Posts Tagged 'election'

Trow’s job

Profile of new THS board president Michael Downey.

He had beaten the cancer that could have killed him. He wanted to help a dear charity. So Michael Downey, chief executive of Tennis Canada and the owner of a dog, a parakeet and a gecko, approached Toronto Humane Society president Tim Trow about joining the board.

Trow told him there were “no vacancies.”

Now Downey has Trow’s job — and responsibility for overseeing the cleanup of the mess Trow left in his wake.

Independent thinkers

Guelph Humane Society elects new board.

“I think it’s a very strong board,” outgoing president Simon McLatter said Thursday morning. “There are good resource people there with a wide range of abilities that will be important as the organization moves forward.”

“I hope the new board members are independent thinkers who will focus on the needs of the animals,” said Gaynor Fletcher, who still has another year as a director.

The local humane society had been plagued by dissenting views among board members and the division had become ugly.



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