This year, the Board of Directors mandated three members to meet with Duncan Jamieson, to review and suggest changes and adjustments to the OVCA Mandate. The committee met over the summer and has developed a number of suggestions, including a revised Mission Statement, revised Goals and revised Objectives. All of these suggestions were formulated with a concentration on the clubs and the curlers.
Duncan Jamieson has completed the review of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association with two "focus" group meetings and a follow-up discussion with the OVCA Board (May 6th). The Board has tasked a number of Board members to generate a work plan and report back in June. The result will be the focus for thie September 16th Annual General Meeting along with the closely related issues of a dearth of volunteers and the need to grow club membership. A copy of the powerpoint presentation is here. Duncan's report to the OVCA Board can be found here.
This review will begin in December and be completed by spring at which time the OVCA Board will decide on any changes necessary. The first step in the process will be to gather feedback from clubs and curlers to provide input to the review exercise. The review team will be contacting club presidents and managers to obtain their perspective with respect to the OVCA and its programs. In addition, short questionnaires will be used to collect information from curlers. After discussion of the data collected and the view of curlers, the Board will decide on what if any changes are appropriate and clubs will be consulted on any proposed changes.