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Webinar: Operating a Canadian business as a US citizen Sunday April 28, 2019

Democrats Abroad Canada is pleased to bring back our U.S. Tax Webinars for members. These webinars fill up quickly, so please register to attend today!

Operating a Canadian business as a US citizen

The Trump tax reforms made entirely changed the tax reforms around operating a business as a US taxpayer resident in Canada. This webinar will provide an overview of those changes and examine strategies for dealing with the complexity as a Canadian resident US citizen who wants to incorporate. Incorporation can still provide significant tax benefits — even for those with double tax exposure. Specifically, the webinar will cover at a high level:

  • Tax benefits of incorporation
  • The US repatriation tax and strategies for offsetting it;
  • The US GILTI rules and strategies to mitigate them;
  • Other tax planning ideas for incorporated business owners.

Sunday, April 28, 2019
3:00 P.M. Eastern / 12:00 P.M. Pacific
Duration: 90 minutes

This is an online webinar session and advance registration is required. Register by clicking here and we will follow up with WebEx installation/user/meeting information. Hope to "see" you there!

About the presenter

Max Reed is a cross-border tax lawyer at SKL tax in Vancouver where he focuses on tax strategies for those with tax issues that span the Canada-US border. Specifically, he has written a number of articles addressing the taxation of US citizen business owners who reside in Canada. SKL Tax has been helping people with double tax exposure for over 40 years.


Watch for our email invitation to attend US Personal Tax Webinar on May 26th.

Questions? email exec-vice-chair@democratsabroad.ca


DemsAbroad Canada 2019 Election Results

The DA Canada Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to provide the results of the 2019 Annual General Meeting & Election.

Chair: Steve Nardi

Executive Vice-Chair: Julie Buchanan

Vice-Chairs (2): Marnelle Dragila & Ed Ungar

Secretary: Sue Alksnis

Treasurer: Lissette Wright

Membership Secretary: Susan Brennan

IT Manager: Tim Smith

Counsel: Danielle Stampley

Members-at-Large (3): Sofia Misenheimer, Darius Pruss, and Chris Shaw

DPCA Voting Representatives DemsAbroad Canada is allocated and expected to elect 24 Voting Representatives. In accordance with Article 15 of DA Canada Bylaws we achieved sex parity by electing 12 female and 12 male Voting Representatives.

Steve Nardi

Julie Buchanan

Ed Ungar

Marnelle Dragila

Tim Smith

Sue Alksnis

Darius Pruss

Lissette Wright

Chris Shaw

Susan Brennan

Louis DeLamarter

Danielle Stampley

David Hoyt

Sofia Misenheimer

J David Markham

Gena Brumitt

David Mivasair

Heidi Burch

Robert J Petrusa

Rachel Eugster

Engin Polar

Tracy Hudson

Kenneth Sherman

Denise Roig

In addition, the Proposed Bylaw Amendments were approved by the required two-thirds (2/3) majority.

Here are the complete vote results:

* = ACCLAIMED

Office + DPCA Voting Representative

Name

Country Chair

Steve Nardi*

Executive Vice Chair

Julie Buchanan*

Vice Chair

Marnelle Dragila*

Vice Chair

Ed Ungar*

Secretary

Sue Alksnis*

Treasurer

Lissette Wright*

Membership Secretary

Susan Brennan*

Counsel

Danielle Stampley*

IT Manager

Tim Smith*

Member-at-Large

# of votes

DeLamarter, Louis [M]

25

Misenheimer, Sofia [F]

101

Mivasair, David [M]

57

Pruss, Darius [M]

64

Shaw, Chris [M]

59

DPCA Voting Reps [Female]

# of votes

Brumitt, Gena

69

Burch, Heidi

72

Busch, Earlene

45

Castillo, Ivelisse

44

Eugster, Rachel

75

Hudson, Tracy

78

Roig, Denise

54

Schneiderman, Heidi

Withdrawn

Scott, Brook

53

DPCA Voting Reps [Male]

# of votes

DeLamarter, Louis

Acclaimed

Markham, J David

Acclaimed

Mivasair, David

Acclaimed

Petrusa, Robert J

Acclaimed

Polar, Engin

Acclaimed

Sherman, Kenneth

Acclaimed

DPCA Voting Reps [Male]

# of votes

Hoyt, David

13

Schellenberg, David

7

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Yays

Nays

Should proposed amendment 4.1 be adopted?

