The OTLBC is a corporation with shares, but operates on a strictly not-for-profit basis. The Board of Directors is elected by the shareholders every year, and is responsible for the Club’s strategic leadership and long-term planning, governance, financial operations and viability, and the overall health and growth of the Club.
Read the OTLBC Principles for Strategic Direction.
All member categories are eligible for share purchase – meaning that any person 18 years of age or older, who has been a full season tennis or pool member for the past two seasons is eligible.
Board of Directors Results of the 2016 OTLBC Shareholder AGM
At the April 2016 meeting of the Board of Directors, officers for the OTLBC were elected (William Floch, President; Jenny Mitchell, Vice-President; Bill Lawson, Treasurer; Susan Yungblut, Secretary).
This Board of Directors believes in the vision of the OLTBC as a not-for-profit organization and its future as your “Cottage in the City”, a tennis, swimming and social hive of activity in old Ottawa south.
We encourage all members to buy a share and have a say at the next OTLBC AGM. This is when important decisions are made about the election of the club’s board of directors and its future.
The 2016-2017 Board of Directors:
Murray Ages recently retired from the legal profession where he worked as a litigator for 43 years, primarily inthe fields of criminal and family law. Regularly active in the past in softball, basketball, skiing and cycling, Murray has been frequently engaged in volunteer positions for charitable organizations and the electoral process. He has extensive experience in organizing athletic activities and administering leagues and programmes. Murray is a recent convert to tennis.
Currently, Murray coordinates the OTLBC senior men’s Wednesday morning interclub teams and is currently the convener for the 13 team league. In Murray’s view, there is an urgent need to complete the process of conversion to a permanent non-profit entity and to move forward with the fund-raising and renovation to the club to secure the long term future. Murray is willing to help out with attaining those goals.
Gary has been a member of the club for over 15 years. It has been a total family affair with his wife and three children all having been active in the club. In fact, all three children have not only been tennis members but worked at the club. Gary is a retired senior manager from the public service and would like to contribute to the club after so many years of enjoying its advantages. He was an active volunteer with local minor hockey and also served as a Board member of a local non-profit children’s camp. During his public service career he co-chaired several interprovincial Boards.
Enzo is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience as a structural design engineer and project construction manager. He presently works for Prestige Design and Construction Ltd. in Nepean and has been a member of the OTLBC for many years. Enzo has been instrumental in helping with the engineering management for the restoration project.
Bill has been a member of the OTLBC since 2007. He works as a research manager for the Department of Canadian Heritage and has been an active volunteer with minor hockey (Ottawa Centre Minor Hockey Association, Ottawa Sting) for many years. Prior to moving to Ottawa in 2000, Bill owned a hotel in the Eastern Townships and served as the Executive Director of a community-based organization. Despite taking up tennis somewhat later in life, Bill has become a devotee of the game both for its technical, physical and mental challenges and for the social interaction which accompanies the sport. Bill served as the President of the Board of Directors in 2015.
Bill has been a member of the club for 15 years. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Finance/Investments at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. At the time of his retirement in 2006, he held the following positions: Associate Director (Administration) and Director of Professional Programs –Sprott School of Business; Vice-Chair Carleton University Pension Committee. He serves on the finance committees of two non-profit organizations in Ottawa. He is a keen tennis player and has a keen interest in the financial viability of the club. Bill served as Treasurer in 2015.
Peter McKinnon has been a member of the OTLBC for seven years and a shareholder for five. His involvement has been almost exclusively as a player, although he did help to write the application for a federal grant in 2015. Peter is a freelance writer and video producer with a background in current-affairs television that included stints at CBC, CTV and other broadcasters. He has long volunteered for sports-related organizations and activities. For more than a dozen years, Peter coached minor hockey; for the last two years, taught newcomers to Canada how to skate as a volunteer with the Catholic Immigration Centre. He founded the Ottawa Disc Golf Club and built the region’s first course, and also volunteered with the Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association.
Peter’s expertise in communications and strategic thinking would be particularly valuable to the OTLBC. He believes that the Club is an enviable position, with strong staff and volunteer corps, healthy revenues and a close connection with the community. He would like to help the OTLBC leverage this position and make progress on key long-term issues, such as clubhouse renovations, legal status and governance.
Jenny Mitchell, CFRE
Jenny has been a member of the OTLBC for many years. Her company, Chavender educates and empowers fundraisers to raise more money for their organizations. Her background in fundraising helps to communicate fundraising messages to donors of all kinds – big and small – through print, web, video and social media. Jenny also has a passion for chamber music, with degrees in Piano Performance, including a Doctorate Degree from SUNY Stony Brook in Long Island and a Master’s Degree from Manhattan School of Music. Jenny is presently serving as Chair of the Fundraising Committee and as Vice-President of the OTLBC.
Kristina Pompura has worked as a registered architect for over 25 years with professional experience including design, construction and project management on a variety of project types. Prior to moving to Ottawa in 2007, she has worked in architectural offices in Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta and as the sole proprietor of an architectural office and a project management firm. She continues her work as an architect and project manager with the Capital Planning Division of the National Capital Commission.
Kristina celebrates her ninth year as a club member at the OTLBC. With combined professional experience in sustainable design and the restoration and rehabilitation of heritage structures, Kristina’s specific contribution and interest in being nominated to the Board of Directors shall be to participate in the proposed long term planning and rehabilitation of the clubhouse.
Susan Yungblut, BScPT, MBA
Susan and her family have been active members of the OTLBC since 1996; she was also a member in 1988–89. This past year Susan volunteered with the club fundraising committee. Susan practiced as a clinical physiotherapist for 10 years. In 1995 she earned her MBA with a focus on health services and project management from the University of Ottawa. Since that time she has worked with national health professional associations including the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian Medical Association. Since April 2012, on behalf of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, she has helped lead the launch of the national Exercise is Medicine Canada initiative as staff Director. Susan has Board governance experience from both the staff and volunteer perspectives. She has served as President, Board of Directors Carleton Preschool for 4 years as well as several years as a member-at-large. Her strengths include facilitating organizational visioning and strategic planning exercises, partnership and relationship development and fostering, communications, policy research and development, writing and editing.
Susan believes the OTLBC is a special place in the lives of many and she hopes to bring her passion for the club to the OTLBC Board of Directors to facilitate its important work in ensuring the club’s success for future generations to enjoy.