Voting Now Open for 2019 Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Voting Now Open for 2019 Music Nova Scotia 
Board of Directors Election
 
(Halifax, June 3 2019)  Twelve nominees, including five incumbents, are vying for nine spots on the Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors – and we need you to vote!
 
All Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to vote for the Board of Directors, who will act as guidance for all Music Nova Scotia activities. 
 
The election will be conducted electronically from June 3rd until June 24th, 2019 at 5:00PM. 

Voting will take place through your Music Nova Scotia membership profile. Your membership must be up to date in order to login. If you have never accessed your profile, please register the email address associated with your membership with the website.  http://musicnovascotia.ca/user/register.  If your membership has expired, you may renew it by contacting the office at 902-423-6271 x 114.

Please follow the steps below to vote:

1.  Login to your profile on the Music Nova Scotia website - http://musicnovascotia.ca/.  If you do not remember your password, please select the "Request New Password" link under the login box. Please note that we do not have access to your password.

2.  Scroll down to "My Projects" on the left hand side of the screen

3.  Select the "VOTE" button located in the My Projects box. This will take you to the voting screen.  

4.  Once you have selected your votes, click submit and you're done!

*** You must vote for 9 of the 12 candidates for your vote to be eligible ***

Corporate and Non-Profit members receive two votes. Individual, band, small business, and venue memberships receive one vote, student memberships do not receive a vote.

Please Note:  Anyone with permitted access to your profile has access to vote. Please discuss with your team/band members who will vote. Once a vote has been cast it can not be reset.
 
Candidates, in alphabetical order – Full bios and photos can be found here.
 
Barbara Cameron 
Brian Doherty
, incumbent
Israel Ekanem
Josh Hogan
, incumbent
Matthew Sampson
Meghan Scott
, incumbent
Mike Campbell, incumbent
Rosanna Burrill
Sarah Atkinson

Stephen Bordl
Stephen MacDougall, incumbent
Tracey Williams
 
The results of the election will be announced at the 2019 Music Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend. 

AGM Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Time:  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: The Marquee Ballroom
2037 Gottingen St, Halifax
Please enter through The Local.

To RSVP to the AGM, please CLICK HERE 

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.

If you have any questions please contact: 

Lisa Stitt
Interim Executive Director / Operations
Music Nova Scotia

Office: +1 902-423-6271 Ext 102
Direct: 902 423 0291

Tunes at Noon Summer Concert Series Call for Submissions

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC), in partnership with Music Nova Scotia, will once again present Tunes at Noon, a summer concert series featuring Nova Scotian performers of all genres of music on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from July 3 to August 22, 2019.

 “Tunes at Noon is entering its 12th year,” said Paul MacKinnon, DHBC Executive Director. “Downtown workers, visitors, and tourists in the area look forward to the concert series every summer. The performers bring Grand Parade alive and the music creates a welcoming, summertime atmosphere for Downtown Halifax.”

 The call for submissions seeks musicians available to perform a full hour-long concert in July and August. The Tunes at Noon concerts will be held on July 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, and August 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, and 22, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in Grand Parade in Downtown Halifax. Potential rain dates are August 28, 29, and 30. This call is open to all genres of music. Performances will be solo acts, duos, and trios and acoustic in nature with no backline provided.

Tunes at Noon will provide the following:

  • PA + sound equipment (set-up and tear-down): Mixer (12 analog channels and 14 channels total), 2 main speakers, 2 monitors, 4 mics, 4 stands, 1 instrument mic, 4 DIs and cables
  • Sound engineer
  • Flat rate of $250 per act
  • Marketing and promotion
  • An opportunity to perform a midday concert in historic Grand Parade

To express interest in this opportunity, performers must send the following to Ivy Ho at ivy@downtownhalifax.ca:

  • A short bio
  • Artist website (may consist of Reverbnation, Bandcamp, Sonicbids, official artist website, etc.). Any website is acceptable, but it must house music that can be easily found and played for the jury.
  • A list of dates, in the noted time period above, when the artist would not be available to perform
  • Stage plot
  • Contact information (phone number, email address, and mailing address)
  • Name to make cheque payable to

Deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019.

 About Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC):

Downtown Halifax Business Commission represents over 1,600 businesses located in the central business district of Halifax, Nova Scotia. DHBC strives to make Downtown Halifax a better place to live, work, and play by: improving business conditions; promoting economic development; supporting members’ common business interests; and fostering a positive image of the Downtown area. For more information, visit downtownhalifax.ca.

 

For more information, please contact:

Ivy Ho, Director of Communications
Downtown Halifax Business Commission
Tel: (902) 428-5433
Email: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca

 

Music Nova Scotia's 2019 Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

Music Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at the Music Nova Scotia office at 2169 Gottingen Street. The meeting will go from 5:30 PM – 6:30 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 s (7) incumbents re-offering and nine (9) 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 13, 2019 and close on May 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM.  

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 27, 2019 the candidate must deliver to the Nomination Committee:

  • A completed web form available here.
  • 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.  

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 musicnovascotia.ca from June 3rd through June 24th, 2019.  Details on voting procedures will be forwarded to the membership on June 3rd.  

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 2019

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 2019 Annual General Meeting, where the results of the election will be announced.  

AGM Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 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 to Reoffer: April  30, 2019
Reoffer Closes: May 7, 2019
Call for Nominations: May 13, 2019
Nominations Close: May 27, 2019
Candidates Notified: May 29, 2019
Candidates Right to Withdraw: May 31, 2019
E-Voting Opens: June 3, 2019
E-Voting Closes: June 24, 2019
Results: June 25, 2019

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For more information:
Lisa Stitt
Interim Executive Director
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-0291

 

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