The Board of the Meaford Culture Foundation consists of up to nine volunteer Directors.
We also have committees of volunteers who assist individual Directors to manage their portfolio. If you are interested in becoming involved on a committee or on the board, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the Volunteer button. Working with the Foundation is an empowering way to contribute to the Meaford community through arts and culture.
Rod MacAlpine (Chair) is a well-known retired real estate agent in Meaford. He is a past-President of the Meaford and District Chamber of Commerce, and a past Director of the Canadian Ski Patrol System. Before moving permanently to Meaford, he was in the Canadian Army, and was the Commanding Officer of the Central Area Land Forces Training Base.
Ted Brown (Vice Chair and Chair of MIFF) joined the Foundation in 2005 and brings 50 years of experience in building construction & trade show project management. He is involved with two companies, one for specialty construction project management and the other a manufacturer of Trade Show booths, special signage and graphic applications. He is a past-President of the Meaford Curling Club. Ted has masterminded many fundraisers in the Municipality.
Dan White (Treasurer) is a newly retired financial advisor of 7 years and prior to that worked in manufacturing for 38 years in various positions including Production Manager, Quality Manager and Process Improvement Manager. He is currently the President of the Meaford Kinsmen, member of the Meaford chapter of Community Foundation Grey Bruce (previously a board member) and Past President of the Meaford Chamber of Commerce.
Robert Uhrig (Director) has over 30 years of professional marketing and senior management experience in the material handling industry in Toronto. Also a published songwriter and former Administrative Director of the Grey Bruce Arts Council, he is a lover, participant and strong supporter of the arts. Raised in Meaford, he is happy to have recently had the opportunity to return to the area as the Sales & Marketing Manager for Bruce Street Technologies Limited.
Bill Monahan (Secretary) has an active community volunteer in the past decade, helping out with the Rotary Fish Fry, Earth Week, Memorial Park cleanup, Community Awards, and Dragons’ Den. He has served on the boards of Home and Community Support Services for Grey-Bruce, North-East Grey Health Clinics, the Meaford Chamber of Commerce, and chaired the Meaford Handivan Committee. He has helped the Scarecrow group manage the loan of their sound system for local events. As a writer he has contributed to The Meaford Independent, the Owen Sound Hub, and for a few years wrote an online blog covering local music. His business, Homebuttons, won Meaford’s Customer Service Award in 2016 and in 2020 was awarded a citation for the completion of ten years in business by the Municipality of Meaford.
Victoria Yeh (Director of Communications) has 12 years of experience as a national public relations manager, financial analyst and account executive in the private sector; alongside her 20+ years working as a professional musician and teacher. Victoria serves as Concertmaster for the Summerhill Orchestra, guest Concertmaster for the Georgian Bay Symphony, the founder and Artistic Director for the Travel by Sound Virtual Concert & Adventure series, band leader for her original Spirit Awakens trio, member of Paul DeLong’s ONE WORD, and sits on the Board of Directors for Brazil Strings and the Creative Strings Workshop. She has also served on the Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Economic Recovery Committee and the Parks Advisory Committee for the Municipality of Meaford.