Annual General Meeting

February 22, 2021 | 7:00pm | via Zoom

Members, please take note, the Chilliwack FC Annual General Meeting has been scheduled for February 22, 2021 at 7:00pm. The AGM will be held virtually via Zoom.

You do need to be a member in good standing and you are also required to register in advance to attend this meeting. Once your membership is confirmed you will receive a link that is unique to your email address that you registered with. The meeting will start at 7pm sharp, late comers will not be admitted into the Zoom meeting room. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Voters must be registered for the meeting before 11:59pm on Friday, February 19, 2021 in order to receive their ballot. After registering, closer to the meeting date, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, once membership status is verified. The election will be conducted by a secure online poll, supervised by representatives from BC Soccer, on Monday, February 22 between 1:00pm-7:15pm. Ballots will be sent directly to the email address entered by each elector in the meeting registration process.

Business for the Annual General Meeting will be a review of the 2020 season via director reports as well as election of new board members. The following director positions are up for election:

  • Chairperson – 3 year term
  • Secretary – 3 year term
  • Mini-ball Coordinator U5-U7 – 3 year term
  • Spring Coordinator U4-U8 – 3 year term
  • Development Coordinator – 3 year term
  • Director at Large – 1 year term
  • Risk Management/Club Licensing Coordinator – 1 year term

Nominations for these positions are now closed. There are no nominations from the floor. Candidates for each position are shown below. Inquiries for the Nominations Committee may be directed via email to nominationscommittee@chilliwackfc.com

Amended by-laws will be voted upon during the AGM. To review the draft, please CLICK HERE.

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Candidates

Chairperson (3-year term)

Please tell us about yourself:

I have spent 30 years in senior leadership with the YMCA, including 10 years as the General Manager of the Chilliwack YMCA. I have a background in child development and social sciences as well as extensive experience with board, financial, and risk management, as well as risk and safety assessment, and have strong connections with the City of Chilliwack Recreation Department and other youth serving organizations in Chilliwack. I have experience writing and executing policy, excellent communication skills and am a trained adult educator. In addition, I have a 12 year old son who currently plays for the Chilliwack Attack team as part of Chilliwack FC’s development program and we have been involved with Chilliwack FC for 8 years. I grew up in Sardis and am proud to call Chilliwack home. I am committed to inclusive and transparent governance and look forward to the opportunity to ensure that Chilliwack FC is open and accessible to all voices and that we offer an experience that is developmentally appropriate, fun, and physically, emotionally and culturally safe.

 

What interests you in joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I have a strong personal commitment to service and values driven leadership. As I am now semi-retired I have the time and energy to commit to ensuring that our Chilliwack FC Executive is reflective of the Chilliwack community, open and transparent, operating under sound fiscal practices and communicating with our membership. We are developing players, coaches, and referees and serving in the Executive is an excellent way to share my leadership knowledge and experience with young future leaders as well as access and give voice to the excellent leaders we have in our young adult and adult programs. Long-term player development is the scaffold on which our soccer curriculum is founded and we have the opportunity to expand that growth into other life skills, support critical thinking and provide meaningful mentorship opportunities. Should I not be the successful candidate for the Chairperson position I would like my name to stand as a nominee for Secretary and Director at Large.

Please tell us about yourself:

I have been involved with youth sports for over 30 years in Chilliwack. I have served on the Chilliwack Minor Hockey Board for 3 years, coached t-ball for 2 seasons and have been a part of Chilliwack FC for 33 years. I was the chairperson of the Fraser Valley Youth Soccer Association from 1994-2020 where I transitioned into the role of Executive Director. I also worked for the Fraser Valley Regional District for 3 years and the Chilliwack Chiefs and the Chilliwack Coliseum for 15 years where I was required to be an active member of the community creating great connections both in the business world and municipal world. These connections have been utilized to help move Chilliwack FC forward. I was also participating and organizing community events such as the Royal Bank Cup.

Born and raised in Chilliwack and a former player in the Chilliwack Minor Soccer system, I love all sports and as I said have been active in Chilliwack FC for 33 years as a coach and board member despite not having any children of my own.

Through my experience with Chilliwack FC, the Chiefs, and the Fraser Valley Youth Soccer Association I have earned a great deal of experience about the importance of team and working as one. I have and currently sit on BC Soccer Committees to help advance the game forward in not only British Columbia but in Canada.

I look forward to continuing my work with Chilliwack FC and the Executive.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I am committed and loyal to being an active member of our community. I believer of giving back wherever possible to help make our community better. I believe my 33 years with Chilliwack FC demonstrate that. I have the time, the energy, and the experience to put into making Chilliwack FC a more inclusive and progressive club.

