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Introducing BCA’s Board of Directors (2017)

Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to BCA’s Board of Directors who were elected at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016!  Responsible for “steering the BCA ship” in 2017 are:

The new Past Commodore, Jennifer Handley [7], is an ex-officio member of the Board with voice but no vote.

The  Board of Directors are 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.

New burgees for Board members! Clockwise from upper left: Commodore Leslie Hansen presents VI Chapter Vice Commodore burgee to Ralph Lapp; Cathy Norrie shows off her Calgary Chapter Vice Commodore burgee; Leslie presents new Past Commodore Jennifer Handley with her burgee; Jennifer presents the Vancouver Chapter Vice Commodore burgee to Blair Tweten; Jennifer presents new Commodore Leslie Hansen with her burgee

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 nine 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:

The Board of Directors appreciates the tremendous support shown by BCA members.  Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.