It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as ICAN of Louisville’s co-leader and leader for the last 5+ years. I enjoyed my time with Mary Oliver Humke and Kerry Miles Wright working to co-found our chapter 6 years ago this fall. It’s been a pleasure to volunteer alongside Mary Oliver, Kerry, Gladys, Nina, and Ashley, and I’m thankful for their hard work and dedication to improving Louisville’s birthing climate and the health and safety of our mothers and babies. It has been amazing to watch additional ICAN chapters emerge in our state, and I’ve been happy to work with them as they’ve gotten on their feet.
But after examining all the growth and changes that have taken place in my own life (two more daughters, home schooling, and… life), I have made the difficult decision to resign from my position as chapter leader at the end of the year. My heart stays close to the mission of ICAN. I am so thankful to the organization that helped equip me with knowledge as I prepared for my own two homebirth VBACs. I will continue to serve our community of women as a doula and childbirth educator, but am making the choice to take more time for my family and to hand over the chapter reins to an eager and energetic volunteer.
All of this brings me to a question for Louisville’s ICAN community: who wants my job? We are actively seeking a leader, or two to three co-leaders, who would like to lead ICAN of Louisville into 2013 and beyond. In order to make the transition process a smooth one, I would love to begin working with the new co-leader as soon as possible. If you are interested, please contact me at erin [at] icanoflouisville [dot] com. You do not have to be a current ICAN subscriber to apply, but you will need to join before your leadership application can be completed at the international level. I’m happy to answer any and all questions to give you a clear picture of what ICAN chapter leadership is like.
Our chapter will in fact close in January 2013 if a new leader(s) doesn’t step up. If ICAN’s mission is something you support, please consider volunteering.
It has been an honor to serve alongside you!
We have a volunteer for a chapter leader! But she’d love some help! If you’re interested in co-leading, please speak with Erin as soon as possible!