AGM Election Results
Thank you for participating in NCF's 15th 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 20 9:00am 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 15th 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. Four seats have a three-year term, and one seat has a one-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 four candidates you believe should fill the four full-term seats.
Four candidates are to be selected at this AGM for 3-year terms. The candidates for the 3-year terms are:
|Candidate||Nominated by||Seconded by|
|Doug Hull (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Jim Nubel (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Rowland Few (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Frank Cardo (recommended)||Nomination Committee|
|Amy Yee (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:
You can discuss issues with members and candidates using the 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 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 (613-520-9001 ext 112, or by email to email@example.com).
There were 229 voters (of approx 8000 registered members).
|Votes||NCF ID||Name||Term (yrs)||Expires||Notes|
|180||fp017||Amy Yee||3||2011||Elected: Three-year term|
|169||aa800||Doug Hull||3||2011||Elected: Three-year term|
|155||fp085||Rowland Few||3||2011||Elected: Three-year term|
|141||fm776||Jim Nubel||3||2011||Elected: Three-year term|
|140||fn955||Frank Cardo||1||2009||Elected: One-year term|
|172||11||21||25||Carried||Motion A - Remuneration of Agents, Contractors, and Employees|
|198||3||6||22||Carried||Motion B - Appointment of Auditors|
|175||7||21||26||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.
2008 AGM Chair
Calendar of events
|Feb 27 8am to Mar 12 11:59pm||Nomination period (how to nominate)|
|Feb 28 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting special motions|
|Mar 16 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting candidate information|
|Mar 19 11:59pm||Deadline for voting by proxy|
|Mar 20 9am to Apr 2 6pm||Voting period|
Do you have an unanswered question? Send email to Graeme Beckett, 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||Role|
|aa353||Gary Eikenberry||3||2010||2nd Vice-President|
|er983||Mary Anne Dugmore||3||2008||1st Vice-President|
|fm776||Jim Nubel (appointed in July 2007)||1||2008|
Information about Prior AGMs
|Graeme Beckett||AGM Chair|
|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|