By-laws, AGM and knitting notes

By-law Special Meeting Results
On October 20, 2013 our membership voted unanimously to accept the new by-laws. The new by-laws will be filed with the Province of Alberta this week.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Board Member Elections
In addition, we set the date for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please join us on at 4pm on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11321-166a St, Edmonton, AB. A meeting agenda will be emailed to all members and posted on this website in the coming weeks.

Among other agenda items, we will be selecting the 2014 Board of Directors at the AGM. Interested members may self-nominate via email using their registered member email address between October 21 and November 22, 2013. The board may contain up to 7 members.

Potential board members must:

  1. Be a 2013 general member in good standing.
  2. Consent to having their name and address appear in public Government of Alberta documents (Corporate Registry Database) and on our website
  3. Attend 4-6 Board meetings in addition to any general meetings.
  4. Actively participate in a minimum of one committee or extra duty.
  5. Commit to and complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours with ABS.

Please note: This election is for general board members. Executive positions (Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary/Treasurer) on the board are determined by the elected board members at a future board meeting.

All members, 18 years of age or older, in good standing as of November 22, 2013 will be eligible to put their name forward for a position on the board of directors. Members wishing to be elected to the Board of Directors must be present at the AGM.

A member is elected to the Board of Directors when they put their name forward for nomination and receive sufficient votes on the ballot from the general membership in an election vote held during the AGM .  In the case of a tie, a secondary vote may be held until a minimum of 6 positions on the Board of Directors are filled.

Registered members who live in Edmonton and surrounding area must be present to vote at the AGM.

Registered members who do not live within 100 kms of Edmonton, as indicated in our member database, may record their vote on any agenda item via email using their registered member email address between November 23 – 29, 2013. Eligible in-absentia voters should indicate which agenda item they are voting on (use agenda item number), along with their choices, in the body of their message

We are currently working on a method for out of town members to dial into the meeting via internet based calling service. Details will be posted once testing is complete.

Special thanks to Leavitt Machinery General Partnership for use of their space for the Special Meeting and AGM.

Knitting Projects – Donation Drop-offs
We will be collecting poppies for the Valour Place Poppy Project and knit items for the Bissell Centre at The Carrot Community Arts Coffee House (9351-118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB) on the following date:

  • Saturday, October 26 from 11:30am – 2pm

3 thoughts on “By-laws, AGM and knitting notes

    • Membership info has its own page on our website 😉 http://www.albertabrowncoats.com/?page_id=603

      In general, you pay a small fee and in return we send you a cool membership card and a random item that changes annually. In addition, you get to vote in any special or general meetings and get a discount at Happy Harbor Comics and our charity booth at conventions.

      Memberships are available for purchase online or at any of our events.

      One does not need to be a card-carrying member in order to attend any of our events. We’re open to everyone. However, if you’re not an “official” member you can’t vote at meetings.

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