Archives for March 19, 2017
The Desert Valley Hospice Society is dedicated to supporting excellence in Hospice Palliative Care and end-of-life services. Through our Volunteer Programs, we assist people nearing end-of-life and their families by providing supportive services delivered by highly trained Hospice Volunteers.
We are seeking a motivated and compassionate individual with excellent leadership skills to join our Organization as the Executive Director.
Located in the Supportive Care Centre in Osoyoos, BC, and reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Desert Valley Hospice Society’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.
The Executive Director will develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors by overseeing the day-to-day operation of the society. Along with building and maintaining relationships through formed partnerships, the selected candidate will expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations as well as support future program opportunities.
Responsibility will encompass refining all aspects of communications (from web presence to external relations) with the goal of creating a stronger brand, as well as utilizing external events, presentations and other opportunities to build a stronger local presence.
The ED will be thoroughly committed to Desert Valley Hospice Society’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.
Specific requirements include:
•Previous experience in an Executive Director role is a must (preferable in a not-for-profit society)
•Unwavering commitment to quality programs
•Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
•Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
•Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with an emphasis on grant writing
•Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
•Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
•Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
•Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Interested parties are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Welcome Dr. Huber
After five decades of providing dentistry to the Oliver community, Dr. Peter Jones is retiring. Thank you Dr. Jones for your service in the dental field and for your remarkable dedication to your patients and our community. We wish you, Cynthia and your family well.
Welcome to Dr. Lance Huber, who is taking over for Dr. Jones. Dr. Huber grew up in Prince George and has been practicing dentistry in the Central Okanagan for several years. He looks forward to working in Oliver and meeting patients. Dr. Huber begins working at Dr. Jones’ office at 6050 Main St. in Oliver on March 15th. Current and new patients are warmly welcomed: 250-498-2220.
Nature said “Let’s party!” And the invitations went out.
“I’ll dress in red, the Tulip said. It’s bound to be most arty.”
“Yellow is for me:, said Ms. Daffodil picturing herself as the life of the party.
Iris decided she would wear purple.
The Sweet Peas blushed and stood up for flight, with their varied colours, they knew they could dance all night.
The Cherry trees were ready – all perfumed and pink,
The bees were buzzing thinking about a drink!
Miss Mouse skittered about in a cloak of shiny brown,
At the party, she hoped a “MR.” would soon be found.
The sun beamed warmly to assist with the Spring ball.
The preparations were complete when The Great Gardener smiled down on them all.
Kelowna – The trial for one of the accused in the murder of Roxanne Louie is expected to open in Kelowna on Monday March 20 with jury selection.
Grace Robotti is facing a second degree murder charge in connection to Louie’s death.
Grace’s co-accused and her brother, Pier Robotti, already completed his trial. The verdict is sealed in a publication ban to protect the integrity of the second trial.
Penticton – A dangerous offender hearing for a well-known South Okanagan criminal is set to start in May.
The hearing for Ronald Teneycke is set to run May 8 – 26.
After pleading guilty to several charges last April relating to a July 2015 crime spree in the Oliver area, Teneycke has yet to be sentenced, as prosecutors seek dangerous offender status.
The label is one of the most serious sentences that can be applied to a person, as it allows the court to give an indeterminate jail sentence, and up to 10-years of supervision if the offender is ever released.