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Lamaze Wants YOU! Board of Directors and Volunteers Being Recruited Now!

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Lamaze International is an organization that is led by a volunteer Board of Directors.  Tara Owens Shuler is our Board President.  Many women and men donate immeasurable hours, knowledge and skills by filling council and committee positions and stepping up to volunteer in so many facets of our organization.  All of these volunteers contribute to making Lamaze International the premier childbirth education  and advocacy organization for evidence based maternity care for mothers and babies here in North America and worldwide.

Lamaze is recognized as a leader in the childbirth community and we want to continue to offer families, educators and other birth professionals the top-notch workshops, trainings, classes, webinars, publications, resources and conferences that people expect from an organization of our caliber.  This can only be accomplished by your help!

Lamaze International is actively seeking men and women to fill  Board of Director positions beginning in the fall of 2013 as current directors’ terms are ending.  Do you have the skills, energy and ideas that we need?  Do you enjoy collaborating and thinking globally with others who are equally passionate about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting?  Are you ready to take on a leadership role in the Lamaze organization and contribute your expertise and skill set to making our organization even bigger and better and helping to improve maternity care?  If the idea of serving Lamaze in this way is of interest to you, then I encourage you to read more about the upcoming elections and considering submitting an application to be considered for the slate.

Board members serve for 4 years and participate in two in-person meetings a year, the first weekend in March and at the annual conference in the fall.  To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of board members, please read the Board job descriptions.  You may download a board candidate questionnaire and submit it before the application deadline of April 15th, 2013

The Board of Directors may be a big step and you may be hesitant.  Why not consider easing in to volunteer service with Lamaze by serving in another capacity, such as on one of the Lamaze International committees.  The following openings are available:

More information about these volunteer opportunities can be found on our Volunteer Opportunities page.  Lamaze International depends and relies on the wisdom, passion, skills and contributions of our members who step up and go the extra mile by volunteering for this dynamic organization.  What a wonderful way to be involved, learn about all the new and exciting things that Lamaze is doing, collaborate with other passionate members and make a real difference.  If you are new to the birth professional community, volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to learn and expand your network of colleagues.

I would love to hear what you are interested in?  Where do you see yourself getting involved?  How you can help Lamaze International grow and develop?  Share your thoughts in our comments section, check out the board and committee openings at the above links and get involved now!

 

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  1. avatar
    Priscilla wozniak
    March 5th, 2013 at 08:19 | #1

    I am a registered MIDWIFE in Tayside and am in progress of setting up independent antenatal postnatal classes.. Forming Families a pregnancy and postnatal support service. I specialize in labour suite received commendations in midwife of the year 2008 and 2010 by the National childbirth trust in Lincoln UK.. I am passionate about starting parenthood feeling positive empowered and confident as a family. I feel I have a wealth of skills you could utilize in your current search. I am also a midwife mentor who trained student midwives and worked as clinical lecturer for the university of Nottingham. I love waterbith and am also a mother of 2 myself! Please get in touch if I can be of service.

  2. March 5th, 2013 at 15:19 | #2

    Thank you Priscilla for your willingness to get involved. I am passing your name and contact info on to the Lamaze office! Sharon

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    Maria Eugenia Rios Ismael
    March 5th, 2013 at 18:43 | #3

    I am from La Paz Bolivia, Certificate Lamaze Childbirth Educator, I want to be a leader here in my country but I need your help, I’m the only one certificated in all Bolivia. I think that Lamaze has to be in latinoamerica too! It’s important to put more energy and time and money to move the filosophy of Lamaze here! Sincerely yours, Maria Eugenia Rios Ismael, physical therapist – kinesiologist, LLC, PMA trainer, Polestar Pilates Studio y Rehabilitacion trainer.

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