About the December Format

What about the 21 days notice?


The CASLI Bylaws state that members will receive 21-35 days notice for the AGM. We needed to consider two things: holidays* and completing the AGM before the end of 2020**. At the portion of the AGM that was hosted in November, CASLI was able to pass all of the procedural motions and some of the new business. Those will not need to be repeated. We're asking for a little understanding, and we're open to suggestions. We do have a form ready to survey CASLI about your preferences for the AGM. Click here to send feedback directly to the board. The 21-35 days' notice in the CASLI bylaws can be interpreted a number of ways. Since the upcoming meeting dates are an extension of the previous AGM in November, the number of days' notice may or may not apply. The Canadian law about non-profit corporations and an AGM states that it must be held every 12 months or before December 31, 2020. (see https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs08611.html and http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/siTe/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs06828.html for details). Erring on the side of caution with federal compliance seemed to be the safer option for CASLI and the Board of Directors. Canadian law does not state when the AGM has to be completed. The interpretation of the law could be that since the AGM started in November 2020, it may be completed in 2021. Rest assured that if the majority of CASLI (i.e., the membership) decides to postpone until 2021, that decision will be respected. *Hanukkah is December 10-18 and Christmas is the following week. **See http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/siTe/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs06828.html and https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs08611.html for details.




Tell me more about the schedule for discussions & voting.


The AGM will have two distinct parts: discussions and voting. Discussions will take place from Sunday, December 6 to Tuesday, December 8. The first meeting will be four hours, followed by two two-hour meetings on Monday and Tuesday. If you are unable to attend any of these discussions, you can view them online on this site. To contribute to the discussion, a forum will be opened for CASLI. Voting will be open for full 72 hours starting Wednesday, December 9 and ending Friday, December 10.




How can members make amendments to motions?


Members will be able to make amendments, incidental, and subsidiary motions. How those will be incorporated is to be determined.




Is voting going to work? How?


Yes! Yes, it will. Voting will be done via an online form. Each member will receive a unique code. The code will be sent to the email address that office has on file. To check your email address, please log into www.avlic.ca and access the member portal. Before voting opens, you will be able to view the discussion of each motion. Votes can be submitted from Wednesday, December 9 to Friday, December 11. Preview the voting process by using the sample form. Click here to view it. Vote Corrections If you need to make a correction to your vote, you can. Please be aware that the most recent vote submitted before voting closes will be recognized as your final decision. Results Votes will be counted by scrutineers who are non-CASLI members. Your vote will be kept confidential.




Do I have to attend every meeting to be involved with the discussion?


No. The meetings will be recorded and uploaded to this site within 2 hours of the end of hte meeting. You will be able to view them here. If you want to continue the discussion, you can use the forum. Anyone can view the comments. If you want to add a comment, you will need to register an account.




Suggestion, comment, complaint?


If you have anything to mention, please use this form. CASLI is in a fortunate and unique position: the AGM started in November. These December dates are a continuation of that meeting. The Federal law could be interpreted that the AGM was started in 2020. If a majority of CASLI (i.e., the members) would like to have this extension held in 2021, that will be respected. Complete the form to tell us more! https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/Kbu023IltdQydbhrWcXdM




What is the schedule?


View the next section (below) to see specific details about the schedule. These photos outline the anticipated sequence of events.





General Information

What is the schedule for the AGM?


The remainder of the AGM will have two parts: discussions and voting. Discussions will be held on December 6-8. Voting will be open December 9-11. Discussions will close before voting opens. The first discussion will open at 10 am PT on Sunday, December 6, 2020. The first meeting is four hours, followed by two two-hour meetings on Monday and Tuesday. On Sunday, the online forum will be open to discuss all motions. Each Zoom discussion session will be recorded and uploaded to the CASLI AGM website where members can review the Zoom discussion. Members may continue the discussion on the online forum.





Discussions (December 6-11)

What is the schedule for the AGM?


The remainder of the AGM will have two parts: discussions and voting. Discussions will be held on December 6-8. Voting will be open December 9-11. Discussions will close before voting opens. The first discussion will open at 10 am PT on Sunday, December 6, 2020. The first meeting is four hours, followed by two two-hour meetings on Monday and Tuesday. On Sunday, the online forum will be open to discuss all motions. Each Zoom discussion session will be recorded and uploaded to the CASLI AGM website where members can review the Zoom discussion. Members may continue the discussion on the online forum.





Voting (December 9-11)

What about the 21 days notice?


The CASLI Bylaws state that members will receive 21-35 days notice for the AGM. We needed to consider two things: holidays* and completing the AGM before the end of 2020**. At the portion of the AGM that was hosted in November, CASLI was able to pass all of the procedural motions and some of the new business. Those will not need to be repeated. We're asking for a little understanding, and we're open to suggestions. We do have a form ready to survey CASLI about your preferences for the AGM. Click here to send feedback directly to the board. The 21-35 days' notice in the CASLI bylaws can be interpreted a number of ways. Since the upcoming meeting dates are an extension of the previous AGM in November, the number of days' notice may or may not apply. The Canadian law about non-profit corporations and an AGM states that it must be held every 12 months or before December 31, 2020. (see https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs08611.html and http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/siTe/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs06828.html for details). Erring on the side of caution with federal compliance seemed to be the safer option for CASLI and the Board of Directors. Canadian law does not state when the AGM has to be completed. The interpretation of the law could be that since the AGM started in November 2020, it may be completed in 2021. Rest assured that if the majority of CASLI (i.e., the membership) decides to postpone until 2021, that decision will be respected. *Hanukkah is December 10-18 and Christmas is the following week. **See http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/siTe/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs06828.html and https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs08611.html for details.




Tell me more about the schedule for discussions & voting.


The AGM will have two distinct parts: discussions and voting. Discussions will take place from Sunday, December 6 to Tuesday, December 8. The first meeting will be four hours, followed by two two-hour meetings on Monday and Tuesday. If you are unable to attend any of these discussions, you can view them online on this site. To contribute to the discussion, a forum will be opened for CASLI. Voting will be open for full 72 hours starting Wednesday, December 9 and ending Friday, December 10.




How can members make amendments to motions?


Members will be able to make amendments, incidental, and subsidiary motions. How those will be incorporated is to be determined.




Is voting going to work? How?


Yes! Yes, it will. Voting will be done via an online form. Each member will receive a unique code. The code will be sent to the email address that office has on file. To check your email address, please log into www.avlic.ca and access the member portal. Before voting opens, you will be able to view the discussion of each motion. Votes can be submitted from Wednesday, December 9 to Friday, December 11. Preview the voting process by using the sample form. Click here to view it. Vote Corrections If you need to make a correction to your vote, you can. Please be aware that the most recent vote submitted before voting closes will be recognized as your final decision. Results Votes will be counted by scrutineers who are non-CASLI members. Your vote will be kept confidential.




Do I have to attend every meeting to be involved with the discussion?


No. The meetings will be recorded and uploaded to this site within 2 hours of the end of hte meeting. You will be able to view them here. If you want to continue the discussion, you can use the forum. Anyone can view the comments. If you want to add a comment, you will need to register an account.




Suggestion, comment, complaint?


If you have anything to mention, please use this form. CASLI is in a fortunate and unique position: the AGM started in November. These December dates are a continuation of that meeting. The Federal law could be interpreted that the AGM was started in 2020. If a majority of CASLI (i.e., the members) would like to have this extension held in 2021, that will be respected. Complete the form to tell us more! https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/Kbu023IltdQydbhrWcXdM




What is the schedule?


View the next section (below) to see specific details about the schedule. These photos outline the anticipated sequence of events.





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