All are welcome to join us on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30pm at our new home at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre to celebrate another year in the arts at our Annual General Meeting. Enjoy drinks, nibbles and live entertainment while connecting with friends and colleagues in Hamilton's ever-growing arts community.
We look forward to sharing the highlights of our 2016-2017 fiscal year as well as a glimpse of the exciting projects that lie ahead. This year's AGM will include a member's vote on our updated By-laws in addition to the election of our 2016-2017 Board of Directors - make sure your Hamilton Arts Council membership is in good standing to vote at this year's meeting!
AMENDMENT TO BY-LAW #1
At this year's AGM, we will be asking our membership to vote on a draft amendment to By-law #1 of the Hamilton Arts Council pertaining to the role of ex-officio representation on our Board of Directors. The new amendment to Section 2. Board reads as follows, with sub-sections (b) and (c) comprising new additions to the By-law:
(1) The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by a Board of 10 to 15 Directors, one of whom shall be the President of the Corporation.
(a) All shall be elected to hold office for two years until the annual meeting, at which time the term of office terminates, or until a successor shall have been duly elected and qualified. The whole Board shall be retired every two years at the annual meeting but shall be eligible for re-election or re-appointment if otherwise qualified for up to three terms. The election may be by a show of hands unless a poll or a ballot is demanded by any regular member.
(b) One non-voting Director who shall be a member of City of Hamilton City Council, who shall advise the Board in a non-voting capacity.
(c) The Executive Director shall, ex officio, also be an officer of the Corporation and shall be entitled to receive notice and attend all meetings of its Board, committees and members.
A complete copy of the updated draft of By-law #1 is attached to this message for your review, and can also be accessed on our website via this link.
Will we see you there? Let us know at the Facebook event page!
WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM
WHERE: Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, ON, L8L 1B5
INFO: FREE event // members and public are welcome