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Recent news from the Maple Leaf Chapter of APMP

2018/2019 APMP Canada Maple Leaf Chapter Executive Elections

Matt Down

Hello everyone,

During the next few weeks we will be holding our annual elections. Below is a list of the positions that make up the executive and a short description of each role. If you are interested in running for a position please email Blake Inkster by April 27 and provide:

The roles for which you wish to be considered, up to three may be selected

A short bio indicating why you should be selected to the Chapter executive.

We are pleased to announce that we have created two new roles on the Executive, those of Associate Communications Chair. This role would be suited to those who may be junior in their proposal management career but wish to get involved early in a professional organization, such as the APMP Maple Leaf Chapter.

In the event that there are multiple people running for the same position we will use the bio you send to us to introduce you to the executive team and, if required,  members for a voting process.

Executive Roles:

  • Secretary
  • Professional Development
  • Memberships
  • Communications (1 Chair and two associate chairs)
  • Eastern Regional Chair (Maritimes)
  • Western Regional Chair (Manitoba and Westward)
  • Quebec Regional Chair (Vacant)
  • Ontario Regional Chair (Vacant)
  • National Capital Region (Ottawa) Regional Chair (Vacant)
  • Webmaster

Roles & Responsibilities

Chairperson: Will lead the board and oversee all chapter activities. Primarily, the Chairperson will ensure that the chapter provides APMP with all reporting requirements specified by the Charter Chapter Guidelines.

Note: the role of Chair is nominated from within the previous year’s Executive.

Treasurer: Will supervise all fiscal operations and will serve as the primary point of contact to the APMP CFO. The Treasurer will, with the assistance and guidance of the Chairperson: establish and maintain a chapter checking account; develop and maintain transaction logs; verify bank statements, and identify and attempt to investigate and resolve any discrepancies; identify opportunities for fundraising; provide semi-annual reports to the APMP CFO on the Chapter’s activities, including supporting bank statements, receipts, and other documentation; contribute to the annual report, providing an annual fiscal summary; endeavor to maintain the Chapter’s fiscal solvency; and communicate/network with other APMP chapter treasurers to identify opportunities for improvement.

Note: the role of Treasurer is nominated from within the previous year’s Executive.

Secretary: Will oversee the preparation of all reports. Specifically, the Secretary will: write and disseminate meeting minutes, and submit copies with the annual report.

Professional Development: Will act as a contact person for questions with respect to APMP certification. Will seek out professional development opportunities that may be available within Canada to communicate with members.

Memberships: Will welcome new members and acts as a point of contact for questions from potential members. The Memberships Chair also sends reminders to members about upcoming membership expiration dates.


Chair: Will create and implement a simplified communication plan, external and internal, analyze the results of it, and design and apply actions accordingly. Will work on the monthly newsletter, manage the Chapter email account, provide guidelines to the Comms associate, and work jointly with her/him.

Communications associate: Will assist the communications function by scheduling webinars for members, and be responsible for circulating information to members by social media (email, LinkedIn), and collect results from those interactions. Works jointly with the Comms Chair.

Regional and Programming: Each Regional and Programming Chair will be responsible for hosting and setting up two regional events in their area such as in-person seminar, networking event, local training, etc. Will enlist potential speakers to provide presentations at the quarterly National meetings.

Webmaster: Will be responsible for updating and maintaining the Chapter website.


All roles above are volunteer roles committed with the APMP mission to promote the professional growth of its members by advancing the arts, sciences, and technologies of growing business through proposals.  Serving the profession as a volunteer for your Local chapter APMP board provides you 15 CEUs each full year (pro rata) to maintain your Certification