2020 AGM Recap and Winter Maintenance Teaser!

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Hey VIKs,

Today’s update includes a recap of last night’s AGM and a WM teaser:

  1. AGM Recap

Our 2020 – 2021 season has officially begun!

The Vikings’ Annual General Meeting on November 17 marked the end of a swim season like no other. To say 2020 has been unusual and uniquely challenging is a massive understatement – as such, the AGM was a welcome opportunity to reconnect virtually with some of our members.

For those of you who weren’t able to make the meeting, here are some highlights:

We heard from each of President Simon Kent, VP Wendy Woloshyn, Treasurer Rebecca Chan, Registrar Ee Laine Tiah, and head of our Return to Sport subcommittee Lauren Ilich. If you wish to obtain copies of any of their reports, please email communications@vancouvervikings.com.

Key topics of discussion were the Vikings’ strong financial position and the ongoing efforts involved in keeping our swimmers in the water during a pandemic.

Our other order of business at the meeting was to elect / appoint the 2020 – 2021 Vikings Executive. We had 5 vacancies to fill and 5 nominees (3 parents who were on the Board last year and 2 who are new to the Board). All nominees were acclaimed / appointed unanimously by the members present.

We are delighted to introduce your Board members for the coming season – a group of truly engaged and dedicated parents who look forward to working with our incredible community of Vikings swimmers, coaches and parents:

  • President: Lauren Ilich (term ends 2021).
  • Vice President (also Registrar): Ee Laine Tiah (term ends 2022).
  • Secretary: Aly Karsan (term ends 2022).
  • Treasurer: Rebecca Chan (term ends 2022).
  • Director at Large (also Volunteer Coordinator): Courtney Tang (terms ends 2021).
  • Director at Large: Fiona Beveridge (term ends 2022).
  • Director at Large: Lori-Ann Wilchek (term ends 2022).

Congratulations and thank you to all of these VIK parents for stepping up to help lead this wonderful Club. And thank you to departing board members Simon Kent and Wendy Woloshyn for their many years of passionate and engaged leadership!

  1. Winter Maintenance – Jan to April 2021

The new Board will be meeting in early December to start planning for our next session of WM. Details regarding practices and registration will be provided as soon as they are available!