ESS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021

ESS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Edmonton Symphony Society AGM

Members of the Edmonton Symphony Society are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM, Wednesday, November 24, 2021. This year’s AGM will be held virtually due to COVID-19.

We ask that you please send an email to Barb Wilkes, Board Liaison, bwilkes@winspearcentre.com, so that she can register your name and email. Ms. Wilkes will send you a calendar invitation and meeting material in advance of the AGM.

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Please RSVP by Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Agenda

NOTE: proposed changes to the Bylaws and Articles of Association are in red

  • Receiving the report of the Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Receiving the Executive report
  • Receiving the Artistic report
  • Receiving the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 and the auditors’ report thereon
  • Appointing an auditor for the ensuing year
  • Receiving the report of the Nominating Committee and electing a Board of Directors for the ensuing year
  • Proposed Special Resolution regarding Amendments to the ESS Bylaws:

    31. A Director may be reappointed for additional and successive terms provided that he or she does not serve as a Director for any continuous term exceeding nine (9) years, except that a Director acting as the Chair, or a Director whom the Board wishes to appoint as Chair, may be re-appointed for up to two (2) additional years in order to permit the Chair to complete the term contemplated by Bylaw 62, provided that he or she shall immediately cease to be a Director if for any reason he or she ceases to be the Chair during such additional period.

    61. The Board of the Society shall appoint a Chair of the Board and may appoint a Vice-Chair of the Board from among the members of the Board. The Governance Committee will recommend a member of the Board for the appointment as Chair of the Board and a member of the Board as Vice-Chair of the Board, but the appointment of the Chair of the Board and the Vice-Chair of the Board shall be at the sole discretion of the Board. The Board may elect not to appoint a Vice-Chair. The Board shall also appoint a secretary, and shall appoint a treasurer and may appoint such other officers, all or some of whom may or may not be members of the Board. Such officers, shall, subject to Bylaws 62, 63, 64 and 65, hold office for such terms and have such powers and duties as the Board may from time to time authorize. A person may hold more than one office.

    63. A Vice-Chair, if appointed at the discretion of the Chair of the Board, shall;

    64. A Secretary shall, or shall cause a delegate to;

    65. A Treasurer shall, or shall cause a delegate to:
    (a) receive all monies paid into and out of the Society and be responsible for the deposit of same in whatever Bank, Trust Company, Credit Union or Treasury Branch the Board may order;

    83. Without limitation by Bylaw 40 or any powers granted to the Society pursuant to the Act, the Board is empowered to, upon approval by Special Resolution:
    Motion: “THAT the members of the Edmonton Symphony Society approve the amendments to the ESS Bylaws as presented.”

  • Proposed Special Resolution regarding Amendments to the FWCM Articles of Association:

    30. A Board member may be reappointed for additional and successive terms provided that he or she does not serve as a Board member for any continuous terms exceeding nine (9) years, except that a Director acting as the Chair, or a Director whom the Board wishes to appoint as Chair, may be re-appointed for up to two (2) additional years in order to permit the Chair to complete the term contemplated by Bylaw 62, provided that he or she shall immediately cease to be a Director if for any reason he or she ceases to be the Chair during such additional period.

    55. The Board of the Winspear Centre, on the recommendation of the Board of the Society, shall appoint a Chair of the Board and may appoint a Vice-chair of the Board from amongst the members of the Board, and shall appoint a secretary, a treasurer and such other officers, all or some of whom may or may not be members of the Board. Such officers shall, subject to Articles 56 through 59, hold office for such terms and have such powers and duties as the Board may from time to time authorize. A person may hold more than one office.
    Motion: “THAT the members of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music approve the amendments to the FWCM Articles of Association as presented.

  • Conducting any other business, which may come properly before the meeting

Please RSVP by Thursday, November 18, 2021.
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Members of the Society include the following:


  1. Current subscribers to the concert season
  2. Core Players of the orchestra
  3. Individuals who have donated at least $100 to the Society in the past year and been provided a receipt for same; and
  4. Individuals who are registered with the Society and have volunteered their services for at least five hours over the past year.