109

7

Should proposed amendment 6.2 be adopted?

103

13

Should proposed amendment 6.4 be adopted?

111

8

Should Article 12 be renamed Article 11

118

2

Should Article 11 be renamed Article 12?

117

3

Should proposed amendment 18.3 be adopted?

111

5

Should proposed amendment 19.6 be adopted?

114

4

Should proposed amendment 20.1 be adopted?

117

2

A copy of the most recently approved DA Canada Bylaws can be downloaded by clicking here.

The membership is informed that any member of DA Canada who wishes to challenge any election result may do so by submitting an email to Bodil Geyer, Chair of the NEC, at: bodil.geyer@swimrecruiting.com. All challenges must be submitted by April 30, 2019.

The Teller of Elections tabulated the results of the 127 electronic valid ballots cast. (Out of the 134 ballots submitted, 7 were spoiled and not included in the results). 20 in-person valid ballots were cast for nominations from the floor where needed. Any questions about vote tallies may be directed to the Teller of Elections at: nominations@democratsabroad.ca

With highest regards,

DA Canada Nominations and Election Committee

Bodil Geyer, NEC Chair [Vancouver, BC]
Starla Goggins [Toronto, ON]
Randi Weitzner, NEC Teller of Elections [Montreal, QC]

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Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting & Election & Bylaws Amendments

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

WHAT?

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

PURPOSE?

To inform you about 2018 activities and the accomplishments of your country committee + amendments to the Bylaws + election of the DA Canada Board Members for the 2019-21 term.

The AGM agenda and registration link will follow at a later date.

WHEN?

Sunday

31 March 2019

2:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern Time

WHERE?

Via WebEx and possibly in-person at some chapters. Look for announcements from your chapter or contact your local chapter chair. Address all other enquiries to Chair, Democrats Abroad Canada: chair@democratsabroad.ca

WHO?

All Members of Democrats Abroad Canada

HOW?

For Members not yet signed up to WebEx, the video conferencing system used by Democrats Abroad, you will receive information at a later date for a WebEx tutorial and for downloading the necessary software. WebEx has a total capacity of 200 participants so space online is limited.

MORE ELECTION INFORMATION

The electronic ballots will be emailed to members on March 16th. Submit your completed ballot by 11:59PM EDT March 30th. To vote you must have joined Democrats Abroad by 11:59PM EDT March 3, 2019, you must be a member of DACA, a US citizen of voting age and a resident of Canada.

The Nominations & Elections Committee for Democrats Abroad Canada is proud to release the slate of candidates for election to the 2019-21 term.

Ballots will be distributed March 16th to active members of Democrats Abroad Canada registered as of March 3, 2019. Election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT. The link to RSVP to attend the AGM will be distributed with your ballot.

Candidate statements may be viewed at this link

Chair

Steve Nardi

Executive Vice Chair

Julie Buchanan

Vice Chair
(2 to be elected)

Marnelle Dragilla

Ed Ungar

Treasurer

Lissette Wright

Secretary

Susan Alksnis

IT Manager

None

Counsel

Danielle Stampley

Membership Secretary

Susan Brennan

Member-at-Large
(3 to be elected)

Louis DeLamarter

Sofia Misenheimer

David Mivasair

Darius Pruss

Chris Shaw

DPCA Voting Representatives
(24 to be elected)

The first 12 DPCA Voting Rep positions will be filled by those elected to the positions from the slate above. Anyone whose name appears above as a candidate for a board seat who is elected will have their name removed from the slate on the right. The remaining 12 will then be elected from the remaining DPCA Voting Rep slate, following Article 15 of DA Canada Bylaws establishing a balance of sexes on the board.

Female slate:

Gena Brummitt

Heidi Burch

Earlene Busch

Ivelisse Castillo

Rachel Eugster

Tracy Hudson

Denise Roig

Heidi Schneiderman

Brooke Scott

Male slate:

Louis DeLamarter

J. David Markham

David Mivasair

Robert J Petrusa

Engin Polar

Darius Pruss

Chris Shaw

Kenneth Sherman

Democratically yours,

DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee

 

Bodil Geyer, NEC Chair [Vancouver, BC]
Starla Goggins [Toronto, ON]
Randi Weitzner, NEC Teller of Elections [Montreal, QC]


Notice of Proposed Bylaw Amendments

The Board of Democrats Abroad Canada has approved the following proposed Bylaw Amendments to be decided by the membership. Most of the proposed amendments are a change of one word in order to have the Canada Bylaws to be in sync with the recently passed Article 15, and the DPCA Charter.

