Our Board of Directors is comprised of 7-9 volunteers who meet four times per year to discuss issues dealing with the governance of DGS. Their role is to promote the well-being and ongoing development of DGS, and the best long-term interests of its membership.
The Executive Director of DGS is responsible for implementing Board directions and ensuring that our operations are consistent with Board policies. The Executive Director provides advice and support to the Board, reports on operations, and seeks Board approval
We are seeking Delta residents who wish to join our Governance Policy Board of Directors.
Applicants must have an interest in leading and governing rather than being involved in how the Society operates on a day to day basis. If you are a visionary with a positive attitude, open to opportunity, a team player, and interested in helping Delta become an active and healthy community, our Nominating Committee wants to hear from you.
Successful nomination and subsequent election would result in a two year term, with eligibility to stand for re-election for a further two year terms.
All nominations presented at the Annual General Meeting must come through our Nominating Committee. As there is an open invitation for potential candidates, nominations from the floor at the Annual General Meetings are not permitted.
Each September, the Board holds an Annual General Meeting that is open to all members.
To apply to be a board member and/or to contact the DGS Board, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chairperson: Jim Levin
2013-2015 First Term / 2015-2017 Second Term
With 32 years as a senior manager for three BC cities, experience in leadership positions on numerous boards, and a solid knowledge of the principles of Policy Governance, Jim is a welcome addition to our governance board. Jim has lived and worked in Ladner since 1997; now retired, he has been gifting his expertise to our community through volunteer and leadership roles with the Ladner-Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club, KinVillage Association and Delta Hospice Society.
Vice Chair: LYDIA ELDER
2014-2016 FIRST TERM / 2016-2018 SECOND TERM
Lydia works as the Executive Director for the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association and prior to that served for eight years with a national charity, as the Human Resources Director and Privacy Officer. Lydia holds both her CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources) and CIPP/C (Certified Information and Privacy Professional - Canada) designations, as well as an MBA with a specialization in Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organization Management.
Lydia became involved with DGS as a volunteer; providing HR advising and consulting services to the society. Through this experience, she developed a keen appreciation for the value of the work DGS does in the community through the impact it has in the lives of athletes and participants involved in its programs, and is passionate about contributing to that work through her role as a Board member.
Director at Large: Otis Hiltz
2012-2014 First Term / 2014-2016 Second Term / 2016-2018 THRID TERM
As a parent of a child in the Competitive program, Otis is a huge believer in the benefits of gymnastics to children and athletes of all ages and skill levels.
Over the past 10 years, Otis has been active in providing financial education and training to individuals and companies; he has extensive experience leading groups towards common goals, and in building teams that work well together and share a passion for success. He has served on several boards and committees for the financial institution where he is employed, as well as supporting local groups: the Parent Advisory Council for his children’s school and the governing boards for his children’s rugby team.
During his time with DGS, Otis hopes to gain a deeper understanding of non-profit financial management, as well as experience in governance and compliance.
Director at large: Mike Hood
2013-2015 First Term / 2015-2017 Second Term
Michael has been very active in the gymnastics community for several years as a coach and an athlete at Delta Gymnastics and other gyms. He is a member of the Gymnastics BC Men’s Technical Committee, which manages the Men’s Artistic Competitive Program in BC. Although Mike’s board experience is limited, he brings considerable knowledge about how a gymnastics club is run from the perspective of athlete, coach and judge. He also brings experience with fundraising events and competitions to the table.
Director at Large: Michael Edgson
2014-2016 First Term / 2016-2018 SECOND TERM
Michael’s experience as a board member extends to local, regional and national levels. He has been the Director of Finance for the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the Sport Technical Director for the Victoria Commonwealth Games Society in Swimming, Meet Manager for the Ladner Stingrays Swim Team, and a Regional Director of the Fraser South Swimming Association. He is currently a Director at Swim Canada and a Director at the Canadian Paralympic Foundation. In these capacities he has developed and relied on his knowledge, skills and abilities related to Sport Development, Finance and Coach Development. He has also used his more than 18 years of experience in corporate Human Resources.
Michael has a passion for the technical side of sport training and more than 30 years of diverse sport-related experience, including having been an internationally ranked amateur athlete. He is committed to being actively involved with the sports his children are involved in, as well as giving back to the sporting community at a grassroots level.
Director at Large: GREG MILLER
2016-2018 First Term
Greg is married with two children, and is the General Manager of British Columbia for Goodfellow Inc., a distributor of Hardwood Lumber, Flooring and Building Material products.
His volunteer experience includes volunteering as the Search and Rescue Coxswain with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) organization for the past 22 years. He has served on the Board of Governors for the last 8 years, and is currently the Chairperson of the board. RCM-SAR is Not for Profit, all volunteer organization that operates more the 35 marine rescue stations on the British Columbia coast and in the BC interior. These highly trained volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are a key part of the Marine Search and Rescue system, who respond to over 800 marine emergencies every year.
Greg is passionate about volunteering in his community and hopes his board experience will be of value; “I am very excited to be able to contribute in any way to a great organization that is such a big part of the community”.
DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Gord Jones
2016-2018 FIRST TERM
Since taking up residence in Tsawwassen 20 years ago, Gord and his family have had a strong connection with both the community as well as Delta Gymnastics, being active members and sponsors in numerous youth programs and events.
Raised on the eastern Canada, Gord has been involved in business and athletics from an early age. Upon graduation from McMaster University he went on to become one of the founders of Auto Fleet Services, considered a Canadian pioneer in fleet vehicle disposal. In 1988 the Auto Fleet model assisted in the creation of vehicle “Marketing Centers” and became a first of many located throughout major Canadian cities.
During non-business hours, his love for athletics leads him to continually share his passion with the youth of the community as a football coach and contributions to various organizations.
Gord contributes both business skills and leadership experience to the board. He is enthusiastic about the importance of volunteering and is committed to ensuring South Delta Gymnastics Society remains a strong and stable youth program in our community. Drawing on knowledge acquired through business and coaching, he strives to make the experience as meaningful and memorable as possible.