Ottawa Branch Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of twelve volunteers who are members of the Association in good standing. It consists of a president, two vice-presidents, a Branch secretary, a Treasurer and seven others who take on responsibility for the running of various standing and ad-hoc committees of the Ottawa Branch. The Past President is an Ex Officio member of the Board.
Directors are nominated and elected into office by Branch members at annual general meetings. They are elected for no more than three consecutive terms of two-years each (six years).
The Board is responsible for the conduct of the affairs of the Ottawa Branch, its assets and properties. It conducts the business of the Ottawa Branch in accordance with the Association’s By-Laws.
There are six committees of the Board: The Executive Committee, and five standing committees: Policy and Governance, Membership and Services, Communications, Branch Community Liaison, and Human Resources. In addition, the immediate Past President strikes and presides over the Nominations Committee.

The current Board:

Board of Directors (2018-2019)

July 17, 2018

Officers and Committee Chairs

Robert Giroux, President
Stephen Troy, Past President / Non-voting Advisor to the Board
Christine Desloges, Vice-President and Chair – Membership and Services Committee
Keith Fernandez,
Vice-President and Chair – Advocacy Committee
Vacant, Corporate Secretary
Harry Ruthnum
, Treasurer

Committee Chairs and Directors

Vacant – Branch Community Liaison Committee
Linda Saunders, Chair – Policy and Governance Committee
Chris Ford, Chair – Recruitment and Retention Committee

Gray Gillespie
Terry Sing
Richard Wagner
Patricia Walsh

Nomination of Directors
Each year, one-half of the twelve members of the Ottawa Branch Board of Directors reach the end of their two-year term.  Elections are held to fill the resultant vacancies during the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Ottawa Branch By-Laws call for the establishment of a nominations committee, a written call for nominations, and the circulation to Branch members of the list of nominees not later than ten days before the AGM.  To ensure transparency in the process, the call for nominations is provided to our members through Sage, the Federal Retirees magazine.
Every Branch member in good standing is eligible to nominate or stand as a candidate.  The nomination form can be downloaded or obtained by calling the Branch office.
(613-737-2199).  The completed nomination form should be accompanied by a short curriculum vitae. or summary of the candidate’s qualifications (maximum 200 words).  Completed nominations forms and accompanying CVs must be received in the Branch office by the date set out in the Winter Branch ReportThey may be sent by surface mail or fax, or as an attachment emailed to [email protected].  The material should be identified as for the attention of the Nominations Committee.

The Past President of the Ottawa Branch is normally the Chair of the Nominations Committee.  Other members of the Committee are drawn from both current and former members of the Board of Directors.