The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important yearly function for all members in good standing to attend.
THIS YEAR - We are including an engaging networking activity. This will allow you to meet other members that are on the virtual zoom call in smaller groups, participate to earn prizes as well!
The AGM gives the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce an opportunity to communicate with members and demonstrate organizational accountability while fulfilling the legal requirement of the not-for-profit organization's bylaws. It also enables members to participate in the governance of the Mission Chamber by electing the Board of Directors.
The AGM is well-attended. Members enjoy a report on activities and successes of the past year, learn about organizational initiatives for the year ahead, ask questions about the financial statements and pass a motion to accept the slate of Board members as presented. They also hear from the elected Chair of the Board.
All ticket proceeds for this event will go to the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Bursary Fund
Candidates Nominated for the 2021 Board Directors
There are seven (7) board seats that are to be filled at the 2021 AGM
Angel Elias, Mission Hospice Society
Angel Elias, Executive Director of the Mission Hospice Society has been leading the organization to success in end of life compassionate care for the past 8 years. Moving the organization forward in being a leader in the industry in Bereavement support and Palliative care support as well as ensuring the Mission Hospice Society has the budget to fund all comforts at the Christine Morrison Hospice. Fundraising and grant writing to ensure financial stability for the organizing is just a small part of her role for the Mission Hospice Society.
Further to her role in the Mission Hospice Society, Angel has been a proud member of the Mission Mid Day Rotary Club for the past 10 years, as she lives by the Rotary rule “service above self”, serving as President in 2016 and is now currently club secretary, she has been instrumental in community projects such as St. Joseph’s Foodbank New building, MY Youth House building, Mission Sports Park Score Board, Blessing in backpack food program, and many other community events.
Her hobbies are spending time with her family and making sure to support their sports ambitions and being an awesome mom to her daughter Alexandra and her stepson Isaac and trying to sneak in time to be a wife to her husband Doug.
Celine Dauphney, Urban Valley Transport
Celine Dauphney is the President and Co-Founder of Urban Valley Transport Ltd., a Mission, BC-based courier and freight service provider in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley. Celine has been in the transportation industry for over 15 years and her core experience and duties include budgeting, accounting, project planning as well as creating, communicating, and implementing the organization's vision, mission, and overall goals ensuring that the customer is always benefitting from the company’s efficiencies and experience.
Celine, her husband, and their new son chose to move to Mission in 2014 to set down their roots. Over the year’s her passion for the community has only increased inspiring her to become a more actively involved member by volunteering her time, skills and voice to enhance its appeal. Some of Celine's favorite past-times include attending the local Craft/Artisan Markets, Festivals, Cultural Celebrations, and various workshops.
Dawn Hein, Mission Association for Community Living
Eleanor Christison, Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation
Eleanor Christison is a Fund Development Coordinator with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, responsible for stewarding corporate sponsorship and assisting with grant writing and proposal tasks. The Foundation is the fundraising arm for the four hospitals in the Fraser Valley Eastern region.
For the past 18 months, Eleanor has been working from the FVHCF office located on site at Mission Memorial Hospital and is developing great working relationships with staff. She is also the liaison with the Mission Health Care Auxiliary.
Twenty five years of her career experience were spent in financial services with two local credit unions, performing a variety of roles and tasks. For the past six years, she has also been a member and past secretary of the Auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital which has provided her with experience in assisting the Mission Health Care Auxiliary.
Private time has always been about faith, family, friends and community service, and as of July 2020 is a first time grandma, all of which speaks to one of her favourite quotes…
~ if you think my hands are full, you should see my heart~
Ethel Lariviere, Dominion Lending Centres
Ethel Lariviere is an Independent Licensed Commercial and Residential Mortgage Broker with Dominion Lending Centres. As a Licensed Mortgage Broker Ethel is dedicated in assisting clients in making responsible informed decisions by providing guidance and expert industry and market knowledge. She has over 18 years of combined commercial, retail banking, and residential mortgage lending experience.
She is passionate in providing innovative lending and mortgage solutions tailored to each individual’s specific needs. Before becoming a mortgage broker Ethel was a Commercial Account Manager and she embraces entrepreneurship, small business and the keen ability to look out of the box as no two businesses or individual are alike.
Ethel and her husband moved to Mission in May of 2016. They are empty nesters and have a grand-daughter. Ethel dedicates her time to the Mission Chamber of Commerce and has been on the Government Affairs Committee and Chamber Member since 2017. Ethel is also a member of the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC and the Bigstone Cree Nation.
Nicole Norden, Abstract Glass
Sean Melia, Aldergrove Credit Union
Now, Manager of Mission’s Aldergrove Credit Union and previously Prospera Credit Union since 2004, Sean believes in giving back and supporting the community of Mission. Through his involvement in the Chamber he is able to do just that by being a voice for business and having direct input into ways and methods of increasing the recognition and value all businesses receive. Helping to create a vital and growing business community is a primary goal.
Sean is a fully involved community leader who has been a member of the Mission Economic Development Select Committee, Community Futures North Fraser, and Mission Community Services Society and is a former 8 year Big Brother. Additionally Sean is on the board of Mission Hospice Society and is a 13 year member of the Rotary Club of Mission Mid-Day. He also represents the Chamber on the board of the Mission Community Foundation.
Stephen Evans, Mission Skills Centre Society
Although Stephen grew up in rural Newfoundland, Stephen has lived in the Fraser Valley for the past 30 years. Since 1994, Stephen has worked in the field of Human Resources and Business Developments. Having worked as a Business Coach/Analyst for start-ups in need of financing, before moving on to managing several workforce response programs. Stephen has acquired extensive experience within the human resource and business coaching fields. Stephen is also self-employed and runs his own fruit sales and brokerage business. In addition, Stephen has managed a large food processing business selling locally grown food within the global marketplace. Stephen is also the Executive Director of Mission Community Skills Centre where he managed a professional team of business developers, human resource and training specialist, and government funded skills development within the ag-food sector. Stephen’s latest venture is the development of a regional food hub within the Fraser Valley. It is Stephen’s passion for business start-ups within the food and beverage industry which has provided him with specialized expertise within the fields of production, finance and human resource development. Stephen received his Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies from the University of Cape Breton (with distinction) and a Diploma in Applied Arts (Community Development) from the College of the North Atlantic.
Executive Slate for 2021
President - Ellen Nguyen, What's On! Mission
Vice President - Manny Deol, Wheeler Cheam Realty Ltd.
Treasurer - Tom Osterberg, Lighthouse Realty Ltd.
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