May 28th Date Set for Virtual AGM & Convention
AVICC’s December update let members know that the Executive was reviewing options for the format and timing of the 2021 AGM and Convention following the decision to not go ahead with an in-person meeting in 2021 due to the pandemic and public health orders.
The AVICC Executive has now set a date for a one-day virtual AGM and Convention for Friday, May 28th, and is working on developing opportunities for members to learn and engage in our virtual world. We will send out another member update when registration is open with information about the program for the AGM and Convention.
The deadline for submitting resolutions for the 2021 AGM and Convention remains Friday, February 26th. In this unusual time where we have to meet virtually, the resolutions procedures followed at the in-person conventions will need to be adapted. The Executive is reviewing ways to collect policy and advocacy direction from AVICC members through a new kind of resolutions review process. This will be communicated to members once finalized.
To help AVICC manage the changes that will have to be made in this pandemic year, members are encouraged to narrow their focus to only their highest priority issues when choosing which resolutions to submit. AVICC hopes to see resolutions on topics that have not previously been submitted, and that affect members across the region.
The call for resolutions that was sent out in December provides guidelines for drafting clear resolutions, and the requirements that must be met for resolutions to be accepted.
Additional information on resolutions is available at UBCM Resolutions. This website is also a great resource for members where they can search the UBCM resolutions database to look at previously submitted resolutions and to read the provincial and federal responses. UBCM continues to ask for resolutions to go through the area associations first for consideration and endorsement.