2012 General Meeting

The 2012 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, April 28th, 2012, at the Albert at Bay Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Call To Order

Meeting was called to order at 1:00 PM local time.

Apologies for absence from Ali Ledgerwood from the Executive. No proxies were received on behalf of the membership.

 

Adoption of Agenda

The standing agenda was nominated by Cole Burston and seconded by Jenna Huack. Motion carried.

 

Adoption of Minutes

The 2011 AGM Minutes were nominated by Chris Roussakis and seconded by Adam Gagnon. Motion carried.

 

Financial Reports

Just as last year, we are on budget for an annual shortfall of $2,000 which is the desired year-end position for a not for profit status.

Membership is where the bulk of money comes in and it has been confirmed that Loyalist College’s first and second year students will automatically be enrolled with NPAC as part of their college fees. This should somewhat boost membership.

Ali Ledgerwood and Ric Ernst will be submitting a grant application to the Canada Council of the Arts to help offset costs for specific projects to improve NPAC organization.

A new text-link ads system has been implemented on the web site but it is early days and should have an idea on income generated in the upcoming months.

Accounts / Financial Report acceptance nominated by Chris Roussakis and seconded by Jenna Huack. Motion carried.

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

No business arising from the previous minutes.

 

New Business

Mentorship program is back up and running again.

The next big project is creating a new and fresh web site. Ali is exploring options on how to offset the huge cost of creating the new site and will update when more details are available.

Cole Burston was looking into organizing a print auction but we couldn’t launch this year. Cole will be revisiting the project this year and will update when available.

Current fundraising efforts are working well for the conference sponsorship and book ads.

Ali is looking at more partnerships for NPAC members to receive better deals. Ali will update when more options are available, but is accepting suggestions and will look into all options.

It was noted that the Rod Frketich and the Executive had written a letter to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and the Mayor of Vancouver, with a copy sent to the defense lawyer, on behalf of the NPAC membership to identify our displeasure in response to the VPD requesting that all unpublished photos be relinquished to them as a result of the Vancouver hockey riots.

Regarding the monthly clips contest, it was noted that the East and West have amended the rules so that they read exactly the same. The contest will also have some updates commencing in the new year, and they will be advised later on in the summer by Ken, Cole and Chad.

 

Election of Executive

It was determined that the Executive would remain the same for 2012. It was motioned and carried.

 

Next Meeting Date and Adjournment

The next meeting will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 somewhere in Calgary, Alberta. Ali will update when more information is available.

Call for adjournment was nominated by Cole Burston and seconded by Jenna Huack. Motion carried.

 

Meeting closed at 1:55 pm.

– Rod Frketich, President

 

Financial report (1.6MB pdf) for the year ending January 31, 2012.

 

Previous General Meeting:

2011 General Meeting