AGM Election Results
Thank you for participating in NCF's 12th 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.
Below are the AGM election results.
March 30 8:00am to April 13 6:00pm (Ottawa time)
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 twelfth 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:
This year, there are four seats to fill. Three seats have three-year terms, and one seat has a two-year term. There are four candidates, so all candidates will receive a seat. To determine which candidates will receive the full-term seats, you are asked to vote for the three candidates you believe should fill the three full-term seats (and the remaining candidate will receive the two-year seat).
The candidates for the Board of Directors are:
|Candidate||Nominated by||Seconded by|
|Tony McNeill (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Mary Anne Dugmore (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Gary Eikenberry (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Elaine Condos (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
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.
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 an AGM online discussion group.
When you click on this link to vote, a pop-up box should appear. Please enter your NCF account ID (eg., aa315) and your password (more help). You should then see the AGM voting ballot web page. You may change your vote by voting again any time during the voting period.
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 contacting NCF's Executive Director, John Selwyn, at the NCF Office (520-2600 ext 8024, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
There were 253 voters (of approx 8600 registered members).
|Votes||NCF ID||Name||Term (yrs)||Expires||Notes|
|176||ff377||Elaine Condos||3||2008||Elected: Three-year term|
|169||er983||Mary Anne Dugmore||3||2008||Elected: Three-year term|
|161||ff231||Tony McNeill||3||2008||Elected: Three-year term|
|153||aa353||Gary Eikenberry||2||2007||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.
|186||16||18||33||Carried||Motion A - Remuneration of Agents, Contractors, and Employees|
|207||4||10||32||Carried||Motion B - Appointment of Auditors|
|185||17||15||36||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.
2005 AGM Chair
Calendar of events
|Mar2 8am to Mar17 11:59pm||Nomination period (how to nominate)|
|Mar2 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting special motions|
|Mar27 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting candidate information|
|Mar29 11:59pm||Deadline for voting by proxy|
|Mar30 8am to Apr13 6pm||Voting period|
Do you have an unanswered question? Send email to Mark Mielke, AGM Chair, or post your question to an AGM online discussion group.
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 at the end of the AGM in the year indicated.
Meetings of the board are open to members and the public.
|NCF ID||Name||Term (yrs)||Expires|
|er983||Mary Anne Dugmore||2||2005|
|aa353||Gary Eikenberry||3||2005||1st Vice-President|
Information about Prior AGMs
|Mark Mielke||AGM Chair|
|Michael Mei||Director in charge of proxies|
|André Vellino||Returning officer|
|Mark Mielke||Voting system software|
|André Dalle||Voting system administration|
|Jim Elder||AGM web page & software configuration|