Board of Directors:
Dan Baxter – President
I’m Dan Baxter and I’m pleased to serve as your Board President.
I’m a single father of one wonderful son who is an apprentice small motors mechanic. I’m a 13-year cancer survivor who feels like he got a second chance at life! With my second chance, one of the things I have really enjoyed doing is clowning. As a clown, my name is “Daffy”, formerly Daffodil Dan when I was fundraising for the Cancer Society. As Daffy, you’ll see me dressed in my bright yellow tuxedo, blowing up balloons at local events or riding a float in the Santa Claus parade. Making kids of all ages smile is one think I love to do!
I am a former member of a Toastmasters Club here in the city, and when I’m not leading meetings or clowning around, you’ll find me with a tool in my hand – at home or helping friends!
Lori Perozak-Broennle – Vice President
Dave Wilson – Secretary
Hello everyone, I’m Dave Wilson and I’m stepping into the role of Secretary for the Board of Directors – a role I’m unfamiliar with but I look forward to the challenge!
I have lived on Government Road for almost 30 years and am a long-time resident and business owner here in Thunder Bay. Prior to my retirement 7 years ago, I was the owner of Dave Wilson Sports for 30 years, and prior to that worked as a teen at Maier Hardware. I was the owner/director of the Thunder Bay Senators hockey team and a committee member helping the board at the Thunder Bay Country Club. I also served on the Board of the Simpson Street BIA for more than 12 years.
My wife and I enjoy playing pickleball and have supported the program at North McIntyre Rec Centre since it began. I am looking forward to being on the main hall court again as soon as it is safe to return!
Debbie Cashmore – Treasurer
I recently moved to the North McIntyre ward and am pleased to be sitting on the Board of Directors of the NMRC. I look forward to working with the Board and Charlene as I take on the role of Treasurer.
I am a mother of two daughters and have been blessed with four beautiful grandchildren. I spent 36 years working in the construction sector retiring ten years ago. I enjoy all four of our seasons, camping and fishing in the summer, snowshoeing in winter and hiking with my dog year-round. I have several hobbies including knitting, quilting, gardening, sewing, cross-stitch and reading. I also enjoy travelling. I have volunteered pinching perogies and assisting Charlene with the NMRC’s computerized accounting system.
Although we currently live in challenging times, I will put forth my best efforts to keep the NMRC the viable and community minded facility that we know and want it to be. I also look forward to future events at the NMRC where I hope to meet my many North McIntyre ward neighbours.
Wendy Currie – Director
I am Wendy Currie and I am in my third term sitting on the Board of Directors for the NMRC. It has been my privilege to serve initially as your Secretary and now a a director.
As a young mom, I used to bring my daughters to the rec centre play group and later to the rec centre dances. Little did I know that when they grew up that I would eventually move into the area! I am thrilled that the centre is now able to offer many programs for seniors as well as for families and children.
I am an avid quilter and joined our Thursday Quilters a few years ago. This is a fantastic group that welcomes new members enthusiastically. Whether you are only exploring quilting, a novice or an expert, it’s a great way to be connected to like-minded people.
Charlene Rogers – Programs, Marketing and Facilities Coordinator