You will, by now, have received via email the notification of the upcoming Vancouver Island Coaches Association Annual General Meeting & Holiday Brunch.
- Saturday, December 8, 2018
- 10:30am – 1:00pm
- At Hatley Castle, Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC
Elections will be held at this AGM. Members (in good standing within 30 days of elections) of the Vancouver Island Charter Chapter interested in serving on the Chapter Board of Directors are invited to complete a nomination application that has been endorsed by 2 other ICF – VI members.
Please Submit Nomination applications to the nominating committee chair Tracy Houser prior to the AGM. (See below for Form Download)
Positions open are:
President – open 1 year term
Vice- President – open 1 year term
Secretary – open 2 year term
Treasurer – 2 year term
6 Directors – open 2 year term each
The pending motions to be discussed are the Approval of the minutes of the 2017 AGM and Approval of Financial Statements and information, and the method of voting by the membership will be by ballot.
At this festive brunch, you will have the opportunity to network with your coaching colleagues, vote your next Board of Directors into action and celebrate the volunteers and successes of 2018! This event is always rich in conversation and celebration, and this year, with the support of our new sponsor, we are certain to enjoy an even more engaging gathering of colleagues.
What you need to know:
If you are unable to attend, we request you submit a Proxy Form (Download below)
We request that you register before 9:00 am, Friday, November 30th so we can finalize catering.
Pay Parking is available in a couple of locations on campus – follow this link for a map of the campus.
***If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please send an email to the Director of Events by December 3rd.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Download: 2018 ICF Vancouver Island Coaches Association Charter Chapter Board Nomination Form
Download: Proxy Voting Form
TruShield Insurance is a major sponsor of our Chapter Events with a substantial contribution towards offsetting the costs for members attending our AGM.
In case you missed it, you can take a peek at Tracy’s presentation at the AGM (with apologies, the entire presentation was rich and full of images. This is a slightly edited version).
‘Tis the Season To Gather Together! RSVP Now.
We are delighted to invite our members and friends to our Annual General Meeting and Holiday Brunch on December 10, 2016. Thanks to our partners at Royal Roads University for allowing us to host this special occasion on campus, located on Hatley Park National Historic Site in Colwood. We will dine in the iconic Hatley Castle which is the centrepiece of the estate overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean.
As a member of the International Coaches Federation Vancouver Island Charter Chapter your presence and your vote is important. This is your opportunity to vote in the 2017 Board of Directors and to celebrate the accomplishments of the out going 2016 Board of Directors. Watch for information on our website + newsletter.
Giving + Gratitude for the Mustard Seed.
In the spirit of the season, we invite you to make a difference in the lives of many in our community by making a financial contribution to the Mustard Seed by using the donation button on our Eventbrite page. Or if you wish, please bring a non-perishable food item to the AGM and we will be happy to deliver it to the Mustard Seed on behalf of our community of coaches.
Please note the business portion of our meeting will begin sharply at 11:00am so please arrive a few minutes early.
11:00am Annual General Meeting
Details of the AGM will include: 2016 President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report and the election of the 2017 Board of Directors. You must be a member of the Vancouver Island Chapter to vote, however, everyone is welcome.
12:00pm – 1:30pm Buffet Brunch and Mingle Time
Thank the outgoing board and meet your board of 2017!
Note: Parking is in P3 which is the lower parking lot behind the Castle.
It is with gratitude and awe that I reflect on our Chapter’s 2013. We have accomplished much! Our chapter is now 133 amazing members strong, and more are credentialed.
We’ve piloted a Coaching in Community
project; updated as well as introduced new policies, procedures, and processes; offered a variety of CCE learning events; as well as focused on our key priorities to engage our fabulous members, explore new ideas, expand conversations, and contribute to our community.
Thank you for making our first Board of Directors electronic election process a resounding success! We are thrilled to welcome the 2014 Board, both those returning and new. I love the shared energy, inspiration, vision, and united commitment. We look forward to continuing to stand in service of our membership.
President – Annette Siewertsen
Vice President – Tammy Dewar
Past President – Sarah Evans
Secretary – Carolyn Crow
Treasurer – Sharlet Poole
Director, Membership – Ricardo Manmohan
Director, Communications – Tracy McMicking
Director, Events – Heather Beaton
Director, Community Relations – Scott Mitchell
A heartfelt thank you to the Board members who have completed their terms. Sherry LeBlanc (Past President), Phyllis O’Grady (Secretary), Ingrid Abma (Treasurer), and Yvonne Mann (Director, Community Relations) have all served with integrity, compassion, wonderful humour, and dedication to our ICF chapter.
