Manning Elected to Two-Year Term as CORE President
Date: January 27, 2013
Doug Manning has been re-elected as President of the Central Okanagan Rugby Enthusiasts society. His two-year term is for 2013 and 2014. Manning has been President of the society since it was founded in April of 2010. He was re-elected at the CORE 2012 Annual General Meeting, held this weekend.
Two Board Directors were also elected. Newcomer Ken Boe replaces Mark Hetherington as CORE Director responsible for rugby development in the region. The focus for rugby development has shifted almost exclusively to touch rugby. Ken is the community leader of touch rugby programs, so was a natural choice for the position. Ken will initiate a U13 touch rugby league for grade 6 and 7 boys and girls this spring. It will align with the Crows mini-rugby program, which Ken also has a hand in.
CORE Founding Member and veteran Board member Chris Bayne is also re-elected to a two-year term. Chris remains the Director responsible for our rugby community. In addition to supervising the distribution of bursaries and financial support to elite athletes, Chris is also responsible for communications and major rugby events in the region. Chris is well known for his organizational skills and the Board is pleased to have him back for a two-year term.
Doug, Ken, and Chris join fellow Board members Barry Ebl and Clare Cassan to round out the CORE Board. Veterans Barry and Clare were elected to two-year terms in 2011.
"We have a very strong Board focused on developing services for our rugby community," said Manning. "Our Board is made up of a bunch of people who get things done. I'm excited to work with Ken, Barry, Clare, and Chris this year. We expect to make some good progress towards our 2015 goal of 1500 active rugby players in the region."
More than 80 people attended the CORE AGM, which featured Canadian rugby player Mark Wyatt as guest speaker.