Call for expressions of interest

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October 5, 2013 – Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is seeking expressions of interest for individuals to fill two Director-at-large positions to be elected to the RCA Board of Directors at the January 26, 2014 Annual General Meeting.

RCA is the national sport governing body for the sport of Rowing in Canada and 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 through 130 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 exciting opportunity for someone who has experience in not for profit governance, who brings professional expertise and business acumen to the table, who has a great passion for sport and, who wants to make a difference within the Canadian rowing community.

Strategic and business planning talents, marketing and sponsorship experience, legal and risk management expertise, human resources knowledge, experience in high performance sport and a passion for and knowledge of the sport of rowing at all levels are assets that will help. The specific competencies that are being sought with the new slate of Directors include:

• Recent leadership experience and knowledge of Canadian domestic rowing – assets would include leadership positions on provincial rowing association or rowing club boards, regatta and event organization, coaching or other key volunteer roles; and

• Finance background (for a potential appointment as Treasurer of RCA) – assets would include recent and extensive experience in financial management or accounting, with a recognized Canadian accounting designation being desirable.

• RCA Board members meet in person approximately three times per year on weekends (typically Spring, Fall, and during the annual RCA Conference in January) and at other times via conference call throughout the year. Board Members can also serve as liaisons to RCA Committees and as such, provide leadership and guidance to these Committees on an ongoing basis. The length of term for Director-at-Large positions is two years.

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 of Directors of RCA, and you are interested in contributing your expertise to our progressive and innovative organization, please send a resume and statement of interest by Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 to Dr. Michael F. (Mike) Murphy, Chair, RCA Nominating Committee at the address below. Inquiries for more information about the RCA Board of Directors should also be directed to Dr. Murphy.

Dr. Michael F. (Mike) Murphy, Chair

RCA Nominating Committee


Mailing Address: 321-4371 Interurban Road, Victoria, B.C. V9B 2C5

Phone: 250-220-2581

Fax: 250-220-2503