New Board Sworn in!
At the annual meeting on June 26, 4 new board members and 6 previous board members were voted in to operate the club for the coming season.
Rob Robertson is a new board member taking the Director of Bonspiels and Special events position.
Noelle Andrews is a new board member assuming the Director of Marketing and Promotion role.
Gino DiFebo is a new board member taking on the Director of Competitive Leagues and
Julie Oakley is a new board member officially taking on the role of Player development.
Three existing board members were re- elected but in new roles:
Mike Sidon moved from V.P. to President
Karl Davis moved from Director of Competitive Leagues to the V.P. position and
Ian Donaldson moved to the Secretary position from Marketing and Promotion.
There are three existing Board members continuing in their current roles including:
Mary Kamstra, Treasurer
Steve Bradley, Membership Director and
Peter Kamstra, director of social Leagues.
Finally Bob Belcher, now has the Past President position having completed his term as President.
2 Open Board Positions
2 board positions are open from the original 12 member board which the new board has had to reorganize to cover. The Bar Directors functions will be divided up to cover most of responsibilities and duties that Dan performed. Doug Groombridge has been appointed as the Bar Manager reporting to the Board through the President; Bill Small will act as the Day Manager and will work closely with Doug, Mary Kamstra will handle all the financial reporting and bar bank account, Julie Oakley will carry on for bartender scheduling and Dan has offered to see that we don't get stuck. The Communication Director role will be assumed by the V.P., Karl Davis. Persons with skills or interest to serve on the Board in either of these two Board positions should contact the President or any board member for information.
AKNOWLEDGEMENT OF MANY YEARS OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE
At the June 26, 2014 annual meeting as the incoming president, Mike spoke jokingly at first saying that his election proved that you don't have to be a good curler to be president and that he was looking forward to the increase in pay.
He acknowledged the dedication and hard work and provided gifts from the board for the many years of service provide by the 4 retiring Board members including:
Dan Steenhoek:Although all would know how Dan did the incredible task of running the bar for three years, few may realize the strong representation he provided on the board providing direction on so many matters beginning on the steering committee which developed into the King Curling Club and as such was involved significantly in the negotiations with the municipality and on many matters which have shaped the direction of the club including helping to get our bar licenced initially.
Karl Petersen: Karl as the Communications Director for the past 2 years, actually worked actively with the board for 3 years as the developer and operator of the website. He was particularly involved with the switchover to our current web-based management software and registration system. His work in the ground-breaking first year was extremely difficult and time consuming.
Ann Gerrits: Ann served as the Board Secretary and officer for the corporation for the past 2 years. She has incredible ability generally and in addition to her regular duties kept us on tract on numerous occasions.
Lastly and certainly not leastly Bob Belcher: Bob has tirelessly provided hours and hours of his time to manage every detail of the operation of the club. He has provided great leadership and spearheaded the design and development of the club and the facility from his involvement on the founding steering committee and then as the Operations V.P. He has been involved in the negotiations with the township from the beginning and in achieving a community grant to help develop the club and curling in the community. No one will have provided more time effort and devotion to our club then Bob has. Although stepping down from the Board as our President, Bob will continue to be active and the new board will be seeking his assistance and support accordingly.