Who We Are

Who We Are

Meet the people behind Sunshine Coast ElderCollege.

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Sunshine Coast ElderCollege Society. This includes developing policy and procedures, and overseeing program development for the effective operation of ElderCollege.

Monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month.

The Annual General Meeting takes place in August when new Board members are elected. Board members serve two terms, each term has a duration of two years.

The Officers of the Board include the Chair, Vice-chair, Past-chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

2020 to 2021 Board of Directors

  • Ann Hopkins, Chair
  • Mary Beth Knechtel, Vice-chair
  • Rosemarie Blenkinsop, Secretary
  • Loraine Gallant, Treasurer
  • Thomas Kern, Past-chair and Program Committee Chair
  • Marilyn Butt
  • Ian Cochran
  • Sandra Friedman
  • Bryan Norton (*)
  • Jacqueline Schach (*)
  • Ex Officio Members:
    • Suzanne Perrault (CapU Representative)
  • (*) New members to be confirmed at AGM

The Program Committee

The Program Committee plans and carries out the Sunshine Coast ElderCollege course program with the approval of the Board. It is made up of a minimum of ten people, approved by the Board:

They include:

  • Chair, ex officio member of the Board
  • Vice-Chair
  • The Current Board Past Chair
  • At least seven others with broad interests and experience and having the skills necessary to both propose and facilitate courses.
  • One of: the Program committee Chair, Vice-Chair or Current Board Past Chair attends Board meetings and reports on behalf of the Committee to the Board at each of its meetings.

All members serve for a one-year term with no limit on the number of re-appointments.

2020 to 2021 Program Committee

  • Kern Thomas, Chair
  • Barb Chapman, Secretary
  • Keith Maxwell
  • Michael Bradley
  • Kareen McCaughan
  • Dana Jantzen
  • Pat Hausberg
  • Ron Kydd
  • Laura Maddalozzo
  • Jack Pope
  • Russ Tkachuk
  • Juergen Dankwort