The Board of Directors
The Argonaut Rowing Club (ARC) is led by a Board of Directors and supported by various committees.
To access the responsibilities of each portfolio, click on the portfolio name below (i.e. click on President to view the President’s roles and responsibilities). To view the Statement of Director Duties and Responsibilities, click here.
The corporation’s by-laws set out the rules for operation and longer term perspective comes from the Strategic Plan.
Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at the club. Any questions or concerns that you may have should be taken to the appropriate sub-Committee to be resolved or brought forward by the portfolio director at the next board meeting. Each director must submit a monthly report detailing their board activities. Click here to access the Directors’ reports in the Members Only area.
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The Board of Directors is primarily responsible for long-term planning, financial and administrative decisions. All directors and sub-committees work toward the best decisions for the club overall, therefore communications flows freely among the groups. The board is also joined by representatives from our affiliate Branksome Hall who may sit on the board in an ex-officio capacity. While the Head Coach and Junior Coach attend Board meetings, they are not part of the Board and do not vote.
The Argonaut Rowing Club is fortunate to have Branksome Hall as an affiliate organization.
President – Jason van Ravenswaay
Secretary – Judy Sutcliffe
Treasurer – Karen Lightheart
Fundraising – Odette Ziezold
Introductory Support Programs – John Atalick
Membership – Bahram Farahbakhsh
Facilities – Joel Burgon
Club Captain–Milan Sreckovic
Media and Communications – Alexander Paul Burton
Events – Ruth Robertson
Banquet Facility –Judy Sutcliffe
Introductory Support Programs (Camp Argo & Learn to Row) – John Atalick
Branksome Hall – Katie Flynn
Junior Head Coach – Connor Elsden
The Board meets on the third Monday of every month and its activities are guided by the Club Policies, By-laws and Strategic Plan.
Annual General Meetings (AGM)
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held annually in November to provide a financial update to the members, to elect directors, to appoint auditors and to deal with any other business that appropriately should come before the membership.
This meeting will review the audited financial statements, and there will be an election of directors. Reports are tabled by the Captain/Co-Captain and the directors responsible for various portfolios outlining the activities for the past year and ongoing plans. Other issues may be added to the agenda as required.
Each year three elected member’s terms (out of nine) come up for renewal at the Annual General Meeting.