Victoria Grandmothers for Africa's Structure and Policies, approved in June, 2021, guide the way VG4A operates.
2023 Coordinating Group
The Coordinating Group consists of the Core Group and either the chair or co-chair of each Working Group. Coordinators meet every other month, in between the General Meetings; their job is to guide the group, make suggestions, and carry out decisions made by members. Positions are shared, so there's always someone else to turn to for advice or to take your place if you are away. Thank you to those members who stepped up to fill these positions!
The Core Group meets if decisions and advice are required between Coordinating Group meetings. The first year in a Core Group the co-position role involves learning the requirements of the job and assisting with the job. The second year involves taking over the responsibilities of the job and training the new person for the position. Two exceptions are the Treasurer and Membership positions in which the Co-Treasurer and Membership Co-Chair hold the position for two years followed by two years as Treasurer and Membership Chair. The other exception is the Coordinator role which goes on for a third year as Past Coordinator.
Elections are held yearly for new co-positions.
Coordinator Laurie Wilson
Past Coordinator Bonnie Yarish
Treasurer Sandra Carelius
Co-Treasurer Yvonne McLean
Recorder Lib Cooper
Co-Recorder Jane Carroll
Membership Elizabeth Sebesta
Co-Membership Anne Anderson
Working Group Chairs and Co-Chairs
Education leaderless format where members take turns
Sales and Crafts Carol Long, Orleen MacLulich
Cycle Tours Lynn Kobierski, Mary Ann Matous
Communications Lisbie Rae
Jazzy Junk from Granny's Trunk Carol Long
African Dinner 2024 in the early planning stages
At the June General Meeting, members approved the formation of a Communications Working Group. This group will be added to the Structure and Policies when they are next updated.