Leadership Team


Posted on 9th February 2010 by Paul Holmes

The Victoria Leadership Team are a group of volunteers who keep the local chapter operating.

Interested in a leadership role with SMC Victoria? Please send an email to paul@ideazone.ca. In particular, we are seeking volunteers to live blog or vidcast events?

2nd Vice-President/Programming Director – Melanie Friebel
Email: mfriebel@hotmail.com

At the heart of the Social Media Club is great interactive events. The Programming Director manages all aspects of the activity calendar for the Victoria club. This person is responsible for:

  • Developing and managing the schedule of events, including regular (monthly) public meetings and planning meetings
  • Identifying topics for upcoming events
  • Coordinating with the Partnership Director to secure speakers and identify venues for each event
  • Securing speaker bios
  • Preparing the event program for each public event, including agenda, directions and other special instructions
  • Hand off event program to Promotions Director for publicity and Production Director for planning and coordination of event

President/Promotions Director – Paul Holmes
Email: paul@ideazone.ca

Promotion is key to the ultimate success of our organization–and the earlier the better! This person is reponsible for:

  • Managing the Social Media Club Victoria web pages, including the wiki, and the FaceBook and LinkedIn groups
  • Coordinating with Programming Director to secure program agenda for each event
  • Promoting future events through all the above-named channels
  • Publicizing future events through online and traditional channels

Secretary/Partnership Director – Chris Burdge
Email: chris@bwest.ca

Our activities wouldn’t be possible without partners. We partner with other businesses and organizations to find topics, speakers and venues for future activities. The Partnership Director manages the relationships with the international Social Media Club parent organization, other important social media organizations (both national and local), as well as with local businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring or hosting upcoming activities. This person is responsible for:

  • Managing relationships with SNCR and other national and local social media-related organizations
  • Build and maintain relationships with, and identify co-sponsorship opportunities with, local marketing and technology organizations
  • Identifying and managing the relationships with past and future event sponsors, co-sponsors and venues
  • Coordinating with the Programming Director to find appropriate time slots, topics and venues for partner-sponsored events
  • Coordinating with the Production Director to identify speaker and sponsor needs for each event

Production/Volunteer Director – Teresa Sims

This person is responsible for all aspects of event execution, including:

  • Assuming responsibility for event program from Programming Director
  • Scheduling and managing planning meetings with event sponsors and speakers
  • Managing on-site signage, video, audio and lighting
  • Coordinating food and drink with event sponsors and/or venue
  • Staffing and managing event registration
  • Managing development and collection of feedback forms
  • Managing giveaways and all-other on-site activities

Vice-President/Membership Director – Janis La Couvée
The membership director is responsible for three important roles:

  • Managing the master membership list of the Victoria Social Media Club
  • Promoting local membership in the national Social Media Club organization
  • Managing the relationship with the national Social Media Club organization

Treasurer – Sean Dhillon
The Treasurer looks after the money, pays the bills, issues receipts and reports the financial statements.

SMCEDU/University Liaison – Jaryd Zinkewich
The SMCEDU role is coordinating Social Media Club education programs with local post-secondary institutions.

As the group develops, other roles may be identified. Your suggestions are welcome. Thank you! Again, if you’d like to volunteer for these or other roles with the Victoria group, please email paul@ideazone.ca. Thanks!

  1. Irene Wallace says:

    Can anyone join the Social Media Club and is there a membership fee?

    9th February 2010 at 8:58 pm

  2. Paul Holmes says:

    All are welcome, and there is no fee to join the local chapter. Meetings cost $5.

    There are professional membership packages available at socialmediaclub.org that have fees associated with them.

    9th February 2010 at 9:27 pm

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