Good morning all, the annual meeting is about to get underway
Chair Dale Bass has called the meeting to order.
The agenda has been approved by the room, as have the minutes from the 2015 annual meeting.
Chair's report: Dale Bass -- we've had a series of meetings, some in person, some by Skype. We've had a good year.
President's report: Nick Taylor-Vaisey will have a longer report to the board on June 18-19.
Taylor-Vaisey: I was going to open the floor to any members who are here. I will summarize the last few months.
Taylor-Vaisey: We've worked a whole hell of a lot on this conference, and snuck some advocacy in between. An example, the poll on surveillance launched at this conference with PEN and the Ryerson-based centre. That poll closes June 20.
Taylor-Vaisey asks if there are any questions, none are put forward.
A change to the bylaws is put to the members that would allow us to hold national-director elections prior to the annual meeting instead of doing it at the annual meeting. This carries.
Onto the financial report for 2015. We were about $7K in the red for 2015. We printed Media magazine, which cost about $3K and we also had a bigger board which contributed to higher expense there.
Paul Schneidereit says the 2016 budget is on track. That's the 2016 budget update.
Onto approval of the accountant -- CCI Accounting will be asked to prepare the 2016 financial review.
The returning officer's report was just moved -- Kathleen Martens and Nick Taylor-Vaisey are declared elected as national directors for the 2016-18 term. Paul Schneidereit has been thanked for his service to the board.
That's it for the annual meeting.