On Friday, June 10, 2021, CPRS Edmonton will be holding its Annual General Meeting online just prior to a professional development webinar (details about the speaker to come). Be sure to attend the webinar to vote at the meeting by registering online. If you’re unable to attend, please complete the electronic voting card by 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 9. During the meeting, members will be asked:
- to approve the minutes from the 2020 Annual General Meeting,
- to accept the financial statements for the previous fiscal year,
- amend the Society’s bylaws in order to conduct business in a digital environment, and
- to elect the board of directors for the 2021-2022 year.
Proposed Bylaw Changes
Given the global pandemic, the need to be responsive to changing times, as well as responsive to the needs of the association, proposed changes to the by-laws fall into the area of technology. Bylaws would be updated to adapt for technology, digital literacy, collaboration, and removing barriers to collaboration and participation in chapter activities and governance.
Financial statements are available in the 2021 Annual Report for review.
Nominating Committee Report
The Nominating Committee of CPRS Edmonton presents the following slate of officers for the June 2021 to June 2022 Board of our society.
- President: Crystal Wood
- Past President : Lyn Brown
- Vice-President and Community Chair: Peter Haight
- Accreditation Chair and Treasurer: Carrie Rosa
- Information Management and Technology (Secretary): Michelle Mondeville
- Communications Chair: April Bent
- Professional Development Chair: Heather Massel
- Mentorship Chair: Tamara Vineberg
Electronic Voting Card
If you’re unable to attend the meeting, please complete the electronic voting card by 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 9.
If you require more information about the Annual General Meeting, please email Michelle Mondeville, Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article 6 of the CPRS Edmonton Bylaws
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
6. Ideally no member shall be eligible to hold office on the Board unless he or she has been a member in good standing at least 12 months, and continues to remain a member in good standing throughout his or her term. This eligibility includes membership of other Member Societies of the National Society in the instance of a member moving from one city to another. A vote for the election of Directors will only be held if there are more candidates than vacant positions.
6.1 No member shall be eligible for the presidency unless he or she has held a previous term as a Director, unless this requirement is waived by a unanimous vote of the Board.
6.1.1 A member holding the President or President-Elect position whose term is about to expire may be appointed by the Board rather than standing for election.
6.2 Nominations for elective members of the Board shall be made by a Nominating Committee appointed by the Board, composed of no less than the President and Past-President and/or the President-Elect. All representatives of the Nominating Committee must be Voting Members in good standing of the Edmonton Society.
6.2.1 The nominating committee shall nominate at least the number of candidates required to fill the vacancies, which exist on the Board of Directors at the end of the program year.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT
6.3 The report of the nominating committee shall be delivered to the Secretary at least one month prior to the Annual General Meeting.
6.3.1 The Secretary shall send a copy thereof to each member in good standing together with the notice calling the meeting and a copy of Article VI of these Bylaws, not later than 30 days prior to the Annual General Meeting; voting cards, however, will be distributed to each Voting Member in good standing, as per article 6.5, at the beginning of the Annual General Meeting.
6.4 Nominations for the Board of Directors also may be made up to two weeks before the Edmonton Society’s Annual General Meeting. Members in good standing may nominate themselves.
6.4.1 Such nominations shall be made in writing, signed by the nominator and nominee, and submitted to the Secretary no later than two weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting.