Board Meeting: July 19th, 2014

The OCF Board met on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m., in Toronto, ON.

Attending: Jeff Whattam, Gillian Wyett, Sheila Marks, Malek Taleb, Tim Vince, Kari Robson, John Gross and Lorraine Winger were present. Scott Murray was absent.

Board Portfolios/roles were discussed for new board members. Gillian Wyett will take the lead on work to attain recognition as a Provincial Sport Organization and Malek Taleb will work on sponsorship and fundraising

Kari Robson gave an update on our finances. We have updated who has access to our bank account, following the recent changes in board responsibilities. Kari has reviewed the past season’s transactions to understand everything.

The board agreed to renew the web domain ontarioclimbingfederation.ca for another 5 years

We have purchased an 8 HD camera system and hardware and some wood for mounting the cameras on climbing walls.

Tim Vince gave an update on the CEC, including the dates for National Competitions:

  • Youth Bouldering National Championship – February 14-16, 2015 at Climber’s Rock in Burlington, Ontario.                                                                           
  • Open Bouldering National Championship – March, 21/22, 2015, location TBD.
  • Youth/Open Difficulty/Speed National Championships – May 16-18, 2015 at The Boulders in Saanich, B.C.

Competition fees for local competitions will be $40.00 for the upcoming season.

Provincial Bouldering Championship date has been set for Jan 17/18, 2015. The board expects The Hub to apply to host this comp.

Provincial Difficulty Championship date has been set for April 18/19, 2015. The board expects True North Climbing to apply to host this comp

The board began to discuss the details of the next season (number of competitions, formats, series rules, etc) but ran out of time before concluding. This discussion will be completed at another board meeting, scheduled for Sunday July 27 at 3:30pm in Oakville.