GWSA Standing Committees
Due to COVID-19 Standing Committees are meeting on a modified schedule through virtual means.
Normally, Committee chairs may be contacted through the Contact page or by leaving a telephone message at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre @ 519-822-1260 extension 2694.
Community Support Services (Chair: Emma Whittaker)
Supporting the continued development, implementation, accountability and sustainability of the GWSA Community Support Services. Providing expert guidance through peer support, community consultation and collaboration.
Dance Committee (Chair: Annie Johnson) Responsible for Friday Afternoon Dances which occur about every two months with themes related to the time of year such as Hallowe’en, Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
Executive Committee (Chair: Brian Smith) – The Executive Committee comprise the Board Officers, City Representative, and one Director-at-Large.
Finance Committee (Chair: Roger Stevens)
Advises and assists the Board and the Treasurer in the development, implementation and annual review of the financial policies and procedures and the financial operations of all of the activities of the Association. This committee meets on the Second Thursday of the month at 9:30 am in the Board Room.
Food Services Advisory Committee (Chair: Jocelynn Desroches)
This committee is currently inactive but normally advises on:
-the regular lunchroom program – both hot meals and snacks
-guidelines for catering for special functions
-assures all Department of Health policies are adhered to regarding the service and preparation of food.
Fundraising/Special Events (Chair: available)
Responsible for Friday Afternoon Dances which occur about every two months with themes related to the time of year such as Hallowe’en, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Other events have included the Give From the Heart Food Drive, The Day Before, the Mayor’s Mental Health Symposium & the 100 YEAR OLD CLUB !!
Governance Committee (Chair: Brian Smith)
Advises and assists the Board in the development, implementation and review of the Constitution, Bylaw, and Policies and Procedures. This Committee meets on the First Tuesday of the month in the Board Room at 9:30 am.
Human Resources Management Committee (Chair: Brian Smith)
Implements the GWSA Human Resource Policy for GWSA staff, which includes anyone who receives payment for services. Reports on issues related to GWSA staffing.
Membership and Marketing Committee (Chair: Wenda King)
Responsible to the Board for all membership and marketing initiatives focusing on the maximum interest of members. It publishes GWSA Email Updates for news blasts. This Committee meets on the Second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am in the Board Room.
Program Committee (Chair: Pat Gage)
Plans, organizes, and reviews all of our recreational and educational programs including liaison and meetings with the many Activity Group leaders. This Committee meets on the First Thursday of the month at 9:30 am in Room 2.
The Sentinel Committee (Co-Chairs: Carol Croft and Linda Green)
Defines the purpose and each of the content categories of The Sentinel newsletter.
Succession Planning and Nominating Committee (Chair: Ann Grant)
Seeks people who have leadership qualities, who would be appropriate candidates for the Board of Directors and who are current GWSA members, or eligible for GWSA membership. Ensures that there is a full slate of candidates to fill the positions of retiring Board members.
Travel Committee (Chair: Joanne White)
Explores, plans, publicizes, and promotes various trips of interest to our membership. This Committee meets on the First Monday of the month at 9:00 am in the Board Room.
Variety Show Committee (Chair: Doreen Muir)
Responsible for the organization and the production of the Annual GWSA Christmas Variety Show. This committee meets 11 times per year on the Second Friday of the month at 9:30 am in the Board Room.
Volunteer Advisory Committee (Chair: Becky MacDonald)
Works to maintain communication between the GWSA Board of Directors and the Coordinator of Volunteer Services. This committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 am in the Board Room.