Lucy Kenward, volunteer of the month for August, led the programming team for the 2018 national conference in Saskatoon. The team’s numerous and diverse duties included evaluating proposals, compiling and editing session descriptions and speaker biographies, gathering session handouts and presentation notes, and coordinating and scheduling more than 60 speakers.
“Working with the conference committee was a great experience,” she said. “We had lots of vision and strong leadership, but the challenge was pulling together many pieces in a short amount of time with a small group of people scattered across the country.”
As leader, Lucy exceeded the conference committee’s expectations. “She was brilliant and deserves much of the credit for the highly praised conference program,” said one conference committee member.
Why does she volunteer? “I’ve benefited from professional development with Editors Canada for many years,” said Lucy. “And I realized that I now have skills that can help others learn, too.”
Lucy is a non-fiction editor who worked in-house for more than two decades before launching a freelance career. A lifelong learner, Lucy is also a travel enthusiast and enjoys outdoor activities, such as cycling, running, cross-country skiing and swimming in mountain lakes.
The featured volunteer recognizes the contributions of our dedicated people who keep Editors Canada going. Volunteers are the backbone of the association, and we are grateful for the many members and affiliates who answer the call when help is needed.
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