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2022 AGM and Voting

The 4WDABC AGM will be held on March 19; the elections this year will be for five Director positions.

 

Open Director positions for voting for the 2022 4WDABC AGM are as follows:

  • President (2-year term) 
  • Secretary (2-year term)
  • Merchandise (2-year term)
  • Membership (2-year term)
  • Director at Large (1-year term)

  • Kristina Wheeler posted a discussion in 2022 AGM and Voting
    Our 2022 AGM is scheduled for 10:00 am, March 19, 2022, via Zoom online meeting and streamed to our YouTube channel.

    Open Director positions for voting for the 2022 4WDABC AGM are as follows:

    President (2-year term)
    Secretary (2-year term)
    Merchandise (2-year term)
    Membership (2-year...
    see more Our 2022 AGM is scheduled for 10:00 am, March 19, 2022, via Zoom online meeting and streamed to our YouTube channel.

    Open Director positions for voting for the 2022 4WDABC AGM are as follows:

    President (2-year term)
    Secretary (2-year term)
    Merchandise (2-year term)
    Membership (2-year term)
    Director at Large (1-year term)

    Descriptions of the Positions – You will find descriptions of the positions below, if there are further questions regarding the positions you may find that reviewing the by-laws may provide additional context. If there are other questions about the positions, please email nominations@4wdabc.ca.

    President -

    The President presides at meetings of the Four Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia and of the Board of Directors.
    The President shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Four Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
    The President is tasked with innovation and leading the Four Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia.
    Upon receiving communications from members regarding local activities, issues, or events, and not full provincial activities, will have those members contact the appropriate Regional Officer to deal with the local activity, issue or event, as well as notifying the Director of Regions.

    Secretary -

    The Secretary conducts the correspondence of the Four Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia and reports thereon to the Board of Directors.
    The Secretary keeps adequate records (minutes) of the proceedings of the meetings of the Board of Directors and the Four Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia. If not present at a meeting, the Board will appoint another member to take minutes, recognizing that business needs to be slower due to the inexperience of the appointee.
    The Secretary gives immediate notice to the Board of Directors, club representatives (designates), corporate designates, and other members and committees of all votes, orders, resolutions and proceedings affecting them or pertaining to their respective duties.
    The Secretary has charge of the records of the Four Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia, except those required to be kept by the Treasurer, or shall give Power of Attorney as the Board of Directors may determine for signing such documents of the Four Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia.

    Merchandise Director
    Coordinates creative concepts for merchandising
    Coordinates implementation and design by getting quotes on costs and times
    Coordinates promotion of sales of merchandise
    Coordinates the warehousing, storage, and inventory control of our merchandise
    Coordinates packaging, shipping, and other distribution of our merchandise


    Membership Director -

    Generates memberships within all four classes.
    Promotes, solicits, and liaises re Corporate Sustaining Members
    Receives and processes applications.
    Notifies of renewal time

    Director at Large -

    The Director at Large position has not been provided with a fixed portfolio, instead, it will be developed to accommodate both the skill sets of the individual who fills the role; and the Association’s many dynamic needs. The 4WDABC continues to experience exponential year-over-year growth; this role will evolve in response to needs.



    For full descriptions of these roles, please review the by-laws that can be found in the current by-laws available at www.4wdabc.com

    Campaigning will run March 6 to 11 via our Facebook page at facebook.com/4wdabc: to avoid overrunning our regular social media channels, one post will be made per candidate, and any questions may be posed and answered there. Any resolutions received will also have a post made for discussion.

    Online voting begins March 13 and closes at midnight, March 17. 4WDABC Members in Good Standing as of March 12 will receive an email with a unique link to cast their votes on both candidates and resolutions.

    Results will be tallied by the independent Nominations Committee on March 18 and announced at the AGM.

    Should you have any questions, or require additional information please contact nominations@4wdabc.ca.
  • I am Brian Pratt, running for the position of Director at Large.

    I have been a member of the Four Wheel Drive Association for five years, became Director at Large in June of 2021, and in that time I have been an active volunteer, Regional Officer for Sea-to-Sky/Fraser Valley, guiding and...
    see more I am Brian Pratt, running for the position of Director at Large.

    I have been a member of the Four Wheel Drive Association for five years, became Director at Large in June of 2021, and in that time I have been an active volunteer, Regional Officer for Sea-to-Sky/Fraser Valley, guiding and tail gunning Association sponsored runs, helping to maintain Association sponsored Rec Sites, scouting for new Rec Sites that the association can manage, and now, as the TreadLightly! Coordinator for the Four Wheel Drive Association.

    I feel that I can bring a range of knowledge and experience to the Board of Directors with my experience in the event management and creation industry and my degree in Geography, resource management focus at the University of BC. I will do my best to maintain the positivity of the Association with my work with TreadLightly! (as a Master Tread Trainer), the Conservation Officers, The Board, and most importantly, the members of the Four Wheel Drive Association of BC.

