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2013-06-14

Notice of our 2013 Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominees

 

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for Blind Beginnings!

 

When: Sunday June 23rd from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

 

Where: 7915 Elwell St. in Burnaby).  Thanks very much to Marilyn Rushton, President of Blind Beginnings, for the use of her home for this event.

 

The event will begin with a family BBQ/pot luck.  Blind Beginnings will provide hamburgers and hot dogs but we ask all families to please bring a dish  to share. For example; salads, side dishes, desserts, etc.

 

The formal meeting will begin at 1:30 pm and volunteers will be present to assist with child-care during the meeting.

 

If you plan to attend please RSVP to shawn@blindbeginnings.ca by June 18 with the number of people and whether you are coming for the lunch, the meeting, or both.

 

Only members of Blind Beginnings are able to vote at the AGM. You can become a member or renew your annual membership on our website at www.blindbeginnings.ca Your membership allows you to vote at our AGM, sit on the Board of Directors, participate in all Blind Beginnings programs, and be covered under our insurance during your participation in our programs. 

 

Membership is $10 for an individual, $15 for a professional, and $25 for a family. If you aren’t sure whether your membership is due, please contact the office at: 604-434-7243 or Email shawn@blindbeginnings.ca

 

Call for Nominees to the Board of Directors:

 

If you would like to join the Board we invite you to submit a letter of interest stating why you are interested in Blind Beginnings as well as what skills and qualifications you feel you would contribute. We are seeking individuals who are committed to our vision of a world in which blind and visually impaired children/youth will reach their full potential. Expertise in fund development, marketing, human resources, accounting, or event planning would also be an asset. A minimum of 60 percent of the Board must be blind or visually impaired or a family member of a child or youth who is blind or visually impaired.

 

Our Board meets once a month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at our Blind Beginnings office in New Westminster. Board members who live outside the lower mainland join the meetings via Skype. Blind Beginnings is still a new and growing organization.  Our Board is a working Board and Board members are expected to contribute 3 to 5 hours per month in addition to attendance at the monthly meetings.

 

Our Nominations Committee will review all letters of interest and present a slate of nominees to be elected at the AGM. All letters of interest should be sent to shawn@blindbeginnings.ca no later than June 18, 2012. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 604-434-7243.

 

We look forward to seeing you on June 23rd!