Hello CASLI! This year we have sailed many uncharted waters and have come out on the other side having learnt many lessons, recognized missteps, and corrected our sails. This year's Annual General Meeting will bring forth change, bring on a new board, and continue moving us in the right direction.
For the first time, the AGM will be held entirely online. We will come together to conduct business, elect of our new board, and celebrate each other's accomplishments with the presentation of awards.
A Virtual AGM
This year our AGM will be held entirely online for the first time. We will be meeting over Zoom Webinar to allow all members to participate during the meeting. We are thankful to Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) for their support with technology, allowing us to use make use of their resources (human and technological) to ensure our focus can be on business at hand and not on technology.
Annual General Meeting
Each member will register to join the online Zoom meeting using their name and e-mail address on file with CASLI. In line with our bylaws, this will allow members the opportunity to participate during the meeting.
Registration will be sent to the email address on file with the CASLI office.
We are finalizing details on AGM business, including voting platforms (including voting by proxy). Stay tuned for more information to be shared.
Motions may still be submitted after October 17 right up till and during the AGM (during New Business, motions from the floor). The difference is that motions submitted after October 17, 2020, will not be uploaded to the website due to time constraints and volunteer availability.
Motions should be submitted to email@example.com in both ASL and English. (YouTube links and MS Word documents are preferred).
The AGM planning team hosted a number of two-hour special topic sessions over Zoom from August 10-13, 2020, for members to speak to and ask questions of motions or to have conversations on specific topics in an open forum format. These sessions were intended to allow for fulsome discussion and feedback prior to the AGM, to prepare members for business and voting, and to lessen screen time on the day of the AGM.
Nominations: Board of Directors
We are a diverse membership with diverse lived experiences. Our board should be reflective of this. We hope you will consider joining the board to effect change.
All positions are open for nominations. You must be an Active member in good standing to run for the board.
We look forward to the energy you will bring to the next board!