Annual General Meeting – February 27, 2018

The ORC’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Vimy Brewing Company, 145 Loretta Ave North, from 7pm to 9pm.  Free parking is available on the street or in the Vimy parking lot.

All ORC members are encouraged to attend, with sign-in starting at 6:30pm.  

The AGM Agenda is as follows:

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes of Previous Annual General Meeting
  3. Business Arising from the Minutes
  4. Reports of Officers
  5. Business Arising out of Reports
  6. Ratification of Policies
  7. Previous Fiscal Audited Financial Statements
  8. Next Fiscal Budget and Fee Schedule
  9. Appointment of Auditors for Next Fiscal
  10. Election of Officers
  11. New Business
  12. Adjournment

Proposed policy changes are available here.

The proposed 2018 fee schedule is available here.

The 2018 fiscal budget is available here.

The draft 2017 audited financial statements are available here.

Executive Committee reports are available here:

Additional reports will be posted as they become available.

Minutes from last year’s AGM are available here.

With regard to voting, ORC Bylaws state:
4.05 Full Members, Life Members, Umpires, Full season coaches and Members holding an Office or Directorship of the Club shall have voting privileges at meetings and on affairs and matters of interest to the Club.

4.06 Any Member with voting privileges may give proxy to a Full Member using a document deemed
satisfactory by the Club. The maximum number of proxies a single Member may hold is one.

4.07 Where a Member with voting privileges is under the age of eighteen years, proxy for that member
is granted to one of the Member’s legal guardians. Legal guardians of a Member under the age
of eighteen years may grant proxy for that Member’s vote to another Member with voting privilege
who does not already hold the maximum allowed proxies.

The proxy form is available here.  Completed proxy forms must be handed to the ORC Secretary (Lilianne Page) at the AGM.

The Ottawa Rowing Club is seeking individuals to join the ORC’s Executive Committee in the following positions beginning February 27:

  • President
  • VP Recreational and Instructional Programs
  • Registrar

The primary role of the Executive Committee is to govern by providing leadership and direction to ORC in pursuit of its vision and mission.  The Executive Committee is elected by the membership of the ORC.  

Please see here for details.  Questions about the positions and nominations can be sent to secretary@ottawarowingclub.com

Individuals who wish to volunteer their time to a positive, rewarding, motivating, inspiring sport community should considering submitting their name to the ORC.  We welcome and love to have more people join us in making a difference!

Job Posting: Boatman

The Ottawa Rowing Club (ORC) is a not-for-profit sports organization established in 1867 to provide rowing instruction for participants of all ages. The ORC is comprised of a volunteer Executive Committee, volunteers and paid employees. From April to November, the ORC operates from its boathouses on the Ottawa River. In the off-season, the ORC membership trains at an indoor satellite location.

The ORC provides coaching to rowers in competitive or sport rowing programs, as well as introductions to the sport through Learn-to-Row, summer camps and the Adult Rowing League. Local high schools and universities train and race out of the ORC.

The ORC is seeking an individual to fill the full time, seasonal position of Boatman. The Boatman supports the Technical Director by maintaining and repairing the ORC’s fleet of boats, oars and other equipment, including but not limited to boat motors, docks and boat racks.

A full job description can be found here.  Applications should be emailed to melissa@ottawarowingclub.com by no later than February 16.