    I currently live in Vancouver, though moving to Enderby in May, and will be travelling and representing the province as a member and hopefully, again as the Director at Large.

    Contact me at brianp@4wdabc.ca or on FaceBook messenger if you have any questions.
  • The Four Wheel Drive Association of BC is definitely a passion of mine! I have been a member since 2006 and on the board since 2009. I have also served on the board of the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC for 6 years with 2 years as Chair and the last year as Past Chair. I am a long time member... see more The Four Wheel Drive Association of BC is definitely a passion of mine! I have been a member since 2006 and on the board since 2009. I have also served on the board of the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC for 6 years with 2 years as Chair and the last year as Past Chair. I am a long time member of the Coastal Cruiser Land Cruiser Club.

    I have served as President of the 4WDABC since 2010 and in that time, with the support of all of our members and volunteers, our membership has grown 15,000 percent to over 4500 paid members.

    This is incredible growth- it far surpasses any goal or expectation that our board has ever had.

    We can attribute this growth to our active membership and our active role in advocating for public access to public lands. We accomplish this in many ways. We hold partnership agreements with government entities on wilderness recreation sites and fire towers which we maintain for the public’s benefit at no charge. We engage in volunteer led cleanups of forest service roads subject to urban pressure and garbage dumping. Kids’ runs with Big Brothers and Sisters as well as Burnfund.org are always favourites of our members and volunteers. Our Show ‘n Shine is also very popular where we get to show off our rides. We have partnered on a couple of trail agreements as well; securing access to Eagle Mountain in the lower mainland and the Alexander Mackenzie trail near Prince George.

    Through these avenues, we have built our Association to be truly representative of this province with members throughout and a strong cadre of regional representatives who know the local areas, issues and can lead advocacy on your behalf.

    My family and I have wheeled around this province and have enjoyed every moment of it. We are remote explorers essentially but I will occasionally push my Land Cruiser on some more difficult trails.

    For the next two years, I intend to continue to lead this organization around the province, keep my eyes open for opportunities to innovate and expand our reach as well as support all of our board on their projects like Wheelers of Tomorrow, 4WDABC History, Wheeling Wisely driver education program and rec site adoption and maintenance while being financially diligent.

    Additionally, I will look for opportunities for our organization to build more intermediate 4x4 trails and to seek partnerships that may advance that goal.

    It has been my pleasure to lead the 4WDABC for the last 12 years, and it would be an honour to continue to lead it for the 2022-2024 term.

    I ask that my nomination be accepted and that our membership consider voting for me.

    Thank you,
    Kim Reeves.
  • Hello, I’m Mary Austin and I’ve decided to run as the Membership Director. I’ve been a member of the
    4WDABC for 4 years now. You may know me as the person who keeps hassling you to donate blood
    through the 4WDABC Partners for Life Team. I’ve really enjoyed volunteering with the association...
    see more Hello, I’m Mary Austin and I’ve decided to run as the Membership Director. I’ve been a member of the 4WDABC for 4 years now. You may know me as the person who keeps hassling you to donate blood through the 4WDABC Partners for Life Team. I’ve really enjoyed volunteering with the association at backcountry cleanups, rec site maintenance and newbie runs.

    I’m passionate about the outdoors and joined the association because I liked their motto of ‘Public access for public lands’ .and the efforts they put in to maintain that access. I’ve received invaluable training on how to operate my off-road vehicles safely in the backcountry, and have made so many amazing friends since joining this association.

    I have extensive volunteer experience on both provincial and national boards, negotiating with governments at all levels, fundraising, marketing and promotion etc, and think that experience could be useful to the 4WDABC.

    If elected, I’d like to grow our membership, as past experience has taught me that numbers matter, when advocating with the government. I’d like to expand our membership in the different regions of BC, so that we are working together, throughout the province, to protect our right to access the backcountry. Hopefully, with the lifting of restrictions, and public events returning, there will be more opportunities for in-person membership drives, in-person renewals etc.

    Thanks for your consideration. Hopefully myself, Jimi the Jeep & Buddy the dog see some of you out on the trails this year...
  • Hello, my name is Leah McQueen and I am running for the position of Secretary for the FourWheel Drive Association of BC.

    I have been involved with the 4WDABC since 2016, first as a Regional Representative for the South Peace region where I helped to secure partnership agreements on both...
    see more Hello, my name is Leah McQueen and I am running for the position of Secretary for the FourWheel Drive Association of BC.

    I have been involved with the 4WDABC since 2016, first as a Regional Representative for the South Peace region where I helped to secure partnership agreements on both Windfall Creek and Boulder Lake rec sites, and most recently as Director at Large/Director of History where I began work on the digital archive of the history of the association (check out www.history.4wdabc.ca to see the progress so far including over 50 issues of the Backroader!) As I now reside in Prince George, I have also had the opportunity to help with rec site maintenance on the Alexander Mackenzie trailhead campsite over the summer of 2021.

