Message from NPA president: new date for AGM
Posted: Mar 3, 2011
With fewer than nine months to go until Vancouver's civic election there's much to do as we prepare for November 19.
Your NPA Board of Directors has voted to delay the AGM originally planned for March 9 and hold it September 14 instead. A formal notice will be sent over the summer with the new date, time and place.
The main reason for postponing the AGM is to allow us to deal with a number of resolutions recently submitted by an NPA member. These need to be fully reviewed (and their impacts more completely understood) by the Board before they are presented to members. And we would like you, as a member, to have sufficient time to consider them before being asked to vote on them.
As well, some of these resolutions - if adopted - could change our constitution. So, a special meeting would be required like the one we held for the proposed name change. If this becomes necessary, the Board feels it would be more convenient for members (and less expensive for the NPA) to combine a special meeting with the AGM.
On behalf of the Board, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
The decision to delay the AGM does not, however, affect the upcoming nomination meeting scheduled for June 4 at the Croatian Cultural Centre. At this meeting, members of the NPA will select, for the November election:
- A mayoral candidate
- Eight more Council candidates
- Six more Park Board candidates
- Eight more School Board candidates
Please contact me if you wish to seek an NPA nomination on June 4. The deadline to submit your application to the Board is May 4; however, if you are serious about seeking a nomination, you may wish to start organizing well before that date.
This is an exciting time to be a member of the NPA. Our association has served the people of Vancouver by providing intelligent, hard-working and principled elected officials for over 70 years. Let's elect more great people on November 19!