Who is Maureen Binnie? Maureen is a person who has had a deep seated love and an unbelievable compassion towards animals all her life and who chooses to spend the rest of that life with them in whatever capacity is made available to her.
When she retired at the end of August 2002 she came to Critter Care Wildlife Society after seeing an ad in the local paper for its Open House and though this just might be the place to volunteer. She was introduced to Hoover the resident Bobcat and the decision was made.
A short time later she was given the privilege of looking after Hoover and it son became a 7 day per week love. As time went on her administrative skills became a more needed and her time with Hoover lessoned. In 2003 she became a Board Member and in 2005 became and remains the President of Critter Care Wildlife Society. Her dedication to this organization and its animals will never fade. Over the seven years of volunteer work Maureen has had the privilege and honor of holding and loving River Otters, a Cougar Kitten,countless Raccoon babies, Coyote pup and a couple of Black Bear cubs.
I have always been interested in animal welfare, both domestic and wild. This is why my wife, Pauline, and I became vegetarians, and have been with PETA and The Fur Bearer Defenders for many years.
Since retiring, I saw an opportunity to do voluntary work. Having been to a number of Critter Care open houses over the years, Pauline and I became members. I volunteered and was able to help on a few construction projects. Subsequent to that, Maureen, our President, asked me to consider join ing the Board, which I felt was an honor. As a board member, I hope to add some ideas, contacts and continue to spread the word as to what Critter Care is all about. I hope to also continue to be a construction“slave”.
Jan started volunteering with Critter Care in 1997 after attending a volunteer recruitment and cuddling three baby raccoons. She’s been involved with theanimals ever since–serving as a yearly foster mom to groups of baby raccoons. She joined the board as treasurer in 2007.
Jan holds both Bachelor of Home Economics and Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA, CMA) degrees. She worked as an accountant for a large ladies garment manufacturer and wholesaler–with promotions to Controller, CFO and finally COO of the company. She retired in 2011. Jan’s free time is spent caring for fostered wild animals and a menagerie of pets– which include horses, dogs, Flemish rabbits and chickens. She enjoys gardening, numerous crafts, horseback riding, spending time with friends and hereight grandchildren. The raccoons remain her favorite wild animal.
Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. and resides in White Rock, B.C. Now retiredbut previously worked for 7 years with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and 32 years with BC Assessment Authority.
Hobbies include golf, travel, volunteering and time with family and friends. Has volunteered with Ducks Unlimited Canada for 15 years, 11 years with Community Policing–RCMP White Rock Detachment, 5 years committees as appointed by
White Rock City Council and 1 ½ years with Critter Care Wildlife Society.Enjoys working to enhance & restore wildlife habitat and the rehabilitation of animals within BC. Likes, finds very worthwhile & gratifying assisting in the rescue, rehabilitation & release of BC mammals so that future generations may enjoy the various species.
I signed up to be a Member with CCWS around the year 2000. So, it has been approximately 15 years that I have been a member. First time on the BOD was from 2005 to 2008 while still working for the City ofSurrey.
I rejoined the Board after my retirement from the City of Surrey in 2013and remain a Director. I have been a Volunteer on the Critter Crew now for approximately 10 years straight. For approximately the last two years, I have been the Facilitator for the Critter Crew where I direct and monitor the meetings. Gail Martin asked me to be the Facilitator of the Critter Crew having me report back also to the Board of Directors on the Events and involvement of the Critter Crew representing Critter Care Wildlife Society.
I have volunteered annually for approximately the last 12 years at the Open House. First as a Tour Guide and then as a volunteer on the Tour Desk. For the last two years, I have been on the Community for the Silent Auction & Dinner. Have been on the Committee for 3 years with Langley Township 7Grape Stomp. In the past for about the last 5 years, I have been on the committee also for the annual Walk-a-Thon. In 2013 and 2014, I was the Co-ordinator for Critter Care’s involvement in the Annual Campbell Valley Wine Run and have volunteered for Brookswood Days for the last 5 years. Whenever possible I make myself available to help in any other fundraising events where Critter Care is represented.