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Administration - Bulletin Details
ISSUE #:      2016-007
 
February 29, 2016
 
TO: BC Hockey Membership
 
FROM: Nominating Committee
 
SUBJECT: Nominations for BC Hockey Board of Directors
 


The BC Hockey Nominating Committee pursuant to the BC Hockey Bylaws 524 and 713 requests the submission of candidates for the position of Director and Chair on the BC Hockey’s Board of Directors. There are presently nine (9) Directors of which at least six (6) positions including the Chair are up for election by the members at the BC AGM on June 10-12, 2016.

The Nominating Committee is charged with formulating a qualified and diverse slate of candidates that have the competencies, leadership abilities and the objective to spirit the renewed governance framework of BC Hockey. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing successful candidate‘s competencies and skill sets to meet these objectives. Knowledge and understanding in the areas of Legal/Governance, Marketing, Communications, Insurance and Human Resources would be beneficial. Interested Candidates are encouraged to review the Bylaws and Regulations of BC Hockey especially Bylaws 501-503, and 516-520. These are contained in the BC Hockey Handbook available on the BC Hockey web site www.bchockey.net

Nominations must be made as per the BC Hockey Regulation Eight and the process as set out below. The Nomination Form along with the Eligibility criteria, Roles and Responsibilities and other important Bylaws are outlined. A request for those interested in being nominated is being widely distributed as well. Following are the critical timelines for the nominating process:

  • February 29-Advertisement and Request for Candidate Submission

  • April 12-Nominations to the Chair of the Nominating Committee

  • April 27-Slate of Recommended Candidates circulated

  • May 12-Members can submit more nominations (last chance)

  • May 27-Finalized Slate

  • June 10-12-AGM

The process for nominations for the Board of Directors is as per BC Hockey Regulation Eight:

  • Nominations can be made by either a Member or the Nominating Committee Chair.

  • A Nomination Form signed by a duly authorized Member representative and by the candidate shall constitute the nomination.

  • A resume of the candidate’s credentials and a written statement by the candidate expressing willingness to serve as a Director must accompany the Nomination Form.

  • The resume of the candidate’s credentials should include education background, employment background and hockey experience, including experience with BC Hockey or other hockey organizations. The resume should also highlight any additional skills or competencies that will contribute to the effective leadership and governance of BC Hockey.

  • The Nominating Committee shall verify the eligibility of the candidates to hold office.

  • All nominations for the position of Director must be submitted to the Chair of the Nominating Committee prior to 4:00pm on April 12, 2016.

  • Candidates wishing to run for the Chair position must first be nominated as a candidate for a Board position.

  • The Committee will circulate a list of recommended eligible candidates and a brief summary of their qualifications to the membership on or before April 27, 2016.

  • Members and Directors will have until May 12, 2016 to submit further nominations.

  • All candidates will have until May 12, 2016 to further indicate their desire to run for the Chair position.

  • The Committee will circulate fifteen (15) days prior to the Annual General Meeting a final list of candidates for the available positions of Chair and/or Director along with the resumes of the candidates’ credentials.

  • Each candidate may choose to have up to two (2) minutes at the Annual General Meeting to address the Members prior to voting.

Further information regarding Directors’ eligibility, duties, and the election process can be obtained by reference to the follow bylaws;

Bylaws

Description

504-507

Directors eligibility criteria

515-516

Duties of Directors

517-518

Duties of the Chair

520

Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

521-523

Terms of Office

526-530

Election of the Chair

531-535

Election of Directors

The above are contained in the BC Hockey Handbook located on the BC Hockey web site;

http://www.bchockey.net/Administration/ResourcesBCHockeyHandbook.aspx

Should you require any further information you are encouraged to contact any member of the Nominating Committee or Staff person Bill Ennos.

BC Hockey Nominating Committee


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