Members

 

Larry Hicks AP

Larry Hicks AP

Title: Chair
Bio:
Larry was drawn to CPS after surviving the then 16-week entry level course in 1975 and is a part of Tillsonburg Squadron Educational Team yet today, with 44 merit marks to his credit in 2019. He has been Tillsonburg Squadron Commander and District Commander for Western Ontario District in 1999 and served since 2007 as Director of the CPS Foundation under the guidance of John Hinksman. Larry hopes to add his energies to serve the CPS Foundation as Chair Person of a great team of like-minded members.

Joseph Gatfield JN

Joseph Gatfield JN

Title: Vice-Chair
Bio:
Joe is a Past Chief Commander (2013-2015) and has served on the former Governing Board and the current Board of Directors of CPS-ECP. He has served in various capacities at the Squadron (Windsor), District (Western Ontario), and National levels. Joe received his 30th Merit Mark in 2019 for his volunteer contributions to CPS-ECP. Currently Joe serves as his Squadron Educational Officer and the District Financial Officer.

Malcolm  Blann JN

Malcolm Blann JN

Title: Secretary/Treasurer
Bio:
Mal is a Past Chief Commander (2009-2011) of CPS-ECP and served 13 years on the former Governing Board in various positions including National Secretary, Treasurer, Administrative Officer, and Executive Officer. He has served in various capacities at the Squadron (formerly Sur-Del), District (Pacific Mainland), and National Committee levels. Mal received his 44th Merit Mark in 2019 for his volunteer contribution to CPS-ECP.

John Hinksman SN

John Hinksman SN

Title: Director
Bio:
A Past District Commander of York West District, John has served as Course Director for Celestial Navigation and is currently a member of the Offshore Navigation Committee. He is also currently the District Education Officer for York West District. John is the immediate Past Chair of the CPS Foundation, a position he held since 2007. He stepped down in 2020 to serve as a Director. John received his 41st Merit Mark in 2019 for his volunteer contribution to CPS-ECP.

Sheila Boutcher SN

Sheila Boutcher SN

Title: Member
Bio:
Sheila served in the National Training (now Education) Department in various capacities for 24 years, with three years as National Training Officer. She remains active in teaching at the squadron level. She is also Past District Commander of Vancouver Island North District, and is currently the District Membership Officer, as well as serving in an editorial function on the National Membership Committee. Sheila received her 47th Merit Mark in 2019 for her volunteer contribution to CPS-ECP.

Ghislain Arsenault SN

Ghislain Arsenault SN

Title: Member
Bio:
Past District Commander of Cartier District, Ghislain served on the former Governing Board as a General Director and was a member of the Committee on Nominations. He was Chair of the French Editorial Review Committee and the Curriculum Committee, as well as serving as Assistant National Training Officer. Ghislain was a Director of the CPS Foundation for 15 years until stepping down in 2020 to serve as a member. Ghislain received his 41st Merit Mark in 2019 for his volunteer contribution to CPS-ECP.

R. John Garside AP

R. John Garside AP

Title: Director
Bio:
A Past District Commander of the York East District, R. John also served on the former Governing Board as a General Director and most recently as the Editor in Chief of The CPS-ECP Port Hole. He is currently the Financial Officer of the Prince Edward Squadron. R. John received his 26th Merit Mark in 2019 for his volunteer contribution to CPS-ECP.