Who am I?
I am an active Freenet user who has been using these great services since 1995. I am employed as a teacher for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. As well as having been an NCF office volunteer and menu maintainer, my past experience includes working and volunteering for many not-for-profit and volunteer organizations in the Ottawa area, most recently as the Programme Manager of the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. My responsibilities included volunteer recruitment and training, as well as managing big projects with little funds.
Why do I want to be a Director for the National Capital Freenet?
I use and enjoy Freenet services daily. This service is valuable and unique and my goal is to ensure its future survival. As a director, I wish to participate in the strategy building needed to keep current support and find new sources of funding. I believe that the key issues for the following year are the continued satisfaction of the Freenet community (users). As well, the board should be mapping out the direction that NCF should take throughout the next year and beyond to ensure its survival. If elected, I will be open to comments and suggestions, as well as do my best to represent the opinions from the Freenet community.
What skills will I contribute to the National Capital FreeNet Board?
As well as having been an NCF office volunteer and menu maintainer, my skills include much experience working and volunteering for many not-for-profit and volunteer organizations in the Ottawa area. As Programme Manager of the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, I was responsible for hiring of staff, volunteer recruitement and management, as well as long term planning, and budget management.
What do I think are the most important functions of the NCF for its members?
The most important functions of NCF for its members is the community-based link to the internet. Not only is Freenet part of Ottawa, but it provides free access to mail, news, and the net for all! (Donations are great - let's keep it that way.)