AGM Election Results
Thank you for participating in NCF's 13th 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 22 8:00am to April 2 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 thirteenth 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 five seats to fill. Three seats have a three-year term, and two seats have a two-year term. There are five 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 (3) candidates you believe should fill the three full-term seats.
The candidates for the Board of Directors are:
|Candidate||Nominated by||Seconded by|
|Michael Mei (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Ian Gibson (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Michael Fletcher (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Graeme Beckett (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Mark Mielke (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.
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 an order which differs randomly for each voter and from the order they are listed above.
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 8371, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
There were 255 voters (of approx 8000 registered members).
|Votes||NCF ID||Name||Term (yrs)||Expires||Notes|
|185||bi195||Michael Mei||3||2009||Elected: Three-year term|
|174||aw958||Graeme Beckett||3||2009||Elected: Three-year term|
|147||al278||Mark Mielke||3||2009||Elected: Three-year term|
|114||fe710||Michael Fletcher||2||2008||Elected: Two-year term|
|78||fg929||Ian Gibson||2||2008||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.
|178||15||23||39||Carried||Motion A - Remuneration of Agents, Contractors, and Employees|
|203||7||6||39||Carried||Motion B - Appointment of Auditors|
|185||12||17||41||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 and Gary Eikenberry
2006 AGM Co-Chairs
Calendar of events
|Mar 1 8am to Mar 14 11:59pm||Nomination period (how to nominate)|
|Mar 8 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting special motions|
|Mar 18 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting candidate information|
|Mar 21 11:59pm||Deadline for voting by proxy|
|Mar 22 8am to Apr 2 6pm||Voting period|
"Meet the Candidates" Evening
Traditionally there is a 'meet the candidates' evening where candidates, NCF members, staff, and current board members are invited to an informal get-together. This is an opportunity to meet the candidates and discuss NCF issues. However, low attendence has made this not worthwhile and so this year it will not be held.
Do you have an unanswered question? Send email to Chris Cope, Gary Eikenberry, AGM co-Chairs, 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||Role|
|er983||Mary Anne Dugmore||3||2008||1st Vice-President|
|aa353||Gary Eikenberry||2||2007||2nd Vice-President|
Information about Prior AGMs
|Chris Cope, Gary Eikenberry||AGM co-Chairs|
|Don Francis||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|