Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Oct 20, 2022, 6pm

NSWC: Jim Graham Room 

To: All Social and Trial members of the North Shore Winter Club

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Annual General Meeting of the members of the Society of the North Shore Winter Club will be held in the Jim Graham room on Thursday, 20th day of October, 2022, at 6:00 pm for the following purposes:

  1. Election of Directors. Those members who have been nominated by the Nominating Committee or who have put forward their name directly to stand for election to the Board of Directors are indicated in the attached summary.
  2. To receive and consider the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held October 21, 2021..
  3. To receive the President’s Report on the activities of the Society during the past twelve months.
  4. To receive the Audited Financial Statements of the Society during the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022.
  5. To appoint the auditors of the Society for the ensuing year.
  6. To receive the operating budget for the ensuing year.
  7. To consider any other business of which due notice has been given.
  8. To transact such ordinary business as may properly come before the meeting, or any adjournment thereof.

All information including financials, minutes from past years and forms can be obtained electronically by emailing or printed at Member Services.

The meeting will take place in two parts. The first part will constitute the formal AGM and will deal with those issues that need be considered at the meeting. The second part will be informal and permit members to receive reports from the Board and from management and to ask questions on the information provided.

There were three positions available for members to be elected to the Board of Directors for the 2022 – 2025 term. Six applications were submitted. The nominating committee nominated three of the applicants to fill the three vacancies for consideration by the membership. Further nominations with the requisite documentation were not received by the dated deadline. 

Because of this, there will be no ballot voting at the Annual General Meeting for the Board of Directors.

The vote on any question properly arising at the annual general meeting, other than the election of Directors, shall take place at the October 20th  meeting. Votes at the meeting may be cast personally or by proxy.

Below are the Bio’s of the applications put forward from the nominating committee.

Dated this 5th day of October, 2022, in the District of North Vancouver, Province of British Columbia.

James Cronk, Chairman of the Board

North Shore Winter Club


While Social Members and Trial Members are not permitted to vote, you are welcome and encouraged to attend.



Nominations for Board of Directors
The Governance Committee asked the Nominating Committee, a committee independent of the existing Board but with a familiarity with the role of the Board, to recommend an equal number of candidates to seats available, and to do their best to match the skills and needs for a strong Board composition. 

The Nominating Committee reviewed six possible candidates. Below are the three candidates recommended by the Nominating Committee:

Kim Lyons BIO

My family and I joined NSWC in 2017 we actively participate in Hockey, Tennis, Marlins, Pickleball and as many social events we can.  I enjoy volunteering my time to make our experience and the rest of the members experience the best it can be. I believe that getting involved is the only way to make positive change.

As an already very active NSWC member, volunteer, and current board member I am seeking re-election to the Board of Directors.  The past few years have been very interesting to say the least. With one term under my belt and a pandemic hopefully in the rear-view, I am looking forward to working hard with the other Board of Directors trying to achieve the NSWC’s strategic goals and Objectives.

I work full time at the District of West Vancouver where I manage and lead a team who provide municipal services and information to residents and visitors at Municipal Hall from Property Taxes, Utilities, Permits, Bylaw infractions and anything else the public is seeking.  Currently, I sit on several work-related committees: the safety committee, recognition committee and Municipal Hall info committee.  Formerly I sat on the District of West Vancouver’s North Shore Emergency Management Communication committee.

I am keen to make positive change at the NSWC and will work hard to be engaged and effective as possible as a Board Member. I look forward to making exciting, tough, and fair decisions for the club, while trying to meet the expectations and interest of the membership. 

Graham Wilson  BIO

Graham has been a Director of the North Shore Winter Club for the last six years and has served as the Vice-President of the Club for the last three years. In this regard he has acted as a member of the Executive of the Club, as the Chair of the Governance Committee, as a member of the Finance Committee, and as the Liaison to the Tennis Committee. Prior to retirement, Graham was the EVP and CFO of a multi-billion energy company and also had responsibility as the President and CEO of its non-regulated business. In addition to the Winter Club, Graham has served on the Board of Directors of a number of companies in diverse sectors, and as Director and Treasurer of Shaughnessy Golf Club

Graham is an enthusiastic tennis player and he and his wife enjoy the sports and the camaraderie experienced in the Club.

Deb Gill BIO

My family joined the NSWC in 2015 – for the same reason that many do – we were looking for a stronger hockey program (with better access to ice!) for our (then-7-year-old) son.   We didn’t realise then how much ‘the club’ would become a central part of our community and family as it has since we walked through the door for the first time.  Both of our children (Owen – now 15 and Sydney – almost 12) have found sports that they love and we all have found lifelong friends.

My professional career has been spent working with technology companies to realise their corporate goals by working across the business to plan the evolution of product lines. A key aspect to success in my role is communication and collaboration across teams – and I utilize this skill in organizations where I volunteer as well.  I have deep experience working closely with legal, finance, engineering, and operational professionals to execute on growth and profitability goals – and love building businesses forward!

I can be found at the club year-round almost daily.   I enjoy the connections that I’ve been fortunate to make, getting to know many of you, as well as our fantastic staff.  I have been heavily involved in both hockey and the Marlins swim team for a number of years.

My experience around the club and with similar organizations:

  • Prior to us joining the NSWC, I chaired the board of the Lonsdale Creek Daycare Society (non-profit) from 2012 – 2015.
  • Roles that I have or had held at the NSWC include:
  • Chair – Marlins Swim Team (2018 – present)
  • BCSSA Vancouver & District Board Member (2018 – present)
  • Member at large – Membership Committee (2022 – present)
  • Member at large – Female Hockey Committee (2021 – present)
  • Planning Committee volunteer for past TNT and Female hockey tournaments
  • Managed hockey teams for both kids for several years
  • NSWC Hockey Team Manager of the Year – 2019/2020
  • NSWC Volunteer of the Year – 2020

I welcome the opportunity to continue to work with our membership in meaningful ways.  I am running for the Board this year as I want to help offer my expertise in planning and prioritization of effort to help our club continue to grow and thrive for many years to come.