901’s 2011 Annual General Meeting: Tuesday 26 April; 5:30pm; Wallace Hall, JDUC

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2011
Location: Wallace Hall, JDUC
Time: 5:30pm
(If you’re a rand member and need to sign a union card, please arrive earlier)

The tentative agenda for the meeting is as follows:
1.      Role call and quorum check
2.      Adoption of the Agenda
3.      Adoption of the minutes of the last SGM (30 September 2010)
4.      Local updates
5.      Bargaining update
6.      Bylaw amendments
7.      Elections for the 2011-2012 901 Executive and non-Executive Officers

You must be a member in good standing to attend, vote, or run for office. A member in good standing is a current graduate-student who either currently holds a TAship or TFship, or who held a TAship or TFship within the eight months previous to the date of the 2011 AGM. You must have signed a union card to attend the meeting. There will be union cards available for people to sign before entering the AGM. Please arrive early to do so. There is no proxy voting. Please consult the 901 bylaws page at www.psac901.org for more information, or email us at psac901@gmail.com.

Childcare is available, by email request, for attendees of the AGM.

As of the deadline for submitting bylaw-amendment recommendations (18 April 2011), the following bylaw amendments will be voted on at the upcoming AGM:

Current:
4.5.5  Vacancies
Where a position on the Executive Committee is vacant, an election shall be held at the general meeting subsequent to the position’s being vacated.

Amendment:
4.5.5  Vacancies
(1) Where a position on the Executive Committee is vacant, an election shall be held at the general meeting subsequent to the position?s being vacated.
(2) The Chief Returning Officer (or designate) may accept nominations from the AGM floor for vacant Executive Officer positions.

Current:
The Executive Committee of the Local shall consist of the following:
(1)  The President
(2)  The Vice President Community Relations
(3)  The Secretary
(4)  The Treasurer
(5)  The Chief Steward
(6)  The Equity Officer

Amendment:
The Executive Committee of the Local shall consist of the following:
(1)  The President
(2)  The Vice President Community Relations
(3)  The Secretary
(4)  The Treasurer
(5)  The Chief Steward
(6)  The Equity Officer
(7) The Assistant Chief Steward

5.1.7 Assistant Chief Steward
The Assistant Chief Steward shall:
(1)     be elected from the floor at the 2011 AGM.
(2)     dissolve as an Executive-Officer position no earlier than one year from the 2011 AGM, after which time the Executive Committee may recommend to the General Membership, at the 2012 AGM, the extension of the position.
(3)     assist the Chief Steward in building and maintaining the new Stewards Council.
(4)     assist the Chief Steward in all of her or his duties (as outlined in 5.1.5)

Current:
6.1 Nominations
Nominations (except nominations for the Office of Chief Returning Officer and stewards):
(1) shall be received by the Chief Returning Officer;
(2) may be in response to a Call for Nominations for Executive Officers, arranged for
by the Chief Returning Officer and published at least once in March and once per
month thereafter until all Executive Positions are filled;
(3) shall be submitted either in writing (to the Local office at any time except the day
of the (Annual) General Meeting or verbally (when the Chief Returning Officer
reopens nominations immediately before permitting the candidates to speak prior
to a vote, declaring a candidate Acclaimed, or declaring a position Vacant);
(4) shall be acceptable provided that the nominee is a Member in good standing of the Local, meets the minimum requirements for the position.

Amendment:
6.1 Nominations
Nominations (except nominations for the Office of Chief Returning Officer and stewards):
(1) shall be received by the Chief Returning Officer;
(2) may be in response to a Call for Nominations for Executive Officers, arranged for
by the Chief Returning Officer and published at least once in March and once per
month thereafter until all Executive Positions are filled;
(3) shall be submitted with a minimum of the following information, or information determined by the Executive committee, which will be posted on the local?s website for a length no less than one week prior to the AGM: name; department; employment position; brief statement (usually not more than five-hundred (500) words) about candidates platform and previous Union experience.
(4) shall be submitted either in writing (to the Local office at any time except the day
of the (Annual) General Meeting) or verbally (when the Chief Returning Officer
reopens nominations immediately before permitting the candidates to speak prior
to a vote, declaring a candidate Acclaimed, or declaring a position Vacant);
(5) shall be acceptable provided that the nominee is a Member in good standing of the Local, meets the minimum requirements for the position.

Current:
10.2  There shall be four (4) authorized signing officers: President, Vice President Community Relations, Treasurer, Secretary.

Amendment:
10.2  There shall be three (3) authorized signing officers for the local: the President, the Treasurer, and the Secretary.  Should one, or more, of these positions be vacant, an additional interim signing officer shall be elected from the Executive by the Executive Committee.

Please join us at the Tir Nan Og (200 Ontario Street) after the AGM.

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