NEWS RELEASE - for immediate release
New Executive Team Elected for 2005/2006
Calgary, AB - January 12, 2005 - The Canadian Association of Rocketry is pleased to announce a new Executive Team for the 2005/2006 term. The election sees Ian M. Stephens elected President, Tim Rempel elected Vice President and Andrew Longdale elected Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Stephens replaces David Ross who served two terms as President and Chairman of the Association. Mr. Ross will stay on the Executive Team in the capacity of Past Chairman, replacing Vince Chichak. The 2004 Election was held in December 2004, where there was only one candidate nominated for each position. As such no ballots were issued as the candidates were elected by acclimation.
Mr. Stephens, the new President of the Association, lives in Calgary, Alberta and works for a national mid-range computer distributor as the Regional Manager for Western Canada. He has been interested in aviation and space since before he was in elementary school - he can still clearly remember watching Armstrong stepping onto the moon In his teens he joined Air Cadets where he was awarded the Flying Scholarship, earned his Private Pilots License and graduated as Warrant Officer First Class. He has been involved in rocketry for more than 5 years and 2003, was part of Team O Canada as they launched the Dauphin Project and in September he successfully attained his Level 4 certification. He also served as the Vice President of the Calgary Rocketry Association for 2004, resigning in December. In addition to his day job, Mr. Stephens is also a principal in the ATHA Aerospace Group.
Mr. Rempel is the new Vice President of the Association, taking over from Max Baines. He lives in Lethbridge, Alberta and is stepping up in the Executive Team, having most recently been Secretary & Treasurer. Mr. Rempel runs Total Communications, a chain of cell phone and communications stores in Lethbridge and Calgary. He is also very active with the Lethbridge Rocketry Association.
Mr. Longdale replaces Mr. Rempel as Secretary & Treasurer of the Association. He lives in Airdrie, Alberta and will be working with Mr. Rempel and David Buhler on transitioning the Association's database and financial affairs. This is a big and important part of CAR Headquarters and Mr. Longdale's background in computer systems will help keep the databases up-to-date and complete. Mr. Longdale is a partner in HPRT, a Calgary area-based rocketry retailer and is a member of the ATHA Rocketry team.
In addition to the new Executive Team, the Association is also pleased to announce three other new positions.
Mr. Shane Weatherill has accepted the position of Web Administrator, managing the Association's website and electronic communications, including Earthrise, the Association's newsletter. Mr. Ken Baldwin has accepted the newly created position of News Manager, and will be the focal point for news releases and the collection of news and activities related to amateur rocketry in Canada. Finally, Mr. David Ross has accepted the newly created position of Manager, Insurance and Risk Assessment.
About the Canadian Association of Rocketry - The Canadian Association of Rocketry is a world-class association of rocketry enthusiasts organized for the purpose of promotion, development, education and advancement of amateur aerospace activities. The Association provides access, leadership, organization, competition, communication, protection, representation, recognition, education and scientific/technical development for its members. More information on the Canadian Association of Rocketry can be found at CARweb, the official website -or by contacting CAR Headquarters at 12 Erin Meadow Green SE, Calgary, AB, T2B 3G3; or by phone 403.630.4516 or fax 403.272.0086.
For more information on this News Release please contact Ken Baldwin, CAR News Manager at snipped-for-privacy@CanadianRocketry.org.