LeadershipCouncilNomination Form

Candidate Name: ______

Company: ______Position: ______

Work Address:______City/ST/Zip: ______

Work Phone: ______Work Email: ______

Home Address: ______City/ST/Zip: ______

Home Phone: ______Home Email: ______

Cell Phone: ______Date of Birth:______

(Please * your preferred mailing address and contact phone.)

Spouse: ______Spouse’s Employment: ______

Children (Name/Ages): ______

Connection to the Regional Food Bank, if any: ______


High School Attended: ______College Attended: ______

Please attach a separate document to answer the following question and to list your professional achievements, leadership experience, community activities and nonprofit fundraising experience.

Please share why you would like to be considered for the Leadership Council?

Professional Achievements

Leadership Experience

Community Activities

Non-Profit/Fundraising Experience

Submitted by: ______Date: ______(resumes are also accepted)

To join the Council, complete this form and send it to:

Ellen Pogemiller at no later than May 18, 2017.
Also include a letter of reference and a copy of your resume.

Members will be notified about acceptance by June 5, 2017.

Leadership Council Job Description and Expectations

Purpose: The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s LeadershipCouncil connects young professionals interested in getting involved in their community and state through engagement with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. These dedicated individuals, aged 24 to 35, volunteer their time and creativity to raise awareness about the issue of hunger and increase the visibility of the Regional Food Bank and its mission of “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope” in Oklahoma.

*Primary responsibilities:

  • Promote the mission of the Regional Food Bank, which is “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope.”
  • Participate in the Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, Chefs’ Feast and Hope’s Harvest.
  • Support the Regional Food Bank online through social media.
  • Participate in at least eight (8) member meetings and volunteer opportunities per year (August through July).
  • Recruit additional members.
  • Support the Regional Food Bank in fundraising and outreach efforts throughout the community through Food for Thought tours, events, awareness and education.
  • $125 membership fee to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (may be paid in installments). Scholarship opportunities may be available.
  • Participate in the public education and advocacy of our mission and occasionally respond to various action alerts to ensure our mission is met.

*Members of the LeadershipCouncilshare these responsibilities while acting in the interest of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Terms of Office:

General Appointments –Council members serve a one (1) year term. A member may be elected to serve an additional year. After one term, LeadershipCouncil members may also be invited to join one of the Regional Food Bank’s Boards.Council Members must be at least 24 and no older than 35 years old at the time they join.

Chair -- The Chair is responsible for leading the monthly meetings; recruiting new and engaged Council members; meeting with Regional Food Bank staff for planning purposes; sending reminder emails and calendar invites to Council members; sending notes to Council members; keeping track of Council member attendance and volunteer activities and organizing social events for the Council.

Co-Chair -- The Co-Chair helps the Chair lead the monthly meetings; recruit new and engaged Council members; meets with Regional Food Bank staff to plan meetings; and organizes social events for the Council. The Co-chair will be elected by Leadership Council members and will serve during his/her first year on Leadership Council.They may serve as Chair the next year.

Time Requirements: LeadershipCouncil service requires a time commitment of approximately 40 hours per year, or an average of 3 hours per month for meetings and volunteer opportunities. Members are encouraged to volunteer as much as they like over and above the requirement.

Selection Process: Prospective LeadershipCouncilmembers may be self-identified or they may be identified by Regional Food Bank Board members, Regional Food Bank staff members, and/or current LeadershipCouncil members. These prospective LeadershipCouncilmembers should possess and demonstrate values that alignwith the Regional Food Bank’s core values.If the prospective LeadershipCouncilmember is interested in serving, they will receive an information packet for their review and may be interviewed by a member of the Regional Food Bank Leadership Council or staff.

Expectations ofLeadershipCouncil members:

  • Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able.
  • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by the Regional Food Bank’s mission, objectives, and programs.
  • Help communicate and promote the Regional Food Bank’s mission and programs to the community.
  • Understand the policies, procedures and core values of the Regional Food Bank.
  • Demonstrates the characteristics and actions that align with the organization’s core values of Innovation, Vitality and Stewardship.
  • Financially support the Regional Food Bank in a manner commensurate with one’s ability.
  • Serve as advocates, helping to raise awareness about the reality of hunger in Oklahoma and advocate for legislation that addresses the many factors that contribute to food insecurity. Participate in the public education and advocacy of our mission and occasionally respond to various action alerts to ensure our mission is met.

Approach to Governance: We believe that each LeadershipCouncil Member’s role is to ensure the Regional Food Bank establishes and maintains the trust of the community by being clear in its mission, prudent and ethical in activities and efficient in its actions.

Meeting Schedules:

Required Meetings and Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. –Hunger Simulation, Meet CEO, Regional Food Bank
  • Monday, August 14, 2017 from 5:30to 7:30 p.m. – Orientation, Tour, Urban Harvest, Regional Food Bank
  • Monday, September 11, 201 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Food for Kids Overview, School pantry, TBD
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 from Noon to 1 p.m. – Hope’s Harvest Luncheon, Regional Food Bank
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. –Rock ‘N Box, Regional Food Bank
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – A Place At The Table viewing and discussion, TBD
  • Monday, January 8, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Advocacy and Government Programs, Regional Food Bank
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Food and Resource Centers, Moore Food and Resource Center
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Senior Hunger, Regional Food Bank
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Health and Hunger – Regional Food Bank
  • Monday, May14, 2018 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m.– Engagement after Leadership Council, Regional Food Bank
  • June 2018(TBD)from 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Graduation

Volunteer opportunities (Select one opportunity during the year)

  • Hunger Action Day at the Capitol – February 2018
  • Chef’s Feast – March 2018
  • Letter Carriers’ Food Drive – May 2018

Contact Information

If you have any questions please contact:

  • Susan Graham, Chair,
  • Effie Craven, State Advocacy & Public Policy Director, or (405) 600-3129
  • Rebecca Huron, Manager of Leadership Annual Gifts, or (405) 600-3154
  • Ellen Pogemiller, Fresh Rx Program Manager, at or (405) 600-3175