Board of Directors



The Directors meet at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Members are welcome.

board of directors
as of december 2017

Heather Sutherland, Chair
Elisabeth Wootton, Secretary
Rina Goth, Treasurer
Visala Fern, Member at Large


How our Board of Directors is constituted

The Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of a Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and one or more other persons. According to our Bylaws, the number of directors shall be no less than five and no greater than twelve. Members in good standing elect directors at the annual general meeting for one- or two-year terms. At the first meeting of the Directors after  the annual general meeting, the Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are chosen by the Directors from their number.

Maximum length of service

Directors may not serve more than 5 consecutive two-year terms or 10 consecutive one-year terms. A woman who has been Director for the maximum length of time must take a one- or two-year leave.

Filling a vacancy

The Directors may at any time and from time to time appoint a member as a Director to fill a vacancy in the Directors. A Director so appointed holds office only to the conclusion of the next following annual general meeting but is eligible for re-election at that meeting. No act or proceeding of the Directors is invalid only by reason of there being less than the prescribed number of Directors in office.

Removing a Director

Members may by special resolution remove a Director before the expiration of her term of office, and may elect a successor to complete the term of office. The Board may remove and replace a Director who fails to attend three consecutive meetings without good cause.


Directors may not be reimbursed for being or acting as a Director. Directors may be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred while engaged in the affairs of the Society.

Meeting, fixing a quorum, and transacting business

Directors may meet together as they see fit to dispatch business as they see fit. A Director may at any time convene a meeting of the Directors.

Directors may fix the quorum necessary to transact business; unless so fixed, the quorum is a majority of the Directors then in office.

Questions arising at a meeting of the Directors are decided by a majority of votes. In the case of an equality of votes, the Chair does not have a second or casting vote.

Ask us

Want to know about VLSCS’ Board of Directors? Write to and we’ll do our best to answer your inquiries. Minutes of the meetings of the Board are available to members of VLSCS in the Members Only section of this website. Members are welcome to attend the monthly Board meetings, the annual general meeting and special meetings.


Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society
PO Box 39022 James Bay PO, Victoria BC  V8V 4X8.