About the VHLN Board
For many years, there was a Victoria Home Learners Network. In May 2010, the Victoria Home Learners' Network Society was incorporated.
VHLN board members:
President - Caelen Bright
Vice President - Olena Russell
Treasurer - Szara Turpel
Secretary - Caelen Bright
Director - Christine Nicholls
Director - Layla Didmon
Director - Jacqui Paul
Director - Carmelle Whiteley
Director - Amanda Perkins
Olena Russell - Hotline Moderator
Carmelle Whiteley - Membership Database
Szara Turpel - VHLN Website
Amanda Perkins - Discount and Member Business Directory
Caelen has been the President and Secretary of the Board, and brings a wealth of leadership and organizational skills after serving on the Waldorf Society board for many years. She was in charge of the Silent Auction at the Family Fun Carnival Fundraiser for Tara Allman's family. Caelen lives in Fairfield and has been homeschooling for 10 years.
Jacqui has been in the Vice President position of the Board. She has been hosting the delightful May Day event since 2006, was on the VHLN Working Group, hosts the SOS night at Knotty By Nature Fibre Arts once a month, and maintains the member database. She lives in Saanich and has been homeschooling her children for 14 years.
Szara has been handling all Treasurer and insurance duties along with website maintenance. Szara plans many events in the homelearning community. She is a mother of 5 boys, living in Esquimalt and has been homelearning for 12 years.
Christine has been a Director, organising the very fun NBTS Picnic every fall and is the moderator for our VHLN Hotline. Over the last 10 years, she has been a volunteer with the VHLN Newsletter Committee, the VHLN WorkingGroup, and is part of the interim Board for the new Victoria Home Learners' Network Society. She lives in Colwood and has been homeschooling for 15 years.
Layla has been a Director in charge of the VHLN Member Directory, our public website, and has created wonderful graphics for all VHLN needs. She lives in Sooke has been homeschooling with her son for the past many years.
Amanda Perkins is new to the VHLN board this year serving as a director. She helped organize the Mayday potluck and the screening of Class Dismissed. She is also in charge of the business discount directory. Amanda lives in the westshore and is the mother of one 5 year old daughter.
Carmelle Whiteley is a Director, organizing community field trips, project-managing the May Day Celebration, and maintaining the Membership Database and Directory circulation. Carmelle lives in Langford and has been homeschooling her two early years children for 3 years.
Please see a copy of the Victoria Home Learners' Network Association bylaws.