Thursday May 23, 2013
May 23 2013 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
@ The Telus Building, 215 Slater Street, 2nd floor, Ottawa Ontario
Generously sponsored by Telus Canada
1. ELECT a new Executive Committee for the National Capital Region Chapter.
2. CONNECT with others who believe we need to elect more women everywhere.
3. LISTEN to our guest speaker, Althia Raj, Huffington Post Canada's Ottawa Bureau Chief.
We Need You as a Member of the Executive!
Executive members will serve from June 2013 to June 2015. For more information on the roles and responsibilities of EVNCR Executive Committee members, please see attachment.
Next steps and deadlines:
1) If you are interested in a position on the Executive Committee, send an email indicating which position you are interested in and a 250 word biography to email@example.com, by noon, on May 8, 2013.
2) Join or renew your membership online by clicking here before 3 pm on May 23, 2013 so that the membership list can be updated for the meeting. You will also have the option of filling out a membership form with payment at the meeting.
N.B.: Only those who hold current memberships can be candidates and vote.
**Donations will be accepted (cash or cheque please) and receipts issued.**
Equal Voice is committed to having a diversified executive reflective of Canadian society, and to the equitable representation of Aboriginal people, persons with a disability and members of a visible minority group. We encourage members of these designated groups to self-identify.
PLEASE RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT POSITIONS AND MEMBERSHIP, CLICK HERE:
Saturday October 27, 2012
Equal Voice is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, October 27 from 1 – 3 p.m. EDT. The meeting will take place via live web and/or audio-conferencing to facilitate nationwide participation.
There will be host locations in most provinces where chapters exist (see list
below). At these locations, members in good standing will be able to participate
by audio-conference or web-conference.
Equal Voice is also exploring the feasibility of off-site participation for those members in good standing who would like to participate from their home. More information will be forthcoming on this. To qualify as a member in good standing, you must have paid your membership within the last year. New and renewing members must have paid their membership by no later than Monday October 22 at noon ET.
At this year’s AGM, EV seeks to report on our activities, to vote on financial statements for the years 2010 and 2011, to establish the numbers of directors, and to elect/re-elect some members of EV’s National Board of Directors.
Membership fees are $50.00/year or $10.00/year for youth, students or low income
(self-declared). We strongly encourage you to join or renew on line at
http://www.equalvoice.ca/join.htm. When processed online with payment, your membership is effective immediately.
Membership fees are shared between the national office and local chapters. 40%
of membership fees go to your local Chapter and the remaining amount goes
toward sustaining EV’s national web site, programs, and public awareness activities.
Call for Nominations
EV currently has a nationally based board of directors of 14 individuals. By vote of the EV board, the national board will be expanded to 16 positions, seven of whom will be elected at this AGM, and nine of whom are held by chapter chairs who are chosen by their chapters. Four individuals now currently serving as national directors (and are not ex-officio and do not represent chapters) are seeking election or re-election to the board as at-large directors.
Equal Voice welcomes expressions of interest by all individuals who wish to be elected to a seat on the National Board. All those elected/re-elected will serve two year terms.
If you are interested in putting your name forward for one of seven at-large seats on
the National Board of Directors please submit a biography (one-page maximum) no later than Monday October 22 at noon EDT to our Nominations Chair, Monica Lysack, at email@example.com.
Currently, the following individuals, serving as national directors, are seeking election or re-election to the national board as at-large directors:
Donna Dasko/National Chair
Michal Harewood/National Youth Chair
Joan Weinman/National Communications Chair
Chapter Chairs (who are elected by their local members) are:
5. Charmaine Davidge, Newfoundland and Labrador
6. Louise Carbert /Naomi Black (Co-chairs), Nova Scotia
7. Joanna Everitt, New Brunswick
8. Raylene Lang-Dion/Etana Cain (Co-chairs), Ottawa/National Capital Region
9. Lesley Byrne/ Rebecca Scott (Co-chairs), Toronto
10. Monica Lysack, Saskatchewan
11. Janet Buckmaster, Alberta North
12. Janice Kinch, Alberta South
13. Carolyn Jack, British Columbia
The officers of Equal Voice will be chosen by the directors at the first meeting of directors following the annual general meeting.
Voting by Proxy
For those who are unable to attend the AGM in person, Equal Voice permits its members to vote by proxy.
This allows any member in good standing to authorize another member in good standing who is attending one of the meetings in person to cast their votes for them. Written notification, indicating who you are giving your proxy to, must be submitted to EV at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, October 24 at midnight.