AGM Election Results
On behalf of NCF's thousands of members, thank you to every candidate for participating in this election. NCF Board members serve as volunteers, to the benefit of NCF members and their community.
Thank you also to NCF members for participating in NCF's 2002 online Annual General Meeting. NCF's AGMs are conducted and organized by volunteers.
In the page below are the AGM election results as reported by Ian Allen, AGM Returns Officer.
The full post-AGM board of directors is described at the Board of Directors web page.
February 26 8:00am to March 12 6:00pm EST
NCF's Annual General Meeting is held online so
as many as possible of NCF's thousands of members can participate.
Welcome to NCF's ninth Annual General Meeting.
The roles of a board member: Prospective board members come from all walks of life and bring varied experience to the Board. The ability to understand financial reporting and to make business decisions is essential, and often board members have subject-area expertise, such as experience in management or law. Collectively, NCF's eleven board members have the experience to recognize and approve plans and strategies that will move NCF toward its goals.
NCF has a 'governance' board, where day-to-day operations are handled by staff and volunteers, under the management of the Executive Director. The Board sets the mission, vision, principles, and broad policies that guide the Executive Director. The Board is responsible for employing and evaluating the Executive Director, and for monitoring macro parameters that measure the operation of NCF.
Candidates are asked to answer three questions and to provide other information that they believe will be helpful to voters. The three questions are:
Five directors are to be elected at this AGM. The candidates for the Board of Directors are:
|Candidate||Nominated by||Seconded by|
|Denis Wall (recommended)||Sandy Campbell||Chris Cope|
|Michael Williamson (recommended)||Sandy Campbell||Chris Cope|
|Don Francis (recommended)||Sandy Campbell||Chris Cope|
|Catherine Wenuk (recommended)||Sandy Campbell||Shirley Yik|
|Andrea Holland (recommended)||Sandy Campbell||Chris Cope|
|Mary Anne Dugmore (recommended)||Sandy Campbell||Chris Cope|
The order of candidate names above has no significance and is determined by random draw.
'Click' on each candidate name for information about that candidate. Candidates marked with "(recommended)" are recommended by the NCF Board's Nomination Committee as best fits for NCF at this time.
Although only five candidates are to be elected, the Nomination Committee recommends any five of the six candidates as good fits for NCF at this time.
Members are invited to the NCF 2002 "Meet the Candidates" evening, to be held on February 26, 6pm, in the Keefer Room of Ottawa City Hall, 111 Laurier Ave, Ottawa (the Keefer Room is in the Heritage section of City Hall, closest to Elgin street).
The by-laws of the National Capital FreeNet require members to consider three standard motions at each AGM. These are:
There is no 'special business' to be considered.
You can discuss issues with members and candidates using the AGM2002 Discussion newsgroup (ncf.agm2002.general).
Enter your vote for candidates and motions. You may change your vote by voting again any time during the voting period. When asked, please enter your NCF account ID (eg., aa315) and your password (more help).
Candidate names appear on the ballot in random order.
That concludes the formal part of the AGM.
Your comments and suggestions make a difference and help NCF operate better. Now and any time, you can make your opinions known by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by posting to ncf.operations.q-a, the Executive Director's newsgroup at 'go operations'.
There were 784 voters (of 6821 registered members).
|Votes||NCF ID||Name||Term (yrs)||Expires||Notes|
|602||es170||Andrea Holland||3||2005||Elected: Three-year term|
|593||cm324||Michael Williamson||3||2005||Elected: Three-year term|
|578||ep584||Catherine Wenuk||3||2005||Elected: Three-year term|
|560||ba990||Don Francis||2||2004||Elected: Two-year term|
|528||er983||Mary Anne Dugmore||1||2003||Elected: One-year term|
Directors are elected for a term of three years. However, to provide for rotation, initially one third were elected for one year, one third for two years and one third for three years. Any vacancy on the board that occurs mid-term may be filled by appointment by a majority vote of the board of directors until the next Annual General Meeting. At that time, the members elect a director to fill the remaining years of the term. The candidate with the most votes receive the longest term until all positions are filled.
|559||52||68||105||Carried||Motion A - Remuneration of Agents, Contractors, and Employees|
|628||22||38||96||Carried||Motion B - Appointment of Auditors|
|566||32||72||114||Carried||Motion C - Rules and Regulations|
NCF is a large group of people getting together to share costs and benefits, doing something good for themselves and the community. Your participation in NCF's AGM supports the proper functioning of NCF.
Chris Cope (email@example.com)
2002 AGM Chair
Calendar of events
|Feb5 8am to Feb19 11:59pm||Nomination period (how to nominate)|
|Feb5 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting special motions|
|Feb24 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting candidate information|
|Feb26 8am to Mar12 6pm||Voting period|
|Feb26 6pm||NCF 2002 "Meet the Candidates" evening|
"Meet the Candidates" Evening
Candidates, NCF members, staff, and current board members are invited to an informal get-together on February 26 at 6pm in the Keefer Room of Ottawa City Hall (111 Laurier Ave, at Elgin St) (the Keefer Room is in the Heritage section of City Hall, closest to Elgin street). This is an opportunity to meet the candidates and discuss NCF issues.
Do you have an unanswered question? Send email to Chris Cope, AGM Chair, or post your question to the AGM2002 Discussion newsgroup.
Current NCF Board Members
The table below lists current directors (prior to the AGM). Entries with no names are vacancies to be filled at the AGM. Links in the table below display information provided by the director when they were a candidate at a prior AGM. Terms expire in March in the year indicated (at the end of the AGM).
Meetings of the board are open to members and the public.
|NCF ID||Name||Term (yrs)||Expires|
|aa353||Gary Eikenberry||3||2004||1st Vice-President|
|ep584||Catherine Wenuk||1||2002||2nd Vice-President|
Information about Prior AGMs
|Chris Cope||AGM Chair|
|Gary Eikenberry||Director in charge of proxies|
|Ian Allen||Returns officer|
|Mark Mielke||Voting system software|
|André Dalle||Voting system administration|
|Jim Elder||AGM web page & software configuration|