Job Openings in our After School Program
Summer Jobs at Cheema
Hello Cheema family,
We had a great AGM last night. Record-high attendance! Thank you to all of those who were able to come out and contribute to this great Club. We are a large and growing community. We will not always agree on all things; that has been clear in recent weeks. But I believe we can agree on the most important thing: we all have the best interests of this Club and our kids at heart. I heard that loud and clear last night.
I want to share the outcome of last night's meeting. We had some great interest from community members willing to serve on the Board in leadership of this Club. Here is the slate of Directors as approved last night:
- Commodore – Nadine Lamontagne
- Vice-Commodore – Jeff Keizer
- Treasurer – Connie Hetzler
- Secretary – Alana Patterson
- Past Commodore – Chris Brown
Board of Directors
- Paddling Programs – Marc Leger
- Facilities & Maintenance – Dan Kooyman (recused from policy development and voting)
- Fundraising – Monique Gray
- Safety & Paddling Operations – Bill Casey
- Volunteer Recruitment & Deployment – Irene Mong
- Awards & Recognition – Denise MacKenzie
- Diversity, Inclusion & Safe Sport – Janie MacKinnon
I am very much looking forward to working with Marc, Bill and Irene as our new Board members, and I am ever grateful to our returning Board members for their continued work in support of this Club.
We take the responsibility of sitting on this Board seriously. We heard some new and interesting ideas and concerns last night that we will be considering in the weeks ahead. We look forward to ongoing conversation with you, the members of this Club, outside of our formal AGM process.
With much gratitude,
Cheema 2022 Annual General Meeting Agenda
Hello Cheema members.
We wanted to share some details in advance of this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Here are the Agenda for the meeting and Minutes from last year’s AGM.
The AGM starts at 7pm on Thursday, December 8th, second floor of the new boathouse. We will be registering voters as they arrive; we'll be on-site to start registration at 6:30pm. Those who receive a ballot upon entry (or in some cases, more than one ballot) will be eligible to vote. We will have a list of voting members on-site. If you are not on the list you will not be eligible to vote, but you are still very welcome to attend the meeting. As a reminder, the following people are eligible to vote:
- Current Board members
- Anyone currently enrolled in (and fully paid for) a racing program
- Anyone enrolled in (and fully paid for) a racing program between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022
It is one vote per racing member, or if the racing member is under 18 then one parent votes on their behalf -- details are in the by-laws. Racing program excludes the after-school and kiddie kayak programs.
Most of the voting will be done by show of hands. For the three contested positions on the Board of Directors (Commodore, Vice-Commodore and Diversity, Inclusion & Safe Sport), we’ll be doing a secret ballot. We will have prepared ballots which will be provided to each voting member at registration. We'll have a ballot box to collect the ballots. Votes will be counted by the Secretary, Treasurer and a scrutineer. Before the vote on the contested positions each candidate will have an opportunity to speak (3 minutes each). Once all six of the candidates have given their remarks, we'll open it up to questions and comments from members (1 question plus 1 follow-up per member).
If you have any questions please contact Alana Patterson, Secretary, at email@example.com.
We hope to see you tomorrow night!
Cheema Aquatic Club
1390 Cobequid Road
Buy A Tile and Support Cheema
Honour the memory of an alumna, pay tribute to your favourite Cheema paddler or honour a volunteer with a $100 donation to Cheema this holiday season.
As a thank you, we'll add the name/message of your choice to the walls of Cheema forever. Tiles bearing the names of donors will be installed in the main foyer of the newly expanded facility early in 2023.
What a great Christmas gift to give the person who has everything!
All eligible donations, of $20 or more, made through the National Sport Trust Fund – Cheema Aquatic Club – Frank Garner Boat House project will receive a charitable tax receipt. To donate online click here: https://donations.helpforcharities.com/sns/index.php
**Notice of Annual General Meeting **
Schedule of Events for Community Fest '22
Cheema Fest '22
$100,000 Matching Gift to Support Cheema Expansion Capital Campaign
Order your Cheema Singlet
We will be placing an order for Cheema Singlets at the end of March. Please put your order in here.
Singlets are required for U10 and up to race in regattas. Kiddie Kayak are more than welcome to order as well.
We are offering men's and women's, sizing charts below. From past experience, the women's singlets work for youth sizes.
Cost of the singlet is $44, due when order is placed online.
We are Hiring for the Summer!
Please see the attached files for jobs that we are hiring for.
Summer registration will open on February 1st. Please check back next week for more details.
Join our Board of Directors
**Notice of Annual General Meeting **
Take notice that the Anuual Meeting of the Members of Cheema Aquatic Club will be held as follows:
approve the minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting;
consider the annual report of directors for the year 2020-2021
receive the Financial report for 2020-2021 fiscal year;
appoint the accounting firm for the 2021-2022 fiscal year;
*Who is a member?
Olympic Trials in Burnaby, BC
It's time to light the match Sloan MacKenzie, Craig Spence and Michelle Russell.
Canoe ‘22 – General Manager Job Posting
In August 2022, Dartmouth, NS will host the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships (“Canoe ’22” or the “Championships”). Approximately 1500 athletes from over 80 countries are expected to participate in the Championships. This builds off of Dartmouth successfully hosting the Sprint World Championships in 2009 and 1997, as well as the Junior World Championships in 1989.
The Board of Directors for Canoe ’22 (the “Board”) is responsible for ensuring a successful Championships that delivers an exceptional experience for the athletes, volunteers and community stakeholders. The Board is currently looking to hire a General Manager who would oversee all aspects of the event, including leading a team of employees as well as community volunteers.
A overview of the employment opportunity is attached to this email, including the key roles, responsibilities and ideal qualifications of the General Manager.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position. Please note that only those applicants being evaluated for, or selected to participate in the interview process will be contacted.
Apply in confidence by sending a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 17, 2021.
We are hiring for the Summer!
We are hiring for our summer program. Please send resume's to email@example.com. Have these submitted by April 1st to be considered for these positions. Looking forward to another great summer at Cheema!
50/50 Raffle Fundraiser
Have you ever given any real thought to the power of single raffle ticket purchase? Seems insignificant right? Did you know that something so simple in your life has the power to fuel dreams and light a competitive spark for so many young people?
Picture the young paddler finally able to stay upright in a kayak after tipping 100 times, the child with autism who crosses the finish line in their first 200m race ever or the athlete who has the Olympic rings in their sight. The simple act of purchasing a 50/50 ticket no longer seems so inconsequential anymore.
Purchase your tickets today and support programming and equipment purchases that allow Cheema Aquatic Club to help Nova Scotian youth set goals and succeed on and off the water. What an investment you're making. #wearecheema #blackandgoldforever
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