Election of Officers
In accordance with the organization’s by-laws, HCBC has elected Officer Positions each for a two-year term with terms commencing November 7, 2020. The election took place at the Board of Directors Meeting, November 7, 2020.
Horse Council BC extends a huge thank you to all members who put their names forward for all of these important roles listed below. We offer our congratulations to those elected as Officers of the organization:
Newly elected or re-elected Officers:
Secretary/Treasurer, re-elected by acclamation: Sharon Pickthorne
Officer in General, Specializing in Agriculture & Industry, re-elected by acclamation: Lynda Atkinson
Officer in General, Specializing in Business Growth and Development, elected by ballot: Gord Frazer
Officer in General, Specializing in Recreation, re-elected by acclamation: Terre O’Brennan
Officer in General, re-elected by ballot: Tracy Carver
They join the following Officers to form the Executive Committee of Horse Council BC:
President, Karen Swantje
Officer in General, Specializing in Coaching, Dr. Susan Thompson
Officer in General, Specializing in Competition, Susan Harrison
Officer General, Nancy Olson-Beaulieu
Thank you to the Nomination Committee, Chaired by Carolyn Farris for their work.
Election of Regional Directors
In accordance with the organization’s by-laws, HCBC has elected five Regional Directors each for a two-year term and the Peace River Regional Director for a one-year term to fill a vacancy. The with terms for these Directors serving on the Board of Directors commence January 1, 2021.
We offer our congratulations to those elected or re-elected as Regional Directors of the organization:
Fraser Valley West Region, Lisa Mander, re-elected by acclamation
North West Region, vacant
Okanagan Similkameen Region, Myrna Thompson, re-elected by acclamation
Peace River Region, Rachel Vowles, elected by ballot by members of Peace River Region
Prince George Cariboo Region – Carolyn Dobbs, re-elected by acclamation
Vancouver Island South Region – Claire Vessey, elected by acclamation
West Kootenays Region – Elizabeth (Liz) Saunders, re-elected by acclamation
Thank you to all out going members of the Board of Directors who’s terms as Regional Directors are ending December 31, 2020.
Election of Directors at Large
In accordance with the organization’s by-laws, HCBC has elected two Directors at Large each for a two-year term with terms for these Directors commencing January 1, 2021.
We offer our congratulations to both candidates re-elected as Directors at Large of the organization by HCBC members:
Joan Chess-Woollacott, re-elected by ballot
Rose Schroeder, re-elected by ballot
Horse Council BC is a member service organization that collaborates with business, industry and government on behalf of the equine and equestrian community to enhance the equine lifestyle in this Province.
Horse Council BC would like to thank everyone who participated in the process either volunteering for a position, encouraging a fellow member to run, nominating a worthy member, or voting for the candidate of your choice. Horse council BC is proud to have members from a diverse group of equestrian interests sitting on our Board of Directors. Together we are preparing to say farewell to 2020 and are looking forward to a safe, healthy and productive 2021.