Navy League Lanark Branch

Welcome

Lanark Branch

The Navy League of Canada is a community-based, volunteer-led organization, committed to fostering the resourcefulness, vitality, and leadership of young Canadians interested in naval education and maritime activities. We are proud to have a dedicated and passionate board that works tirelessly to create an enriching experience for our cadets. Comprised of experienced naval professionals, community leaders, and parents, our board ensures the smooth functioning of our programs and fosters an environment of learning and growth.

As a member of the Navy League of Canada, the Lanark Branch is a valued partner of the Department of National Defence in sponsoring the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Lanark. Additionally, the Branch bears sole responsibility for the operations and support of the Navy League Cadet Corps Carlplace.

Current Branch Board

The Branch President, as the senior Navy League official in the Branch, is responsible for all the activities of the Branch. The Branch President serves as the leader and primary representative of the Navy League Lanark branch. They oversee the branch’s activities, provide strategic direction, and keep Ontario Division informed of activities within the Branch’s purview. 

branch.president@gocadets.ca

The Outgoing President is a transitional role responsible for assisting the incoming President and ensuring a smooth transfer of leadership. They provide guidance and share their experience with the new President, helping them assume their responsibilities effectively.

nlpres@gocadets.ca

The Vice-President assists the President in overseeing and coordinating the activities of the branch, which may include organizing events, managing finances, and promoting the Navy League’s mission within the local community. The Vice-President collaborates closely with other board members and volunteers to ensure the branch’s goals are achieved effectively and efficiently.

vp@gocadets.ca

The Branch Secretary is responsible for maintaining Branch records and for the recording and reporting minutes of all Branch council and general Branch meetings. The Secretary is normally responsible for the conducting of Branch correspondence, and for advising the President and council members on matters pertaining to Navy League procedures.

admin@gocadets.ca

The Branch Treasurer is responsible for maintaining accurate records of all Branch financial transactions. As well, preparing bingo reports, obtaining bingo licenses and reporting to Ontario Division are some of the other responsibilities. The Treasurer also prepares the annual financial report for the President’s approval prior to remitting to Ontario Division.

lanarktreasurer@gocadets.ca

Directors at Large are members of the Board who contribute their expertise and skills to support the Navy League’s objectives. They actively participate in decision-making processes, offer diverse perspectives, and take on specific responsibilities assigned by the Board, such as overseeing committees or leading special initiatives. The Lanark Branch currently has 6 Directors at large:

Christina Denief
Mandi Davies
Diana Lamb
Yoland’e Hardy
Isobel Jinkinson
Kenzie Cleary

The Building Operations Chair is responsible for the management and maintenance of the Navy League’s physical facilities. This role involves overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization’s buildings, ensuring they are well-maintained, secure, and equipped to meet the needs of cadets, volunteers, and visitors. The Building Operations Chair may work closely with facility management professionals, coordinate repairs and renovations, and develop strategies to optimize the utilization of space and resources.

building@gocadets.ca

The Fundraising Chair is responsible for supporting fundraising efforts by forming committees to organize fundraising events, such as Tag Days, auctions, drive/campaigns, or community engagement activities, to generate financial support and increase community awareness. This role initiates contact with parents and collaborates closely with fellow board members to meet the Board’s financial targets. 

fundraising@gocadets.ca

The Media & Communications Chair is responsible for the media and communications strategy. They collaborate with the Board to guide and oversee media activities, ensuring effective communication, engagement and promotion of the programs and activities to the broader community through various media channels.

communications@gocadets.ca

The Public Relations Chair is responsible for promoting awareness of the program and creating opportunities for cadets to contribute to the community. They establish positive relationships with various community stakeholders and engage them in the organization’s activities. The primary focus is to ensure that the public is informed about the program, finding avenues for cadets to actively participate in community initiatives.

pr@gocadets.ca

The Navy League Cadet Chair is responsible for ensuring that the Branch supervision and administration responsibilities of the Navy League Cadet Corps are fulfilled in consultation with the Corps Commanding Officer (CO). They are the principal link between the Branch and the Navy League Cadet Corps, presenting the concerns and requests of the Corps CO to the Branch, and relaying decisions for action to the Corps CO as necessary.

nlchair@gocadets.ca

The Sea Cadet Chair is responsible for ensuring that the Branch supervision and administration responsibilities of the Sea Cadet Corps are fulfilled in consultation with the Corps Commanding Officer (CO). They are the principal link between the Branch and the Sea Cadet Corps, presenting the concerns and requests of the Corps CO to the Branch, and relaying decisions for action to the Corps CO as necessary.

scchair@gocadets.ca

The Branch diligently carries out routine operational support tasks and activities to ensure the provision and sustainability of high-quality cadet programs for the youth within our “naval” community.

Apart from engaging in local fundraising and training operations, we also adhere to various governance and reporting requirements as members of the Navy League Ontario Division and the Navy League of Canada. Please refer to www.navyleague.ca for further information about the Navy League of Canada.

Are you able to contribute to our Corps?
We never turn down a volunteer willing to take on a task or two. Please consider joining us. Simply reach out by sending us a "interested in volunteering" message. Have questions? We would love to talk with you!