Thursday, February 6, 2014

Annual General Meeting Announcement - March 4, 2014

Notice of AGM
Vancouver Concert Opera Society
March 4th, 2014

Dear Vancouver Concert Opera Society Members,

2013 has been another fantastic year for Vancouver Concert Opera Society. In January we produced a international multi-cast production of Die Fledermaus to our audiences and in August, we completed our 3rd annual run of our summer training program (Vancouver Summer Opera Studio) which culminated in two successful student performances of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. We will be holding our second AGM since becoming a Society in late 2011.

At the AGM, members will be provided with a financial report, will be asked to ratify new additions to the 2014 Board of Directors. Members of the Society who are unable to personally attend the AGM can vote using the proxy form linked here.

Sincere best wishes for a prosperous, fulfilling new year, and we hope to see most of you on the 4th of March. Please see the details below.

Andy Maton, Chair
Vancouver Concert Opera Society


AGM – 4th March 2014 @ 7pm

The AGM will take place at the Canadian Music Centre, 837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7 at 7pm.

As long as you are a member in good standing, you are eligible to take part in the meeting. The meeting will outline our finances for the last year and the reporting.

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for new board members. A regular term is 2 years, and existing board members will continue for another year although there may be a minor shuffle of positions.

Please read the information about the process and qualifications for Vancouver Concert Opera Society Board Nominations and Elections for 2014 below:

The Procedure

Nominations can take place between now and the board meeting on March 4th, 2014. You may nominate yourself. Download the Nomination Form.

A quorum consists of 25% of eligible voting members. Proxies are acceptable for voting and for quorum requirements. If you are unable to attend the AGM, would you please sign over your proxy in order to ensure that we have a quorum. Download the Proxy Form.

Nominations for the Board – We Need You!

If you are interested in shaping the future of the Society – this is your chance! If you recognize someone else who you think would be great in one of the roles, nominate them! Download the Nomination Form.

Please let us know your choice of nominee or if you are nominating yourself by February 28, 2014. You can also scan the nomination form and send it to: info [at]

Although nominations can be accepted later or even from the floor, it would be most helpful to hear of your declared interest by February 28, 2014.