AGM Election Results
Thank you for participating in NCF's 16th 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 19 9:00am to April 1 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 16th 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.
This year there are four seats to fill. Three seats have a three-year term, and one seat has a two-year term.
As there are only three candidates and there are three seats with identical term, there is no need for an election. At this year's AGM, three board seats are awarded by acclamation and one seat will not be filled (since there were only three nominations). But we still need your vote on the Annual Motions (see below).
By acclamation, the three board members are:
|Candidate||Nominated by||Seconded by|
|Graeme Beckett||Nomination Committee|
|Peter MacKinnon||Nomination Committee|
|Mark Mielke||Nomination Committee|
Click on each candidate name for information about that candidate.
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.
This year there are only the annual motions to consider (since board seats have been acclaimed). You can discuss issues with members and candidates using the AGM online discussion group.
Enter your vote regarding the annual motions. When asked, please enter your NCF account ID (eg., aa315) and your password (more help). You may change your vote by voting again any time during the voting period.
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, Rowland Few, at the NCF Office (613-520-9001 ext 112, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
There were 221 voters (of approx 8000 registered members).
|Votes||NCF ID||Name||Term (yrs)||Expires||Notes|
|Acclaimed||aw958||Graeme Beckett||3||2012||Acclaimed: Three-year term|
|Acclaimed||fr198||Peter MacKinnon||3||2012||Acclaimed: Three-year term|
|Acclaimed||al278||Mark Mielke||3||2012||Acclaimed: Three-year term|
|(unfilled)||2||2011||Vacant: Two-year term|
|194||9||11||7||Carried||Motion A - Remuneration of Agents, Contractors, and Employees|
|205||6||5||5||Carried||Motion B - Appointment of Auditors|
|194||6||11||10||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.
2009 AGM Chair
Calendar of events
|Feb 25 8am to Mar 11 11:59pm||Nomination period (how to nominate)|
|Feb 26 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting special motions|
|Mar 15 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting candidate information|
|Mar 18 11:59pm||Deadline for voting by proxy|
|Mar 19 9am to Apr 1 6pm||Voting period|
Do you have an unanswered question? Send email to the 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|
|fp085||Rowland Few (has vacated seat to be Exec Dir)||3||2011|
|aa353||Gary Eikenberry||3||2010||2nd Vice-President|
Information about Prior AGMs
|Jim Nubel||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|