OCF Annual General Meeting Reminders

As previously announced, the OCF 2020 AGM is scheduled for next Saturday, May 23rd at 10am.

The AGM package (including instructions on joining the virtual meeting) will be sent to all 2019/2020 Members by email this week. Please make sure your contact information is up to date in the registration system.

In order to help us prepare for the meeting and make it as informative as possible, please submit your questions in advance to info@climbontario.ca. We will try to address as many of these as possible in our AGM presentation. We will also include a question and answer session at the end for additional questions that come up during the presentation.

At this time, we would also like to introduce the two candidates up for election to the Board:

Jamie Galloway

I have been an active member of the climbing community since 2013. I have 3 children who compete Nationally and Internationally at a variety of OCF and USA Climbing competitions. I have been a volunteer judge and belayer for the OCF and National events.I am a Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Educator working in a hospital setting. I have sat on a number of multidisciplinary committees related to the development of medical directives and recently the development of Provincial Guidelines for the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. I have a background in Cross Country Ski racing and have my NCCP level 1 coaching certificate and previous coaching experience. I was actively involved in competitive Ultimate Frisbee for over 10 years and helped organize summer leagues as well as coaching in the youth program. I feel that I have a good knowledge of the challenges with the past OCF events and can foresee many new challenges in the coming years related to COVID 19. I have an interest in helping develop our Ontario athletes and structure of our competitive series to enable top performance as well as growth and retention of the sport. 

Davis Barton

Davis has served on the OCF Board for the past two years, helping to launch initiatives such as written rules, training camps and long-term strategic planning. She was OCF Registrar in 2018-19 and OCF Chair for the 2019-2020 season. She has also volunteered as Technical Delegate at many OCF competitions over the past two years. An MBA graduate, Davis brings experience in operations, strategy and management from over 15 years in industry. She also brings Board experience in the non-profit sector, including on the Board of her local gymnastics club, where she was Treasurer and Secretary and involved with organizing competitions, events, volunteers and fundraising. Davis is relatively new to climbing, however this brings new perspectives to OCF discussions. As the mom of a Youth climber, she also brings a parent perspective to the Board.

Some additional reminders:

  • Only Members may attend the AGM and vote for Directors
  • Members include anyone with a 2019/2020 Competitive Athlete, Coach or Supporter Membership
  • All Child Members may attend the AGM but may participate only as an observer
  • A parent or legal guardian of a Child Member may vote on behalf of that Child Member at the AGM and for elections to the Board

We look forward to seeing you next weekend.