With the game changing and new directives coming from Canada Soccer Chilliwack FC will need experienced people on the Executive to ensure that Chilliwack FC is meeting the necessary requirements to maintain our current status and meet the objectives that will be set out by the CSA in the coming months. I also look forward to working on the objectives set out in the strategic plan that will be released in the coming weeks.

Over the past couple of years, it has been evident that Chilliwack FC is in need of some changes in how we operate. We need to be better at communicating and include membership more when it comes to certain matters, this was evident with the current pandemic.

My passion is to keep moving the club forward in a positive and progressive manner.

Development Coordinator (3-year term)

Please tell us about yourself:

I am currently the Principal at Vedder Middle School and have been involved with Chilliwack FC for 25 years both as a coach and a former Board Member.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I was part of the Board for approximately 10 years and left only because there were too many other responsibilities on my plate. Now that my children are grown up I feel I have the time to put back into a club that has been part of my family’s life for the past 25 years.

Please tell us about yourself:

I have been involved with Chilliwack FC as a coach since 2009. First starting out as a parent volunteer assistant, I eventually transitioned into a team head coach roll. Once my daughter moved on to play on other teams I decided to stay on and continue as a coach at the Developmental Level. In my professional life I am a Continuous Improvement Manager for a company of almost 400 people. My daily role includes process development, and managment, confilct reslolution, and bringing groups of people together to facilitate problem solving sessions. I also teach work place organization as well as skills for problem solving. In my spare time I am an avid fly fisherman.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I believe I can add value to the board with my skill set in the world of Continuous Improvement. I recognize as a paid coach I would not be a voting member. However I believe I could provide a valuable resource by asking questions, facilitating conversations, and provoking out of the box style thinking, which could lead the board down the path of positive change. From the outside looking in, there seems to be little balance, and a lot of overlap in roles and responsibilities amongst it’s current members. This can lead to gaps in the processes for decision making, communication breakdown, as well as process waste when completing tasks efficiently within each role. My skill set as a constant communicator would also make a perfect fit for the role of DC, acting as a Liason between developmental teams, coaches, the club, and Leagues.

Director at Large (1-year term)

Please tell us about yourself:

I served in 2019-2020 as the Chilliwack Giants Spring Flag Coordinator. I coordinated with parents, coaches and 250 football players to promote and inspire kids to spring flag football. It was a pleasure to serve my football community and I look forward in serving our incredible soccer community.
I’m the assistant coach for our U14 girls Div 1 team which I can proudly say are undefeated in the league(for the past 2 years) and are currently the District Div 1 champs.
I’m genuinely excited to be a part of a board that wants positive change in a time when change is needed. This club has the possibility to really help with community, it’s players and it’s coaches. I understand there are processes and procedures that can be more efficient and effective and I look forward into creating those with CFC.
One last thing I would like to convey is that I love collaborating and I actually seek it out with everyone at the club. If chosen, I promise your word will be heard.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

Collaborating and creating positive change for our members and our coaches.

Please tell us about yourself:

I have spent 30 years in senior leadership with the YMCA, including 10 years as the General Manager of the Chilliwack YMCA. I have a background in child development and social sciences as well as extensive experience with board, financial, and risk management, as well as risk and safety assessment, and have strong connections with the City of Chilliwack Recreation Department and other youth serving organizations in Chilliwack. I have experience writing and executing policy, excellent communication skills and am a trained adult educator. In addition, I have a 12 year old son who currently plays for the Chilliwack Attack team as part of Chilliwack FC’s development program and we have been involved with Chilliwack FC for 8 years. I grew up in Sardis and am proud to call Chilliwack home. I am committed to inclusive and transparent governance and look forward to the opportunity to ensure that Chilliwack FC is open and accessible to all voices and that we offer an experience that is developmentally appropriate, fun, and physically, emotionally and culturally safe.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I have a strong personal commitment to service and values driven leadership. As I am now semi-retired I have the time and energy to commit to ensuring that our Chilliwack FC Executive is reflective of the Chilliwack community, open and transparent, operating under sound fiscal practices and communicating with our membership. We are developing players, coaches, and referees and serving in the Executive is an excellent way to share my leadership knowledge and experience with young future leaders as well as access and give voice to the excellent leaders we have in our young adult and adult programs. Long-term player development is the scaffold on which our soccer curriculum is founded and we have the opportunity to expand that growth into other life skills, support critical thinking and provide meaningful mentorship opportunities. Should I not be the successful candidate for the Chairperson position I would like my name to stand as a nominee for Secretary and Director at Large.

