June 10, 2013 – Last week, on the nicest day of the year, CMHDS members & guests played some golf, raised some money for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and held our Annual General Meeting. General Manager, John Gilder, led us through the AGM reviewing financial statements, facilitating the dissolution the current board and election of the new board (all Directors-at-Large, President, Vice President, and Treasurer remain the same as last year). The AGM was fast and furious so I thought I should fill in a few of the gaps.
First time attendees to the AGM may mistake our efficiency as a lack of respect for the official process. I can assure you nothing is further from the truth. The expedited AGM reports the society’s status to members while acknowledging the attendees are more in the mood to party (as you will see by the pictures soon to be posted to the website).
Throughout the year Directors meet for approximately 2 hours every 4 to 6 weeks to review the society financials, events, and society management. Annual reports are filed with the Ministry of Finance and meeting minutes, society articles, bylaws and related documents are on file at the legal firm of Cohen Buchan Edwards in Richmond, BC. The society is better managed and under tighter control than at any time in my 20+ years with the CMHDS.
The 2012-13 season was highlighted with tours such as Gordon Food Service and GENCO, the signing of the BC Safety Charter, our 2nd Annual Christmas at the RiverRock event, the Home Depot Safety Culture Breakfast and becoming a Supporting Association of the Cargo Logistics Canada Trade Show.
I appreciate and thank the Board of Directors and work they have done. For their ongoing counsel I have to specifically thank Ryan Parry our Vice President and Brian Devereaux our Treasurer. Of course the Society could not run without the ongoing professional management we receive from our General Manager, John Gilder.
On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank all members for supporting our events and efforts. We have some great tours on the horizon for next season so look out for 2013/2014! We are in a position to provide you with some tremendous opportunities to fulfill our motto “Knowledge through Networking.”
Have a great summer!
President – CMHDS