Monday, January 14, 2013

Annual General Meeting Announcement - Jan. 30, 2013

Notice of AGM
Vancouver Concert Opera Society
30th January 2013

Dear Vancouver Concert Opera Society Members,

2012 has been a fantastic year for Vancouver Concert Opera Society that boasted a new production (Verdi's Rigoletto), a successful run of our summer training program (Vancouver Summer Opera Studio), and help and guidance from a talented and dedicated board. We will be holding our first 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 2013 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 30th of January. Please see the details below.

Andy Maton, Chair
Vancouver Concert Opera Society


AGM – 30th January 2013 @ 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 currently have one vacancy on our board. 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 2013 below:

The Procedure

Nominations can take place between now and the board meeting on January 30th, 2013. You may nominate yourself. Download the Board 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 January 25, 2013. 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 January 25, 2013.