at the next Annual General Meeting.

KHS Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings, maintain confidentiality of Board discussions, sit on at least one committee and perform committee work, attend the Annual General Meeting and special membership meetings, and support and attend special events.

We also seek members of the community who are interested in being involved in KHS committees or task forces without serving on the Board of Directors.

If you are interested in serving on the KHS Board of Directors or on a committee or task force, please send an e-mail with your contact information and a brief outline of why you would like to serve on the Board (if applicable) and what you feel you would bring to the KHS to [email protected]. Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information.

ALL nominations MUST be received by April 28, 2016.     


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