AGM Election Results
Thank you for participating in NCF's tenth online Annual General Meeting, organized and conducted entirely by volunteers. Thank you also, on behalf of NCF's thousands of members, to every candidate for participating in this election. NCF Board members serve as volunteers, to the benefit of NCF members and their community.
Here are the AGM election results.
March 4 8:00am to March 18 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 tenth 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|
|Graeme Beckett||Jan George Frajkor||Kris Frajkor|
|Mary Anne Dugmore||Nomination Committee|
|Michael Trottier||Nomination Committee|
|Michael Mei||Nomination Committee|
|John Hennessy||Nomination Committee|
|Mark Mielke||Nomination Committee|
'Click' on each candidate name for information (unverified) provided by that candidate.
The order of candidate names above has no significance and is determined by random draw.
Members are invited to the NCF 2003 "Meet the Candidates" evening, to be held on March 10, 7pm, in the Councillor's Lounge of Ottawa City Hall, 111 Laurier Ave, Ottawa.
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 AGM2003 newsgroup (ncf.agm2003).
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 email@example.com, or by posting to ncf.operations.q-a, the Executive Director's newsgroup at 'go operations'.
There were 726 voters (of approx 6800 registered members).
|Votes||NCF ID||Name||Term (yrs)||Expires||Notes|
|550||aw958||Graeme Beckett||3||2006||Elected: Three-year term|
|539||bi195||Michael Mei||3||2006||Elected: Three-year term|
|522||al278||Mark Mielke||3||2006||Elected: Three-year term|
|514||ev776||John Hennessy||3||2006||Elected: Three-year term|
|497||er983||Mary Anne Dugmore||2||2005||Elected: Two-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.
|489||48||71||118||Carried||Motion A - Remuneration of Agents, Contractors, and Employees|
|566||19||38||103||Carried||Motion B - Appointment of Auditors|
|531||20||65||110||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.
Don Francis (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chris Cope (email@example.com)
2003 AGM Co-Chairs
Calendar of events
|Feb4 8am to Feb18 11:59pm||Nomination period (how to nominate)|
|Feb4 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting special motions|
|Feb28 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting candidate information|
|Mar3 11:59pm||Deadline for voting by proxy|
|Mar4 8am to Mar18 6pm||Voting period|
|Mar10 7pm||NCF 2003 "Meet the Candidates" evening|
"Meet the Candidates" Evening
Candidates, NCF members, staff, and current board members are invited to an informal get-together on March 10 at 7pm in the Councillor's Lounge of Ottawa City Hall (111 Laurier Ave, at Elgin St). This is an opportunity to meet the candidates and discuss NCF issues.
Do you have an unanswered question? Send email to Chris Cope or Don Francis (AGM co-chairs), or post your question to the AGM2003 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|
|es170||Andrea Holland||3||2005||2nd Vice President|
|aa353||Gary Eikenberry||3||2004||1st Vice-President|
|er983||Mary Anne Dugmore||1||2003|
Information about Prior AGMs
|Don Francis, Chris Cope||AGM Co-Chairs|
|Mary Anne Dugmore||Director in charge of proxies|
|Ian Allen||Returning officer|
|Mark Mielke||Voting system software|
|André Dalle||Voting system administration|
|Jim Elder||AGM web page & software configuration|