Sooke Region CHI expanding membership

Cooperative non-profit society seeks more public.community input

Sooke Region Community Health Initiative (CHI) was recently advised by the BC Registrar of Cooperatives that it was successful in its submission of revising its bylaws.  The result of this is that membership can be broadened out to the whole community and the cooperative can promote the interests of the region.

CHI marked its 10th anniversary by amalgamating with Sooke Cooperative Association of Service Agencies (CASA). CHI now operates as a cooperative non-profit society, which allows it to manage its own grant funding and to act as an umbrella organization for other voluntary groups. CHI has open membership to individuals and organizations as it did before and has added a Board of Directors of up to 11 members who assume a leadership and governance role for a pre-determined period. A new voting member category has also been added, allowing interested residents and organizations to take part in the board’s decisions. The board has its own standing committees, one of which is the Membership and Nominations Committee that is enabling community members to recruit more representation and participation. It also has several working committees that bring together interested community residents and other experts to concentrate on new initiatives. “There are great opportunities for Sooke region residents to participate in and support development in our community. Individuals can focus on areas of their own interest and expertise,” current Chair Mitzi Dean commented. Applications for membership can be sent to her at mdean@pcfsa.org.

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