ELECTION INFORMATION

The electronic ballots will be emailed to members on March 16th. Submit your completed ballot by 11:59PM EDT March 30th. To vote you must have joined Democrats Abroad by 11:59PM EDT March 3, 2019, you must be a member of DACA, a US citizen of voting age and a resident of Canada.

PROPOSED BYLAWS AMENDMENTS

· Articles 4.1, 6.2, 6.4, and 18.3 each need one word adjusted; “gender” to “sex” to synchronize with terminology in recently passed Article 15

· Article 12 [IT Manager] needs to be renamed Article 11 and moved above ‘Other Voting Members of the Board’ following DA Canada members 2018 approval to amend Article 4 Officers to include the IT Manager

· Article 11 [Members at Large] needs to be renamed Article 12

· Article 19.6 [Terms and Removal from Membership or Office] needs to be amended to include violation of the DPCA Code of Conduct

· Article 20 [Vacancies] needs to be amended to confer the full rights of the appointed office until the next AGM

The proposed changes are in bold under each Proposed Article

Current Article 4.1 [Officers]: 1st paragraph needs to be amended

4.1 The Officers of the Organization shall be the Country Chair, Executive Vice Chair, two (2) additional Vice Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Counsel and IT Manager. The Executive Vice Chair shall be opposite in gender to the Country Chair. These Officers constitute the Executive Committee of DACA, which shall meet at least quarterly.

Proposed Article 4.1 [Officers]

4.1 The Officers of the Organization shall be the Country Chair, Executive Vice Chair, two (2) additional Vice Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Counsel and IT Manager. The Executive Vice Chair shall be opposite in sex to the Country Chair. These Officers constitute the Executive Committee of DACA, which shall meet at least quarterly.

Current Article 6.2 [Executive Vice Chair]

6.2 The Executive Vice Chair shall be a member who is of the opposite gender to the Chair, as per the bylaws of Democrats Abroad and the rules of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Proposed Article 6.2 Executive Vice Chair

6.2 The Executive Vice Chair shall be a member who is of the opposite sex to the Chair, as per the bylaws of Democrats Abroad and the rules of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Current Article 6.4 [Additional Vice Chairs]

6.4 The two additional Vice Chairs shall be elected without consideration of gender. Responsibilities shall be decided among the Officers, but should allow for division of such responsibilities so that the many organizational and policy-making roles are equitably and productively arranged.

Proposed Article 6.4 [Additional Vice Chairs]

6.4 The two additional Vice Chairs shall be elected without consideration of sex. Responsibilities shall be decided among the Officers, but should allow for division of such responsibilities so that the many organizational and policy-making roles are equitably and productively arranged.

Current ARTICLE 12 [IT Manager]

12.1 The IT Manager performs as liaison to manage the domain name, institutional email addresses, and security access to the database and bulk emailing system. With the IT Committee, the IT Manager is responsible for the Board list serve, DACA website postings, wiki updates, and development and support of all types of electronic forms. The IT Manager manages the DACA social media sub-committee and other team members to offer technical solutions, training, and best practices to leaders across DACA.

Proposed to Rename Article 12 to Article 11 and move above “Other Voting Members of the Board”, below “Counsel”

Proposed Article 11 [IT Manager]

11.1 The IT Manager performs as liaison to manage the domain name, institutional email addresses, and security access to the database and bulk emailing system. With the IT Committee, the IT Manager is responsible for the Board list serve, DACA website postings, wiki updates, and development and support of all types of electronic forms. The IT Manager manages the DACA social media sub-committee and other team members to offer technical solutions, training, and best practices to leaders across DACA.

__________________________________________________________

Current ARTICLE 11 [Members at Large]

11.1 The three (3) Members at Large represent the broader membership and bring to the Organization special gifts and talents, which complement those of the other elected officials on the Board. Members at Large shall be elected at the AGM in accordance with 19.1 below.

Proposed to Rename Article 11 to Article 12 [Members at Large]

12.1 The three (3) Members at Large represent the broader membership and bring to the Organization special gifts and talents, which complement those of the other elected officials on the Board. Members at Large shall be elected at the AGM in accordance with 19.1 below.

