Music Nova Scotia's 2014 Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

Music Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting will be held Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Music Nova Scotia office at 2169 Gottingen Street. The meeting will go from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. All Music Nova Scotia members in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend.
 
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
 
Music Nova Scotia is holding its annual election for its board of directors. There are seven (7) incumbents re-offering and eight (8) positions in total to fill.
 
Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to nominate anyone who, in their opinion, would be a good candidate for the Music Nova Scotia board of directors. We also invite anyone interested in being nominated to declare their interest by contacting Music Nova Scotia Nominations Committee Chair James Stewart.
 
Nominations open May 14, 2014 and close on May 28, 2014.
 
In each case, contact will be made with each nominee to ensure that we have the permission of the nominee to let his/her name stand.
 
To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a Music Nova Scotia Member in good standing (you may sign up and then be nominated) – http://www.musicnovascotia.ca/join
  • Have sufficient time to devote to doing the board’s work
  • Believe in the mission, vision, and work of the Society
  • Comprehend and accept the fiduciary duties and responsibilities associated with the actions of the Society
  • Understand the job of a board member
  • Possess the skills needed by the Society
 
Before May 28, 2014, the candidate must deliver to the Nomination Committee:
  • A completed web form available here. (scroll down after clicking)
  • Three (3) letters of support from Music Nova Scotia members in good standing
  • 200 word bio for the ballot
  • Photo
All nominees must provide three letters of support from members in good standing and must be willing to participate in an interview conducted by the Nominations Committee in person or via telecommunications.
 
Nominations must be submitted via the web form. (scroll down after clicking)
 
Please direct all inquiries and questions to James Stewart.
 
*Music Nova Scotia board of directors positions are two (2) year terms.
 
VOTING
 
The Music Nova Scotia Nominations Committee will prepare a list of nominees. The election will be conducted electronically through www.votenet.com from June 3, 2014 through June 17, 2014. Details on voting procedures will be forwarded to the membership shortly.
 
NOTE: ALL VOTING FOR BOARD POSITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE. NO VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE AGM.
 
Voting Eligibility
All members in good standing are eligible to vote with the exception of honorary members. Student members are not entitled to a vote.
 
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014
All Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to vote online for the Board of Directors, who will act as guidance for all Music Nova Scotia activities. All members are also welcome to attend the 2014 Annual General Meeting, where the results of the election will be announced.
 
AGM Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Music Nova Scotia, 2169 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
 
AGM Agenda Considerations:
Minutes of preceding general meeting;
Consideration of the annual report of the Directors;
Consideration of the financial statements, including balance sheet and operating statement and the report of the auditors therein;
Election of Directors for the ensuing year;
Appointment of Auditors
 
TIMELINE
 
Call for Nominations: May 14, 2014
Nominations Close: May 28, 2014
Candidates Notified: May 30, 2014
Candidates Right to Withdraw: June 2, 2014
E-Voting Opens: June 3, 2014
E-Voting Closes: June 17, 2014
Results: June 19, 2014
 
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For more information:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations/Operations Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-0291