The Flin Flon & District Environment Council, Inc is a membership based non-profit organization. The bylaws describe how the organization operates to achieve its goals and make decisions. The bylaws require that an annual general meeting (AGM) of the membership is held before the end of April each year.
The Environment Council’s AGM is usually small gathering but it provides opportunities for interested people to find out more about the operations of the recycling program.
The restrictions on large group gatherings this year required some creativity to meet the AGM requirement. The business of the AGM was completed by email.
The financial report from the auditor was circulated by email with paper copies to members who do not have email access. Motions to accept the financial report, appoint and auditor and elect/appoint Board members were circulated and voted on by email or paper copy as needed.
Preparation for this ‘event’ didn’t happen until late April so there wasn’t any promotion of the event and Environment Council memberships.
As a result, the membership consisted of Board members only with the exception of someone who had participated in Board meetings and wanted to become a Board member.
Memberships in the Environment Council are available any time. Membership is a way to show support for the organization. Members have access to information at the AGM or any time they request it. They can vote on the resolutions at membership meetings and can be nominated for election to the Board of Directors.
Annual membership fees are $5.00/year for an individual and $8.00 for a family.
Hopefully the 2021 AGM will be a real meeting with more members.
More information is available by calling (204) 687-6169.