Canadian Club is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors are a group of highly skilled community leaders and volunteers. Our Board of Directors determines Canadian Club of Calgary’s direction and takes responsibility for financial decisions and performance. Our Board members are also accountable for achieving Canadian Club of Calgary’s objectives.
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Richard Hehr spent over 41 years in the Alberta public education system. His experience ranged from University up to elementary school. His service included teaching, administration and extensive involvement as a politician/bureaucrat with the Alberta Teacher’s Association. The Hehr family is committed to public service in both community and political venues. His wife, Judy, is presently a trustee with the Calgary Board of Education. His children Kent and Kristie are both lawyers. Kent presently serves as the MP for Calgary Center and is the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Kristie currently works with Trans Canada Corporation and is a busy hockey mom ensuring Marshall, Jackson, and Parker get to the game on time. Richard looks forward to his second term as President and is committed to ensuring its 100 year mandate of providing a memorable speaker series to the membership. Richard was recently elected as a member of the Calgary Public School Board representing Wards 8 & 9.
Trevor Lynn works for the Government of Alberta as a Communications Advisor. Trevor has used his expertise in diverse environments from the Senate of Canada to the University of Calgary. He’s a regular volunteer at the Calgary Food Bank. Trevor currently serves as the Secretary for the Canadian Club. In addition to receiving a Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal, Trevor holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Calgary and a Master’s from the University of Saskatchewan and is fluently bilingual in both of Canada’s official languages.
Her background includes being a member of the Board of Directors of a private golf and country club in Calgary, a member on the board of the Calgary Ladies Golf Association, District Treasurer for the Girl Guides of Canada, participating on numerous professional technology committees and offering her time on countless volunteer committees. Spare time is spent golfing, biking, hiking and skiing. Other interests include travelling throughout Canada and the world at large including much of the US, UK, Iceland, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, East Africa, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Aruba, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, Virgin Islands, Cuba and Bermuda.
Sally maintains there is still “no place like home”, and to date she has enjoyed travelling in every province and territory in Canada, including trekking across Baffin Island’s Auyuittuq National Park, without confronting a single polar bear.
Jermyn is a young business professional, focusing in communications/marketing and accounting as well as a community leader & political activist. He is passionate about civic engagement, especially with getting youth more involved in politics and public discourse. Jermyn has work experience at both the federal & provincial (Alberta) levels of governments, in addition to the private and non-profit sectors. Jermyn brings a strong strategic business background with a wide breadth of functional and technical skillsets in accounting, communications and public relations, customer service, events management, document control, social media and marketing & website maintenance. While attending university, he took on various student leadership roles such as when he served as the Commissioner to VP Student Life & the Business Faculty Academic Representative of the MRU Students’ Association, where he participated in the Strategic Planning Focus Group & the Council Engagement Committee. He also increased the Twitter following of AIESEC Calgary from 269 to 800. Active in the community, Jermyn has been either been a member or has volunteered with numerous political campaigns and non-profit organizations.
Jermyn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management and Marketing with an Accounting option and Business Administration Diploma, both from Mount Royal University’s Bissett School of Business in Calgary, Alberta. Currently, he is completing the Accelerated Professional Accounting Program through the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) & a Public and Non-Profit Board Governance Certificate from DiverseCity on Board through Bow Valley College. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Communications Committee of both the Canadian Club of Calgary & Variety Alberta, in addition to serving as a Rotary District 5360 Communications Committee Member.
Canadian History, Citizenship and Heritage are a part of Sharon’s upbringing. Her mother informed her of the historical aspects of this country. Sharon was born in Calgary, and lived in the Devenish Apartments, (a declared Historic Sight), until her Father, rejoined the RCAF and they were sent to Baden Sollingan Germany. They were the first Canadian Family at that base after WWII. While her father served overseas Sharon was able to see how Canadians are loved and respected internationally.
Sharon was employed by the Federal Government in the Departments of Immigration and Citizenship in the Passport and the Ministry of Transport at the old Calgary Airport prior to registering at the UofA where she majored in Canadian History and Political Science. Sharon has been active politically running both Provincially and Federally.
Ivanka has a Medical Degree from the University of Skopje, Macedonia. Following her interest in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Ivanka joined the team of the late Dr. J. William Costerton, Professor at the Department of Microbiology, University of Calgary, referred to as the “Father of Biofilm”. Ivanka was fortunate to join the team at a time of the emerging “Biofilm Theory” now highlighted by a worldwide Biofilm research within the global scientific community. Working independently on a multitude of Biofilm associated projects, Ivanka authored and co-authored numerous scientific papers.
Following retirement, Ivanka became volunteer with the Alberta Provincial Liberal Party as well as the Federal Liberal Party, holding variety of executive positions including President of the Federal Liberal Association of Nose-Hill, Vice-President of the Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta and Election Readiness Co-chair (Southern Alberta).
Ivanka joined the Canadian Club of Calgary in 2012 as chair of the Membership Committee, remaining in that position until 2016. Ivanka serves currently as a Director-At-Large.