Annual General Meeting - Wed 18th November - 6.30pm - Civic Centre

Posted by Golden Dolphins Swim Club on Nov 02 2020 at 09:24AM PST

Hello Dolphin Parents!

I hope you’re all having a great fall season. I know for our family, the autumn season felt really surreal this year. The change in the seasons was a reminder of how much we had felt the absence of the pool and the swim club this past summer. Our younger kids can’t wait to get back into the pool this spring and Emme is really looking forward to coaching again, and savouring her last season as a swimmer with the dolphins.

As our most active swimmer is moving on after this summer, Kevin and I have both decided to step away from our current board positions. This leads me to the purpose of this email, which is to inform you of the upcoming AGM and the board positions that will be up for vote in a few weeks.

The AGM will be held on Wednesday November 18th, at 6:30 PM at the Golden Civic Centre. The chairs will be arranged for social distancing and there will be hand sanitizer at the entrance for use as you enter into the building. We ask anyone who is showing any symptoms of covid-19, or who has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days to not attend the meeting.

It is imperative that we have as many parents as possible at this meeting. Even if you are not interested in a sitting board position, I really encourage you to come out and vote. Our club runs on volunteers and our grant money is dependent on having community and parent involvement. The Golden Dolphins Club cannot exist without people running the show behind the scenes. We will be offering a 50 dollar credit for club merchandise (bathing suits, goggles, caps, hoodies, etc) up for draw for all attendees.

I can say that of all organizations I have been involved with throughout my life, the Dolphins are the most supportive and fun bunch. Our board is completely drama free, and everyone is genuinely there to help create the best experience for all the swimmers that we can. I am proud of the work we have accomplished and the culture we have fostered in the last couple years. If you are looking for a way to get involved, we have a few positions that are up for term this year.

 President- 1 year term
 Vice President- 2 year term (incumbent Jolene Potter is letting her name stand)
 Secretary- 2 year term
 Meet Manager- 2 year term
 Registrar- 2 year term (incumbent Nicole Kriese is letting her name stand)
 Parent Coach Liaison- 2 year term
 Activities Coordinator- 1 year term
We also have several non voting roles that are very specific jobs that might be great for anyone not looking to be involved in the day to day planning or make the monthly board meeting commitment, but still wanting to get involved. These are very important ad rewarding roles.

These are

 Director of Officials
 Website/Social Media Coordinator
 Coach Hiring committee (need ideally 6 people)
If you are interested in learning more about any of these roles, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the existing board members for more information. You will never be alone in these roles. Kevin and I will be around for at least one more year and are happy to help in any capacity that is needed. As a board, we are all willing to help carry the load of new members as they learn and navigate their positions.

I sincerely hope to see some of your faces in a few weeks. I know it can be hard to think about swim club again, after such a long break and with the cool weather, but we are already in the planning stages and hiring processes to make sure our swimmers hit the pool this May. We would love some help and for you to join us in making sure that this upcoming season is the best one yet!

See you at the civic centre for the AGM on November 18th at 6:30. The meeting will not be longer than one hour. I look forward to seeing you there.

Kelly Pippin

Golden Dolphins President.


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