Are You Coming to Our AGM in Vancouver?
You are invited to the BC Sustainable Energy Association’s eighth Annual General Meeting, to be held from 1 - 5 pm on Saturday, October 27th at the UBC Robson Square Centre, 800 Robson St, Vancouver.
The purpose of our AGM is to present our Annual Report, invite questions and feedback from our members, vote on a proposed by-law change (see below), and elect new members to our Board of Directors. Refreshments will be provided. See the meeting agenda on our website here.
With directors, volunteers, staff, and chapter leaders attending from across the province, this is a great opportunity to meet your fellow BCSEA members, get an update on our activities, and become more involved in helping to create a sustainable energy future here in British Columbia.
Please RSVP if you’ll be attending by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our office at 250-744-2720. [If you have already indicated you're coming, no need to notify us again] .
Everyone is welcome at the door, although only BCSEA members in good standing may vote.
I hope to see you there.
Paul Save, President
We are privileged that John Stonier, CA has agreed to be our guest speaker:
'The Electric Road - Can BC lead the way for Electric Vehicles?'
John is an entrepreneur and financial executive who has worked in the renewable energy, wireless, internet and telecom industries for the past quarter century in North America and abroad.
He has been passionate about electric cars since driving his first hybrid in 2005. He recently completed an EV conversion of a Porsche Boxster and drives it daily in Vancouver. Since 2007 he has given presentations to a wide variety of audiences on the attributes and benefits of electric vehicles.
He recently joined QUBE Building Systems as CFO, a developer of modular building systems offering buildings with the highest quality non-combustible construction materials and utilizing state-of-the-art energy efficiency and liveability features. John is a Chartered Accountant, having articled with KPMG LLP in Vancouver and Toronto.
Election of Directors
Any BCSEA member who has been a member in good standing for three months or more at the date of the meeting may stand for election to the Board of Directors of the BCSEA. We welcome volunteers. Please contact the BCSEA President, Paul Save, if you are interested. Send a note to email@example.com with 'Board of Directors' in the Subject line.
Financial Statement, 2011
Our Financial Statement for the past fiscal year is here. Many thanks to our Treasurer, Cheryl Kabloona.
A special resolution is being put before the AGM that Bylaw 6.2(9) be amended to say, "A director must not be a director for greater than seven years. A director who has been a director for seven years must cease to be a director."
The Board is recommending this change in order to increase the Board’s focus on leadership development and succession planning, prevent the organization from being over-dependent on individual Board members, ensure that new skills, ideas and contacts are brought to BCSEA leadership, improve fundraising opportunities by revolving key Board positions, and provide opportunities for members & chapter leaders in provincial leadership roles.