Curl BC welcomes new board for 2017-18 season

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Two new board members have joined the Curl BC Board and one has been named a Life Member following the 2017 Curl BC AGM.

Tracey Amy joined the board after members from the Kootenays (Region 1 and 2) chose her to sit on the board as a regional Governor for a two-year term. Tracey, who has been curling for 26 years, is a mortgage advisor with the Royal Bank of Canada, and a past president of the Cranbrook Curling Centre.

Another new Curl BC Governor, Gord Judzentis, is returning to the board after a three-year absence. A Life Member of Curl BC, Gord hails from Region 6 and is involved with the Smithers and Terrace curling clubs. He was elected to the board by members in Region 5 and 6, which includes clubs along Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George as well as Quesnel, Wells, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House.

Two Governors at Large were re-named to the board. Michelle Ramsay, who was initially elected to a one-year term in 2016, has been brought back for a two-year-term. Michelle is a former competitive curler and a marketing professional with BCLC. The other Governor at Large to be re-named to the board was Paul Addison, the board’s chair. Paul, a retired civil servant, is a member at Glen Meadows Golf and Curling Club. Paul and Michelle were both named to the board when they ran for the positions unopposed at the Curl BC AGM on Sunday, June 4.

Teri Palynchuk was re-elected to the Curl BC board for a two-year term by members from Vancouver Island. This is her second consecutive term on the board as a Governor, and she was previously a Regional Representative for Region 9, which includes her home facility, the Nanaimo Curling Centre.

Terry Vandale, from Elkford, continues on the board as Past Chair. During the AGM, members voted unanimously in favour of naming her a Life Member of Curl BC.

In recent years, Terry has been a unifying force within curling, starting with her work on the amalgamation of the men’s and women’s curling associations into Curl BC in the 1990s. She also helped with the transition of the Curl BC Board to its current governance structure that culminated in 2015. She chaired the Curl BC Board from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2012 to 2015.

During her tenure on the Board, Terry provided assistance to every board subcommittee. She not only provided guidance but also rolled up her sleeves to work with enthusiasm to tackle all issues affecting the sport. Terry chaired the Competition and High Performance Committee where she used her knowledge and wisdom to guide changes to Curl BC rules and competitions in a manner that balanced the needs of Curl BC with those of our athletes.

Peter Muir, from Port Moody, and Janice Mori, from Vernon, continue to serve as Governors at Large. George Horner and Dale Gregory round out the board as regional Governors for the Okanagan and Lower Mainland respectively.

Following the AGM, the board members re-elected Paul Addison to chair the board. Peter Muir and Teri Palynchuk were named the vice chairs for 2017-18.

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