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.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 ARE closed.
Applications deadline: April 15
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: GREG MILLER
2016-2018 First Term / 2018-2020 Second tERM
Greg is married with two children, and is the General Sales Manager for the Floor Coverings Division at Jordans. His volunteer experience includes volunteering as a Search and Rescue Coxswain with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) organization for the past 23 years. He has served on the Board of Governors for the last 9 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”.
Vice Chair: Catherine Whyman
2017-2019 First Term
Catherine is the founder of a small accounting & tax services practice based out of Tsawwassen and has over ten years' experience in accounting, audit, and risk management. Catherine holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation, is a Certified Internal Auditor and has a Bachelor of Commerce. As a child growing up in North Vancouver, she participated in gymnastics for many years and appreciates the sport for the skills and abilities that it brings to athletes. She hopes to give back to the community through her role as a DGS Board member.
Director at large: Jim Levin
2013-2015 First Term / 2015-2017 Second Term / 2017-2019 tHIRD 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.
Director at large: LYDIA ELDER
2014-2016 FIRST TERM / 2016-2018 SECOND TERM / 2018-2020 tHIRD 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: Mike Hood
2013-2015 First Term / 2015-2017 Second Term / 2017-2019 Third 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: Gord Jones
2016-2018 FIRST TERM / 2018-2020 Second 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
DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Mel Cheesman
2018-2020 FIRST TERM
Mel is a commercial lawyer with 17 years of experience in various industries. In addition to handling a wide range of legal transactions, Mel has developed and refined corporate governance policies and procedures for private and public, regulated and non-regulated bodies.
Since her arrival in Delta in 2004, Mel has served on the Parent Advisory Committee for her daughters’ school, coached soccer with South Delta United Soccer Club, and volunteered for
many local events and associations. She is excited to be able to offer her support to a fantastic
community organization like Delta Gymnastics, creating frameworks that support athletes of all
ages and abilities.
DIRECTOR AT LARGE: BRENDAN cARR
2018-2020 FIRST TERM
Brendan is a qualified New Zealand lawyer with nearly twenty years legal and compliance experience. His career includes a number of years in private practice working in law firms and also a number of years working in corporate roles. In those roles, Brendan has provided governance, risk and compliance advice to clients and to the companies he has worked for. Brendan currently works as a Compliance Advisor and Privacy Officer at FortisBC. Brendan enjoys being a part of, and giving back to, local communities. Previously Brendan has been on the governance board of Alzheimers Wellington and a number of other school and community related boards.
Brendan and his family have recently moved to Canada from New Zealand and his daughter is loving being an active member of Delta Gymnastics Society. Brendan sees his involvement in the board as a great way to potentially add a different perspective gained for years of experience in other jurisdictions.
Although never having participated in gymnastics himself, Brendan is passionate about many sports having participated with varying degrees of success in many over the years. Brendan strongly believes sport and physical activity is vital to both a child's development and to the well being of people of all ages.