The Cougar Booster Club is a non-profit volunteer organization that exists to support Mount Royal University student-athletes. We are individuals who represent Mount Royal alumni, student-athletes, employees, students, and members of the community who wish to connect and provide recognition and financial assistance to Cougar athletes.
2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
Many of you are aware the Cougar Booster Club is an independent organization registered under the Alberta Societies Act and exists to support and promote Cougar Athletics through a variety of initiatives.
In order for the organization to be eligible to participate in fund raising activities, there are certain requirements that must be met to qualify for licenses to run events such as a casino. This event alone raises significantly needed funds to assist Cougar Athletics on a regular basis in a variety of ways such as athletic scholarships.
In order for the club to exist we must have a general membership that elects a Board of Directors on an annual basis with a rotation of officers. This year our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30th from 7;00 - 8:00 pm at Mount Royal University within the Recreation Centre - Varsity Team room.
Student Athlete alumni are considered general members of the Booster Club and are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting. Attendance is also open to individuals in the community such as student athlete’s parents, local teachers and sport minded individuals with a keen interest in Cougar Athletics.
Individuals are needed to let their name stand for the election of officers for the Board of Directors which this year, includes the Treasurer (2 year term), Secretary (2 year term), two Directors, both with two year terms and Director at Large (one year term). The time commitment is not great – attendance at four board meetings a year, assistance at the Casino and participation in other initiatives as determined by the board members.
There are many individuals in the Mount Royal University family who could make a significant contribution to the Cougar Booster Club as a Board Member. If you are willing to help out a great community cause, please let one of the following current board members know of your interest:
University Liaison Karla Karch (email@example.com)
Secretary Rob Godfrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Member at Large Jean Jarrell (email@example.com)
Please feel free to direct any and all questions to you might have to one of these three individuals.
Al Bohonus, a catalyst of the Club and long-time Athletic Director at Mount Royal College was the first to sign the Club by-laws. His vision was to create a $1 million dollar endowment for Cougar Athletics in order to support the student-athletes of Mount Royal. This goal was reached in 1998, but unfortunately not before Al passed away in the spring of 1995.
Al Bohonus' legacy continues to live on through the Cougar Endowment fund and the various activities of the Club. The student-athletes themselves have made significant contributions, as thousands of individuals have worked fundraisers and events in order to build a healthy financial picture for Cougar Athletics.
The Cougar Booster Club continues to raise funds for the Cougar Endowment fund and donate to Cougar Athletics on an annual basis. These dollars go towards financially supporting student-athlete through scholarships, awards and enhancing the student-athlete experience. As was the case in the first thirty years, it will take the efforts of current student-athletes and alumni to continue the support and success of the Club.
- current and former Cougar student- athletes
- current and former Mount Royal coaches
- current and former Mount Royal students and employees
- parents/guardians and family members of current and former student-athletes
- members of the local community who have an interest in promoting Cougar Athletics
- complimentary and discounted Cougar Booster Club events
- reconnecting with the Cougar Booster Club community
- supporting a premier CIS varsity athletic department
- having FUN while enjoying excellent athletic competition
Interested in volunteering for this event, please let us know! Contact Kimmo Korvela, Cougar Booster Club Casino Coordinator at 403-440-7218 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wall of Fame
The Cougar Athletics Wall-of-Fame, created in 2010 in partnership between MRU, Cougar Athletics and the Cougar Booster Club, recognizes and honors former Cougar student-athletes, teams, coaches and builders who have made outstanding contributions to varsity athletic programs. Located on the west wall of the Recreation entrance, the Athletics Wall-of-Fame shares space with the Dr. Don Stouffer Donor Recognition Wall.