board of directors - Vice president vote
Previous board experience: I have been on the SWA board for last 35 years
What skills experience would you bring to the SWA board if elected VP: Experience and relationships I have developed over the years , provincially and more importantly nationally
Why do you desire to be vice president : To continue to improve the service and standards the SWA has achieved through my leadership over the last several decades
What is your big goal for the SWA Board in your two year term: I wish to see a greater presence in under represented areas of the province, as well as development of enhanced opportunities of target groups , eg, women , Indigenous and intellectual disabilities
Previous board experience:
Retired RCMP / CN Police Officer
Education: Bachelor of Exercise Studies (Acadia) / Law Degree (University of Saskatchewan) / Police Studies (Dalhousie)
Board of Directors – Pro Docs Ltd (current) and CN Pension Board (200__ to 200_).
Co-Chair Law Enforcement Torch Run
CNRPA – Union 2001-2010 – National VP and President / Local VP
- These positions involved contract negotiations, policies procedures and employee discipline
Volunteer with Special Olympics, Saskatoon Pups Wrestling
RCMP Pare / Fitness Coordinator Saskatchewan
Other associations or organizations you are a member of: Board of Directors - Pro Docs Ltd.
What skills experience would you bring to the SWA board if elected VP:
"Critical Analysis of Governing Act Requirements
Board Delegation and committee setup
Modernization of policies
Electronic documentation for ease of member use
Why do you desire to be vice president : Although I have just recently joined the SWA board of directors, I have decided to run for the position of Vice President of the SWA. Over the past month, through member comments and questions and my own reading of the Bylaws and policies, it has become apparent to me that the SWA needs to update its policies and procedures to become more transparent and to allow the SWA to run more efficiently. I have found that questions that have been directed to me and my own questions cannot be answered due to the fact that policies are ambiguous, conflicting or just missing. I believe that with my background, and the fact that I am coming into this with a fresh set of eyes, will allow me to contribute to the necessary process of updating the policies and procedures to better reflect the current state of affairs in a comprehensive manner.
It is obvious that previous boards have been dedicated and worked very diligently to grow the sport of weightlifting in Saskatchewan, with impressive success. That should continue as the primary and guiding principle of the organization. However, an important part of this is to provide our members with access to clear and consistent information that allows them to easily understand what the SWA is doing and how we operate.
What is your big goal for the SWA Board in your two year term: Provide our members with access to clear and consistent information that allows them to easily understand what the SWA is doing and how we operate. Ensure board follows legal requirements for board operation.