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Information for the 2020 Annual Meeting

Submitted by hotair@compute… on 23 October 2020

Information for the 2020 Annual Meeting

This members-only page contains information regarding the upcoming Annual Meeting of the RASC Toronto Centre.

  • Notice of Annual Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting Details
  • Documents from the 2019 Annual Meeting
  • Proposed Slate
  • Documents for the 2020 Meeting


Notice of Annual Meeting

This message is the Notice of Annual Meeting of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, which is to be held on Wednesday, 25 November 2020.

The Annual Meeting will immediately follow the Speakers Night presentation. As per usual, the speaker event will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel for all members and the public to view. After the live-stream concludes, the Annual Meeting will commence.

Given COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Annual Meeting will be conducted online with Zoom for interactions and voting (see below for details).

RASC Toronto Centre is a not-for-profit Ontario corporation and a registered charity. The annual meeting is the opportunity for you to learn about what has been achieved by the Toronto Centre in fiscal year 2019-2020 and its finances.

The Agenda for the meeting is as follows:

      1. Adoption of the Minutes of the 2019 Annual Meeting. 
        (The Minutes in a PDF file are available for download. See below.)
      2. Business Arising from the Minutes
      3. Reports of Officers

        1.      President’s Report
        2.      Treasurer’s Report
        3.      Secretary’s Report
      4. Elections of 2020-2021 Toronto Centre Council
      5. Appointment of the Auditor
      6. Other Business
      7. Adjournment

I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting.

B. Ralph Chou


Zoom Meeting Details

On Nov 25, 2020 at 8:30 PM Eastern Time, a virtual meeting using Zoom will be used to conduct the RASC TC Annual Meeting with electronic voting by members through polls in Zoom. To participate in the polls, you will need the free Zoom software installed on a computer or device. Visit the Zoom web site to download the app.

Pre-registration in Zoom is required for the Annual Meeting. This will inform us if we will achieve a quorum and the expected maximum number of attendees. Registration closes at 12:01 AM Monday 23 November 2020.

You will be prompted for your name, email address, and RASC membership ID number.

Log into the national web site and click on your name if you do not recall your number.

Register in advance for the Zoom meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please let us know if you experience any difficult in registering for the event.


Documents from the 2019 Annual Meeting

The Minutes from the 2019 Annual Meeting are available as a PDF file.

Submitted by 
B. Ralph Chou


Proposed Slate

In preparation for the Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 25 November, the Council is pleased to propose the following slate of candidates for the RASC Toronto Centre Council for the year 2020-2021.


Honorary President (1-year term) Dr. Roberto Abraham
President (1st of 2-year term) Tom Luton 
1st Vice-President (1st of 2-year term) Scott Masterton
2nd Vice-President (1st of 2-year term) Dr. Elaina Hyde
Treasurer (2nd of 3-year term) Adrian Aberdeen
Secretary (3rd of 3-year term) Ed Treijs
Recorder (1st of 3-year term) Marc Teitelbaum


Honorary Councillors: Dietmar Kupke (1-year term)
Retiring 2021: Bhairavi Shankar, Kirsten Vanstone, Laila Zichmanis
Retiring 2022: Charles Darrow, Diana Salerno, Ian Wheelband
Retiring 2023: Doug Carman, Kersti Meema, Tanya Oleksuik

1st Past President (1st of 2-year term) Dr. B. Ralph Chou
2nd Past President (1st of 2-year term) M. Tony Horvatin

See the RASC TC Organisation page for the current 2019-2020 council and current committee chairs.

Additional nominations to any or all of the open positions presented by two members of the Centre and accompanied by the consent of the nominee(s) to act, if elected, may be filed with the Secretary of the Centre not less than two weeks prior to the annual meeting.

Submitted by
Tony Horvatin
Nominations Committee


Documents for the 2020 Meeting

Secretary's Report

Treasurer's Report

RASC TC financial statements, final, in PDF form, provided by the treasurer. [NEW!]

Coming soon...

Members may also review past council meeting minutes.