FALSE CREEK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (FCCA) PROSPECTIVE BOARD MEMBERS – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the structure of the FCCA Board? There are 15 elected/appointed Directors on the Board, with the Past President serving as an Ex-Officio member. 50% +1 are required to be in the catchment area: the waterfront to 16th Avenue, and Cambie Street to Burrard Street. Board members are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for two-year terms, and the term limit is four consecutive years (two consecutive terms). Any vacancies that occur are filled for the remainder of the year by Board appointment.
What are the Committees of the Board?
- Executive Officers – President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past President;
- Finance Committee;
- Fitness & Facilities Committee;
- Governance Committee;
- Program Committee
- Additional ad hoc committees may be formed as needed to address to specific
What is the time commitment required of a Board member? Board meetings are usually held the third Monday of the month, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. There are no scheduled Board Meetings in July, August or December. Additional time is required for serving on a committee or the Executive, or undertaking other special initiatives. All board members are required to participate in one or more standing or ad hoc committees and volunteer at community centre events.
What is the Association’s annual budget? Approximately $1 million in revenue and expenses annually. In addition, the Association holds approximately $1.1 million in Board-restricted funds, set aside for specific future projects.
How is the Community Centre operated? The Centre is operated jointly by the Vancouver Park Board and the False Creek Community Association through a Joint Operating Agreement. The buildings are owned by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Granville Island, and leased to the Vancouver Park Board.
What is the staffing structure? It is a shared leadership model, with Vancouver Park Board employees, FCCA employees, and program contractors. We also have volunteers to help with programs.
What Clubs operate out of the community centre? There are three affiliate member organizations – the False Creek Racing Canoe Club, the Pacific Road Runners and the False Creek Tennis Club.
Who is eligible to be a Board member?
In order to be a candidate or a Board member in good standing, you must have taken a program at the community centre in the past year, or have an active One Card, or be a member of one of the three Affiliate groups – False Creek Racing Canoe Club, False Creek Tennis Club, or Pacific Road Runners.
Individuals employed or contracted by the False Creek Community Association within the past 12 months are not eligible to seek a position on the Board of Directors. This is to avoid any potential conflicts of interest.
When is the Annual General Meeting (AGM)?
The AGM is scheduled annually in the fall at the False Creek Community Centre.
Will I need to attend the Annual General Meeting?
You are encouraged to attend the AGM as members will be voting for all nominees. However, if you are unable to attend, you may send through your bio and your interest in serving on the Board to the Nominations Committee [email protected] and a member will read it out at the AGM.
How can I get more information?