The WEF’s Board of Directors have undertaken the following sequence of steps:
- Submit final proposal to Chapter Board and obtain approval to proceed
- Confirm WEF Board of Directors and appoint key position holders to satisfy BC Provincial registration. The intended size of the WEF Board is a maximum of nine.
- Prepare necessary documentation for Provincial Government registration
- File application for registration to Provincial Government
- Upon receipt of registration approval, apply to Chapter for release of funds, including accrued interest, to WEF custody
- Investigate the opportunities relative to partnering. Whether or not partnering is entertained will depend on the responses.
- Develop and deploy initial WEF programs for educational initiatives
- Apply to Federal Government for tax exemption
- Develop and implement plans for raising funds to augment the WEF’s capital base
In Step 6, through Dr. Andrew Gemino’s good offices, we have been very happy to partner with the Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus, Faculty of Business Administration.
Under Step 7, as a result of this partnership we have jointly conducted a very successful program of introducing Surrey area school students to project management. This program concluded with eight competing teams presenting their project results at a finale on April 26, 2008. Eight PMI West Coast Chapter members carried out judging, and the Chapter hosted the winning team at the May 21st monthly meeting. We are now planning to repeat this program in 2009.
Under Step 8, our Federal charity status has now been approved, so that we now qualify for tax-exempt status as a registered charity under paragraph 149(1)(f) of the Income Tax Act.
Under Step 9, we are now actively seeking ideas and help in fund raising. If you have ideas or can help please contact one of the Board members listed on our WEF Home Page.
R. Max Wideman
Last updated 9/13/08