UNTDA Board Committees
,Properly mandated and run Committees engage supplemental human resources to expand the effectiveness of the Board of Directors, allow more thorough and detailed examination of issues and provide opportunities for members at large to participate in and contribute to the strengthening of the Association.
2023 Naval Reserve Centennial Committee
Chair: Roger Elmes
Members: Bill Thomas, David Craig, Stephen Rybak
1. The 2023 Committee will plan and guide the participation of the UNTDA in the 2023 Naval Reserve Centennial.
2. The committee will encourage and facilitate the planning and execution of UNTDA local and national events.
3. The committee will liaise with the national Naval Reserve Centennial planning committee.
4. The committee will publicize events planned by the national Naval Reserve Centennial planning committee and by the UNTDA and encourage the participation of its members and those on its email list.
5. The committee will report to the UNTDA Board.
Chair: Russ Cape
Members: Glenn Carroll, Ken McCaw, Jennifer Bennett
All people who joined the Canadian Naval Reserve as officers or cadets are automatically treated as members. While the Association began with the UNTD, the Membership Committee, working with the theme, “It’s all about connections…”, seeks to search out and collect contact information for former NAVRES officer cadets of the UNTD, ROUTP, NROC UNTD2, RESO and subsequent junior officer training programs.
The Committee will create and execute programs to appeal to members to “Count Yourself In” in order to fully enjoy membership benefits including up-to-date bulletins about the impending centennial celebration of the Naval Reserve in 2023. Members interested in contributing to these efforts are encouraged to contact the committee chair here.
Acting Chair: Bill Clearihue
Members: Ian Barker, Glenn Carroll
The UNTDA Archivist is charged with gathering and collating material relating to reserve officer naval training in Canada, and specifically, with maintaining a database of all participants, public elements of which database are published on the UNTDA web site. In recognition of the magnitude of this (volunteer) job, especially maintenance of the Nominal List, and of the need to expand its work to a) actively solicit more material, b) gather material in one place or at least document material and its location, and c) identify a perpetual repository (ies) for both physical and digital material, the UNTDA board hereby establishes the Archives Committee to collabourate with and support the Archivist in his responsibilities.
Interim Chair: Jennifer Bennett
Members: Bill Clearihue, Barry Frewer, Phil Anido, Paul Seguna, Daniel Haché, Ross Connell, Nick Slonosky
A cohesive communications strategy will ensure the messages we put out in our Newsletter, Web Site, email bulletins, etc are consistent with our mission and goals and that we have sufficient depth of volunteer resources to perpetuate our communications. To this end, the board establishes a Communications Committee. The Committee will recruit members who are prepared to carry on the work of Newsletter Editor Bill Clearihue, maintain the Web Site and issue bulletins as appropriate.
Citizen Sailors Virtual Cenotaph Project
Project Manager: Kim Kubeck
Members: Ross Connell, Scott Ferris, Émilie Caron
As its signature contribution to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Naval Reserve in 2023, the UNTDA has embarked on a project to complete the stories of the 1,769 reservists who died in World War II. While their stories exist, they are rarely seen in the reserve divisions where they joined up. The CSVC project will bring them home to the Naval Reserve Divisions across Canada.
Membership Structure Review Committee
Chair: Marta Mulkins
Members: Ross Connell, Ken McCaw, Daniel Haché
To review the membership structure of the Association through the lens of the social and legacy-oriented core UNTDA mission (i.e. Connect & Remember), in particular to consider opening membership to all ranks of the Naval Reserve, and by extension, to consider possible new names for the evolved Association. This review is to be conducted with broad consultation.
Donations & Awards Committee
Chair: Daniel Haché
Members: Hugues Létourneau, Matt Davies, Ross Connell
To review the Association’s policy with respect to donations and awards as expressed in the Policy manual, to ensure the policy remains appropriate as the Association evolves. All requests for donations or awards will be scrutinized by this committee in accordance with the policy and a recommendation submitted to the Board.
Page last revised September 23, 2022.