Board Meetings: July 13th and 30th, 2013

Synopsis of the OCF Board Meeting(s) – July 2013

The OCF held two Board Meetings in July 2013.

(1) The first meeting was held on July 13, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario.

Board members Jeff Whattam, John Gross, Lorraine Winger, Sheila Marks, Stephen Marks and Tim Vince attended the meeting in person. Jody Miall attended by enhanced video Skype.

Tim Vince confirmed that the CEC had received our letter concerning Youth Nationals and had provided a brief response via email.

The Board had a lengthy discussion about numerous possible changes to our Series rules and schedule/format. A number of changes were agreed to by the entire Board.

Jeff Whattam confirmed that he would be staying at the home of a BC based judge during the IFSC Youth World Climbing Championships. He also advised that he would be meeting with the Head Judges from Alberta, British Columbia and hopefully Quebec to discuss using a cooperative approach to national rules changes.

John Gross and Jody Miall confirmed that they are still working on a competition manual for the gyms for both the gym owners and route setters.

(2) The second meeting was held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Board members Jeff Whattam, John Gross, Lorraine Winger, Sheila Marks, Scott Murray, Stephen Marks and Tim Vince attended the meeting in person. Jody Miall attended by telephone.

The Board approved our 2013-2014 Youth Series Rules, which were updated from last season

The Board agreed on a tentative schedule for the 2013-2014 Youth Series.

The Board agreed that the Youth Series memberships would be increased to $35 from $30, to help defray increased operating expenses such as our annual insurance. All  other fees would remain the same as last season.

The Board discussed the possibility of hosting a local adult difficulty event in conjunction with one of our youth difficulty events.

The date for the Board’s next meeting was set for August 28, 2013 in Oakville, Ontario.

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