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Position: Board Secretary
Type: volunteer / Board of Directors
Organization: Calgary Horticultural Society
Location: Calgary, Alberta

The Calgary Horticultural Society is a registered charity dedicated to cultivating Calgary’s gardening community. With 4,000 plus members, we are one of the largest and most active gardening organizations. In 2018, the Society celebrates its 110th anniversary. The Society’s mandate has a strong focus on gardening education and offers the knowledge and skills to do it well. The Society is driven by the belief that as the gardening community grows, the city’s quality of life is enhanced, and so is the environment. More...

Board Secretary

The Calgary Horticultural Society is seeking outstanding individuals in the Calgary region to serve on the Board of Directors for our organization. As one of the oldest charitable organizations in Calgary, the Society has served the community well in educating and promoting gardening in our challenging climate.


The Board of Directors for the Calgary Horticultural Society has a vacancy for the executive position of Secretary.This volunteer role requires a minimum two-year term commitment as well as availability for approximately ten hours per month to attend meetings and work on various board subcommittees. Applicants must have previous experience in an ddminstrative role, be familiar with word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software. Support for our mission and organizational goals is key. The Secretary is responsible for all record-keeping of Board business including the Minute Book, preparing agendas, taking and distributing meeting minutes, and serves as a full voting member of the Board.


On behalf of the Society’s members, the Calgary Horticultural Society Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and financial accountability of the organization. The Board ensures the Society adheres to its mandate through providing effective strategic direction, and guidance and oversight of the Executive Director. Additionally, Board members are expected to advocate for the Society within the community and to be good ambassadors on behalf of the organization and its members, staff and volunteers.


Our Mission

To encourage gardening for the enhancement of our environment and quality of life.

Our Values

  • We put the fun into gardening.
  • We connect and support new and experienced gardeners.
  • We promote learning and successful gardening.
  • We work with our environment to minimize our footprint.
  • We lead in making Calgary a city of gardening excellence.

The Society has over 400 volunteers and 3500 members who share a passion not only for gardening but for the city of Calgary. Since its inception, the Society has seen our prairie city grow more beautiful, with stunning garden parks, green spaces and trees. Beautification, as well as good environmental stewardship of our locale, are responsibilities we take seriously, but we also aim to promote these activities with a sense of fun, inquisitiveness and adventure. Find out more about us at

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 6 2019    ID: 52995