Re-Elect Lee Anne Bateman
I am pleased to, once again, introduce myself to you! Being a CKC Director is a position and a responsibility I take seriously, and I have been very proud to represent Zone 10 for the past 3 years. I have been privileged to attend many CKC Trials, Tests and Shows, and to meet so many CKC members in our Zone.
A lot of work has been done in the last 3 years, and I believe we have made some real progress in many areas of our operations. More work is needed, however. Our vision and focus have been on the health, well-being and support of purebred Dogs, our sport and the importance of dogs in our society.
By profession, I am a retired writer and editor and communications officer who worked for the Alberta Government for over 30 years, where I managed very successful national, international and local campaigns. Communications, problem solving, teamwork and conflict management are some of the strengths I bring to the Table.
As a Life Member of the CKC, I have held committee and executive positions for the Breed Clubs and all-breed Clubs of which I am a member. I feel my experience as an exhibitor and participant in conformation, obedience, sled racing events and other disciplines, as well as being an All-Breed Judge, have served me well this past term and into the future, should you once again elected me to the Zone 10 Director position.
Our world, and most assuredly our sport, are ever-changing. We have an honourable past and are proud of our history. As an organization, the CKC must continue to focus on creating and maintaining a stronger and more positive public presence and at the same time, bolster revenue streams; streamline and improve our member interaction and on-line experience; continue to enhance our reputation as THE authority on all dog-related areas; and, foster a more respectful and strong relationship with government agencies at all levels. Changing the dialogue and changing public opinion are closely linked. We have made strides, and now must continue to solidify our role as the touch-stone to which decision makers go for clear, correct, well-considered information when issues come up that affect our canine charges.
Bringing member representation to the Table is what a Board of Directors is all about. A Zone Director should be visible in our dog community - at shows, trials, hunt tests, field trials, detection trials, coursing trials, and at public forums and events. Our Councils and Committees ensure that members involved in all disciplines have the chance to bring questions, suggestions, concerns and changes forward. Active, ongoing communication with members, Council and Committee representatives, other Board members and CKC staff is essential.
The CKC is your Club - and you deserve to be heard. As your Director, I welcome discussion and conversation. Each of us has thoughts and ideas…just think how powerful and creative we are together!
I’m Lee Anne Bateman - incumbent Director and candidate for Zone 10. The CKC is YOUR Club … let your voice be heard and please VOTE!
Lee Anne Bateman