DemsAbroad Canada Members Special Meeting

DemsAbroad Canada

NOTICE OF DEMSABROAD CANADA
MEMBERS SPECIAL MEETING

SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2021
2:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM AT / 11:00 AM PT

ELECTRONIC BALLOT MUST BE RECEIVED
BY 12:00 AM ET FEB. 28, 2021

PURPOSE: APPROVAL OF BYLAW REVISIONS
FOR DEMOCRATS ABROAD CANADA


The Democrats Abroad Canada (DACA) 2020-2021 Bylaws Committee (the "Committee") conducted an extensive review and revision of our Bylaws to address: (i) certain items that were out of compliance with the DA Charter, such as our process for filling DPCA Voting Representative vacancies; (ii) clarify issues that were unclear, such as what Chapters do in the absence of local bylaws; and (iii) update language that was out of date or not-inclusive, for example "she/he" has become "their". That said, much of the substance is the same, though we have re-organized certain provisions to make reading and finding information easier. On January 26, 2021, a quorate of the DACA Board unanimously approved the Committee's recommended amendments and directed that they be put to the DACA membership for approval at a Special Meeting on February 28, 2021.

While technically the Bylaws are amended, the amendments are so extensive that it is more accurate to describe them as a restatement. For that reason, we have not attempted to create a comparison of the current and amended Bylaws. This comparison would be more confusing than helpful. Instead, we have provided a Committee Report summarizing key changes and explaining the Committee's rationale. We are also providing a copy of the current Bylaws for reference. We hope that the membership will vote to adopt these amendments, which we think will make us stronger going forward.

Respectfully,

The DACA 2020-2021 Bylaws Committee
Danielle Stampley, Chair,
Sue Alksnis
Susan Brennan
Julie Buchanan
Tim Flannery

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE
BYLAWS COMMITTEE REPORT


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE
CURRENT DEMSABROAD CANADA BYLAWS


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE
PROPOSED AMENDED BYLAWS


Meeting Notice plus links to the Bylaws Committee report, current Bylaws, proposed
Bylaws, and the electronic ballot were emailed to members of record,
who have not opted-out of emails, as of Jan. 28, 2021.
Email subject "Notice of Members Special Meeting + electronic ballot"

You can vote on the amended bylaws using the ballot link in the email sent to Members. The second item on the ballot is to approve holding the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 2, 2021. The current Bylaws require the AGM to be held by March 31st each year. To enable the Canada Nominations & Elections Committee the prescribed time to conduct the Canada elections based on the results of the vote on amending the Bylaws announced at the Special Members Meeting on Feb. 28, 2021, we are asking the members to vote to allow a deferral of this year’s AGM due to these special circumstances. 

WHEN
February 28, 2021 at 2pm - 3pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE
Online via the WebEx platform
222 3rd Ave N
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5
Canada
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CONTACT
Steven Nardi
45 RSVPS
J. David Markham Robert Petrusa Susan Brennan Susan Caughran Sue Alksnis Ed Ungar david hoyt Jennifer Phillips Heather Paterson Jane Watts Joann Sochor Debra Krar kristine martin Kenneth Sherman Douglas Drake Julia Buchanan Nancy Sturdevant Kristin Hanson Connie Nelson-Tinkler Tim Smith Christopher Morgan Stephanie Perry Jacqueline Swartz Rachel Eugster Lissette Wright joanne smale Jack Daly David Mivasair David Lidov Danielle Stampley Anna Lippman Robert Bell Timothy Flannery Cesar Pinto J archambeault David Schellenberg Brooke Scott Heidi Burch Shannon Bassett Steve Nardi

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