October 10, 2004


Kirk Krack (chair), Tom Lightfoot, Mandy-Rae Cruickshank, Helen Lightfoot (minutes), Greg Hamilton, Greg Fee, Glen Garrett, Kevin Busscher, Adam Lein, Mario Gomes, Ananda Escudero, Chris Kearney, Jade Leutenegger, Andrew McGlinchy, Brent Pascall, David Faas, Connie Faas, Spencer Loftaug.

Call to Order

This Annual General Meeting was held at UBC Aquatic Centre, Vancouver. Kirk Krack chaired the meeting and Helen Lightfoot took the minutes. The meeting was called to order at 12:03 p.m.

Last Year’s Minutes

Tom Lightfoot read the minutes of last year’s AGM.

Tom Lightfoot moved for acceptance of last year’s minutes, Greg Fee seconded. All in favour.

President’s and Judge’s Committee Report

Not rec’d: Kirk Krack presented the President’s report..

Adam Lien moved for aceptance of the report, Helen Lightfoot seconded. All in favour.

Treasurer’s Report

Mandy-Rae Cruickshank presented the Treasurer’s Report.

Glen Garrett moved for acceptance of the Treasurer’s Report, Adam Lein seconded. All in favour.

Webmaster’s Report

Tom Lightfoot presented the Webmaster’s Report.

Greg Hamilton moved for acceptance of the report, Kevin Busscher seconded. All in favour.

Marketing and Promotion Report

Perry Gladstone was in Toronto and could not be present at the AGM but he submitted the Marketing and Promotion Report.

Old Business

There was no old business.

New Business

2004 AIDA Worlds Website

Mandy-Rae Cruickshank reported that CAFA would have to decide in the next 30 to 60 days whether or not to renew the aidaworlds2004.com domain name.

Tom Lightfoot moved that the domain name and website be kept for another year. All in favour.

Online Donations

Mandy-Rae Cruickshank reported that she had done some research into some of the capabilities of PayPal and had some suggestions for the freedivecanada web site:

  • A “Donate Now” button on the front page
  • Offer “Subscription” based membership payment so that membership renewal payments would occur more automatically.

Tom Lightfoot will add those items to his webmaster’s todo list.

Teaching Program

Greg Fee inquired if there was a plan in place for teaching freediving to youth.

Kirk Krack responded that Performance Freediving International is launching a program to teach Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Instructor freediving courses. PFI will host that program within any national organization such as CAFA or USAA. PFI currently teaches courses for CAFA, automatically forwarding CAFA membership forms and fees for each of its students.

Nominations of Officials

Prior to the AGM, the following people were nominated to the board via email:

  • Tom Lightfoot (nominated by Greg Fee)
  • Mandy-Rae Cruickshank (nominated by Greg Fee)
  • Helen Lightfoot (nominated by Greg Fee)
  • Peter Scott (nominated by Perry Gladstone)
  • Matt Charlton (nominated by Perry Gladstone)
  • Mario Gomes (nominated by Brent Pascall)
  • Doug Sitter (nominated by Perry Gladstone)
  • Greg Hamilton (nominated by Greg Fee)

All of the nominees accepted their nominations.

The election took place via email with all votes going via [email protected] to Jane Mitchell and Sandy Aird who acted as the independent election officers. The deadline for voting was midnight (Pacific time) on October 17, 2004.

On October 20th, Jane and Sandy reported the following vote counts:

Tom Lightfoot 28 votes Elected
Mandy-Rae Cruickshank 26 votes Elected
Matt Charlton 25 votes Elected
Peter Scott 20 votes Elected
Helen Lightfoot 18 votes Elected
Mario Gomes 14 votes
Doug Sitter 7 votes
Greg Hamilton 7 votes

A total of 29 members voted.


There being no further business, Greg Fee moved for adjournment, Mario Gomes seconded. So moved. The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m.