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CLA Director Nominations Process

Under the recently adopted new bylaws of the CLA there are some changes to the way the nomination process works and the structure of the Board.

Dear CLA Members,

The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Luge Association is quickly approaching and is currently expected to be held in early September (official Notice will be forthcoming, providing a minimum of 21 days notice).  

Under the recently adopted new bylaws of the CLA there are some changes to the way the nomination process works and the structure of the Board.  To nominate someone for a Board position, a Member (defined as an existing Director of CLA or a recognized Provincial Sport Organization) must complete this Nomination Form (.pdf 313KB) and return it to the CLA office no later than the close of business on August 6, 2014. All properly submitted Nomination Forms will be vetted by the Nomination Committee and presented to the Board of Directors on August 7, 2014.  Nominees must be willing to serve, cannot be employees or contract employees of the CLA if elected and must meet at least one of the following 6 criteria: 

  • Luge background and knowledge as an athlete, coach, official, administrator or volunteer leader;
  • Knowledge of strategic and business planning;
  • Knowledge of human resources management;
  • Knowledge of legal and risk management;
  • Knowledge of business and corporate experience, including expertise in financial management; and
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in non-profit including revenue generation or other endeavours. 

If you are receiving this email as a recognized PSO and wish to poll your members for potential CLA Director nominees please feel free to pass on this email, however please ensure that it's your PSO, as a Member of CLA, that nominates individuals and executes the Nomination Form.  Nomination Forms that are incorrect cannot be accepted by the Nomination Committee.  

Pursuant to the new bylaws, the CLA Board of Directors is now made up of the following positions: President, VP Sport, Treasurer, Secretary and 6 to 8 Directors at Large.  Each position comes with a two year term.  In this transitional year of the new bylaws we are looking to fill the following positions:  President, Secretary, 3 Directors at Large with 2 year terms and 3 Directors at Large with 1 year terms.  In the event you are submitting a Nomination Form for a Director at Large position please specify whether the Nominee is seeking a 1 year term or a 2 year term.  

Given the short time period between now and the deadline for Nomination Forms to be submitted the Nomination Committee Members (Kevin Donegan, Ed Moffat, Jo Gouw, Jim Watts) and I have agreed to be available for questions by phone or by email.  

Kevin Donegan - (403) 607-8164
Jim Watts - (604) 932-0759
Johanna Gouw - (587) 777-7655
Ed Moffat (403) 612-8490

Thanks very much,
Tim Farstad