Nov 9, 2017
Sail Canada President Todd Irving welcomes Alicia Damley and Kate MacLennan
The 2017 Sail Canada Annual General Meeting and Leader Summit took place in Toronto, ON. The Sail Canada Board of Directors, Staff, Provincial Sailing Associations, Committees, Coaches and Partner Representatives gathered throughout the week to discuss current affairs and establish working plans for 2018.
The AGM took place on Friday evening, highlighting the main strategic goals, accomplishments, and planned initiatives for the future. The Sail Canada membership re-elected Todd Irving as President , while welcoming Alicia Damley and Kate MacLennan to the Board for a 3 year term.
Alicia Damley has been in the sailing industry ever since her daughter started sailing at the age of 10. Acquiring her race officer certification, she has been volunteering at different events over the past several years. With skill and knowledge in the investment business industry, Alicia has experience dealing with strategic planning, fundraising and financial oversight.
Kate MacLennan (RCYC), is a keen sailor, and has done her fair share in the sailing community. Between racing and coaching, she is knowledgeable about the sport. With experience as the Director of Junior Sailing at the Glenmore Sailing Club, Kate knows how to expand programs as a result of high demand. As a lawyer, she has experience in developing marketing and business plans.
Sail Canada extended many thanks to departing Board members: Kai Bjorn and Rich Ballantyne who have shown dedication and commitment to the board over the past few years.
Overall, as mentioned by Sail Canada President, Todd Irving “the tone and dynamic of the Leadership meetings and AGM this year was the best in years. The conversations around commitment to working “better together” for the benefit of sailing in Canada seemed lively and engaged. The partners, staff and volunteers were talking about positive solutions and positive outcomes. We look forward to the next steps to enact the ideas and harness the energy of the conference while continuing the dialogue with the community at large.”
Everything you need to know about the AGM & Leader Summit is all listed here!