AGM Election Results
Thank you for participating in NCF's 19th 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 7 9:00am to March 14 6:00pm EDT
Welcome to NCF's 19th Annual General Meeting
NCF's Annual General Meeting is held online so
as many as possible of NCF's thousands of members can participate.
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 three seats to fill. All seats have a three-year term.
|As there are only two candidates and three seats with
identical term, at this at this year's AGM two board
seats are awarded by acclamation and one seat will
not be filled.
Please proceed to the Annual Motions and Special Resolutions (see next section, section 'c', below).
|Candidate||Nominated by||Seconded by|
|Graeme Beckett (acclaimed)||Nomination Committee|
|Peter MacKinnon (acclaimed)||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 one item of special business:
This year there are only the annual motions and special business to consider (since board seats have been acclaimed). NCF matters of any sort can be discussed with members and candidates using the online AGM discussion group.
Enter your vote (by clicking here) for candidates and motions. When asked, please enter your NCF account ID (eg., aa315) and your NCF password (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, Ross Kouhi, at the NCF Office (613-520-9001 ext 112, or by email to email@example.com).
There were 190 voters (of approx 6000 registered members).
|Votes||NCF ID||Name||Term (yrs)||Expires||Notes|
|Acclaimed||aw958||Graeme Beckett||3||2015||Elected: Three-year term|
|Acclaimed||fr198||Peter MacKinnon||3||2015||Elected: Three-year term|
|172||7||7||4||Carried||Motion A - Remuneration of Agents, Contractors, and Employees|
|180||3||2||5||Carried||Motion B - Appointment of Auditors|
|174||5||8||3||Carried||Motion C - Rules and Regulations|
|154||20||11||5||Carried||Special Resolution A - Amendment of By-laws|
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.
2012 AGM Chair
Calendar of events
|Feb 23 8am to Mar 4 11:59pm||Nomination period (how to nominate)|
|Feb 29 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting special motions|
|Mar 5 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting candidate information|
|Mar 5 11:59pm||Deadline for voting by proxy|
|Mar 7 9am to Mar 14 6pm||Voting period|
Do you have an unanswered question? Send email to the AGM Chair, or post your question to the AGM 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|
Information about Prior AGMs
|Mike Kelly||AGM Chair|
|Gary Eikenberry||Director in charge of proxies|
|Jim Elder||Returning officer|
|Mark Mielke||Voting system software|
|André Dalle||Voting system administration|
|Jim Elder||AGM web page & software configuration|