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BCA Board of Directors Elected for 2016

The  BCA Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who are elected by the members to manage the Association and promote its financial health and growth.  Directors are elected for a one year term and may stand for re-election.   Congratulations to those who were elected at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, December 9!   Thank you for your commitment to BCA.

Board members present at the Vancouver AGM, from left to right: Leslie, Florence, Blair, Jennifer and Ralph. [8]

Board members present at the Vancouver AGM, from left to right: Leslie, Florence, Blair, Jennifer and Ralph.

The Past Commodore, Boudewijn Neijens [9], is an ex-officio member of the Board with voice but no vote.

Purpose

The Board of Directors represents the interests of all members of BCA and ensures that decisions are in accordance with the purpose of the Association.  The Board of Directors provide guidance, direction and financial authority to those Watchkeepers and/or staff involved in the running of the association and ensure that services and activities provided to members support the purpose of the association.  The Board meets as required, usually ten times, but no less than five times a year.  Meetings are held by online conference call;  a face-to-face strategic planning session usually occurs in March.

Authority, Accountability and Reporting

The Board of Directors:

Watchkeepers Who Report To the Board

There are several Watchkeepers who serve the whole organization but do not sit on the Board of Directors.  Each Watchkeeper in this group reports to the Board of Directors or to a single Director on the Board:

There are also two Contract positions reporting to the Board:

The Board of Directors appreciates the the support of and welcomes comments and suggestions from all members of the Association.  We look forward to working for you in the coming year!