The Home County Folk League Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stevenson & Hunt meeting room B at the London Public Library, Central Branch, 251 Dundas Street. All members are invited to attend. Click HERE to become a member; it's only $20 annually.
As part of the the AGM, the Home County membership will be electing members for our Board of Directors. There are five candidates for four available positions:
Michael Del Vecchio
I have been actively involved in the London music community as a musician, promoter, and artist manager for the past six years. Prior to that, I was a graduate student in the History department at Western University. Home County Music and Arts Festival provides a unique intersection of my passions for music, heritage, and community.
I recently completed a three-year term as Acting Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for LondonFuse New Media Collective and I am seeking a new opportunity to continue my personal commitment to volunteerism.
Vincent McNeil is a writer, actor, visual artist and teacher with 40+ years experience in the arts. Through his company Airtight Music Management, he participated in the folk music scene as a Booking Agent, Artist manager and Music Concert Series promoter. He is a past Board member of the Eaglewood Folk Festival and, more recently, of the Home County Folk League.
Although not currently on the Board, Vincent is extremely active as a member of various committees; Operations Committee, Planning and Governance Committee, and Programming Committee. In addition, Vincent is also the coordinator of both the Second Avenue vendor area and all of the Food Vendors. Then, just to keep him (and you) up front on all things Home County, Vincent also puts together, edits and distributes the Home County Members' Newsletter.
Jenny is an incumbent who joined HCFL a year ago. In that time, she has initiated use of POS terminals for Admission by Donation. She currently sits on the financial and programming committees. During the festival, she took on the position of Site Coordinator, a position she will continue to hold going forward. Jenny brings many years of financial background including banking as well as being CFO of her own company. Jenny graduated from Fanshawe’s Recreation and Leisure program 2 years ago, bringing special event planning skills to the organization.
Jenny has enjoyed her time on the Board of Directors and hopes to continue.
Amanda Lynn Stubley
Hello and thank you for considering me for membership for the Home County Folk League’s Board of Directors. I am a musician, radio DJ, folklorist, music presenter and mom. I joined Home County’s board in January of 2016. In that time have been involved in programming, festival marketing and strategic visioning, festival operations and board recruitment. During the festival, I have helped coordinate and manage volunteers, as well as hosted stages. Since Spring 2018, I have been the chair of our newly developed Programming committee. Our Programming committee was developed to help fulfill the Home County Folk League’s mission to provide through-the-year programming, and we are working hard on developing a sustainable vision for programming.
It has been my honour to serve as a board member for the Home County Folk League, and I hope you’ll vote to re-elect me to the board. We have a lot more work to do, and I’d love to keep working on it. My experience, enthusiasm and boundless love for the Home County Music and Art Festival and all of the activities conducted by the HCFL would make me an exceptionally useful Board Member and powerful advocate. For those reasons, I ask for your support.
I have been a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer since November 2015. I am seeking a second term as a Director. During my first term I brought my experience as a senior manager in the not-for-profit sector to bear on my responsibilities as a Director and Treasurer. I believe that I have accomplished much in both roles: our financial position is much stronger; our policy and management structure grows more robust every day; and the commitment to our programme and values is as deep and vital as ever.
The responsibilities the Directors bear continue to expand and deepen. For better or worse, the world is more complicated than it was when the first Festival opened. I am keenly aware that I, in common with my fellow Directors, must always ensure that we not only meet but exceed the standards set for us. There is more to do. I would like your support so I can help continue that work.