The 2021 Board of Directors are:
Chris Fritsch, president.
I was appointed to the MB board in October of 2020 and am currently learning the communications director’s position. I worked in the newspaper industry for 38 years. Thirty three of those years with The Edmonton Journal, including stints as design, sports and business editor. In Edmonton I worked with both the United Way of Greater Edmonton and the city’s Christmas Bureau. I moved to Chemainus in 2011 and joined MB shortly thereafter. I am on the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society’s board. I retired from the board of the Duncan Dabbers Bingo Society (responsible for Chances) in 2018 having fulfilled my term as vice president. Hobbies include growing tomatoes, reading, golf and playing with Maddie, The Wonder Dog.
I have been a member of MBGC for five years and was appointed to the Board in 2020. Previously I was on the Board of Bearspaw GCC in Calgary where he served on the Finance and
Groundskeeping Committees. I retired from the Calgary Police Service after 27 years and spent another 12 years on the quasi-judicial Appeals Committee for the Province of Alberta. I have been president of the Calgary, Alberta and Canadian Police Associations during the period 1978 to 1998 and is currently a member of the Law Society of BC’s Disciplinary Committee.
I was on the APEGA disciplinary Committee in Alberta, plus the Health Profession Act Public member, Chair of the Special Forces Pension Plan, AARN Appeal Body member, Senator Patrick Burns Memorial Fund member for over 21 years, as well as Commander of the Police Academy, none of which bears any resemblance to the august body to which I hope to get elected.
I have put my name forward for a director position with the MBGC as I believe I can contribute to the improvements and operations of the golf course. My wife and I moved to Chemainus
2015 and I joined the MBGC that fall after determining that it provided the best year-round golf in the area and at a reasonable cost! I am retired and bring with me a varied background after 35 years with roles in Operations & HSE Auditing, Project Management, Maintenance and Quality. I am a member of Chemainus Communities in Bloom and have held secretary and treasurer roles in non-profit groups in the past. Since building our home in Chemainus I have gained an increased appreciation and knowledge of landscaping and irrigation. With our excellent Grounds and Greens crew and Pro Shop staff that needs little support for the day to day, I look forward to contributing to the longer-term improvements and direction of
My name is Len Shaw. I have been a Director of the club for the past three years. Professionally, I worked for Telus in computing, customer service and as a project manager. I have been retired and living in Chemainus since 2015. I have been a member of Mount Brenton since 2016. While on the Board I have worked on many things including development of the budget and Grounds and Greens.
I am closing in on my four score and fourth year. My wife, Hilary and I have been Chemainus residents since 2003. My background is business, with 20 years in
the corporate sector and the remainder in small business of my own. I held vice presidential positions with Xerox Canada in Operations and Human Resources
and ended my tenure with Xerox in running field operations of the Australian company. My last working endeavour was partnering in an Ottawa-based consulting firm specializing in Organization Effectiveness. My interests are golf, motor racing, bridge, guitar, revenue real estate and home improvements. I was asked to join the board in the fall of 2020, and took on
the development of the club’s five-year strategic plan. With the very capable assistance of other board members, the plan has been developed, and I would like to stay on to see its successful implementation.
I’m a new member of the Mount Brenton Golf Course and have enjoyed my first year at the course very much. I am retired from the retail industry (Chapters, Indigo Books), golf industry
(Vancouver Golf Club, Nanaimo Golf Club) and from commercial residential real estate. I have seen best and not-so-best practices in all sorts of commercial endeavors and situations. We are very lucky to have such a great golf course and great staff. I hope to make a constructive contribution to the working of Mount Brenton Golf Course.
My interest in becoming a Board member is to contribute to keeping Mount Brenton an affordable positive experience for all levels of golfers on and off the course. I have extensive business experience in project planning and implementation. I worked at Canadian Pacific for 32 years after graduating from Western University with a degree in Business Administration following a degree in Economics. I have served on several volunteer Boards including Rotary, the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society and the Chemainus Advisory Committee. I co-chair the Rotary Charity Golf Tournament and volunteer at the PGA Tournament in Maui. I joined Mt Brenton in 2007 and spend time golfing, travelling and volunteering.
Since retiring I have the time to work with the present board in developing new ideas for the club. I have been an island resident all my life and I currently reside in Maple Bay. I have been
married to my wife and best friend Carol for 48 years. I was a construction electrician and foreman from 1969 until 1994, when a work-related injury forced me into a new career as an electrical estimator/ project manager for a major contractor.
I then became the construction division manager in 2008. In 2012, I semi-retired and became an instructor for junior estimators, in the use of an electrical estimating software. This part-time career took me to all parts of the province. COVID-19 has now put an end to any in person instruction and travel. I was previously on the board of directors for the Mid-Island Construction Association which has now become a part of the Vancouver Island Construction Association. My hobbies include golf, gardening, reading and travel.