Executive Meeting Feb 2024

Executive Meeting

Feb 20, 2024

Attendance: Larry Huibers (Pres), Alison Jones (Sec/Tres), Adam Farkas (Asst Chief), Owen Schneider (Asst. Chief), Diana Riley (Exec Assist)

Meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm

Agenda item:

  1. Brian Thomson leave from office of Chief Handicapper.

Hi Alison,

I am unable to carry out the responsibilities of Chief Handicapper at this time. 

I am requesting a leave of absence until the end of the year, at which time I will resume my duties or retire and a new Chief Handicapper can be elected.

Respectfully, Brian Thomson

Discussion: regarding the notice and how it applies to the Bylaws and actions on the part of the Executive.

Owen confirmed it is a leave of absence as per his conversation with Brian earlier in the day.

With the impending CC meetings over the next week/months the need to review the Bylaws and how they apply in order to cover his leave.

Bylaws Reviewed and applied:

As it is unclear if Brian will be retiring at the end of the year, action was based on Bylaw 5.5.1.

Question: Larry asked if Owen and Adam would be willing to take on the position as “Interim Chief Handicapper”.

Answer: Owen and Adam agreed that being placed in the role of the Chief, will be more difficult due to the extent and progress of the current projects.

Based on response from Assistant Chiefs, action was based on Bylaw 4.3 & 4.4.

Motion: To agree that taking the suggestion by Brian Thomson of selecting Sue Sproule to cover the upcoming meetings as the “Interim Chief Handicapper”. Understanding that there will need to be an “Interim District Chief”.

Action: Endorsed unanimously by all present.