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White Pine Council Elections

Candidate Statements

Brian Wick

Professional

1984 – present The Brooklin Bulletin Publishing Co Ltd.

President

2017-present YESCO Signs & Lighting Service,

President

Education

York University Bachelor of Commerce, Honours

Tampere University Visiting student MSc Marketing Strategy

Honours

Scouts Canada Bar to the Silver Acorn Medal (2016)

Medal for Good Service to Scouting (1998),

Long Service Medal (1990)

Scouts of Czech Republic Medal of Gratitude (2015)

Province of Ontario Volunteer Award – 40 Years (2020) Scouts Canada

Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002)

Optimist International Distinguished President Award

Optimist International Distinguished Secretary Treasurer Award

Volunteer Service to the Community

1970-present Scouts Canada member since age 8

 International Events Lead, White Pine communications team

1987-present   Optimist Club Brooklin (35 years) 

 Secretary, Past-President

2000-present Durham Condominium Corp 122, Board of Directors 2000

 President

Jeff Sauve

I would like to express gratitude for representing you, the members of White Pine Council as your Council Voting Representative for the 2020/21 Scouting year.  I believe that within my current role as your Council Commissioner, I possess the necessary background knowledge and information in order to properly make an informed decision and represent the best interests of the Council as we influence change within the current structure.  Over my last 31 years as a fellow volunteer, I have had the privilege of being appointed to diverse roles within Scouting as well as leading my own Cub, Troop, and Venture sections.

I gladly accepted the nomination to stand as your voting representative to the Scouts Canada National Annual general Meetings to be held this November.  I am also delighted to see the elections process set forth has generated so much interest from our membership that we must vote on the delegates who will represent White Pine.  Should the membership wish, I will be sure to bring my past experience and knowledge of the Council needs to the forefront of these meetings. 

It is refreshing to see that through my leadership, White Pine has been spearheading many changes nationally through our Group Support Team with our transparent approach to communications and overall Group Health throughout these challenging times.  Along with this transparency, I applaud all the candidates who are stepping forward to be heard.  Democracy is alive and well.  Our efforts over the last few years have made a positive difference in our community, seeing more of our fellow Scouters wishing to take on a voting seat is win in my books.    

On a more personal note, I have always enjoyed engaging youth and Scouters alike to grow within the program and learn from one’s mistakes in a safe environment.  My greatest pride as your Commissioner is the knowledge that we have done our very best in the past to support every member, and look forward to continuing to do so moving forward, delivering your voices to positively influence change throughout the organization.  I ask that you vote knowing that we will support your voices and be ever vigilant to your needs.   

June Fry

Thank you for taking the time to read all the candidates’ statements.  My name is June Fry, and I am seeking the role to represent White Pine Council as a Council Voting Representative.

I have been a member of scouting for over 10 years, holding multiple positions as I have had the pleasure of embarking on this scouting journey with my son.  I have held roles in all 5 sections and served on the group committee as a Group Administrator and currently as a Group Commissioner.  It has been a pleasure to lead so many amazing volunteers and to see firsthand what an impact scouting can have on so many youths in our community.

When the new role of Group Support Scouter was introduced, I was intrigued by the role.  This role not only gave me the opportunity to work with 4 outstanding Group Commissioners but also to work with an excellent council team during a very unusual year.  While this year has had many struggles, it has also provided me with the opportunity to be part of both National Virtual ScouterCons and Virtual Council Events.

Throughout all these positions and many area and council activities, I have built amazing relationships with scouters and youth across the council.  All of these relationships would benefit me in supporting what our members would like to see as it relates to voting at the Annual General meeting.