2021 WCTA Annual General Meeting - Updated Info Including Director Nominations


The Annual General Meeting of the Western Canada Turfgrass Association will be held virtually via Zoom at 2:00pm Pacific time on Thursday, February 11, 2021 after 'WOTS-UP!', our new 2-day virtual event.

To participate in the AGM, WCTA members will need to sign-up for WOTS-UP! when registration opens on January 15th.  We certainly hope you will take in our entire event program however it's not a pre-requisite to attend the AGM but we will be using the same Zoom login credentials.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 
2:00pm – 2:30pm 
via Zoom 

The business of the annual general meeting shall include:

a) The Minutes of the previous year’s Annual General Meeting.
b) Report from the Board of Directors on the business of the preceding year.
c) Report of the Reviewed Financial Statements for the fiscal year.
d) Appointment of the Auditor for the next year.
e) Report of the Executive Director.
f) Special Resolutions and Ordinary Resolutions as may be presented.
g) The election of Officers and Directors for the succeeding year.
h) Other business as may be presented.



Executive Officers: (all 2-year terms & elected in odd years)
President: Cameron Watt – UBC Athletics
Vice President:  Gary Bartley – UBC Athletics
Finance Director: TBD by Board of Directors at first Board meeting
Past President:  Travis Olson – Kamloops Golf Club

Director Nominees: (two X 2-year terms elected in odd years, four X 2-year terms elected in even years)
Stuart Carmichael – City of Courtenay (current Director)
Davin Marr – Hillview Golf Course (current Director)

Four Directors with 1 year remaining:
Jesse Cowan – Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Course
Andre Dionne – City of Coquitlam 
Jed McGeachie – Overton Environmental 
John Perry – Poppy Estates Golf Course*
*nominated to fill open 1 year position

Please note Director nominations remain open until Jan 11, 2021 and can no longer be made from the floor during the meeting.  Simply send an email to Peter Sorokovsky, Nominations Committee Chair, putting your name forward along with answers to the following questions:

1) We often hear members say they didn’t vote for someone because they didn’t know them.  Please provide a brief description about yourself in a short paragraph.
2) How long have you been a WCTA member and in what capacity, ie. golf course, sportsfield, schools, mechanic, hort, industry, other?
3) List any previous Board experience you’ve had.
4) Can you provide 2 or 3 ideas on how to improve the WCTA?
5) Any further comments?

For Minutes from the 2020 Annual General Meeting CLICK HERE