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.

National Capital FreeNet / Libertel de la Capitale nationale

The NCF 2014 Online
Annual General Meeting

March 26 9:00am   to   April 2 6:00pm EST

NCF's Annual General Meeting is held online so that
as many as possible of NCF's thousands of members can participate.

Welcome to NCF's 21st Annual General Meeting.

STEP ONE: Become Informed

  1. Reports to members -- What happened at NCF in 2013
    1. Report from the President (Gary Eikenberry, chair of the Board)
    2. Report from the Treasurer (Alan McRae)
    3. Report from the Auditor (KPMG)
    4. Minutes of Board meetings

  2. Candidates for the NCF Board of Directors

    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:

    1. What skills will you contribute to the NCF Board?
    2. What are the most important functions of NCF for its members?
    3. Why do you want to be an NCF director?

    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.

  3. Annual Motions and Special Resolutions

    The by-laws of the National Capital FreeNet require members to consider three standard motions at each AGM. These are:

    1. Motion A - Remuneration of Agents, Contractors, and Employees
    2. Motion B - Appointment of Auditors
    3. Motion C - Rules and Regulations

    There is one item of special business:

    1. Special Resolution A - Amendment of the By-laws and Articles of Continuance

STEP TWO: Consider Alternatives

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.

STEP FOUR: Please Make Your Opinions Known

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


There were 122 voters (of approx 5200 registered members).

Board of Directors
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
Motions: Annual Business
For Against Abstain No Vote Result Motion
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
Motions: Special Business
For Against Abstain No Vote Result Motion
118 1 2 1 Carried Special Resolution A - Amendment of By-laws

Thank you for your participation

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.

Thank you,

Graeme Beckett
2014 AGM Chair

Related information

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

AGM procedures

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
fr786 Ken McCarthy 3 2014
ft850 Michael Weiss 3 2014
fp017 Amy Yee 3 2014
aw958 Graeme Beckett 3 2015 Secretary
fr198 Peter MacKinnon 3 2015 1st Vice President
bz787 Christopher Cope 3 2016
aa353 Gary Eikenberry 3 2016 President
fm342 Mike Kelly 3 2016 2nd Vice President
fl334 Alan McRae 3 2016 Treasurer
fw054 Tom Moore 3 2016

Information about Prior AGMs

AGM Contributors

Who What
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