Last night’s Special General Meeting hosted sixteen members at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.
The interim co-Presidents were confirmed in their roles, meaning Charlene Boyce will serve as female co-president until the 2018 AGM and Anthony L. Edmonds will serve as the male co-president until the 2019 AGM.
The proposed By-Law changes were approved. That is:
- Definitions for “General Meetings” were clarified. No substantial change, but the change clarified where “Special” general meetings were meant and where “Annual” general meetings were meant.
- Quorum for Executive Meetings was simplified (now 50%).
- Regional Divisions were revised as per below (the revision reduced the number of divisions, captured some areas that were omitted in the past due to district boundaries being redrawn, and evened out the number of districts in a division).
Regional Representatives were elected. These people will be tasked with beginning to organize division meetings and build our grassroots network “scaffold”. If you are in any of these divisions and want to connect to become engaged at some level, contact email@example.com and we will connect you! Here they are:
- Bedford Basin – Charlene Boyce
- Dartmouth – June Trenholm
- Halifax – Ashley Morton
- Fundy Shore – Jenn Kang
- Minas Basin – Sam Webber
- South Shore – Harry Ward
In some cases, a regional rep is someone who also has another position. At a Regional Division meeting, another rep and policy reps may be chosen.
We did not have any attendees from the Strait of Canso (Pictou, Guysborough, Antigonish, Inverness, Richmond) or Cabot Strait (CBRM, Victoria) regions. We are actively seeking Green members who would like to represent the Members in those regions on the Executive. Is this you? Send us a message and we’ll let you know your next step! firstname.lastname@example.org
An Executive meeting was held directly after the SGM, at which a General Secretary, Ashley Morton, and a Membership Secretary, Jenn Kang, were elected from amongst the Regional Reps. Many thanks to past Membership Secretary, Terry Kelleher, who remains an active member, engaged in community outreach. There has never been a better opportunity to get involved. We are building the Green Party that Nova Scotia needs — that the future needs. Whether you’re interested in generating policy, positions, doing fundraising, administration, or helping us build our party on the ground, the Green Party of Nova Scotia needs you.