Annual General Meeting 2015

It’s been over two months since we hosted the largest annual general meeting to date.

This year, we expanded our AGM into a fully fledged conference, including workshops, social events, and a joint rally with the federal party.

At the AGM, our membership passed a collection of bylaw changes that support the Party’s evolution into a position where we can form government.

Our pledge auction at the exclusive premiere of Robert Alstead’s documentary about Andrew Weaver’s winning campaign in Oak Bay–Gordon Head, Running on Climate, raised over $22,000.

In the midst of all these AGM successes, we also discovered room for improvement. For example, at future AGMs we’d like to provide more comprehensive event packages on site to provide further clarity on scheduling and events.

We will also make sure that members have more opportunities to learn about AGM business in advance of the meeting. Since the end of May, we’ve been working on a new members area of the website, where we can post important documents, news, and messages like this one. We’ll also host quarterly webinars with our Chair and Leader to ensure members have opportunities to provide year-round feedback.

Finally, we are working on a process for updating the Party’s structural rules, in addition to reviewing existing committees and working groups. Part of this work has been to establish a Rules of Order committee to address the use of Green Rules versus Robert’s Rules. We’re also reviewing input from surveys to ensure that next year’s AGM is even better than this one (see the attached PDF).

Thanks to everyone who has been a part of this process. I’m already looking forward to our 2016 AGM, which will be critical to a major breakthrough in the 2017 general election.

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