For this year, the 2020 AGM will be held online on May 28 at 4:00 PM. This will be our first AGM held virtually, and all efforts have been made to ensure that our constitutions, by-laws and policy are upheld, despite the irregular format. Structures have been put in place to allow an AGM that will have a limited agenda of matters that must be dealt with at the Annual General Meeting. According to our by-laws and constitution, the AGM is required to hold Executive Committee elections, pass a budget, and deal with any by-law or constitutional changes. The COVID-19 pandemic, means that we need to distribute the documents in a manner that aligns with new Health & Safety protocols while respecting timelines for adequate notice required in the Societies Act.
Our usual practice is to make these documents available to members in a one per member publication of the VESTA news. This will need to be done differently this year, as we can’t distribute paper copies because the VSB blue bag delivery to schools is closed and as most members are not entering their school sites. For the 2019-2020 year, the VESTA news will be published on the VESTA website. A link can be found here.