__________________________________________________________

Current Article 18.3 [Chapters] Chapter Officers should be elected biennially in odd-numbered years at an AGM of the Chapter held prior to the national (DACA) AGM. The Chapter election should include at minimum a Chapter Chair. Though it is not required, it is recommended that each chapter have a Vice-chair, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Membership Secretary.

If a Chapter has a Vice Chair or a Co-chair in addition to a Chair, they shall be opposite in gender in accordance with the policy of the Democratic Party. Each chapter shall appoint a Nominations and Election Committee Officer, not running for elected office, to conduct chapter elections.

Proposed Article 18.3 [Chapters] Chapter Officers should be elected biennially in odd-numbered years at an AGM of the Chapter held prior to the national (DACA) AGM. The Chapter election should include at minimum a Chapter Chair. Though it is not required, it is recommended that each chapter have a Vice-chair, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Membership Secretary.

If a Chapter has a Vice Chair or a Co-chair in addition to a Chair, they shall be opposite in sex in accordance with the policy of the Democratic Party. Each chapter shall appoint a Nominations and Election Committee Officer, not running for elected office, to conduct chapter elections.

__________________________________________________________

Current Article 19.6 [Terms and Removal from Membership or Office]

19.6 Some examples of conduct detrimental to DACA follow: (i) speaking against the host country while purporting to speak on behalf of DACA or DA and (ii) soliciting funds or in-kind services from non-Americans. Volunteering without monetary value by non-Americans is generally acceptable.

Proposed Article 19.6 [Terms and Removal from Membership or Office]

19.6 Some examples of conduct detrimental to DACA follow: (i) speaking against the host country while purporting to speak on behalf of DACA or DA and , or (ii) soliciting funds or in-kind services from non-Americans, or (iii) violating the DPCA Code of Conduct. Volunteering without monetary value by non-Americans is generally acceptable.

__________________________________________________________

Current Article 20 [Vacancies]

20.1 The Country Chair shall appoint a member on a temporary basis to fill a vacancy among elected members of the Board. The appointee shall serve until the next regular AGM where members shall elect the position.

Proposed Article 20 [Vacancies]

20.1 The Country Chair shall appoint a member on a temporary basis to fill a vacancy among elected members of the Board. The appointee shall serve with the full privileges of their office until the next regular AGM where members shall elect the position.

Democratically yours,

DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee

Bodil Geyer, NEC Chair [Vancouver, BC]
Starla Goggins [Toronto, ON]
Randi Weitzner, NEC Teller of Elections [Montreal, QC]

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DA Edmonton - Candidate Slate 2019

CHAPTER CHAIR -
  • Provides agenda and chairs regular Chapter Board meetings
  • Provides leadership for GOTV initiatives
  • Chairs the Chapter AGM every two years
  • Represents the Chapter at the DA Canada (DACA) monthly Board meetings
Candidates:
1) Hannah Brooks: I'm originally from Nashville, TN and I moved to Canada in 2015. In the US I actually didn't
participate in politics much, that is until I lost my health insurance due to a pre-existing condition. That
galvanized me to become active in the Democratic party. Right when I arrived in Edmonton, it became clear
that Trump was going to win the Republican nomination. In response, I quickly decided to become active in the
Democratic Party here in Edmonton. I helped coordinate voter outreach during the 2016 elections and have
been the unofficial chair since 2018 midterm elections. If elected, I pledge to fulfill the duties of Chair as
effectively as possible until my term is over in March 2021.

VICE CHAIR -

  • Chairs Chapter Board meetings in the absence of the Chair
  • Assists in providing leadership for GOTV initiatives
  • Steps in for Chair as needed
Candidates: None


SECRETARY -

  • Schedules regular Chapter Board meetings
  • Takes minutes of Chapter Board meetings and distribute them to the Board
Candidates:

1) Diana Keto-Lambert: I am a proud native of the DC/Maryland metro area and a North Carolina voter; I moved to Canada in 2007. While I was living stateside, I was a member of College Democrats at University of Maryland, and volunteered on Chris Van Hollen’s 2002 congressional race, John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, and Martin O’Malley’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign. I joined Democrats Abroad Edmonton when I discovered them in 2008, and I helped the chapter with communications outreach for Barack Obama’s campaign. I became chapter chair from 2011 – 2014 and a member-at-large since then, helping with planning and executing meetings, GOTV efforts, and social get-togethers for our chapter. Most recently, I helped work the polls in the 2018 midterm elections when visiting North Carolina.


