The Vancouver Macintosh User Group will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00PM.
This is a big meeting for the club as it’s also our Annual General Meeting (AGM). We hold our AGM every March.
Normally, at the AGM we have a presentation for the first half of the meeting and the second half of the meeting is spent electing a new Executive committee.
This year however, we have a lot to talk about and to decide. At the January and February meetings, we have extensively discussed the future of the club. This is because almost the entire Executive team is stepping down this year. After many years of service the current Executive feels it’s time to move on and for the club to have a change of leadership.
Over recent years, the club members have, for the most part, been reluctant to commit themselves to assuming positions of running the club, so the Executive has remained unchanged, but with the Executive stepping down this year, if the club is to continue in it’s current form, a new Executive is a necessity. Without a functioning Executive, the club cannot continue.
At the February meeting, the members had an unofficial vote on whether or not they wished the club to continue, and it was decided almost unanimously to continue. But without a functioning Executive, the club cannot continue, whether members want it to or not.
So, the club needs a new President, Vice President, Treasurer, Membership Director and Secretary. It’s a tall order but if the current membership steps up to the challenge, the club can continue to provide interesting and informative presentations for years to come.
Finally, a plea. This is your club, and as such, the club needs you to attend this meeting and to lend your support by volunteering to shoulder some of the load in the running of the club.
Without a full Executive at the end of the AGM, we have no choice but to begin to work on closing the club down, after 34 years.