Board of Directors

Description of Board of Directors Positions

The GPSC Board of Directors consists of the Executive and 7 members at large.

Executive positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Past President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Members At Large:

  • Canskate Liaison Chair
  • Communications Chair
  • Competition Chair
  • Events Chair
  • Fundraising Chair
  • Membership Chair
  • TestChair

 

Role of President

The President shall be subject to the authority of the Board of Directors and shall

have general supervision of the business and affairs of the Club.

The President shall:

  • act as the spokesperson for the Club unless otherwise directed by the Board of Directors or unless another individual is so appointed.
  • preside at all meetings of the Members and of the Board of Directors,
  • be an ex-officio member of all committees of the Club.
  • Have such other powers and duties as the Board of Directors may specify

Current President: Jackie Hampton

For any questions, Jackie is easily reachable by email at president@gpskate.com

Role of Vice-President

The Vice President shall:

  • in the event of the President’s absence, disability, or refusal to act, the Vice-President will assume the duties of the President.
  • pay all charges, expenses and costs owing by the Club
  • Assist the President with his/her duties.
  • Be responsible for booking ice and regularly monitoring the ice usage contract from the City of Grande Prairie.

This position is currently vacant.

Role of Treasurer

The Treasurer shall:

  • be responsible for the safe control of all Club funds and maintenance of all financial records
  • prepare and submit, to the Board of Directors, the annual budget
  • keep such records as are required for financial review
  • arrange for the preparation of the annual financial statement
  • deposit all monies in Club accounts at financial institution(s) approved by the Board of Directors.
  • monitor, report and make recommendations to the Board of Directors related to savings, investments and other similar financial instruments held by the Club.
  • perform those duties, as may be required by law, such as the title would indicate, or as assigned by the Board of Directors from time to time.
  • Collect all Membership fees and other charges and assessments due to the Club

Current Treasurer: Ann Hussey

CanSkate and Primary Liaison Chair

The CanSkate Liaison Chair is responsible for ensuring that all parents and guardians of the Club CanSkate and Junior STAR 1 athletes have an understanding of the Club goals and operations and to represent those parents and guardians at the Board of Directors.

The CanSkate Liaison Chair shall:

  • be a resource to CanSkate and Junior STAR1 parents and guardians
  • meet regularly with the CanSkate and Junior STAR1 parents and guardians
  • liaise with other Committees to ensure that programs, events and activities are inclusive in nature
  • encourage CanSkate and Junior STAR1 parents and guardians to be active in the Club

This position is currently vacant.

Role of Secretary

The Secretary shall:

  • deal with all correspondence, subject to the approval of the President or his/her delegate
  • issue all notices for Board of Directors and General meetings
  • take minutes at all Board of Directors and General meetings
  • have charge of all books, papers, reports, certificates, records, documents and instruments belonging to the Association.
  • submit to Skate Canada and the Section such reports as are required by Skate Canada rules and other regulations
  • register and file of all reports, certificates and all other documents required by law to be registered or filed by the Association.
  • Be responsible for updating and keeping written accessible record of the club policies
  • and perform those duties, as may be required by law, such as the title would indicate, or as assigned by the Board of Directors from time to time

Current Secretary: Crystal Welygan

Test Chair

The Test Chair is responsible for organizing and hosting of all Skate Canada sanctioned test events that are hosted by the Club.

It is highly recommended that this Chair forms a committee to assist with this role, as Test Days can be labour intensive and time consuming.

The Test Chair shall:

  • arrange for and host all aspects of test sessions
  • arrange for all necessary officials
  • prepare and complete all documents and schedules
  • liaise with other club representatives regarding test session participation
  • submit all required documentation to Skate Canada
  • Act as the chair of the Test Committee

Current Test Chair: Currently Vacant

Competition Chair

The Competition Chair is responsible for all regional, provincial, national and other

similar type competitions that are hosted by the Club.

The Competition Chair shall:

  • register all Club skaters in Skate Canada sanctioned competitions, if required (ie. if competition has online registration, this would not be a responsibility of the Competition Chair)
  • Keep coaches and members apprised of upcoming competitions in the Skate Alberta grid and their registration deadlines
  • liaise with Skate Canada in regard to all such competitions
  • Act as the chair of the Competition Committee and organize and execute all such competitions

This position is currently vacant.

Communications Chair

The Communications Chair is responsible for all internal and external

communications regarding the Club and figure skating in general.

The Communications Chair shall:

  • provide regular Club updates to all Members
  • provide regular Skate Canada updates to all Members
  • prepare, distribute and maintain all Club communication vehicles such as the newsletter, web-site, bulletin boards, etc.
  • undertake media liaison, in conjunction with the President
  • Act as the chair of the Communications Committee (if applicable)

Current Communications Chair: Kristy Wagner

Membership Chair

The Membership Chair is responsible for the promotion, development and maintenance of Club Membership.

The Membership Chair shall:

  • oversee membership drives and registration events
  • maintain the Club membership registries
  • submit Club membership information to Skate Canada
  • issue all record and receipt documentation to Club members
  • Act as the chair of the Membership Committee (if applicable)

This position is currently vacant.


Fundraising Chair

The Fundraising Chair is responsible for acquiring funding, other than skating fees, to assist in making figure skating as affordable as possible to all Club Members.

The Fundraising Chair shall:

  • identify, design, and execute all income generating programs and events
  • identify and apply for grants, bursaries, etc.
  • Act as the chair of the Fundraising Committee (if applicable)

Current Fundraising Chair: Gina Case


Events Chair

The Events Chair is responsible for organizing club team building events.

The Events Chair shall:

  • Be responsible for organizing and hosting of all Club activities and events other than those noted above and which are the responsibility of other Committees. Such events shall be determined, from time-to-time, by the Board of Directors, and may include such things as intra-Club competitions, seasonal team building activities, ice shows, exhibitions, year-end celebration, etc.
  • Act as the chair of the Events Committee (if applicable)

This position is currently vacant.

Members at Large

Debbi Lorette
Michelle Benjamin


If you are interested in filling any vacant positions on the board, or becoming involved as a member-at-large, please contact a Board Member!! We are eager to fill our board and have fresh ideas!


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