Branch Board of Directors

On Wednesday April 11, 2018, new Board members (*) were elected at our Annual General Meeting to serve the Winnipeg & District Branch for the coming year. 

We are proud of our volunteers who joined our branch to provide valuable skills and talents to assist our organization and its members. The volunteers answer to responsibilities that are specific to their interest, knowledge and expertise. We thank them for their precious time and efforts.

President Ceci O'Flaherty April 2021
Past President Cynthia Foreman ----
Vice-President Barbara Higham* April 2021
Treasurer  Pam Proctor April 2020
Secretary Donna Dobson* April 2021
Director-at-Large Dorothy Watermulder April 2019
Director-at-Large Lionel Guérard April 2021
Director-at-Large Lucy Cummings April 2019
Director-at-Large Nicky Compton April 2020
Director-at-Large Tom Higham* April 2021
Director-at-Large (Vacant)*** ----
Branch Advocacy Rep Paula Nygaard April 2021
Prov Advocacy Programs Officer Gerry Jennings April 2021
Branch Services Coordinator Bill Merchel ----
Prairie District Director Cynthia Foreman ----
Prairie District Director Rick Brick**  ----

With the April 2018 elections, some of our volunteers decided to retire from the Board. Among those esteemed colleagues, Lucille Mahon, Paricia Jarrett, and Jim Jarrett have provided many successful years of volunteering with our Branch. We wish them the best and thank them for their significant contributions to this organization.

Also voted at the April 2018 Annual General Meeting, two positions were eliminated from the Board: the Health Benefits Officer and the 2nd Vice-President.

**During the Annual Members Meeting (AMM) held in Ottawa, Ontario this past June 2018, elections were held for a new Prairie District Director to replace Anne Ashcroft. The successful candidate elected was Rick Brick.

***One Director-at-Large position has opened since September 2018. This position relates to the Website and Local Preferred Partners responsibilities.

Branch Committees

In order to provide some quality goods and services to our members, our Branch plans many activities and is responsible for many events within any given year. These are governed by various Branch Committees comprised of volunteers championed by a member of our Branch Board. Here are the current standing committees:

  1. Activities and Events: championed by Nicky Compton
  2. Annual Golf Tournament: championed by (Vacant for 2019)
  3. By-Laws: championed by Ceci O'Flaherty
  4. Events: championed by Tom Higham
  5. Finance: championed by Pam Proctor
  6. Local Preferred Partners & Website: championed by (Vacant)
  7. Membership: championed by Dorothy Watermulder
  8. Nominating: chaired by (Vacant)
  9. Operations Plans: championed by Ceci O'Flaherty
  10. Registrations/Luncheons: championed by Paula Nygaard
  11. Volunteers: championed by Lionel Guérard

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are always welcomed; we would appreciate your time, talents, and skills to support the Winnipeg & District Branch with various events and activities. This is also an interesting opportunity to be later introduced to our Board membership. 

If you would like to learn more about the specific volunteer positions, please contact us.