AGM Election Results
Thank you for participating in NCF's 21st 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 26 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 21st 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. All seats have a three-year term.
As there are four candidates and four seats with identical term, at this year's AGM all board seats are awarded by acclamation.
Please proceed to the Annual Motions and Special Resolutions (see next section, section 'c', below).
By acclamation (the listing order of candidate names below is determined by random draw):
|Candidate||Nominated by||Seconded by|
|Jennifer Barrigar (acclaimed)||Nomination Committee|
|David Hudson (acclaimed)||Nomination Committee|
|Phil Linttell (acclaimed)||Nomination Committee|
|Peter Chapman (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, Tony McNeill, at the NCF Office (613-721-1773 ext 112, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
There were 122 voters (of approx 5200 registered members).
|Votes||NCF ID||Name||Term (yrs)||Expires||Notes|
|Acclaimed||bc839||Jennifer Barrigar||3||2017||Elected: Three-year term|
|Acclaimed||fx720||Peter Chapman||3||2017||Elected: Three-year term|
|Acclaimed||fx717||David Hudson||3||2017||Elected: Three-year term|
|Acclaimed||fx714||Phil Linttell||3||2017||Elected: Three-year term|
|113||3||5||1||Carried||Motion A - Remuneration of Agents, Contractors, and Employees|
|117||2||1||2||Carried||Motion B - Appointment of Auditors|
|113||2||5||2||Carried||Motion C - Rules and Regulations|
|118||1||2||1||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.
2014 AGM Chair
Calendar of events
|Mar 14 8am to Mar 21 11:59pm||Nomination period (how to nominate)|
|Mar 15 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting special motions|
|Mar 24 11:59pm||Deadline for submitting candidate information|
|Mar 24 11:59pm||Deadline for voting by proxy|
|Mar 26 9am to Apr 2 6pm||Voting period|
Do you have an unanswered question? Send email to the AGM Chair
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|
|aa800||Doug Hull (vacated seat in May 2013)||3||2014|
|fr198||Peter MacKinnon||3||2015||1st Vice President|
|fm342||Mike Kelly||3||2016||2nd Vice President|
Information about Prior AGMs
|Graeme Beckett||AGM Chair|
|Peter MacKinnon||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|