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Annual General Meeting Materials & Information
In preparation for the AGM, please review the following materials in advance:
Minutes 2022 AGM, February 2022
Financial Report and Proposed 2023 Budget
Nominees for Board of Directors
Message from our President:
The current list of nominees assumes that the President and Vice President positions will remain vacant and their duties will be shared. This is not an ideal situation and it may be difficult to sustain in the long term. I encourage members to step forward and help “share the load!” Two additional board members will make all the difference.
The Featured Speaker Co-ordinator position will also remain vacant in 2023/23. This is not a board position, so I hope that a few members will volunteer to take this role on together. The role involves securing a featured speaker for each of the club's monthly meetings (except over the July and August summer break), coordinating details with the speaker, and introducing them at meetings. With only 9 monthly meetings, it would be relatively easy to take a few meetings each and cover the whole schedule. The club has enjoyed such success with the featured speaker program, it would be a shame to have to forego this informative and entertaining component of our monthly meetings.
Featured Presentation: So What’s Up With Sea Otters?
Guest Speaker: Linda Nichol
Linda has been studying sea otters on the BC coast for almost 2 decades as a research biologist at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. She has led innumerable sea otter surveys documenting the size, distribution and foraging habits of the population over this time. Sea otter surveys are conducted from small boats travelling nearshore in exposed coastal areas. There are likely few people who can say they have had the privilege to see up close the wildlife and landscape along almost all of BC’s exposed rugged outer waters from a 6 metre open boat. Linda is also a sea kayaker and she has explored some of these coastal areas on her off time by paddle. Her presentation will focus on the ecology of BC’s sea otter population with an eye to the kayaker’s perspective of the coast and its wildlife.
Note that the club’s current Covid policy requires vaccination for indoor events. Masks are optional.
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