SSC Board Meeting #2 – Summary of outcomes

SSC Board Meeting #2 – Summary of outcomes

The SSC Board of Directors met in Calgary from Jan. 18-20, in conjunction with the Essent ISU World Cup at the Olympic Oval. In its second face to face meeting, the board focused on the continued fiscal challenges that face the national association and discussed strategies to position the organisation for stronger financial and programming support beyond the Sochi Olympic Games.

In particular, the board focused on the following areas of operation and strategic planning:

  • The board tasked the staff with reviewing all areas of association operations in order to present balanced budget scenarios to the board for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
  • The board reviewed the current status of the SSC strategic planning process and agreed upon timelines and a consultation process so that the 2014-2020 Strategic Plan can be approved by the membership at the 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Further updates from the governance review committee on SSC bylaw and constitutional changes were reviewed, along with timelines for membership consultation in time for approval of changes at the 2013 AGM.
  • The board received programme updates from the staff and SSC committees and, where required, determined a level of feedback and direction. In particular, the board reviewed the SIMEC recommendations for adjustments to the Short Track Safety Regulations (along with branch feedback) – the board approved the adjustments pending final discussion and approval from branch presidents at the next branch president’s call.
  • The board reviewed preliminary plans for the 2013 AGM (Ottawa).

Taking advantage of the location, the board and SSC staff had the opportunity to meet with ISU officials throughout the weekend – in particular, discussions focused on possible future hosting expectations for Canada from the ISU and the establishment of a longer-term international calendar of events.

The SSC board extend their thanks and congratulations to the World Cup Organising Committee (Chair – Alice Humeny) and the Olympic Oval for their continued professional preparation and presentation of the World Cup.

The next SSC board meeting will be in April, location to be determined. A summary of board meeting minutes will be posted upon completion and review on the SSC website at the following links: English, French