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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