NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Friday, September 28, 2018
Cartier Place Hotel, 180 Cooper St., Ottawa
5:00-6:00 p.m. Annual General Meeting (for members of the Branch)
6:00 p.m. Keynote Address* hosted by the Group of 78 (open to the public)
Meeting the Climate Challenge:
Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World
* Please note that one can register to attend the keynote address on Friday evening
for just $10.00 for coffee and the presentation, or at a higher rate for a full dinner (see enclosure mailed or click here: https://group78.org/conference-2017/). FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 evening
Dinner & Keynote Address:
Meeting our Sustainable Development Goals: Whats Love Got To DO With IT?
Indigenous Acknowledgement: Elder Verna Macgregor, Algonquin Nation
Moderator: Roy Culpeper, Chair, Group of 78
Keynote speaker: Joanna Kerr – Executive director, Greenpeace Canada
No registration is needed for the Annual General Meeting at 5:00.
Dear friends of the United Nations Association in Canada,
Following our Annual General Meeting, the special presentation noted above is open to the public, and we encourage you to bring colleagues, friends and family or invite them come on their own, if you are unable to join us.
As our world faces increasingly unpredictable climate catastrophes, what can be done to alleviate, and potentially prevent, the increasing challenges to our environment and its future? The Group of 78’s Annual Policy Conference will tackle the various issues surrounding climate change from a global perspective, with a particular focus on the current Canadian action plan and aim to promote change in government policy.
Further information is enclosed about the Conference and the options for registration. We hope to see you at this thought provoking event!
President – National Capital Region Branch,
United Nations Association in Canada
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Nominations Committee is interested in the names of individuals wishing to stand for election at our Annual General Meeting for positions on the Executive Committee. The executive positions include President, Past President, Vice President(s), Secretary, Treasurer, and up to seven Members-at-Large. Each nomination should be submitted to the Nominations Committee by any two Branch members in good standing (i.e. on the records of the national office as having paid their annual dues) prior to the Annual General Meeting. Further nominations by any two members in good standing may also be presented at the Annual General Meeting, subject to the condition that nominees should be present at the Annual General Meeting or provide a dated and signed statement of their willingness to stand for election. Nominators should be prepared to speak about why they believe their nominee is a good candidate. Nominees themselves should talk with a member of Nominations Committee prior to the Meeting.
To make a nomination or to convey interest in being nominated, please contact Shane Roberts at email@example.com; if you do not have e-mail, you can phone and leave a message at 819-665-7621.
Note: Members in good standing as of ten days prior to the Annual Meeting are entitled to vote in the elections for the Executive Committee.
You do not have to be on the Executive Committee to contribute. There are many ways to contribute to the organization – large and small activities at different times of the year, and with varying degrees of responsibility. We are looking for volunteers to help us in six core areas of activity:
• “Research and Reporting” on the UN system and its activities globally;
• Organizing “Events” (on our own and in concert with like-minded groups) and liaison about the activities of other groups in the community;
• Working with “Schools” and other educational entities;
• “Communications” to publish a semi-annual newsletter, produce a more frequent series of e-bulletins, maintain our web-site, and cultivate the mass media;
• “Fund-raising” on a modest level; and,
• “Administration” including mailings and other periodic but essential tasks.
For more information on these core areas of activity, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.