Chapter Annual General Meeting Online - Sat , March 18, 2023

The Board of Democrats Abroad Canada - Niagara Region reminds you your chapter's Annual General Meeting will be held online on Saturday, March 18, 2023, beginning at 1 pm.

This AGM is an opportunity for the Niagara Region Chapter Leaders to report on the activities of the previous year and plan for the challenging fight to see Democracy prevail in November. If you are interested in volunteering, donating, contributing ideas, or you feel comfortable just observing, we welcome all!

Please click the button below to direct you to the event's page on your chapter's Democrats Abroad webpage. If the link does not work for you, simply login to your personal DA account, select Events from the main page or the DA Niagara page, and click "RSVP" for the event.

With this RSVP  we can send you the agenda and link to join the meeting via Zoom. If you have any questions about the meeting or would like help joining the meeting online, please be in touch with chapter leadership. Feel free to reply directly or to:

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Call for Nominations-Democrats Abroad Niagara Region-2023-2025 Term

Volunteer for a role that could help shape America. Deadline for nominations: February 9, 2023

Nomination Process: You can self-nominate or nominate someone else, with their permission. Nomination forms must be submitted. 

Term: Starting March 18, 2023 for two years, ending approximately March 2025, covering the next Presidential election, always an exciting time to be involved.

Eligibility: All currently registered members of  Democrats Abroad Canada who are members of the Niagara Region Chapter are eligible unless prohibited (i.e., term limits) per the Democrats Abroad Canada by laws.  Nominees must be willing to stand for office. 

Nomination Deadline:  February 9, 2023. After nominations are closed, we’ll provide ballots and information on voting.

Annual General Meeting: Results will be announced at our AGM on March 18. Please save this date in your calendars. Information, including the ability to RSVP will be distributed closer to the event. Nominations may come from the floor of the AGM, if no nominations were received for a particular position. 

Please contact the Nominations and Elections Committee if you require accommodation in submitting a nomination form, or have any questions at [email protected]


Positions: The following 3 positions are up for election:

Chapter Chair 

The Chapter Chair shall be the legal representative of Democrats Abroad Niagara Region as the chief executive of the chapter.  This person shall preside at all General Meetings and all meetings of the Board. They shall have responsibility for the day-to-day activities of Democrats Abroad Niagara and for execution of all activities approved and undertaken by the Board. They may appoint such ad hoc committees as necessary for the execution of the activities of the chapter, and shall be a voting member of all standing and ad hoc committees. The Chapter Chair is a voting member of the Board of Democrats Abroad Canada and shall attend their monthly meetings. 

Vice Chair 

In the absence of the Chapter Chair, the Vice Chair shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Board. They shall have such duties as chairing one or more standing or ad hoc committees and shall attend all Board meetings and work with the Chapter Chair to ensure that all responsibilities approved by and on behalf of the chapter are supervised and executed appropriately. In accordance with Democrats Abroad rules about gender representation, the Vice Chair shall be a different gender from the Chapter Chair. 


The Secretary shall attend and produce minutes for all General, Board, Committee meetings. The Secretary shall maintain all files and administrative records of the chapter. All such records shall be open for inspection by members. Minutes of all meetings shall be sent to the Board once approved by the Chapter Chair and/or Vice Chair. The Secretary shall schedule and coordinate participation of members for all Board meetings.

Notice of Niagara Region Chapter 2020 Annual General Meeting

DemsAbroad Niagara Region

1:00 PM EDT on WebEx

The Board of Democrats Abroad Canada - Niagara Region
invites you to attend your Annual General Meeting

The AGM is an opportunity for chapter leaders to report to the membership on the activities for the previous year.

During the AGM, elections for the chapter leadership for the 2021-23 term will take place.

A Call for Nominations was distributed to the members on Feb. 1st and you can access Candidate Statements by clicking here.

Some offices did not receive nominations, which will be open for nominations from the floor during the AGM. Only members present in the AGM will be able to vote for any nominations from the floor. Ballots will be distributed March 5th. If you are interested in an office without a declared candidate please send an email to the Nominations & Elections Committee prior to March 4th.

Democratically yours,

DemsAbroad Canada - Niagara Region
Nominations & Elections Committee

Steve Nardi, Chair
Ed Ungar
Julie Buchanan, Teller of Elections


Call for Nominations - Become a leader in DemsAbroad Niagara Region

What a wonderful Inauguration Week we recently witnessed!  As we are celebrating and gearing up to strengthen our control of Congress in the 2022 election, we are also sobered by the disturbing events in the Capitol Building in early January. We are ever reminded that democracy is fragile and our work to protect and strengthen it is more important than ever, and we invite you to share in shaping the future of America.

An important next step for the Niagara Region Chapter is to elect our Board for the 2021-2023 term.

The Niagara Region Chapter was reactivated during the 2020 election cycle, and we believe there are a number of members who are interested in seeing the chapter be sustainable. You may serve a leadership role from anywhere in the chapter, whether you live in Niagara Falls, Thorold, or Beamsville. As the Nominations and Elections Committee, we invite you to learn about the Board positions and to consider a nomination.

Eligibility: American citizens residing in Canada, legal voting age, a member in good standing of the Democrats Abroad Canada – Niagara Region chapter, and willing and able to handle the duties while adhering to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States.

Terms are two (2) years. As a Board member you will be expected to actively participate in the management of the Chapter, including attendance at monthly board meetings, either in-person or virtually. A Board member who has served two consecutive terms in the same office may only be nominated for a third term from the floor during the AGM by the members present, should no other candidate be nominated for that office. Please refer to the Democrats Abroad Canada Bylaws for more details.

Here are actions you can take:

  • Learn about the Officer positions

  • Attend the Candidate Information Session

    • Join Chapter leaders for an informational Q&A session for members to learn about what’s involved. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 1:00 PM ET on WebEx      CLICK HERE TO RSVP for access details

  • Complete the Nomination & Candidate Statement form

    • The deadline for submitting a nomination is 11:59 PM ET Sunday, February 14, 2021.

    • Nominate yourself, or a fellow Democrats Abroad - Niagara Region member, with their permission, by completing the Nomination form at this link.

      • Include a Candidate Statement of 300 words or less. Tell us about your reasons for running and any applicable experience within Democrats Abroad or elsewhere. Include social media links.

      • Alternatively, you may send a written Candidate Nomination through postal mail. You must include

        • Your name, email address & phone number

        • Name & contact details of the member being nominated if someone else. Consent must be received by the member if nominating someone other than yourself.

        • Office nominated for

        • Candidate Statement

        • Send to       DemsAbroad Niagara Nominations
                                c/o S Nardi
                                1153 Mirada Pl
                                Mississauga, ON L5H 3B6

        • Nomination forms mailed must be received by 11:59 PM ET Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.

Look for important updates in the future. The AGM Notice and Candidate Statements will be published Feb. 18th, and the ballot will be distributed on Mar. 5th.

Email the Nominations and Elections Committee with any questions!

Democracy needs our time, talents, and votes!

Thank you!

Nominations and Elections Committee
Democrats Abroad Canada, Niagara Region

Niagara Region

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DA Niagara is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch. 

Hundreds of American citizen volunteers across Canada are working to educate all eligible U.S. voters on their right to vote and how to get their ballots to vote in every election. That includes Canadians who were born in the U.S. and those born in Canada to an American parent(s), who therefore have the right to vote. Americans living in Canada CAN deliver the difference in close elections.

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If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in the Niagara Region, please contact us.

Democratically yours,

Heather Paterson, Chapter Co-Chair
Christopher Morgan, Chapter Co-Chair 

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