Ohara School of Ikebana Ottawa Chapter

A membership organization offering classes, demonstrations, workshops and information resources

Board & Officers

The Board consists conducts all business on behalf of the membership.

The Board consists of the Executive and the committee chairpersons and positions as requested by the President. The Executive consists of the Honorary Advisor, President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The President is recommended by the Chapter (for the Ottawa Chapter this is the recommendation of the Nominating Committee) and appointed by the Headmaster. The Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are identifed by the Nominating Committee, recommended to Headquarters by the President and approved by the Headmaster. In the Ottawa Chapter, the Nominating committee is chaired by the Past President, one member from the Board and one member from the general membership, appoiinted by the Nominating Committee chair. The following standing committees or positions may be appointed by the President: Membership/Telephone, Demonstrations, Historian, Workshops, Publicity, Hospitality, Newsletter, Librarian, Photographer, Field Trip, Ad Hoc, e.g., Program/Fundraising. All committee positions are concurrent with those of the Executive.

Board of Directors for 2017-19

  • Honorary Advisor Emeritus: Mitsugi Kikuchi
  • Past President: Mitsuko Kawasaki
  • President: Sandra Olney
  • Vice President: Marie-Eve Coupal
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Armstrong
  • Treasurer: Helen Westington
  • Demonstrations: Sandra Olney
  • Exhibition: Marie-Eve Coupal
  • Hospitality: Thomas Nicholls
  • Librarian: Lindsay McKercher
  • Membership: Penny Davis
  • Newsletter and Internal Communications: Derek Kitchen, Elizabeth Armstrong
  • Website and External Communications: Sandra Olney, Elizabeth Armstrong
  • Workshops and Ikebana Supplies: Marie-Eve Coupal
  • Board Member-at-large: Nancy MacLeod