Call for Nominations: RCA Board of Directors

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RCA is seeking nominations for individuals to fill three positions to be elected to the RCA Board of Directors at the September 21, 2017 Annual Meeting. Deadline to apply is July 23, 2017.

RCA is the national governing body for the sport of Rowing in Canada and is a registered Canadian charity.  With its head office in Victoria, B.C. and its National Training Centre operations in London, Ontario and Victoria, B.C., RCA serves a broad constituency of over 13,000 participants from over 153 member clubs and associations across the country and is proud to be one of Canada’s top performing Summer Olympic sports.

The RCA Nominating Committee is looking for people of diverse backgrounds who want to be actively involved and engaged in this dynamic organization.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about RCA’s mission and who has a track record of board or volunteer leadership. RCA especially encourages women to apply for a position on the board.

Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector and demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of RCA’s stakeholders and members. Board Members will have strong diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals, along with personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of RCA’s members and participants.

Incumbent President Michael Walker has chosen not to seek a second term, as has incumbent Director at Large Andrew Fitzgerald. A second Director-at-Large position is vacant following the death of Brian Lamb earlier this year.

The Nominating Committee is tasked with producing a slate of qualified candidates. Once the slate is published, further nominees may be put forward by members in good standing of RCA.  Elections for the vacant positions may be required.  In addition to the qualifications described in the attached RCA Director Profile, the committee is seeking candidates for the President and two Director-at-Large positions with any combination of one or more of the following competencies:

1. Knowledge of branding, communications and marketing and ability to communicate about Canadian sport issues to the public;
2. Understanding of charitable sector philanthropy, with professional or personal networks and ability to “open doors”; or,
3. Understanding of legal aspects relevant to a not-for-profit organization in the charitable sector.

RCA Board Members meet in person approximately three times per year on weekends (typically Spring, Fall, and during the RCA National Conference in January) and at other times via conference call throughout the year.  Board Members can also serve as liaisons to RCA Committees and Working Groups and as such, provide leadership and guidance to these Committees on an ongoing basis.

The President’s term is four years commencing on the day immediately following the Annual Meeting. At the end of his or her term the President may stand for re-election as President for one more term of four years, after which he or she may stand for election as a director and may stand again for election as President on the expiry of his or her successor’s term. Directors are elected for a term of two years commencing on the day immediately following the Annual Meeting. They may stand again for election at the end of their term.

Directors and Officers must fulfill all requirements of the Canada Corporations Act (or its successor legislation, the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act) and the Canada Revenue Agency’s requirements for Board Members of Registered Charities.

If you meet these requirements, offer some of the key competencies and you are interested in contributing your expertise to our progressive and innovative organization, please send a resume and statement of interest by July 23rd, 2017 to Andrew Lamont, Chair RCA Nominating Committee at the address below.  Inquiries for more information about the RCA Board of Directors should also be directed to the Chair of the Nominating Committee at the address below, or to the President at president@rowingcanada.org.

Chair
RCA Nominating Committee
c/o  rca@rowingcanada.org
Mailing Address:  321-4371 Interurban Road, Victoria, B.C. V9B 2C5
Phone:  1-877-722-4769 ext. 2
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