TREASURER -

  • Provides Chapter financial reports at regular Board meetings and at the biannual AGM
  • Manages and maintains Chapter bank account, donations (cash and online) and Chapter expenses
Candidates:

1) Diana Keto-Lambert: I am a proud native of the DC/Maryland metro area and a North Carolina voter; I moved to Canada in 2007. While I was living stateside, I was a member of College Democrats at University of Maryland, and volunteered on Chris Van Hollen’s 2002 congressional race, John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, and Martin O’Malley’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign. I joined Democrats Abroad Edmonton when I discovered them in 2008, and I helped the chapter with communications outreach for Barack Obama’s campaign. I became chapter chair from 2011 – 2014 and a member-at-large since then, helping with planning and executing meetings, GOTV efforts, and social get-togethers for our chapter. Most recently, I helped work the polls in the 2018 midterm elections when visiting North Carolina.


MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY -

  • Works with the DA Canada Membership Secretary on annual Membership Verification
  • Learns to use the DA Nation Builder online membership management system
  • Send welcome message to new members via email (template)
Candidates:

1) Hannah Brooks: I'm originally from Nashville, TN and I moved to Canada in 2015. In the US I actually didn't participate in politics much, that is until I lost my health insurance due to a pre-existing condition. That galvanized me to become active in the Democratic party. Right when I arrived in Edmonton, it became clear that Trump was going to win the Republican nomination. In response, I quickly decided to become active in the Democratic Party here in Edmonton. I helped coordinate voter outreach during the 2016 elections and have been the unofficial chair since 2018 midterm elections. If elected, I pledge to fulfill the duties of Membership Secretary as effectively as possible until my term is over in March 2021.


COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR -
  • Sends event invitations and updates to DAV members, using the DA Nation Builder online email system
  • Updates and maintains the DAED Facebook page
  • Updates the DAED events web page in Nation Builder
Candidates:

1) Kimberly Johnson: After moving to Edmonton from Southern California, I joined Democrats Abroad in 2000. Upon completion of my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Canada, I lived abroad in England and the Netherlands. When I returned to Edmonton, deeply concerned about the current administration, I resolved to be a more involved Democrats Abroad member. In 2018, I was primarily responsible for communications & media relations—writing press releases, coordinating media requests and appearing as the DA Edmonton spokesperson in print and televised interviews. I also created our new Instagram account to connect our chapter to the local community and other DA chapters internationally. During the fall of 2018, I conceptualized, planned and successfully executed our “Print Your Own T-shirt” fundraiser and "Sanity Session" pub social nights. Additionally, I helped plan and facilitate our GOTV (Get Out The Vote) events on the University of Alberta campus and at the Alberta Legislature. I take great pride in the work that our chapter team accomplished leading up to the historic 2018 midterm elections. If elected as your Communications Officer & your Student Recruitment Outreach Coordinator, I will be dedicated to continuing our work, organizing our efforts and building community momentum as we approach another historic election in 2020.


STUDENT OUTREACH COORDINATOR -

  • Raises awareness of Democrats Abroad on campuses in the Chapter area
  • Coordinates on-campus voter registration events
  • Coordinates outreach to US citizens on-campus (non-DA members)
  • Liaises with the DA Canada point person on the DA Global Study Abroad Youth Outreach Team
  • Initiate and support DAED-affiliated clubs on campus
1) Kimberly Johnson: After moving to Edmonton from Southern California, I joined Democrats Abroad in 2000. Upon completion of my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Canada, I lived abroad in England and the Netherlands. When I returned to Edmonton, deeply concerned about the current administration, I resolved to be a more involved Democrats Abroad member. In 2018, I was primarily responsible for communications & media relations—writing press releases, coordinating media requests and appearing as the DA Edmonton
spokesperson in print and televised interviews. I also created our new Instagram account to connect our chapter to the local community and other DA chapters internationally. During the fall of 2018, I conceptualized, planned and successfully executed our “Print Your Own T-shirt” fundraiser and "Sanity Session" pub social nights. Additionally, I helped plan and facilitate our GOTV (Get Out The Vote) events on the University of Alberta campus and at the Alberta Legislature. I take great pride in the work that our chapter team accomplished leading up to the historic 2018 midterm elections. If elected as your Communications Officer & your Student Recruitment Outreach Coordinator, I will be dedicated to continuing our work, organizing our efforts and building community momentum as we approach another historic election in 2020.