As we start our new year together, please plan to attend the first ICF Vancouver Island event of 2014 on Tuesday, January 14th – a short AGM and a fabulous learning event.
Like you, I truly believe that coaching has the potential to evolve humanity. May 2014 bring many opportunities to contribute to this evolution! Together, we can advance our profession and make a real difference in the world.
Your VI Coaches Board was hard at work this past year. I thought I would update you on where we’ve been and where we are going. Your insightful comments and candid suggestions were instrumental in the shaping of our four overarching strategic themes in September 2012 as well as how we worked to deliver on these priorities during the past term. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished on behalf of our membership:
1. Create a value-adding membership
We grew the VI Coaches membership from 110 to 135 this past year. We worked to enhance our communication in a variety of ways, starting with the new member “Welcome” package, the website, E-News, and Twitter. A “members only” page has been developed on the website. And, of course, we offered fabulous Pro-D opportunities (3 Cafes, 3 Webinars, and 2 Workshops – 8.5 CCEU credits, 203 attendees). If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to join the newly created LinkedIn Community of Practice Group.
2. Establish strategic alliances and create collaborative partnerships
In this area we continued to strengthen our relationships with professional strategic partner associations as well as increased our subscriber list. Through the efforts of the 2012 ICW, we presented education and a cheque to Heart & Stroke Foundation. We also established ‘Legacy’ roles for Community Coach Giving (Past P), ICW (VP) & Western Region Advisory Council (P).
3. Enhance the image and awareness of both coaching and this Chapter
We successfully met the ICF Global brand compliance requirements. Member profiles on the website continued to be promoted. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to add a profile, we would invite you to do so. One of our biggest wins this year was in establishing our Pro Bono Community Coach Giving Initiative. The pilot project for this initiative is currently underway with Bridges for Women – Coaching for Mentors.
4. Build a high performance Chapter, and specifically a high performing Board
Through the SGM resolution, the annual cycle for operations was changed to a calendar year to align with ICF Global, and the term for current board extended until December 31. We continued to develop board succession and sustainability processes including developing policies (Event Submission, Social Media, and Volunteer) and revising bookkeeping processes & yearend financial reporting. We also took the opportunity to review the Association Constitution & Bylaws and prepared resolutions for the AGM.
It has been a busy and rewarding year! We as a Board have committed to continue everything we’ve undertaken for the “short year” term until December. We will be looking to you, our membership, for involvement in various committees, and an enhanced focus on community relations. We will also continue our work on sustainability processes and practices.
I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you for the dedication of the board members. It is truly an honour to work with amazing individuals who are committed to this Chapter and to the coaching profession. We’ve had a few members move on to other pursuits – a special thank you to Delaney Tosh, Tracey Gibson, and Maureen Clarke for their incredible work and service.
A warm welcome to our newest board members who have been appointed to serve until the end of the current term – Yvonne Mann is serving as the Director of Community Relations; Ricardo Manmohan is the new Director of Membership; Tracy McMicking is now the Director of Communications; and Heather Beaton is the new Director of Events. They each bring a fantastic energy and vision to their roles.
As a Board, we share a unified purpose to stand in service of our membership. Our key priorities are to engage our fabulous members, explore new ideas, expand conversations, and contribute to our community. This Chapter belongs to you – we depend on your feedback and active participation. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our events and activities.
Mark your calendars for our fall Coaches Café on Tuesday, September 10th – further details coming soon.
Enjoy the rest of your summer,
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
VANCOUVER ISLAND COACHES ASSOCIATION
Notice is given of the VI Coaches Annual General Meeting to be on:
May 22, 2013
Kinsmen Fieldhouse at Westshore Parks and Recreation Centre
1767 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC (next to the Bear Mountain Arena)
Your attendance or Proxy is required for the purpose of approving the minutes of the previous AGM, approving the previous SGM, and to receive the President’s report, the financial report and the motions, which are fully described on the Agenda.
Members of VI Coaches will have received an email containing all the above mentioned documents. Should you have missed this email, please contact your Membership Director or Secretary to request copies of the AGM documents.