Annual General Meeting


The National Capital Vegetarian Association will be holding its sixth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. It will take place at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington Street West, in the Laroche Room. We will review the achievements we’ve made since the last AGM and look towards the future of the NCVA.

All people who have purchased NCVA memberships between June 29, 2014 and June 28, 2015 are entitled to attend and to vote in the AGM. If you are uncertain as to your eligibility, please email our membership coordinator at You may still become a member between now and June 28 and attend the AGM.

As per our bylaws, there will be an election of the board of directors and nominations are currently being accepted. Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m., June 26. Only NCVA members in good standing may be nominated or make a nomination. You may not nominate yourself. There are at least five director positions open, all of which are one-year terms.

It is strongly preferred that only those who have experience volunteering with the NCVA be nominated for board positions.

Nominations must be submitted in writing and signed by the nominee and the nominator and mailed to:

NCVA, National Capital Vegetarian Association
236 Bayswater Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1Y 2G7.

It would be very helpful if you RSVP’d your attendance to, as we need a certain number of attendees to make quorum.

Thank you for supporting the NCVA’s efforts to make Ottawa a more veg-friendly place.

3 thoughts on “Annual General Meeting”

  1. I’ve read the email…I’ve checked the website…..there are 5 positions on the board which are open but it doesn’t seem to say anywhere what they are. Where do I find the info? thanks Karen

    On Sun, 24 May 2015 20:52:19 +0000 National Capital Vegetarian Associati

    1. Hi Karen, the 5 board members are responsible for deciding on priorities, initiatives and activities for the year. There are 3 specific roles that have to be filled: president, secretary and treasurer. (As a nonprofit corporation we are required to tell the Ontario gov’t who is in these roles each year.) Sometimes those roles aren’t 3 different people: for example, I’m secretary and treasurer right now.

      Aside from those 3 roles, it’s up to the board members how they divide up work among themselves. Individuals can take on specific roles (like communications, volunteer coordinator, outreach, etc.) or the board members can rotate the responsibilities around (like a cabinet shuffle!). It’s not set in stone how the 5 (or more) people have to work together to do the things they want to accomplish for the year.

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