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2021 AGM

Thank you for attending our AGM! 
Our LIFE staff created, planned and hosted our 2nd virtual AGM on June 9th, with 55 people logged onto zoom to participate!  Connection through technology! 
Throughout the winter and spring, we hosted Connections LIVE events to provide an opportunity for people to gather and connect safely from their own homes.  Events have been a lot of fun, well attended and enthusiastic!  In keeping with the excitement about these events, we decided to have a Bingo AGM.  People were eager to have a 2nd bingo night and we thought having a fun AGM this year was just what was needed. 

We shared a wonderful video showcasing our many gatherings of the past year and also a photo slideshow of ICOF employers.  With upbeat music playing and so many good memories shared, the videos couldn’t help but make you smile.  We also took a moment to reflect and remember Patti, an ICOF Employer that passed away this past year.  She is sadly missed by all of her network, friends and the LIFE team.

The official AGM business began when Rose Flaig, our Board Chairperson welcomed everyone and presented her report.  Our treasurer, Evelyn Yelinek also presented the 2020 – 2021 audited financial statement that was approved by the membership. 

Patti, our Executive Director presented her annual report, with special acknowledgement to Barb Collerman-Elias for 5 years at Innovative LIFE Options.   Special thanks was also given to the other members LIFE team for their hard work throughout this pandemic and the LIFE Board for their leadership and determination.

Stephen Walker presented nominations for the LIFE Board and shared the 2021 Possibility Grant Winners.  Congratulations to the 2021 recipients.

After the AGM business was complete, we played 4 bingo games!  We had 6 bingo winners who all enthusiastically yelled “BINGO”.  It was a lot of fun waiting in anticipation for bingo numbers to be called. 

To close off our AGM, people visited and chatted for a few minutes.    It was great to see so many happy faces all together.  Thank you for attending our 2nd virtual AGM.  We hope to see you all in person next year!

FAQ's about the AGM...

  • What is an AGM?
    An AGM is an Annual General Meeting (annual means it happens once a year).  An AGM is a business meeting for the members of the organization so that they can find out how well LIFE managed the business over the past year.  Every single participant of In the Company of Friends and his/her support network is a member of LIFE automatically, at no charge.  Other people in the community can become members if they are interested but they need to pay $5.00.

  • Why do we have an AGM?
    As an organization supported by the government and the community, it is a law that LIFE must have an AGM every single year.  It is the time that everyone gets together and talks about all the things that the organization has done over the year and the way in which money was spent.  An AGM is there to ensure that LIFE is accountable.  Being accountable means LIFE is being responsible to the members and letting them know that they are doing the best work that they can.

  • What happens at the AGM?
    Three things happen each year.

    First, the auditor (an accountant who has reviewed all the expenses and bank statements) presents a report to let the membership know that money is being handled correctly.

    Second, the President of the Board and the Executive Director will provide a report which outlines the things that have happened over the year.

    And lastly, there will be elections for the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors is a volunteer group of people who agree to meet regularly and make important decisions for LIFE.

“Working together, ordinary people
can perform extraordinary feats.
They can push things that come into
their hands a little higher up, a little
further on towards the heights
of excellence.”

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