Save the Date – AGM and Elections

The Annual General Meeting and the election of Board members will be held on Wednesday, October 21, at 7 PM Pacific time.   This year’s AGM will be held virtually and you MUST pre-register in order to attend. You will receive instructions in October.

Run for the Board – The deadline to apply is September 30th. 
We are looking for enthusiastic people who want to help Sovereign Lake Nordic Club continue to offer the finest Nordic skiing anywhere (in our humble opinion). Six positions are coming due this year, so if you have what it takes to be a great Board member, be sure to put your name forward!

The main requirement to be a Board member is a commitment to Sovereign Lake, an ability to spend 8-12 hours per month on Board activities including a once-per-month Board meeting, and the willingness to commit to a 2-year term on the Board.  New Board members must attend an orientation session during the first month. The Board makes a wide range of decisions on behalf of the club. Check out past meeting minutes to get an idea of what’s involved. For the term ahead, the board requires people with skills in HR, Fundraising, and Volunteer Coordination.

The nominations deadline is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, September 30th.
Nominations and applications will not be accepted after the stated deadline.  (Note:  The deadline is a little earlier than in the past year, so we have time to organize the virtual meeting and electronic election).

To put your name forward, please complete a brief bio (items to include are listed below) and email it to the Chair of the SLNC Election Committee – Kim Taylor. Bios will be posted on the SLNC website at least 5 days prior to the AGM. Complete details concerning the nomination process, information about the Board and the election process are found below in this message.  If you have any questions or need further information, please contact any one of us at the emails below.

Your 2020 SLNC Election Committee
Kim Taylor (Chair) – [email protected]
Doug Geller – [email protected]
Randy Savoie – [email protected]


Nomination Deadline:  11:59 PM on Wednesday, September 30th
Nominations will not be accepted after this time.

Virtual AGM and Election Date:  Wednesday, October 21st at 7 PM (PST).

Who Can Vote and Run:

Current SLNC Annual Members in good standing. A member in good standing is defined as anyone who had a valid Season Pass during the 2019-20 season over the age of 18, or a new member who purchases their 2020-2021 membership at least 30 days prior to the 2019 AGM. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by December 31, 2020.) See below for a link to the 2020-21 Membership Registration Page.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Time Commitment: 

Required Nomination Bio Information: 

  1. Why are you interested in running for the Board?
  2. What would make you a valuable member of the Board?
  3. Is there anything else you would like to share with the SLNC membership in considering you for a Board position?
  4. Name and email address of two SLNC members in good standing who are willing to nominate you.  Alternatively, state that you would like the Elections Committee to nominate you.
  5. A photo in jpeg format.

The number of Board openings in this election:  Six (6).

Terms are expiring for Lynn Algra, Pat Pearce, Cor Smit, and Brian Wills, with Anja Lee stepping down. These directors are eligible to run again if they wish.  In addition, there was one vacancy on the Board, bringing the total number of openings to six.

Board Members continuing for the second year of their 2-year terms:  Marcus Boyle, Sandra Ecclestone, Tara Fulop Conner, Hugh Seaton.

Length of Board Terms:  2 years.

Election process:

If more than 6 nominations are received the election will take place electronically.  Candidate bios will be circulated in advance, and candidates will present themselves briefly during the online AGM. If a candidate cannot be present, his/her bio will be read aloud by one of the Elections Committee members. If 5 or fewer nominations are received, the Board will be appointed by acclamation.  More information can be found regarding the election process in the SLNC By-Laws Section 4.7

Additional Information on Club Governance:

Scroll to the bottom of the SLNC website and see the headings under “Club”. You can link to information about the current Board, Board meeting minutes, procedures, terms of reference, strategic plan, and other related topics.