The top award in the movie industry is “Best Picture”. The equivalent award in the Site Global community is “Chapter of the Year” – and that is what Site Canada achieved in 2012! Thanks and deepest gratitude are given to Joanne Keating, Past President, the 2012 Board of Directors including the outgoing Board members – Joe Orecchio, Tracey Brenneman and Liz Akey, and to our administrative staff led by Leslie Wright and Jason Boyer for all their hard work to qualify and exceed expectations- earning that 2012 “Best Picture”. Joanne has left very big shoes to fill. Her enthusiasm, energy, passion for the industry has infused all of us to always give more than we thought we had. Over the past year, it has been wonderful to watch Joanne lead the organization, never losing a beat from whatever corner of the globe she was in.
Your 2013 Board of Directors started the year with a Board Retreat staged at Langdon Hall. Combined with our first Board meeting, we spent 1 ½ days dedicated to looking into the future to dream big, and create an ambitious Strategic Plan. We built on the Plan created in 2012 and then re-prioritized and developed the Action Plan for 2013 to 2015.
Connect. Grow. Lead
The promise is that as Site members, we will validate your membership investment by promoting buying from Site members first. Stay tuned as we define and launch this initiative.
The four principle strategies in our Strategic Plan are:
1. Connect members, Chapters and Site Global
2. Lead motivational, educational and networking experiences.
3. Grow business results and drive professional development.
4. Champion Site and industry best practices.
Since joining the Site Canada Board of Directors in 2010, I have been overwhelmed by the dedication of Board members. While so busy with their “day jobs”, and personal lives, they dedicate so many extra hours to their volunteer roles in Site. You couldn’t ask for a more committed group of people. We have taken on new initiatives such as Young Leaders, sister chapter relationships, growing membership across the country, record breaking attendance at the educational and social events, and each responsibility has been accepted and followed through as though it was the only job on their plates. As a result we have a strong and financially solid organization that is the envy of any not-for-profit organization. Again, a thank you to the outgoing Board members and big welcome to the new members-
2013 Board of Directors
PRESIDENT: Pam Graham, DMCP, MCI Toronto
PRESIDENT-ELECT: Jennifer Glynn, Meeting Encore Group
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Joanne Keating, Meridican Incentive Consultants
VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE: Michael Drake, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
VICE PRESIDENT, SOCIAL: Hayley Bishop, CMP, Stratus Vineyards
DIRECTOR CHAPTER MEETINGS: Sandra Eagle, Ignite Magazine
DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS: Vlad Haltigin, CITE, PDM(i)
DIRECTOR EDUCATION: Ellie MacPherson, SM+i/Sunquest Meetings and Incentives
DIRECTOR GOLF: John Crowe, Metracon Travel Group Inc.
DIRECTOR MEMBERSHIP: Yola Marshall, InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel
DIRECTOR SPONSORSHIP: Maria DaCunha, HRG Meetings, Groups & Events
We are in great shape for our signature events:
- Summer Social to be held in conjunction with the iBE show
- Site Golf tournament to be held in conjunction with the IncentiveWorks show
- Education Day
All of these events sold out in 2012, so you are advised to register early.
A special thank you to 2 Champions for additional initiatives:
- Jenn Glynn, Incoming President will establish the process to source a new Sister Chapter
- Hayley Bishop has volunteered to lead the Young Leaders program to support Yola Marshall with her demanding Membership portfolio
Along with our 3 educational Chapter Meetings, the year will be further highlighted with Site Global’s 40th anniversary. Your chapter is planning a special coast to coast event in April featuring a prominent industry leader. So, add the Site Canada link to your “Favourites” list on all your devices to keep up to date on the many activities that your Board has planned for you.
President, Site Canada