AGM & Elections for AUC
Location: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, #102, 4200 Queen Elizabeth II Highway, Red Deer, AB T4N 1E3, in the UPSTAIRS BOARDROOM, limited seating (max 25)
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
What: AGM & Elections 2020. Agenda includes: presentation of reports, financial statements for the previous fiscal year, summary of programs & activities, plus election of board members and officers as required each year (alternating).
Who: All members of the Alberta Underwater Council welcome, please contact us to check the status of your membership and get renewed if needed (must be current member to vote, nominate or run for a position on the AUC Board).
Cost: there is no charge (other than own travel costs) - try to carpool with a dive buddy! + Includes Lunch!
Hosted By: Alberta Underwater Council
RSVP to: email@example.com
ELECTION 2019 RESULTS:
QUORUM WAS MADE: 20 Members attended (in a blizzard & enduring harsh road conditions)
with declaration of election by acclamation (2 yr term: Spring 2019-Spring 2021):
Elected: President Terina Hancock (ends Spring'21), Vice President: Todd Pringle (ends Spring 2020),
Board Directors at Large (2 yr term: Spring '19 to Spring 2021): New Board Members: Michelle Boudreau &
Mark Willerth plus the returning Board Member: Dan Ermel
Vacant Board Positions Available: 1 Position Ends Spring 2020, 2 Positions end in Spring 2021
Current Board Members unchanged: Daniel Powell, Burc Gunes
As per AUC BYLAWS: Article II: Officers, 8. In the case of a vacancy, the Board Members may, with majority approval of the Board, appoint a member of the Council to fill the position until the next Annual General Meeting. The vacancy will then be filled for the remaining portion of the two (2) year term applicable to that Board Position. Must be current AUC member for at least 6 months prior to running for a Board position.
AUC thanks to the following recently serving but now retired Executive & Board Members: Tim Barker, Charlene Barker, Denise Boniface, Lee Burton, Bruce Cleveland, Josh Edwards, Mark Maintei & Lisa Shier.
Every year since 1960, the AGM is your opportunity to volunteer, run for office, and to vote! This important event helps shape the AUC for years to come! Hear reports of activities of the AUC for the previous fiscal year - general & financial. This is obviously NOT a scuba diving event but this very important annual event has helped shape the direction of the AUC since 1960 with often visionary volunteers from scuba & u/w clubs, coaches, instructors & dive store owners/staff stepping up each year to run for office. PLUS they have helped to create new AUC programs & provide new programs to keep the AUC viable & able to change with the needs of Alberta's underwater dive community and requirements of AB Government Grant programs, AGLC, etc.
Volunteers are always needed, if interested, please contact the AUC Office or a current Board Member near you.
But remember, you don't have to volunteer for the AUC Board to come out & vote & socialize with the AUC and those in attendance at the AGM (lunch is provided, please RVSP via email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AUC? The current board & staff will be very happy to answer any questions that you may have at the AGM. However, we respectfully request that any major questions, issues, concerns, or suggestions be submitted in writing to the AUC office a minimum of 1-2 weeks prior to help expedite the meeting's tight timeline. Better still, contact current AUC President or AUC Office with questions, concerns or suggestions via phone or email anytime during the year.
This is your "Provincial Association" representing your sport - whether it is underwater sports or scuba diving. Don't miss this opportunity to shape it's future & enjoy the benefits of membership to the fullest! To be sure that you're eligible to vote or run for a Board position, check your AUC membership status or be sure to renew in advance here. https://auc.tidyhq.com/
Nominations for open board positions required in advance. Fill out the Nomination Form or contact us for more info.
Positions needed in 2020: Vice President & Treasurer (incumbents are also running), plus 4 Directors at Large. All are welcome to run to fill Director at Large Positions however, Executive Officers should have AUC Board experience prior to running for President, Vice-President & Treasurer.