2019 DA Edmonton - Notice of AGM and Elections

To All Democrats Abroad Edmonton (DAED) Members:

Democrats Abroad Edmonton will be holding its 2019 Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers:

DATE:  March 24, 2019

TIME:  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

PLACE:  Situation Brewery 10308 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1X2

Please RSVP by email to:  demsabroadyeg@gmail.com

You can vote ELECTRONICALLY in the DAED Board Election!
*Even if you are not able to attend the AGM and Board Elections and vote in person, you can still vote in the DAED Board Elections. Ballots will be sent by email to all DAED members by Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Instructions on how to vote electronically will be included with the ballot. The ballot must be returned by 12 midnight (Edmonton time) on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

2019 DAVI Board Candidate Slate

DA VICTORIA AND THE ISLANDS CHAPTER (DAVI)

CANDIDATE SLATE - 2019

CHAPTER CHAIR -

  • Provides agenda and chairs regular Chapter Board meetings

  • Provides leadership for GOTV initiatives

  • Chairs the Chapter AGM every two years

  • Represents the Chapter at the DA Canada (DACA) monthly Board meetings

Candidates:

  1. Heidi Burch: “I’ve been active in DAVI since 2012 as a Member-at-large, helping to set up events to foster the DAVI community and Get Out the Vote, such as the Sticky Wicket Pub meetups, registration events at the Victoria Public Library and setting up the annual Tax Seminar. I have also been active with DA Canada, where I am currently Exec Vice-Chair, and with DA Intl, where I am continuing in my role as chair of the GOTV team.”

VICE CHAIR -

  • Chairs Chapter Board meetings in the absence of the Chair

  • Assists in providing leadership for GOTV initiatives

  • Steps in for Chair as needed


Candidates:

  1. Jim Ham: “I'm a US/Canada dual citizen living in Victoria BC since 1972 working as a musical instrument craftsman. I was born in Augusta GA but vote in my last place of US residence, Bellevue WA. I have a long standing interest in US politics and have felt a strong concern for the recent horrible developments in my birth country. While I do vote I feel like I need to do more, working with Democrats Abroad seems like a good way for me to contribute. I do have experience serving as a board member, I have served on the board of the Civic Orchestra of Victoria for many years (where I also play the violin). In the days leading up to the mid-term election I did canvassing with DA board member Jena Magnus in WA district 8 for candidate Kim Schrier.”

SECRETARY - Jena Magnus (Acting) (Aug 2018 - March 2019)

  • Schedules regular Chapter Board meetings

  • Takes minutes of Chapter Board meetings and distribute them to the Board


Candidates:

  1. Jena Magnus: “I have served as the DAVI Secretary since August 2018. As a RN I worked as Admin Support for several large interdisciplinary provincial healthcare teams. I ensured people had the right information at the right time, members were kept up to date, & our activities stayed on track. I look forward to bringing my experience working with high performance teams to the DAVI.”

TREASURER - Jon Scheer (Acting) (Aug 2018-March 2019)

  • Provides Chapter financial reports at regular Board meetings and at the biannual AGM

  • Manages and maintains Chapter bank account, donations (cash and online) and Chapter expenses

Candidates:

  1. Jon Scheer: "I have served as DAV Treasurer since August, 2018. I have over 20 years experience as a tax accountant and have been in prior years Treasurer for 2 non-profit theatre groups, one here in Victoria and the other in Denver. I currently act as bookkeeper for Langham Court Theatre."

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY -

  • Works with the DA Canada Membership Secretary on annual Membership Verification

  • Learns to use the DA Nation Builder online membership management system

  • Send welcome message to new members via email (template)

Candidates:

  1. Marilyn Mahan

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR -

  • Sends event invitations and updates to DAV members, using the DA Nation Builder online email system

  • Updates and maintains the DAVI Facebook page

  • Updates the DAVI events web page in Nation Builder

Candidates: None

STUDENT OUTREACH COORDINATOR -

  • Raises awareness of Democrats Abroad on campuses in the Chapter area

  • Coordinates on-campus voter registration events

  • Coordinates outreach to US citizens on-campus (non-DA members)

  • Liaises with the DA Canada point person on the DA Global Study Abroad Youth Outreach Team

  • Initiate and support DAVI-affiliated clubs on campus

Candidates: None

MEMBERS AT LARGE:

Attend regular Chapter Board meetings and the biannual AGM

  • Contribute skills and experience in support of GOTV initiatives

  • Work on planning events and help to run events: GOTV, tax seminars, biannual AGM, Thanksgiving Dinner, election-year debate nights, etc.

