NEWS: Mark Sutcliffe Appointed as Board Chair
At the Annual General Meeting on November 18, 2020, Mark Sutcliffe was elected Chair of the Board of Directors. Mark brings to OrKidstra a wide range of experience as a writer, broadcaster, entrepreneur, coach to business and non-profit leaders, and as a volunteer and community activist.
“It’s an honour to become the Chair of this wonderful organization. I’m excited to support the amazing vision and incredible work of the entire team at OrKidstra. Everything I’ve learned and witnessed about the Board, the leadership, the staff and the volunteers has been extraordinary. OrKidstra is truly changing the lives of many young people in our community and I’m thrilled to be able to contribute my time and energy to this fantastic mission.” – Mark Sutcliffe
Sharon Rusu will continue as Vice-Chair and Marie-Josée Lambert will continue as Treasurer. Jeff Heynen has been appointed as Secretary.
Claire Marshall has retired from the Board of Directors. Claire joined the OrKidstra Board in 2011. She served as Chair from 2014-2019 and was re-elected as Chair in February 2019.
“After an unexpectedly long tenure as Chair—six years—I pass the baton to a new Chair at the 2020 AGM. My heart fills with joy when I reflect on the sheer excitement of OrKidstra and what it means to so many. My thanks to you all for your constant support. You turn the idea of OrKidstra into reality.” – Claire Marshall
As of the 2020 Annual General Meeting, David Van Dine, Leslie Ram, and Penny Reedie have also retired from OrKidstra’s Board of Directors. David joined the Board in 2014 and had been Secretary since 2015. Leslie had been a member of the Board since 2015. Penny joined the Board in 2019.
Many thanks to Claire, David, Leslie, and Penny for all their hard work and dedication; their commitment to OrKidstra has been truly inspiring, and we remain ever-grateful for their contributions.