The Vancouver chapter AGM took place Thursday, May 6 at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club. As we watched the sun set from the comfortable private members lounge, I (Sheila Whittaker) recapped the year in PWAC news in a president’s report. Next, Milton Kiang brought members up-to-date on chapter finances with a treasurer’s report.
We moved on to nominations for leadership. There were no new names put forward, and the current executive was unanimously voted to continue serving. The positions of secretary and membership coordinator will remain open. Please contact Sheila Whittaker if you are interested in joining the leadership team.
It was unanimously agreed that the chapter should support delegates travelling to Toronto to the national AGM in June. Five potential delegates have come forward — one more delegate would give us a full roster at the AGM. Please contact Sheila Whittaker if you are interested in going to the MagNet2010 Conference and the PWAC AGM.
We discussed the format, frequency and location of meetings. It was agreed that we should meet monthly throughout the summer at FCYC (1661 Granville St, Vancouver) to network, enjoy socializing with chapter members and take advantage of the gorgeous patio. FCYC enjoys an amazing view of Granville Island and False Creek. Other benefits of continuing to meet here include:
- the venue is free
- it is easy to book (no negotiation hassles)
- it is a quiet, private members lounge — not open to the public
- we can use the private boardroom for ProD meetings
- there is lots of free parking
- the bar prices are very reasonable, and purchases are optional
- the Aquabus Hornby St. stop is right beside the venue
- the Southbound bus stop, Howe St @ Drake St (#59839) is not too far. The 4, 7, 10, 16, 17, and 50 all stop there.
A date for a late-June meet-and-greet at the FCYC will be announced soon. Watch your inbox for the evite! The theme of this event will be ‘Stories from MagNet2010.’ Delegates to MagNet in Toronto will share their experiences with those who were not able to attend. With any luck we’ll get a day as beautiful as Thursday and we’ll be living the good life on the patio.
Your questions and comments are welcome below!