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Rowing Canada Aviron – Under the terms of Section 11 of the Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) By-Laws, the RCA Nominating Committee submitted to the Membership, an initial slate of candidates (posted here) for the Board of Directors and for the position of President to be elected at the 2017 RCA Annual Meeting.

In accordance with paragraph 11.6, members in good standing were able to resubmit nominations or submit further nominations for election to the Board of Directors, provided such nominations meet the eligibility requirements set out in paragraph 9.3 and are received by the registered office of RCA in the form set out in paragraphs 11.7 and 11.8 no later than 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting (August 22, 2017).

We note that the final closing date for further nominations has passed and one additional nomination was received for the position of President. This nomination meets the eligibility requirements as described above and is included in the final list of Candidates for Election.

Elected by Acclamation:

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 and he will be elected by acclamation at the 2017 RCA Annual Meeting.

* CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION – FINAL:

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

For two Director at Large positions, three candidates were endorsed by the RCA Nominating Committee:

– CLAIRE BUFFONE-BLAIR has agreed to allow her name to stand for election as RCA Director at Large. Please click here for for a short biography.

– MARISHA ROMAN has agreed to allow her name to stand for election as RCA Director at Large. Please click here for a short biography and for additional information, please review the Candidate Statement posted here.

– JENNIFER WALINGA has agreed to allow her name to stand for election as RCA Director at Large. Please click here for a short biography and for additional information, please review the Candidate Statement posted here.

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

For the position of President, one candidate was endorsed by the RCA Nominating Committee:

– ROGER JACKSON has agreed to allow his name to stand for election as President. Please click here for a short biography and for additional information, please review the Candidate Statement posted here.

Pursuant to section 11.6 of the RCA By-laws noted above, the following candidate was nominated by St. Catharines Rowing Club and the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association for the position of President:

– CAROL PURCER has agreed to allow her name to stand for election as President. Please click here for a short biography and for additional information, please review the Candidate Statement posted here.

Members will cast their ballots for the positions of President and Director at Large at the 2017 RCA Annual Meeting. Please click here for further information regarding the online voting process.

If you have any questions regarding the election of directors at the RCA Annual Meeting please contact our office by phone: 1.877.722.4769 ext. 2; or e-mail: rca@rowingcanada.org.

Thank you,

Andrew Lamont
Chair, RCA Nominating Committee
 
2017 RCA Nominating Committee Members:
Andrew Lamont, Chair
Ian Gordon, Director at Large
Peter Jackson, Provincial Advisory Council Representative
Tracy Brooks, Member at Large
Michael Walker, President of Rowing Canada Aviron, an ex-officio member

* Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.