Board of Directors

Marilyn Schneider, President m. schneider

Marilyn is a permanent resident of Grand Marais, she has raised her family here, her children attended Walter Whyte School. Marilyn actively participates in the family business which has operated for over 35 years. She is an active participant in many community organizations and was elected Chair of the Foundation in September, 2012.


Roger Batchelor, Vice Presidentroger batchelor

Roger and his wife Audrey have been permanent residents of Lakeshore Heights since 1992 when they made a life changing decision to a more peaceful life at their cottage.
Prior to this move, Roger was employed by Camco Inc. (manufacturers of G.E., Hotpoint and Moffat appliances) as their Mid-West Distribution Manager. Roger enjoyed this position until the closure of the Winnipeg operation.
His love of photography, which was a lifelong hobby, took him in a new direction and an entrepreneurial spirit to run his own Sooters Studio in Selkirk. He was there for five years until Sooters went out of business. Roger then began a short but most interesting position with the RM of St. Clements as their Transfer Station attendant. This is where he met many of the full time and part time residents and enjoyed chatting with all of them.
Since his retirement with the RM he continues to meet and greet these friends and customers at one of the kiosks on Grand Beach where he sells sunglasses and many of his photographs taken from travels to Egypt, Thailand, Bali, Hong Kong, Mexico, and all throughout Europe.
Rogers’s interest in businesses has him currently in the position as President of GBADC (Grand Beach and Area Development Corporation). He enjoys working with board members and volunteers of this group.


Dennis Wasylyniuk, Secretaryd.wasylyniuk

Dennis has been a cottage owner in Lakeshore Heights since 1987 and a permanent resident since 2002. Dennis is a graduate of SSTI in Electronic Engineering Technology and University of Saskatchewan in Education. Over his career, some of Dennis’ responsibilities have included: Research Technologist for the National Research Council (Ottawa), Tech. Ed. Dept. Head for E.D. Fehan High School in Saskatoon, Graphic/Drafting Instructor at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate in Winnipeg, Acting VP of Grant Park High School in Winnipeg, Pres. of the Mystery Lake School District Teacher’s Society, President of the Manitoba Industrial Arts Association, Chair for the Manitoba Catholic School Board, and Vice Pres. of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association.
Dennis is a Past President of the EBRC Board.

 

Lea-Ann Stevens-Malthouse, Treasurerl-stevens-malthouse

Lea-Ann has been lucky enough to have a cottage in Lakeshore Heights since 1960 as a child and now with her family.
Lea-Ann is self-employed as a bookkeeper and has volunteered as a treasurer for various organizations. As well, Lea-Ann is a journey person painter/decorator and splits time between bookkeeping and painting.

 

Fran Chester, Directorfran chester

Fran's family have been seasonal residents of Grand Marais since the early 1920's.
Her background is nursing, working exclusively in intensive care for 32 years. In that time she was a general duty nurse for 13 years, Head Nurse for 7 and Program Manager for 12, retiring in 2002.
After retirement, in 2006, she moved in to the family cottage as a permanent resident of Grand Marais.

 

Cheryl Fabian, Directorcheryl fabian

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Neplyk, DirectorTerry Neplyk

Terry has been a cottage owner in Grand Beach for over 20 years and he and his wife Dale Boss since January 2015 become permanent residents now of Grand Marais. Terry holds a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and a Masters in Business Administration. Besides currently being a self employed management consultant, over his career, some of Terry’s responsibilities have included senior financial positions for large Manitoba based national and provincial in scope corporations. He is a past President of the Grand Beach Cottage Owners Association as well as having served on many volunteer boards including most recently the Elmwood High School Legacy Fund, Eastern Beaches Regional Health (Living 360), Grand Marais Community Central Inc., Ukrainian Professional and Business Foundation and Association and the Manitoba Children’s Museum. He is also a long standing member of the Grand Beach Area Development Corporation as well. Together Terry and Dale have a combined five children and two grand children. In 2015, they have permanently moved their Grand Beach kiosk business "Juan More Thing" from the boardwalk to a building he know owns on Grand Beach Road in Grand Marais.

 

Susan Prohaska, Directors-prohaska

Susan is the 3rd generation in her family who have been enjoying Grand Beach since 1960. Her and her husband Joe Prohaska recently built a year round cottage at Grand Beach with future plans to retire there. She started her 30 year Career with CIBC as a teller and over the years moved up the ranks to Branch Manager and then onto Area Sales Leader (MB/SK/AB). More recently she has held positions as Emergency Operations Manager and Accounts Receivable Supervisor. She is a strong, visible supporter of the community as evidence of being a Grand Beach Cottage Owners Association board member for 26 years. She held the position of Treasurer for 11 of them. Susan was a United Way Employee Campaign Chair for 5 years. She was the recipient of the President’s Award for GBCOA and received the CIBC Senior Vice Presidents Award. She has been a member of the Wellness Institute in Winnipeg for over 20 years.

 

Tracey Robinson, Directortracey robinson

Tracey was born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba. In early 1992 she made the move to Alberta where she resided until moving back to Grand Marais with her husband Dan in 2011. She is third generation to reside at the currently property where she is located. Her parents and Grandparents made the move out to Grand Marais from Winnipeg after their respective retirements.
Professionally, she has been working directly with Mortgage Brokers and Mortgage Agents for the past 19 years. Prior to that she was in Financial services since 1991. Her current position at Manulife Financial provides the opportunity to assist Mortgage Brokers and their agents with the offer of mortgage protection to their borrowers. She is fortunate enough to travel throughout the prairies and proudly look after Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Prior to starting her tenure with Manulife, she worked with a Broker originated lender and worked for a number of years with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. She holds her Life Insurance and A & S license in all three provinces. She has been a proud member of the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA) since 2002 and is in her fifth year as a Director on the AMBA board. She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals and has held the Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) designation since its introduction in 2004.
She is excited to experience the community engagement in Grand Marais and the East Beaches and looks forward to serving the membership of EBRC.