AASSA 2021 AGM - May 29, 2021 Saturday 9:00 am - noon

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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)

AASSA AGM ZOOM invitation:

When: May 29, 2021 09:00AM - Noon (Edmonton time)

* Meeting may adjourn earlier

Please register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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

·        AASSA Executive Elections

·        New business: 

          ▪ Branding presentation

          ▪ Technical Director update

          ▪ Membership & Transition to Interpodia

          ▪ Diversity & Inclusion

         ▪ Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan

1130-1200 – Q&A/Roundtable


Club Reports

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)


The reports should be submitted to communication@aassa.ca. Furthermore, if you have pictures ofyour club members in action that you wish to share, please send them as well. Be sure to provide us with the photo credit.


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 , 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 – No nomination received

• 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**

    o Nomination: awaiting formal nomination(s)

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 ***

      o Nomination: Rachel Miller

      ***Current Treasurer/Secretary will be stepping down at the AGM.

• 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.

Antonio Faiola President / President, Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA)

E: president@aassa.ca 

M: +1.403.701.0940

W: www.albertaspeedskating.ca 

Board reports:

Club reports

Contact info@aassa.ca for more details.