VANCOUVER, British Columbia—The Western Canadian Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association will discuss undertaking major changes during its convention in Edmonton, Alberta, Feb. 19-21. The convention also will be a farewell to longtime Executive Director Olive Storey, who will retire in March.
During the association's annual general meeting Feb. 21, the board will discuss possible changes—including reducing the number of directors, a name change and altering the structure and services of the association—as proposed by a consulting firm the WCTDRA hired last year to conduct a diagnostic review.
The consultants suggested the WCTDRA adopt a mission statement of overall goals and objectives. The board is also suggesting modifying the group's name to better reflect the membership, which is predominantly tire dealers. Another option is to have the name reflect an affiliation with the national Tire Dealers Association of Canada.
The WCTDRA said it also is considering reducing the size of its board, which has 22 directors, because it is too unwieldy.
All these topics and suggestions will be discussed and eventually put to a membership vote via mail-in ballot, according to Ms. Storey.