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About EKVC

Vision Statement

Striving to create meaningful growth and development to its athletes and coaches.

Mission Statement

Build the Clubs’ capacity to encourage volleyball involvement across the Region.

Core Values

Inclusivity             Commitment         Growth          Respect


Guiding Principles

We value belonging and participant centered focus.
We value dedication and passion.
We value empowerment and learning.
We value inspiration and integrity.

Board Members


President - Lanna van der Velden 2019-2023

Vice President - Sue Bradley 2021-2023

Treasurer - Marifer Lam 2020-2023

Secretary - open

Directors at Large

Awards & Alumni coordinator - Marla Jones 2021-2023

Events - Jennifer Johnson 2022-2023

Governance & Policy coordinator -Tarralin Hanson 2021-2023

Regional Coordinator - Sue Bradley 2019-2023

Volunteer Coordinator - Open


Support Personnel

Executive/Technical Director - Bryan Fraser

Administrator - Marifer Lam

Immediate Past President - Steve Kamps




Communication - Internal & External

Policy/Risk Management

Fundraising/Sponsorship/Grant Writing


Athlete Evaluation






Facility Bookings


Club Organization

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is ultimately accountable for competent stewardship and long term development of East Kootenay Volleyball Club. The Board, as a whole, provides leadership for the association through strategic planning and organizational policies that set out priorities, values and limitations on staff and committee actions. The Board delegates authority to the Administrator to ensure that these policies are operationalized in programs, finance, personnel, marketing and administration. The Board monitors the Executive Director’s performance.

Composition of the Board

The Board of Directors has a minimum of seven(7) and a maximum of eleven (11) directors. During the first meeting of directors following the AGM, the board will elect from its own number the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer as officers of the association.

Terms of Office

The directors will serve one to three-year terms, dependent on the position and will hold office until their successors have been duly elected in accordance with the association By-Laws.

Characteristics of a Director of the Board

The board model requires individuals who will enjoy focusing on the big picture. The following describes the desirable characteristics of an ideal individual board member:

  • Understands various inter-related elements of the national & provincial volleyball and sport systems
  • Strategic, big-picture thinker
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • A knowledge or experience in applying business practices in a non-profit association
  • Be able to commit volunteer hours to be a member of the Board. The board meets monthly, twelve times per year. Board Members are also expected to support a program committee as a chair or committee member.

Interested in becoming a Board Member?

The Board meets twelve times a year, monthly, with a requirement that a minimum of 9 meetings in the year are attended. Each meeting will be 1 to 1.5 hours long with an agenda and back up documents being provided for review a minimum of a week prior to the meeting. As this is a working board, you will be asked to select a job description that best fits your skill set such as; Program Coordinator, Internal Communication Director or External Communication Director to name a few. Part of the responsibility of these positions will include heading committee(s) members to fulfill duties as assigned to the position. Please be aware that some positions are a set term of minimum 1 year and up to 3 years.

Non-board members that want to attend a meeting

A non-board member may attend a regularly schedule meeting. To do so; at least two weeks prior to a meeting, email with the topic, questions that you would like to ask and background information for review. You will be contacted with a time and location to attend.