    Following my election to the board as Director at Large in March of 2021, I was appointed to the role of Secretary in August of 2021 after the previous secretary stepped away from the position. This is a role I’m comfortable and happy in, as I have served as secretary for other organizations in the past (including the Chetwynd Community Arts Council and the Chetwynd Curling Club). During my time in the role so far it has been my pleasure to attend the board meetings via zoom and take detailed minutes. My work on the historical archive has helped me in this role as I have many years of previous minutes to use as examples!

    When I’m not working on rec sites or taking meeting minutes, I love to get out and explore the backroads in one of my 4x4s - or spend some time in my shop working on the next wheeling project (right now I’ve got an LS-swapped WJ on one side of the shop and an LS-swap/Dana 60/GM14 Bolt 4Runner/International Scout project on the other side). I’m also planning to attend some Wheeling Wisely courses this year as I work towards applying for trainer certification.

    I have a deep love for the 4WDABC and everything it stands for, and I would be thrilled to be elected as the secretary for the 2022-2024 term. I believe I have the skills, abilities, and experience to be an asset to the organization in this role.

    Want to chat with me about anything I’ve mentioned here? Feel free to reach out by email to leah@4wdabc.ca or comment on this post.
  • I purchased my first offroad vehicle in 2015 to start a new hobby with my teen boys. We went on a bcjeepclup toy run and it's all been downhill from there.

    Ended up going for coffee and walked into a board meeting, next thing I know I was slinging hoodies at Tim Hortons and Offroad events...
    see more I purchased my first offroad vehicle in 2015 to start a new hobby with my teen boys. We went on a bcjeepclup toy run and it's all been downhill from there.

    Ended up going for coffee and walked into a board meeting, next thing I know I was slinging hoodies at Tim Hortons and Offroad events over the past 3 years.

    Many of you have picked up merch at my place in Langley from my family or met us at events like the Show and Shine, BC sportsman show, Rover Lander founders, BCOR, Jeepapalooza, Meet a Machine and Stave Cleanups.

    We enjoy going around the province and finding fellow offroad enthusiasts wearing hoodies and shirts. I am also known locally as Santa Claus and you will find me all over social media as SantaClausisCanadian. I work globally as a consultant in the facility maintenance professional and at any time might be travelling. You will find me around the trails of BC in my Silver Jeep and you are always welcome to introduce yourself and have a cold drink around the fire.
  • So I am required to write up a bio for my nomination for Membership Director with 4WDABC and keep it short they said... My name is Chris Bonnell, and I have been a member of the Association for a few years. Over the last year, I've been fairly active with supporting as many events as possible,... see more So I am required to write up a bio for my nomination for Membership Director with 4WDABC and keep it short they said... My name is Chris Bonnell, and I have been a member of the Association for a few years. Over the last year, I've been fairly active with supporting as many events as possible, helping with wheeling wisely, or just meeting everyone for a coffee. So it's time to give back to the people, both staff and group members, what they've done for me with sharing a vast knowledge of driving skills, environmental protection, training and most importantly friendships.

    In those years as member I've seen so much the association does for everyone and anyone. Keeping the advocating of environment, public access and giving back to the community.
  • Hi fellow members, I'm Pete Goudswaard, and I’m running for the position of Membership Director.

    I have served the Association nearing a decade. I am the Regional Officer for Region 2 Lower Mainland (Chilliwack/Abbotsford) and serve as Vice President of the Vedder Mountain Trails Association,...
    see more Hi fellow members, I'm Pete Goudswaard, and I’m running for the position of Membership Director.

    I have served the Association nearing a decade. I am the Regional Officer for Region 2 Lower Mainland (Chilliwack/Abbotsford) and serve as Vice President of the Vedder Mountain Trails Association, representing our motorized recreation interests. I am also one of our Wheeling Wisely Trainers. Behind the scenes, I have helped our amazing volunteers out with a few projects, such as the Nahatlatch Fire Tower Rebuild in 2013, assigned duties at 4WDABC events like the Show & Shine, assisting with the Member’s Workshop, assisting with the 2022 4WDABC calendar, working on a 4WDABC trail rating system, and working on a “trail audit” system that will ultimately help us document our continued use of our FSRs and trails throughout the province. I have lived in beautiful BC my entire life, currently in the lower mainland but as well in the Cariboo, and you can find me around a campfire most months of the year.

    The Membership Director position is a tireless one and we all appreciate how much work is involved. The outgoing Director, Tai Van Patter, is one of the most amazing humans being you could ever hope to meet and she, as well as her predecessors, have done an amazing job of taking care of the important duties required in the position. We are all genuinely thankful for your time and effort.

    If elected as Membership Director, my focus will be to assist the Board in setting short- and long-term goals to continue the growth of not only the individual membership, but also the club membership and corporate membership. As well, I have heard members loud and clear, the wait time for membership packages has not been as quick as people would like. If voted in, I’ll take that as a message to the Board to improve the membership onboarding process. Lastly, I will never stop working for public access to public land and will use my vote wisely as part of the Board’s motorized recreation priorities
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