Announcement: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Dear Members and Partners,
Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA) and its Board of Directors invites you to attend the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM). We will once again host this year’s AGM virtually through the Zoom platform. The AGM will be held on:
Date: Saturday May 29, 2021
Time: 0900-1200 (noon)
A separate meeting request will be sent closer to the AGM, with the Zoom meeting invitation and link.
AGM Agenda (Tentative)
The tentative agenda for this year’s AGM is as follows:
0900-0915 – Welcome & Introductions
0915-1130 – Formal Business
- Board & club reports
- Review of financials
- New Business
- Other business
- Elections of AASSA Executive
1130-1200 – Q&A/Roundtable
As part of AASSA’s annual report, we would like to include a summary of activities that your club completed during a very difficult 2020-21 season. Rather than provide this information through a survey link as we did ahead of the 2020 AGM, we simply ask that you email your report to Kristine Smalcel Pederson, VP Communications. Your club report should include the following information:
- Three to five highlights for the 2020-21 season
- Club accomplishments
- List of activities and/or initiatives hosted by your club throughout the season
- Board/Executive members of your club
- Membership numbers
- Number of coaches (and levels)
- Number of officials (and levels)
Please submit your club report by 17:00 on Friday, May 14, 2021.
Elections - AASSA Board of Directors
At each AGM of AASSA, Members shall elect officers and directors in accordance with Alberta Speed Skating’s Bylaws (click here), who when elected (or appointed under the Bylaws) shall as a group constitute the board. All individuals elected to a position of officer or director shall each be, in turn, members of a club which is a Member of AASSA. At the AGM, nominations for election to any officer or director position may be made prior to or at the meeting.
The board shall consist of a minimum of 3 members and a maximum of 8 members. The following Board positions are open for nominations and to be voted upon by official Delegates at the AGM. The names of the current Board members are identified next to each position:
Positions for a two-year term (May 2021-May 2023):
- President – Antonio Faiola
- Vice-President Communications – Kristine Smalcel Pederson
- Vice-President Officials Development* - Andrew Cross
- Vice-President Marketing* - Thomas Dudley
*Both Board members were elected into their respective roles at the 2020 AGM.
The following Board position is available for the remaining year of a two-year term (May 2021-May 2022):
- Vice-President Club & Membership** - vacant
**Previous Board member for this role was elected at the 2020 AGM and stepped down before the end of term. The vacancy is to complete the remaining of the two-year term.
The following Board positions are not planned to be open for nomination as the term runs through 2021-22:
- Secretary/Treasurer – Michelle Chabot
- Vice-President Skater Development – Marc Poulin
- Director at Large – Robert Fenton
If you have any questions about any of the board positions, please reach out to any of the current members of the Board of Directors.
I look forward to connecting with you at the AGM. Thank you to our clubs, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and community members for your continued support.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, please stay safe.
President / Président
Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA)