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 of the 2017 OTLBC Season
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 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors:
Murray Ages recently retired from the legal profession; for 43 years, he served as a litigator, primarily in the fields of criminal and family law. A lifelong athlete in softball, basketball, skiing and cycling, Murray has frequently volunteered for charitable organizations and in the electoral process. He has extensive experience in organizing athletic activities and administering leagues and programs. A relatively recent convert to tennis, Murray currently coordinates OTLBC’s team in Ottawa’s senior men’s interclub 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 needed to complete clubhouse renovations and secure OTLBC’s long-term future. Murray joined the Board in 2016.
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 also worked at OTLBC. Now retired, Gary was a senior manager in the public service, a long-serving volunteer in minor hockey and a Board member of a local non-profit children’s camp. Gary joined the OTLBC Board in 2016 and served as the Club ’s representative on Ottawa’s bid for the Canada Summer Games. He would like to continue to contribute to the Club after so many years of enjoying its advantages.
Enzo is a Professional Engineer with more than 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 engineering management for the Club house-restoration project.
A member of OTLBC since 2007, Bill has served as President since 2015. A research manager for the Department of Canadian Heritage, Bill 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 previously 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 because he loves the inherent social interaction.
Josh is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with approximately 20 years of experience and is currently a partner at GGFL Chartered Professional Accountants. An active OTLBC member for nearly 10 years, Josh is passionate about both tennis and community service. He began to play tennis as a child and honed his skills primarily at Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa Inc., where he served as the Head of the Tennis program from 1992 to 1995. As a CPA, he has clients in numerous industries, including the not-for-profit and charitable sector. His volunteerism includes stints as Treasurer of both Tamir Foundation, an organization that provides residential and outreach support to individuals with developmental disabilities, and Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa Inc., a Jewish overnight summer camp for children. Josh is the current Treasurer of DFK Canada Inc., the largest association of independent accounting firms, of which GGFL is a member. As an OTLBC volunteer, he has helped to run past Intermediate and Championship tournaments.
An OTLBC member for nine years and a shareholder for six, Peter McKinnon joined the Board of Directors in 2016. 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 three winters, he has 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 are 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
A member of OTLBC for many years, Jenny currently serves as Vice-President and chair of the fundraising committee. Jenny is a CFRE – a certified professional fundraising executive – and her company, Chavender, helps not-for-profit organizations change the world, one mission at a time. Her professional expertise includes large-scale capital campaigns, leadership development in the not-for-profit sector, and communications (including print, web, video and social media). Jenny’s proudest moment to date – other than the birth of her two beautiful daughters – was winning the Steve Stevens National Doubles Championship title in 2016 at her home Club, OTLBC.
Andrew Bradley’s first exposure to OTLBC was when he attended tennis camp as a child. He joined OTLBC approximately eight years ago and wants to help it become sustainable over the long term. Andrew has worked in construction for two decades, earned his carpentry licence 10 years ago and has been an independent contractor since 2010. In 2016, he volunteered to level the floor in the Club’s playroom, a first step toward its renovation. He has also volunteered with the children’s clinics that his daughter attends. Andrew and his family like to spend their summer weekends by the OTLBC pool.
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. Susan joined the OTLBC Board in 2016 and serves as Secretary, as well as on several committees. A practicing clinical physiotherapist, Susan earned an MBA with a focus on health services and project management from the University of Ottawa. She has worked with national associations of health professional including the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian Medical Association. On behalf of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, she helped lead the launch of the national Exercise is Medicine Canada initiative. Susan has both professional and volunteer experience in Board governance. She served as President of the Carleton Preschool Board of Directors for five years and was also a member-at-large for several years. Her strengths include facilitating organizational-visioning and strategic-planning exercises, developing and fostering partnerships and relationships, communications, policy research and development, writing and editing. Susan believes the OTLBC is a special place in the lives of many and wants to ensure the Club ’s success for future generations.