The Equine Canada Nominations Committee would like to remind all interested candidates that deadline to submit nominations for the 2013 Equine Canada Director-at-Large election is fast approaching.

Each year Equine Canada’s Nominations Committee has the responsibility of presenting a slate of candidates to the membership for the election of a Director-at-large. The Committee is composed of a Chair who is appointed by the Board of Directors, and representatives from each of the four Equine Canada’s division councils.

Application Packages for the Director-at-Large election are available on Equine Canada’s website. Nominees, nominators and seconders must all be Equine Canada individual members in good standing. All interested candidates are invited to explore the opportunity further by visiting Equine Canada’s website at Nominations must be received prior to November 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

The Nominations Committee is seeking candidates who possess passion and drive to work with other committed volunteer board members to build and enhance equine activities (sport, industry and recreation) in Canada on our policy governance board. The Board of Directors meets twice a year face-to-face and monthly via conference calls.

Equine Canada wishes to recruit and develop directors who bring a range of needed professional skills, background, and diversity that is reflective of the community it serves. Knowledge in equine activities and strategic expertise in various aspects of non-profit governance is deemed an asset. Functioning on the Board requires logical, innovative, forward thinking individuals able to work well in a team.

Any Equine Canada Individual Member in good standing as per Equine Canada bylaws (18 years of age or over in the year of election) on or before October 30 shall be eligible to cast one vote for the Director-at-Large. Election will start on Friday December 14, 2012 and will close on Thursday January 10, 2013. Results of the election will be announced at the 2013 Equine Canada General Meeting.