Board Secretary

The Board of Directors of the Great Lakes International Air Show (GLIAS) is seeking an individual to join the organization and assist the Board of Directors as plans begin for the 2016 Air Show at the St. Thomas Municipal Airport.

The GLIAS Board of Directors is a volunteer group of 11 senior business and community leaders, each with specific responsibilities in the development and delivery of the next edition of the Air Show in June 2016. The Board is seeking a Board Secretary to accept responsibility for preparation and distribution of monthly meeting agenda packages and serve as the Recording Secretary for the Board. This is a volunteer position that will be of interest to individuals with strong administrative or corporate experience in a computerized environment, and a desire be part of team delivering a community-focused event that thrills and entertains thousands of people. Time required will be approximately 10 hours per month with additional office hours in the first half of 2016. The GLIAS will provide a notebook/laptop computer, peripheral equipment and supplies, office space and all essentials for support and service to the Board. The Board Secretary will work closely with the Chair of the GLIAS Board of Directors to ensure timely preparation and distribution of information and material to the full Board.

Although this position is a volunteer post, the GLIAS Board recognizes the importance and value that a skilled Board Secretary will bring to the organization and will ensure that successful performance is rewarded through an annual honorarium or other mutually acceptable recognition.

Please submit a resume/application on or before July 10, 2015 to

New Board to Pilot Air Show

Pictured at their final 2014 meeting, members of the Great Lakes International Air Show Board.  Left to right, Air Show CEO High Shields, Paul Nicli, Rob Mise, GLIAS President Jim Banman, Bob Hammersley and Paul Corriveau.  Absent when the photo was taken, GLIAS Vice President Paul Smith.

Jim Banman, President of the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes International Air Show (GLIAS), has confirmed the appointment of five area business executives to the 2015 – 2016 GLIAS Board.

The airshow has been a major attraction and economic driver since 2006, while donating over $150,000 to local not-for-profit organizations.

Named to the new Board are:

Jim Banman,            President – Jade Investments;

Paul Smith, Vice President – P.J. Smith & Associates;

Paul Corriveau, Secretary/Treasurer – Railway City Brewing Co.;

Bob Hammersley, Director – St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce;

Rob Mise, Director – 94.1 myFM Radio;

Paul Nicli, Director – RBC Royal Bank.

The Board will work with, and build, a team of over 300 volunteers to produce and deliver the next GLIAS in June 2016.

Details on the next show, including the 2016 theme along with sponsorship and community service opportunities will be announced as soon as possible.

Airshow Rescheduled to June 2016

Following consultation with our military and civilian performers, and to avoid conflicting dates with other events, the Board of Directors has elected to reschedule the Great Lakes International Airshow from 2015 to June 2016.

The Board wishes to thank everyone including our sponsors, performers, partners, suppliers and our thousands of show patrons for their past interest and  support of this great event, and looks forward to seeing you all back in 2016.

Jim Banman

President GLIAS