Elections

Call for Expression of Interest 2021 HCBC Nomination Committee

Horse Council BC is looking for volunteers to serve on the Nomination Committee (NC) for a term of one year.  The NC’s role is to recruit, solicit, receive, and then screen qualified nominees for Officers of the Society who form the Executive Committee.

The election/appointment of Officers to the Executive takes place at the HCBC Fall Board Meeting, November 6, 2021.  The Nomination Committee’s work will be to prepare a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors.

All individuals serving on the Nomination Committee must be current Horse Council BC adult/lifetime members in good standing as of the date of application closing; and complete the Expression of Interest herein and return it to [email protected] by the deadline of March 19, 2021.  The Board of Directors will select the committee members at their Spring Meeting on April 10, 2021.

Expression of Interest form:

Expression of Interest for Nomination Committee Members 2021 (002)

Fillable Expression of Interest form:

Expression of Interest for Nomination Committee Members 2021 (002) fillable

Results of Election and Board of Directors Update

December 1, 2020

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.

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.