Please tell us about yourself:

I am interested in helping any way i can

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I am interested in keeping the organization growing and keeping kids on the fields

Please tell us about yourself:

I am currently the Director at Large on the CFC board. I am also a coach in the club, coaching the Women’s Select B team along with assisting the U-15 girls development team. I have been involved with Chilliwack FC for almost 20 years as a parent and a coach. I am also a teacher in the school district. I have a passion for youth sports and feel that I have a lot of experience and energy to give to the club.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I am currently on the board and wish to continue my work with the club.

Mini-Ball Coordinator U5-U7 (3-year term)

Please tell us about yourself:

I am interested in helping any way i can

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I am interested in keeping the organization growing and keeping kids on the fields

Risk Management / Club Charter Coordinator (1-year term)

Please tell us about yourself:

I am 31 years of age and I am married and a father of two. I have coached U9 recreational and this season U10 Prospects. I have completed U7-U9 FUNDAMENTALS and U10-12 LEARN TO TRAIN and plan to take U13-18 SOCCER FOR LIFE.

I have been with the same company for 14 years right out of high school and worked my way up from the bottom and for the past five years I have been the Production Manager of 40-60 employees. My role is to help support my team, to engage and have one on ones or group setting meetings to help develop the staff, cost reduction, streamline processes/procedures, execute targets and the overall safety of my employees. In my spare time I enjoy golfing, going to the gym, hiking and spending time with my family.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I would like to join the board to help with overall customer satisfaction (volunteer coaches, staff coaches, players, and parents) I want to learn what goes on in the background and be a support person. Again, I do not have experience with this… but I am willing to learn, understand and have an open mind.

Please tell us about yourself:

Dean Colthorp, MBA, BGS, ECFO, CTO, MIFireE, C. Mgr.
Dean is the Emergency Services Manager with the First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS). He began his involvement with the Fire Service in 1987 as a Paid on Call member and later as a career member with the City of Surrey Fire Rescue Services. In 1996, Dean had the responsibility of Assistant Chief in West Kelowna British Columbia with the Westside Fire Rescue in charge of Training and Operations. He has since worked with the Fire and Safety Division of the Justice Institute of British Columbia as the Fire Fighter Program Coordinator and later the Division’s Program Director. He spent time with the Langley City Fire Rescue Services as the Assistant Chief in Charge of Training as well as the City of Langley Occupational Health and Safety Officer. He was also the Deputy Fire Chief – Operations and Training with the City of Abbotsford and the Assistant Deputy Fire Chief with the City of Spruce Grove with the responsibility of Training and Operations.
He has a Fire Service Leadership Diploma from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, a Bachelor of General Studies from Simon Fraser University and has an MBA in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. Professional designations of Executive Chief Fire Officer (ECFO), Chief Training Officer (CTO), Chartered Manager (C.Mgr), (MIFireE) from the Institution of Fire Engineers and holds certificates in Human Resources and Emergency Management. Dean is the past President of the British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Management, the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Britsih Columbia Fire Chief and the Canadian Fire Chief Associations. He is the Executive Director for Champions Fire College.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

My personal interest with the Chilliwack FC Executive as Risk Manager / Club Charter Coordinator is of challenge to apply my current experiences dealing with appropriate business applications towards risk. With a degree of expertise in the field of risk management, my interests to assist the Executive with decisions to protect the players and the club is a driving force behind my enthusiasm in this position. The collaboration of the Executive with the Chilliwack FC allows me to manage the extent of risks and risk mitigation.
Club Charter coordination is an additional interest that I have for the role. With experience in accreditation for agencies and organizations, I believe that I bring a strong energy to move the club forward with club charter requirements.
Volunteering on the Executive allows me to give back to my community in a positive and last contribution to City of Chilliwack soccer club.

Secretary (3-year term)

Please tell us about yourself:

I have spent 30 years in senior leadership with the YMCA, including 10 years as the General Manager of the Chilliwack YMCA. I have a background in child development and social sciences as well as extensive experience with board, financial, and risk management, as well as risk and safety assessment, and have strong connections with the City of Chilliwack Recreation Department and other youth serving organizations in Chilliwack. I have experience writing and executing policy, excellent communication skills and am a trained adult educator. In addition, I have a 12 year old son who currently plays for the Chilliwack Attack team as part of Chilliwack FC’s development program and we have been involved with Chilliwack FC for 8 years. I grew up in Sardis and am proud to call Chilliwack home. I am committed to inclusive and transparent governance and look forward to the opportunity to ensure that Chilliwack FC is open and accessible to all voices and that we offer an experience that is developmentally appropriate, fun, and physically, emotionally and culturally safe.

