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Rowing Canada Aviron – Under Section 11 of the RCA By-Laws, the RCA Board of Directors has appointed a Nominating Committee to prepare a list of candidates for the elected offices to be voted on by electronic ballot prior to the 2017 Annual Meeting
 
The Nominating Committee consists of Andrew Lamont, Chair; Ian Gordon, Director at Large; Peter Jackson, Provincial Advisory Council Representative; Tracy Brooks, Member at Large; and Michael Walker, President of Rowing Canada Aviron, an ex-officio member. The Nominating Committee provides the following report on the positions to be elected at the 2017 Annual Meeting:
 

ATHLETE DIRECTOR, nominated for a term to end at the 2019 Annual Meeting:

  • Current National Team Athletes have confirmed their nominee to this position – Peter McClelland.  Peter has confirmed his intention to have his name stand for election. Under the terms of paragraph 11.4 of the RCA By-Laws, which stipulates that current National Team Athletes be solicited for a nominee, the Nominating Committee endorses PETER McCLELLAND for the position of Athlete Director.

 
DIRECTOR AT LARGE (2), nominated for a term to end at the 2019 Annual Meeting:

The Nominating Committee conducted an open call for Expressions of Interest. All applications were considered and many of the candidates were interviewed to find the most suitable nominees in accordance with the skills expressed in the May 2017 Call for Expressions of Interest (posted here). The committee is thankful to all of the individuals that put their names forward for consideration.

As a result of the excellent response from a number of suitable candidates, the Nominating Committee also considered Para 11.5 of the RCA By-laws: In the case of nominations for the position of Director at Large the Nominating Committee shall use its best efforts to provide at least one more candidate than the number of positions open for election.

Therefore, for the two positions of Director at Large, 3 candidates were endorsed by the RCA Nominating Committee and are submitted for the Election to be held September 1st to September 20th. Members in good standing will be requested to select 2 candidates from the following list (alphabetical order by last name):

  • Claire Buffone-Blair is a qualified candidate who submitted an expression of interest to the Committee, and has agreed to allow her name to stand for election as RCA Director at Large. The Nominating Committee endorses the nomination of CLAIRE BUFFONE-BLAIR based on her expertise and experience.
  • Marisha Roman is a qualified candidate who submitted an expression of interest to the Committee, and has agreed to allow her name to stand for election as RCA Director at Large. The Nominating Committee endorses the nomination of MARISHA ROMAN based on her expertise and experience.
  • Jennifer Walinga is a qualified candidate who submitted an expression of interest to the Committee, and has agreed to allow her name to stand for election as RCA Director at Large. The Nominating Committee endorses the nomination of JENNIFER WALINGA based on her expertise and experience.

PRESIDENT, nominated for a term to end at the 2021 Annual Meeting:

The Nominating Committee conducted an open call for Expressions of Interest. As a result of the excellent response from qualified Candidates, interviews were conducted, keeping in mind the skills required, as expressed in the May 2017 Call for Nominations (posted here). The Committee is thankful to all of the individuals that put their names forward for consideration.  For the position of President, the following candidate has been nominated and endorsed by the Committee.

  • Roger Jackson is a qualified candidate who submitted an expression of interest to the Committee, and has agreed to allow his name to stand for election as RCA President. The Nominating Committee endorses the nomination of Roger Jackson based on his expertise and experience. 

Candidate biographies will be posted as soon as possible on the RCA Website.
 
ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS:
 
In accordance with paragraph 11.6 of the RCA By-Laws, Members in Good Standing can resubmit nominations or submit further nominations for election to the Board of Directors provided these candidates meet the eligibility requirements set out in paragraph 9.3. Nominations must be tendered to the registered office of RCA as set out in paragraphs 11.7 and 11.8, and be received by RCA in the proper form no later than 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting, August 22, 2017.  RCA shall include such nominations in the notice of meeting and on the ballot forms for the election.  August 22, 2017 is the final closing date for nominations and no nominations shall be accepted after that date.  Please refer to Section 11 of the RCA By-Laws and the RCA Board of Directors web page for more information on nominating a candidate. Please download a copy of the Candidate Nomination Form here.
 
After the final closing date for nominations, August 22, 2017, candidate information will be posted online in the 2017 Annual Meeting section of the RCA website
 
Online voting at the RCA Annual Meeting for the following agenda items by members in good standingwill begin at 12 noon PDT on September 1, 2017 and conclude at 12 noon PDT, September 20, 2017:
 
Please contact the RCA office if you have any questions by phone (1-877-722-4769 x2) or e-mail <rca@rowingcanada.org>.
 
Thank you,
 
Andrew Lamont
Chair, RCA Nominating Committee

 


1RCA By-Laws: Section 6 – Voting at Meetings of Members and Section 7 – Registered Participants