Meet our Executive

PRESIDENT: Vacant

VICE PRESIDENT: Vacant

SECRETARY: Behram Dadachanji

Behram was born and spent his formative years in India. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), with additional certifications in Control Self- Assessment (CCSA), and Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). He has extensive financial, audit and operational management experience gained across five continents. He has held senior positions in both the private as well as public sectors in Canada & internationally. Behram and his family immigrated to Canada in 1989 and have since called Victoria their home.

TREASURER: Thomas Glenn

Thomas (Tom) Glenn, married to Kim Lee, born in Montreal and moved to Victoria in 2014 from London UK after 3 year assignment there.

I enjoy an active lifestyle, with cycling, tennis, badminton and the rich social life and entertainment that Victoria offers.

In addition to being the Treasurer of the Victoria Region and Men’s Newcomers Club (VMNC) , I am the president of the VMNC Real Money Investment Club, which I joined in 2015. Also, I am secretary of the Cordova Bay Community Club, a sports and recreation centre focused on badminton and pickleball.

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: Bruce Thomson

Bruce was born and raised in Victoria, moved in 1971 to Toronto to join Environment Canada. Spent 33 years with Environment Canada living in several different parts of the country. Retired in Vancouver in 2004 then 10 years at UBC.  Moved to Victoria in 2015. Avid woodworker and member of the Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild, also enjoy cycling and camping.

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NEW MEMBER LIAISON: Orlie Reese

Orlie is a Vancouver kid. He spent a major portion of his working life in parts, sales and service of trucks. Selling up in 1986 he moved to Victoria where he spent the next ten years selling residential real estate. At age 50 it was time to point the sailboat south. After many wonderful years in Mexico he returned to Victoria in 2016.

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WEBMASTER: John Pierce

John moved to Victoria from Doha, Qatar in January 2017 and joined VMNC in May 2017. He worked primarily in the upstream area of the Oil & Gas Business for small and super-majors starting in Alberta with the last 21 years overseas for Shell International. In addition, John likes IT and is Webmaster for several websites and is Coordinator for VMNC monthly Pub Lunch and VMNC weekly Social Bridge Group D.

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DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE: Gary Byrne

Gary relocated to Florence Lake from London Ontario in 2016. He served the London Acute Care Community for 25 years as a Vice President. Gary is currently General Manager with Hospital Management Services Inc. Gary is an avid motorcyclist, with both vintage and modern day motorcycles and a sports car enthusiast. Since arriving in Victoria Gary organized A Recumbent Trike Riding Group, is a Ranger with South Vancouver Island Rangers and leads the Bullseye Competitive Team with VFGP Association. With his spare time he is studying French at UVIC and with L'Alliance Francaise de Victoria with plans to be fully bilingual in two years (maybe).

DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Robert Vance

After living in Victoria for a few year I joined VMNC and find this to be the best bargain in Victoria with over 17 Activities and the cost of only 25 $/yr. I'm fortunate to have lived in BC all my life including West Kootenays, Vancouver, Saltspring Island and finally Victoria.

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