 

What interests you in joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I have a strong personal commitment to service and values driven leadership. As I am now semi-retired I have the time and energy to commit to ensuring that our Chilliwack FC Executive is reflective of the Chilliwack community, open and transparent, operating under sound fiscal practices and communicating with our membership. We are developing players, coaches, and referees and serving in the Executive is an excellent way to share my leadership knowledge and experience with young future leaders as well as access and give voice to the excellent leaders we have in our young adult and adult programs. Long-term player development is the scaffold on which our soccer curriculum is founded and we have the opportunity to expand that growth into other life skills, support critical thinking and provide meaningful mentorship opportunities. Should I not be the successful candidate for the Chairperson position I would like my name to stand as a nominee for Secretary and Director at Large.

Please tell us about yourself:

I am mom to two avid soccer players Darien (house U16) and Phoenix (Div 1 U14). Husband is assistant coach for house three years for sons team. I work as a K-8 Principal of online learning for the Abbotsford SD and I’m also the District VP Blended Learning and Library Services. I finished the role of Principal on an elementary school last June and was responsible for running and managing a school, hosting many monthly meetings with various stakeholder groups and supporting student learning. I am loyal to our Chilliwack FC Club and would like to become more involved with the organization, supporting Club leadership with continuing to evolve the organization to best meet the needs of our players, their families, and our community.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I am loyal to our Chilliwack FC Club and would like to become more involved with the organization, supporting Club leadership with continuing to evolve the organization to best meet the needs of our players, their families, and our community.

Please tell us about yourself:

I have been involved with youth sports for over 30 years in Chilliwack. I have served on the Chilliwack Minor Hockey Board for 3 years, coached t-ball for 2 seasons and have been a part of Chilliwack FC for 33 years. I was the chairperson of the Fraser Valley Youth Soccer Association from 1994-2020 where I transitioned into the role of Executive Director. I also worked for the Fraser Valley Regional District for 3 years and the Chilliwack Chiefs and the Chilliwack Coliseum for 15 years where I was required to be an active member of the community creating great connections both in the business world and municipal world. These connections have been utilized to help move Chilliwack FC forward. I was also participating and organizing community events such as the Royal Bank Cup.

Born and raised in Chilliwack and a former player in the Chilliwack Minor Soccer system, I love all sports and as I said have been active in Chilliwack FC for 33 years as a coach and board member despite not having any children of my own.

Through my experience with Chilliwack FC, the Chiefs, and the Fraser Valley Youth Soccer Association I have earned a great deal of experience about the importance of team and working as one. I have and currently sit on BC Soccer Committees to help advance the game forward in not only British Columbia but in Canada.

I look forward to continuing my work with Chilliwack FC and the Executive.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I am committed and loyal to being an active member of our community. I believer of giving back wherever possible to help make our community better. I believe my 33 years with Chilliwack FC demonstrate that. I have the time, the energy, and the experience to put into making Chilliwack FC a more inclusive and progressive club.

With the game changing and new directives coming from Canada Soccer Chilliwack FC will need experienced people on the Executive to ensure that Chilliwack FC is meeting the necessary requirements to maintain our current status and meet the objectives that will be set out by the CSA in the coming months. I also look forward to working on the objectives set out in the strategic plan that will be released in the coming weeks.

Over the past couple of years, it has been evident that Chilliwack FC is in need of some changes in how we operate. We need to be better at communicating and include membership more when it comes to certain matters, this was evident with the current pandemic.

My passion is to keep moving the club forward in a positive and progressive manner.

Spring Coordinator U4-U8 (3-year term)

Please tell us about yourself:

Hello, my name is Jennifer Kemp. I have lived in Chilliwack my whole life and I would never change that. I belong to several volunteer boards in our community, including Chilliwack & District Agricultural Society, Chilliwack Oldtimers Hockey Association and Chilliwack Ladies Slo Pitch League. I often get asked why I belong to these organizations; my answer is always I just want to give back to my community that I love being in. I have been a member of the Chilliwack FC Executive for two years now. I have held the position as Mini Ball Coordinator and look forward to continuing to serve our club.

 

What interests you about joining the Chilliwack FC Executive?

I have been on the board for two season now. Let me tell you it maybe alot of work but seeing the smiles when the kids are there makes it worth it. I played soccer several years ago, and I love to give back so I thought this would be a great way of doing it.