Board of Trustees – Open for Nominations

The Board of Trustees (BoT) has been busy and many items of both operational and strategic work are in progress as we prepare for our next meeting on the coming Monday. More details on the meeting will come out on Friday as usual, but please reserve 6:00p on Monday, February 15 for the next virtual meeting. It has been both a challenging and rewarding year as they have taken on the challenges of a global pandemic and the school’s aggressive posture to keep school open under the most difficult of circumstances. But, opportunity now exists for you to potentially participate in this noble work on behalf of all the students we protect and serve.

Similar to last year, the BoT is seeking candidates for Trustees (U.S. citizens and Non-U.S. citizens) who are willing to begin serving in the 2021-2022 school year. This process, overseen by the BoT Governance Committee, begins now with a call for both applications for appointment and nominations for election through a unified form. The link to our form is here:

https://forms.gle/Z2CT7ZWBL9qqqqzd9

You can find more information about the BoT, including the composition of the board and qualifications at the following link:

https://www.aswarsaw.org/community/board-of-trustees

New and Aspiring Board Member Training

A reminder to mark your calendars for the second session this year of the New and Aspiring Board Member training.  Like last year, I’ll be leading session on School and non-profit board membership. If you have an interest in a position on the ASW board, as a leader in PTO, or if you are looking to serve on other boards in the future, this training will help provide some of the key understandings associated with good governance in a non-profit setting.  The content of this training has been expanded to also include insights into ASW specifically.  We’ll explore selected ASW Board documents and will give some insight into ASW structures and policy.  Our first session will take place as follows:

Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

If you would like to participate, you can sign up by clicking here:  https://goo.gl/forms/cfjli5MvNnwzNiNs2

Culture of Giving Project

To further develop our school and our community, and in keeping with what other international educational institutions are doing around the world, we are embarking on a Culture of Giving Project that was first adopted by the board last spring.  The plan for this initiative was developed as a strategic project for our school.  Due to its importance, regardless of the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic, we have decided to proceed with launching this Culture of Giving Project, albeit on a smaller scale this year than originally envisioned.

ASW has a long tradition of giving and supporting those less fortunate through our various Service Learning initiatives and PTO events.  Our Culture of Giving will build on this tradition and assist us in firmly embedding various avenues of giving and receiving within the whole of the ASW community.  As part of the Culture of Giving, we will be focusing on strengthening the relationship with our Alumni, building partnerships with the wider business community, establishing scholarships and grants, organising fundraising events, and actively promoting our Service Learning activities. Before the end of this school year, the full breath of the Culture of Giving initiatives will be included on our renovated website. And as we move along, I will be providing you with regular updates on how we are progressing with establishing a Culture of Giving at ASW.

We are certain that by actively supporting the Culture of Giving at ASW, we will help to grow and develop our current students, and create a stable foundation for our school to thrive financially and academically in the years to come.

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