SISKA’s Annual General Meeting by Zoom – Wednesday, September 23 @ 7 pm
by Alan Campbell
Since the Covid-19 pandemic will not be resolved in the next few months, it has been decided to hold SISKA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year virtually by Zoom, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. You will receive formal notice of this meeting in early September by email, and be asked to install Zoom, a free download, on your device to participate in the video teleconference.
Our AGM is normally held each April to meet the requirements of the BC Societies Act as SISKA is a non-profit corporation. Typically, the first business is to confirm that a quorum of members is present. Under our bylaws, a quorum is 10% of the voting members (which is likely 35 as we currently have 344 members). The main business of the AGM is to approve the minutes of the last AGM, approve the annual financial report, receive any other reports of Club activities, and to elect or re-elect members to serve on SISKA’s Board of Directors. Unless there is any other business, the AGM is then adjourned.
Following our previous AGMs, which are usually fairly short, a regular monthly SISKA meeting has been immediately convened, and we have a presentation related to kayaking, the marine environment, or another topic of interest to members. Our Zoom meeting, a new experience for some, will require a little time at the beginning to get everyone online and oriented, but we are planning to make it as efficient as possible once we get going.
Then, once the AGM has been adjourned, we will begin our first monthly club meeting held by Zoom! We plan to have one of our accomplished SISKA members describe a unique kayaking adventure she had earlier this year.
Elizabeth Purdon, a PC Level 4 kayaker and Level 1 instructor, who recently circumnavigated Vancouver Island with her husband Bob, and paddling friend Marg Rees as “Bobby and the Sea Stars”, had the opportunity to paddle for several weeks in the Sea of Cortes, Baja, Mexico, with world-renowned kayaking legend, Freya Hoffmeister. Elizabeth impressed Freya (not easily done!) with her paddling skills and willingness to work hard to support this part of Freya’s current multi-year kayaking odyssey to circumnavigate North America. Elizabeth will share her experience with Freya by narrating an online slideshow she has created.
Mark Wednesday, September 23 on your calendar now and get ready to Zoom with SISKA!