Board Meetings: September 11th & 22nd, 2013

The OCF held one extended Board Meeting in September 2013.

(1) The first portion of the meeting was held on September 11, in Oakville, ON.

The meeting was called as a emergency session, so that the Board could promptly address a recent decision made by the Alpine Club of Canada to dissolve the CEC and sever the OCF’s formal involvement in the National Federation.

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

The entire Board confirmed that they had reviewed a detailed report about the national restructuring process and the OCF’s history of involvement with the ACC.

The entire Board confirmed that they remain strongly committed to supporting the restructuring of the National Federation into an elected and accountable body that has the potential to become a recognized National Sport Organization.

However, the Board confirmed that they also remain strongly committed to managing the conflict with the ACC in a manner that does not adversely effect the Ontario competitive climbing community.

After a lengthy discussion the Board agreed to suspend the meeting to allow further research be done on various restructuring issues, as well as the OCF’s corporate relationship with the ACC.

(2) The second portion of the meeting was held on September 22 in Burlington, ON.

Board members Jeff Whattam, John Gross, Lorraine Winger, Sheila Marks, Stephen Marks and Tim Vince attended the meeting in person.

Tim Vince made a brief report to the Board regarding the ongoing situation with the ACC. It appears that the ACC plans to exercise its authority as the National Federation without the involvement of the OCF and the other three incorporated provincial climbing organizations.

The 2013/2014 Youth Series rules were finalized.

The 2013/2014 Youth Series schedule was finalized.

The date for the Board’s next meeting was not finalized at that time.

(It has now been set for Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Oakvile.)

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