The Board had it’s first meeting with all members in attendance.
Big Welcome to new Members Geoff Little (VP), Steve Schroder (Treas), Stephanie Fleury(Secy) and Kevin Delaney(Marketing). I know each of them will do a fantastic job.
The biggest obstacle we have, both as a Board and as an Association, is the new legislation covering “Not-For-Profits” in Ontario. This will prove to be a challenge, but we have struck a 5 member sub-committee to tackle this problem. Several of the committee members are tackling these issues already with other groups, so we have a good knowledge base to get started. I will keep you updated how this will affect our Board Meetings, our AGMs and our whole Association.
Meanwhile if you need some light reading, this is what I’m referring to: http://www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcs/en/pages/not_for_profit.aspx
It’s a whole lot of hullabaloo which is meant to protect us all, as volunteers.
I’m sure once we get into it, we will be fine.
IN THE MEANTIME, IF ANY OF OUR MEMBERS ARE LAWYERS AND WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR OUR COMMITTEE AND OFFER SOME FREE LEGAL ADVICE, DON’T BE AFRAID TO CONTACT ANY OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS!
Have a Great Week!