Candidates: None

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Annual General Meeting

To All DAVI Members:

The Victoria and the Islands Chapter of Democrats Abroad (DAVI) will be holding its 2019 Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers:

DATE: March 17, 2019
TIME: 3:00 PM

PLACE: 250 Douglas St, Victoria, BC

Please RSVP by email to: davictoriachapter@gmail.com

It is possible to attend by Skype or Webex as well. If you’d like to use that option, please let us know in your RSVP 

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ONE DAY LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION!

Never before has the strength of the Democrats Abroad been more important to ensure voices of Americans living abroad are heard and our votes are counted!

Please consider joining the Democrats Abroad National Board, Canada. The deadline for submission is Wednesday February 13th, 2019 at 11:59pm

Here is a refresh of the positions up for election:

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Democrats Abroad Canada invites you to nominate
candidates to the Board of Directors

On Sunday, March 31st, 2019 Democrats Abroad Canada [DACA] will hold its Annual General Meeting [AGM] to elect our Canadian officers.

As we prepare for the 2020 Presidential Election cycle, we need your help in identifying a slate of candidates to lead DACA for the next two years. Any DACA member may nominate themselves or any DACA member for any office.

A nominee must:

- Be a member of Democrats Abroad Canada

- Be a US citizen, a resident of Canada and willing and able to handle the duties of the office

- Give his or her consent to stand for election

Your Nominations & Elections Committee invites nominations for the following offices:

- Country Committee Chair

- Executive Vice Chair

- Vice Chairs [2 positions]

- Secretary

- Treasurer

- Membership Secretary

- IT Manager

- Counsel

- Members-at-Large [3 positions]

- Democratic Party Committee Abroad [DPCA] Voting Representatives [12 positions]

Descriptions of the specific responsibilities for each position can be viewed by clicking on the Officer position on the Nomination form at the link below. A short supporting statement describing the nominee's skills and experience pertinent to the office is requested.

Nominations open with this mailing and will close at 11:59PM EST on February 13, 2019.

CLICK HERE to access the candidate nomination form

Thank you - your participation is greatly appreciated!

Democratically yours,

DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee

Bodil Geyer, Chair, Vancouver, BC

Starla Goggins, Toronto, ON

Randi Weitzner, Teller of Elections, Montreal, QC

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Call for Nominations, Democrats Abroad Canada Board of Directors!

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Democrats Abroad Canada invites you to nominate
candidates to the Board of Directors

On Sunday, March 31st, 2019 Democrats Abroad Canada [DACA] will hold its Annual General Meeting [AGM] to elect our Canadian officers.

As we prepare for the 2020 Presidential Election cycle, we need your help in identifying a slate of candidates to lead DACA for the next two years. Any DACA member may nominate themselves or any DACA member for any office.

A nominee must:

- Be a member of Democrats Abroad Canada

- Be a US citizen, a resident of Canada and willing and able to handle the duties of the office

- Give his or her consent to stand for election

Your Nominations & Elections Committee invites nominations for the following offices:

- Country Committee Chair

- Executive Vice Chair

- Vice Chairs [2 positions]

- Secretary

- Treasurer

- Membership Secretary

- IT Manager

- Counsel

- Members-at-Large [3 positions]

- Democratic Party Committee Abroad [DPCA] Voting Representatives [12 positions]

Descriptions of the specific responsibilities for each position can be viewed by clicking on the Officer position on the Nomination form at the link below. A short supporting statement describing the nominee's skills and experience pertinent to the office is requested.

Nominations open with this mailing and will close at 11:59PM EST on February 13, 2019.

CLICK HERE to access the candidate nomination form

Thank you - your participation is greatly appreciated!

Democratically yours,

DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee

Bodil Geyer, Chair, Vancouver, BC

Starla Goggins, Toronto, ON

Randi Weitzner, Teller of Elections, Montreal, QC

CLICK HERE to access the candidate nomination form

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