It is with sadness, but also optimism for the future, that we announce a change to the ParaCheer International Board of Trustees. Having been part of the charity in its first 2.5 years and seeing goals met such as the introduction of ParaCheer divisions at the ICU World Championships and the beginning of several national and local ParaCheer teams, 3 of our trustees - Joanna Gamper, Jayme Rodgers and Andrea Kulberg - will be stepping down from their trustee roles. All three are still very keen to see the continued growth and development of the ParaCheer divisions and are open to pursuing opportunities to continue the charities goals where possible, but from within their own individual fields.
ParaCheer International CIO will continue under the guidance of the Chair, Rick Rodgers, and is excited to immediately welcome two new trustees to the board, Chantal Epp and Levi Martin. We are still looking to fill further board positions and encourage interested parties to apply, especially if you have fundraising, social media or accountancy experience. We are also seeking someone to take on the role of Treasurer for the charity. If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ParaCheer International CIO continues to pursue the objectives of: ensuring inclusion in the sport of cheerleading, by the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of disability, through creating education packages and workshops, encouraging and promoting the sport of cheerleading for those with physical or sensory disabilities, lobbying the ICU and other cheerleading event providers and national governing bodies for inclusion of ParaCheer divisions within their events, and to advise on classification, rules and safety guidelines for those divisions.
We want to extend our appreciation to our departing trustees for all of their hard work in bringing ParaCheer International CIO to its current point, we wish them well in their future endeavours, and we are excited to welcome our new trustees to the board to pursue our vision going forward. Please get in touch if you would also like to be part of the future of ParaCheer.