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About US

Our Mission

 Our aim is to help professional singers in need. It will be the mission of BCVS to benefit the health and welfare of professional singers by providing emergency assistance and other human services to those in acute need. Additionally, the BCVS Vocal Arts Scholarship Program will help under privileged deserving students take their first step toward becoming professionals in the vocal arts with a hope to creating a tuition-based scholarships. 

Board Of Directors

President/ Founder – Maria Manna

Vice President – Christopher Grew

Secretary – Daniela Eskow

Treasurer – Marco Manna

Director – Kathleen Gilbert

Director – Christina Timleck

Director – Hannah Hache

Director – Johnathan Wilder

Director – Kay Szeina

Constitution

The name of the society is
BRITISH COLUMBIA VOCALIST SOCIETY

Our aim is to help professional singers in need. It will be the mission of BCVS to benefit the health and welfare of professional singers by providing emergency assistance and other human services to those in acute need. Additionally, the BCVS Vocal Arts Scholarship Program will help under privileged deserving students take their first step toward becoming professionals in the vocal arts with a hope to creating a tuition-based scholarships.

Commitment

Each director will have an understanding and appreciation of the role and mission of the Society. While representing the Society each director will ensure that business and personal conduct reflects positively on the society and that areas of perceived conflict of interest should be avoided.

Confidentiality

Each director will respect the confidentiality of information gained in all “in-camera” portions of meetings.

Governance

Each Director will plan and active role in developing and implementing Society policies. The board will be responsible for the trusteeship of specific funds and be responsible for the strategic planning, budgeting, and stewardship of the society.

Advocacy

An understanding of the need to promote the British Columbia Vocalist Society business and social situations, the Director will have the opportunity to express the mission of the Society. Through an advocacy role the Director can provide leadership in promoting understanding for the role and mission of the society as well as acting as a valuable resource person to provide linkage between the music industry and the community as a whole.

Recruitment

Directors will assist in the identification and recruitment of prospective Board members and general members.

Evaluation of Board Performance

Although a criterion for Board Membership is all encompassing, it may be necessary to review the performance of Board members in relation to the above roles and Responsibilities. Consideration will be given to special circumstance however; Board members are expected to commit time to the Society every month in addition to attending monthly Board Meetings.

Duties of Directors

A Director of a Society has a legal duty to act honestly and in good faith and in the best interests of the society and so exercise the care, diligence and skill of a reasonably prudent person.