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Information For The 2023 Annual General Meeting

Submitted by a.cosmic.strin… on 7 November 2023

Change of annual meeting - New time and date



Dear Toronto Centre member,

For the first time in many years, we are forced to reschedule the Annual Meeting

A senior member of the finance committee suffered serious eye injuries. He has been treated successfully and has recovered. However this has interrupted our annual audit and because of this our auditor will not be able to complete the audit in time for the Annual Meeting as originally scheduled

As a result, we are delaying the Annual Meeting by two weeks. The December 6 Recreational Astronomy Night will go ahead as scheduled and online only, but the Annual Meeting will take place separately

The Annual General Meeting of members of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre shall be held online at 7:30 pm EST on 20 December 2023. (NOTE THE NEW TIME AND DATE)

Members are asked to register online for this meeting  no later than 12:00 midnight on 18 December so that the necessary arrangements can be finalized and the link to the meeting can be distributed.
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 2022-2023 and its finances.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows.
    1. Adoption of the Minutes of the 2022 Annual Meeting.…
    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 2023-2024 Toronto Centre Council (see below)
    5. Appointment of the Auditor
    6. Other Business
    7. Adjournment


Proposed Slate
In preparation for the Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 6 December, the Council is pleased to propose the following slate of candidates for the RASC Toronto Centre Council for the year 2023-2024.

Honorary President (1-year term) Dr. Roberto Abraham
President (2nd of 2-year term) Tom Luton
1st Vice-President (2nd of 2-year term) Scott Masterton
2nd Vice-President (2nd of 2-year term) Dr. Elaina Hyde
Treasurer (2nd of 3-year term) Denis Grey
Secretary (3rd of 3-year term) Lucy Winnicki
Recorder (1st of 3-year term) Andy Beaton

Honorary Councillors: Dietmar Kupke (1-year term)
Retiring 2024: Reza Mohamed, Kirsten Vanstone, Ed Treijs
Retiring 2025: Charles Darrow, Diana Salerno, Charles Yung
Retiring 2026: Doug Carman, Tanya Oleksuik, Frank Dempsey
1st Past President (2st of 2-year term) Dr. B. Ralph Chou
2nd Past President (2st of 2-year term) M. Tony Horvatin
Positions in bold are up for election

In addition, a reminder that if you are interested in standing for council for the coming year, Bylaw 8.5.2 states that “Additional nominations to any or all of the respective vacancies signed 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.”

Tom Luton



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