Telecommunities Canada

Annual General Meeting

2015-16


Teleconference

June 6, 2016

3:00 p.m. EST




Present:


Garth Graham,

Marita Moll,

James Van Leeuwen

Clarice Leader

Michael Gurstein

Chris Cope

Monique Chartrand

Tracy Axelsson

Fred Campbell

Peter Frampton

Marie Prebushewski



Chair: Marita Moll


  1. Approval of minutes of the 2014/15 AGM


That the minutes of the 2013-14 AGM be approved.


Moved: James Van Leeuwen

Seconded: Michael Gursten.

Carried


  1. Financial Report


That a bank account be established in Ottawa for the funds which have been transferred from Winnipeg via bank draft, ($5846.73 bank draft and $100 worth of membership payments).


That Marita Moll and Chris Cope have signing authority on the account


Moved: Garth Graham moved

Seconded: Michael Gurstein

Carried.



  1. Appointment of Auditor


That TC does not require an auditor as it is below the financial activity threshold for which an auditor is required.


Moved: Garth Graham

Seconded: James Van Leeuwen.

Carried

  1. Change of registered office address


That the registered office address of TC be changed from Winnipeg to Ottawa.


Telecommunities Canada

c/o National Capital Freenet

Suite 206, Richmond Square

1305 Richmond Road

Ottawa, ON. K2B 7Y4


Moved: Peter Frampton

Seconded: Clarice Leader.

Carried.


  1. By-law amendments


  1. By-law amendment re: membership

That By-law #1 (amend. 2003) Conditions of Membership be amended to read as follows:


Membership is open to

(a) Canadian electronic community networking organizations, including public access sites, learning networks, community networks, libraries and other organizations that support the aims and objectives of Telecommunities Canada and that it: (b) Other persons or organizations as admitted by the board of directors. Membership terms and fees payable shall be determined from time to time by the board of directors of the corporation. Any member may withdraw from the corporation at their own request. Any member may be required to resign by a vote of three-quarters (3/4) of the members at a general meeting of members duly called with that matter on the agenda. Moved: Chris Cope Seconded: Garth Graham Carried.
  1. By-law amendment re: board of directors

That the by-law re: board of directors be amended to read as follow:


The property and business of the corporation shall be managed by a board of no less than 5 and no more than 20 directors of whom 4 shall constitute a quorum.


Moved: Garth Graham

Seconded: Monique Chartrand

Carried


6. President’s report

TC's input to the federal budget discussion received a favourable letter of response from government representatives.


Marita attended the Canadian Internet Forum (Ottawa organized by CIRA). Shelly Robinson, Exec. Director of NCF also attended. A major theme was community broadband. Scott Jamieson, Director of Operations for QNET, a community owned broadband system in Coquitlam B.C., described their model.


TC presented a written intervention and supported The First Mile intervention for the CRTC hearings on Basic Communications Services.


Discussion:

Garth raised the point that the TC support had an impact on Marita winning a seat on the CIRA Board.


Michael Gurstein questioned requirements of CIRA membership as it related to .ca.


James Van Leeuwen noted that a more consistent voice on behalf of Canada was needed, particularily for input into international discussions. Marita said she would continue to lobby for more inclusive discussions in the various fora organized by CIRA and ISCC where she is a board member.


Peter Frampton offered the use of his facilities during a March break period in 2017 to house a one to two day conference engaging a larger number of stakeholders in this discussion. This would be a gift.


That the President's report be accepted


Moved: Garth Graham

Seconded: James Van Leeuwan

Carried


7. Issues and directions for the coming year

That the discussion of issues and directions be moved to the post AGM regular Board meeting.


Moved: James Van Leeuwen

Seconded: Peter Frampton

Carried.






8. Election of directors


That the following slate of directors be approved:


Tracey Axelsson

Brian Beaton

Fred Campbell

Monique Chartrand

Bev Collins

Chris Cope

Garth Graham

Michael Gurstein

Clarice Leader

Marita Moll

Marie Prebushewski

Elizabeth Wilson

James Van Leeuwen


Moved: Garth Graham

Seconded: Chris Cope

Carried.



9. Adjournment


That the meeting be adjourned.


Moved: Clarice Leader

Seconded: Peter Frampton

Carried.