Date(s) - 27/May/2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation
(Online via Zoom – invitation will be emailed to members)
The 103rd Annual General Meeting of Nature Vancouver will be held on Thursday, May 27 at 7:30 via a Zoom invitational meeting. Zoom access will be enabled at 7:00 pm for folks who wish to connect with fellow members and long-time friends. The meeting will start at 7:30 pm.
At the business part of the meeting, the President’s and Treasurer’s reports will be presented for approval. Election will be held for the new Board of Directors for 2021-2022. The short business session will be followed by Annual Volunteer Awards and Scholarship presentations. Please join us in this on-line AGM to support the goals and aspirations of our society, more important than ever in these trying times.
- Welcome and Call to order
- Approval of Agenda
- Approval of the minutes of the 102nd Annual General Meeting held on May 28, 2020.
- President’s Report – Nigel Peck
- Treasurer’s Report – Adele Liu
- Receive and approve the financial statements for the year end December 31, 2020 and the Review Engagement Report
- Authorization for Reid, Hurst, Nagy to conduct the Review Engagement for year end 2021
- Proposed changes to the bylaws
- Election of the Nature Vancouver Board of Directors for 2021-2022
- Other Business
NOTE: The draft minutes of 2020 AGM, the year-end 2020 financial statements, and the proposed changes to the bylaws are available from the following links. Members are requested to refer to these documents in advance of and during the online meeting, should they have any questions, concerns or comments.
Link to download: Draft Minutes – 2020 AGM
Link to download: Draft Financial Statements – Year-end Dec. 2020
Link to download: NV Bylaws – Proposed Changes
Board of Directors – Nominations
Nature Vancouver board can have up to a maximum of twelve Directors. Nine current Board members are standing for re-election. We have one new nomination and need two more. All nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 14th. Nominations from the floor are not allowed under the bylaws of Nature Vancouver.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Jude Grass and Fred Hornby who are stepping down from the Board. Fred will be continuing as a NV representative to the Vancouver Bird Advisory Committee and Jude, although stepping down from the board, will be considered as a lifetime honorary Nature Vancouver board director, font of wisdom and champion of the VNHS / Nature Vancouver.
Nominations received are:
Adele Liu, Angela Bond, Bev Ramey, Colin Clasen, Donna Underhill, Janet Snell, Joan Lopez, Laura Cottle, Nigel Peck.
We are excited to welcome Caroline Penn, who has accepted the nomination to be a Director.
The Nature Vancouver Awards and Scholarships will be presented following the AGM.