RED DEER - Brock Harrington, of Drumheller, and Allan Mowbray, of Calgary, were elected as new Directors at Large of the Hockey Alberta Board of Directors on Saturday.
The election was part of the 110th Annual General Meeting held at Red Deer College. A total of six individuals let their names stand for election.
Harrington and Mowbray will join current members Terry Engen (Chair), Fran Zinger (Vice Chair), Rob Virgil (Past Chair), Len Samletzki (Finance Director), and Jerrold Lemko (Director at Large).
Fred Horbay and David Sevalrud are the outgoing members of the Board. Engen presented each with a farewell gift from Hockey Alberta, and thanked them for their years of service to the organization, and the perspectives and challenging questions that each brought to discussions around the Board table.
From left: Rob Litwinski, Fred Horbay, and Terry Engen
From left: Rob Litwinski, Dave Sevelrud, and Terry Engen
In other business at the AGM, Notices of Motion were approved to expand the Board of Directors to nine members, and to shift the Finance Director position from an elected position to one that is appointed annually. As a result, the 2018 AGM will have three Directors-at-Large positions up for election.
Doug Kinsella was recognized with 2017 Chair of the Board award, presented by Terry Engen. Kinsella led the process that resulted in the creation of CR Knights through the merger of the Calahoo and Riviere Qui Barre minor associations. Kinsella is currently the Past President of the CR Minor Hockey Association.
Also recognized for volunteer service were:
- Five Years: Aaron Rawlake, Trevor Hittel, Dave Butler
- Ten Years: Betty Chmilar, Fran Zinger
- Retiring Long-Term Volunteers: Greg Nesom, Bonnie Ogilvie