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The Nominations Committee is pleased to be endorsing the following enthusiastic candidates for BCLTA board positions at the upcoming 2003 AGM:

Secretary Treasurer (1 year): Port Moody Public Library

Kathryn Nokony, a resident of Port Moody since 1995, joined her library board in 2003. Currently, Kathryn is an independent Financial Planner; before this, she worked as a Tax Manager for a financial institution. She is a member of the Port Moody Rotary and finds community involvement a very rewarding
experience. Kathryn ran for a city council seat in last Fall's municipal election in Port Moody.

1) Director at Large (1 year): Surrey Public Library

Alan Newberry, past Executive Director of BC School Trustees Association, previously a Saanich City Councillor and past Trustee on the Greater Victoria Public Library

2) Director at Large (1 year): Chair, Chetwynd Public Library

Graciete Folster was born and raised in the Peace River area of Northern BC. Graciete currently works part-time as a field clerk for a natural resource company and is a part-time substitute secondary school teacher. She has been on the Chetwynd library board for five years and has started this year as Board Chair. Graciete's expertise at fund-raising has resulted in record funds for Chetwynd library's special projects.

3) Director at Large (2 years): Chair, Terrace Public Library

Nirmal Parmar was on the Terrace Public Library Board from 1981-1989 and again in 1999 where he is currently the chair. He has previously served as Director of Awards on the BCLTA board 2001-2002

Having our vacant board positions filled with these candidates meets my goal of diversified regional representation, strong and varied backgrounds and enthusiastic commitment:


Colleen Chambers
Chair, Nominations Committee

Current board members also running for positions are:

President: Sally Gibson (Current VP Education, Trustee N.Vancouver District)
Vice President Advocacy (2 years): Lawrence Lavender (Current VP Advocacy, Trustee Creston)
Director at Large: (1 year) Joanne Richards (Current Secretary Treasurer, Trustee Castlegar)
Director at Large: (2 years) Lynn Adams (Current Director Conference, Trustee Nelson)

Blair Qualey will automatically assume the role of Past President

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