Call for Nominations

The 2013 Annual General Meeting will take place on February 22, 2013 at the Ramada Inn Conference Centre City Centre Airport location.

The following positions will be open for nomination and voting by the membership:

President – Two year term
Director – Two year term
Director – Two year term
Director – Two year term

Nominations for the above positions may be made in advance through the process outlined below. Nominations will also be taken from the floor during the Annual General Meeting. Those currently holding positions on the Board of Directors may choose to stand for re-election.

Process for Nominations

According to Bylaw Section 6.2.1 a nominee must be an active member who has been in good standing for at least two consecutive years. All nominations must be received by the AOWMA office no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 5, 2013. Nominations will be forwarded to the nomination committee.

Those nominating candidates for the Board of Directors must be members in good standing. The nominations process will be conducted by fax and/or email. According to Bylaw Section 6.2.2, all nominations must be supported by a seconder and a third. This means that any nomination a member brings forward MUST be supported by two other members in good standing.

There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be brought forward.

A Nominations Form that can be used to support the nomination process is attached to this notice. The AOWMA may contact nominators, nominees, seconds and thirds to validate the submissions.

Term of Office

Positions on the Board of Directors are held for two years. Should a Board Member resign prior to the end of their term, the sitting Board of Directors may choose to leave that seat vacant or open the vacancy to nomination and appointment for the balance of that vacancy.

Requirements of a Board Member

Generally, the Board operates as a governance entity, meaning that it sets high level strategic direction as opposed to having a direct hand in the day-to-day activities of the operation. Directors should be prepared to attend approximately one meeting every two months in Red Deer, Alberta. Directors may also be asked to sit on various committees to provide more direct guidance regarding key association strategic objectives.

Board Members are not paid. However, reasonable expenses are reimbursed for travel and meals when attending Board meetings or other sanctioned association business.