The Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce added five new faces to its board of directors at the 2021 Annual General Meeting hosted online on March 26. The new directors are Derek Thebault, Gaetan Royer, Jessica Hemingway, Laurie Reid, and Rory Gowler. They joined returning board members John Henderson, Carolyn Minchin, Nick Farrer, Albert Trinh, Graham Moore, and Debbie Hendsbee at the helm of the business advocacy group.
The new additions and existing directors in attendance at the meeting affirmed their oath of office. Sechelt Mayor Darnelda Siegers led board participants in the reading of the oath. The result was a confusing audio cornucopia of ten voices and ten different vocal pacings, reciting the same words. The somewhat muddled oath led meeting and Chamber Board Chairperson John Henderson to comment light-heartedly on the challenges of online Zoom meetings.
The Chamber was able to successfully conduct voting on the adoption of its 2020 AGM minutes and that year’s financial statements through Zoom polling of the approximately 20 members in attendance. It was noted in 2020, despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, the Chamber hosted over 24 consultation meetings for its members with elected officials from local, provincial, and federal
governments. Connie Jordison