AGM Reminder! Saturday, May 15, 2021

Don’t forget! Transport Action Atlantic’s Annual General Meeting will be happening via Zoom on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The meeting will begin at 2pm Atlantic time.

If you want to attend, you will need to register before the meeting begins. If you’re on our mailing list, you should already have received an invitation by email with a link to register. If you didn’t, please email us at atlantic@transportaction.ca.

For those of you planning to join us, here is the tentative agenda for Saturday’s virtual meeting:

TRANSPORT ACTION ATLANTIC
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Saturday, 15 May 2021 1400 hours (Atlantic)
VIA ZOOM

TENTATIVE AGENDA

  1. Call to order/welcome
  2. Regrets
  3. Adoption of agenda
  4. Minutes of previous AGM (17 October 2020) – as circulated (SEE BELOW)
  5. Business arising from minutes
  6. President’s report
  7. Vice-President’s report
  8. Treasurer’s report
  9. Auditor’s Report
  10. Appointment of auditor
  11. Membership Report
  12. Nominating committee report/election of directors
  13. John Pearce Award
  14. New business
  15. Presentations and Discussion (tentative)
     Outlook for the Ocean (Philippe Cannon, VIA Rail)
     Viewliner – an Option for VIA? (Ted Bartlett)
     Public transit for the Acadian Peninsula (Yves Bourgeois)
     NL’s “Big Reset” and Transportation (Tom Beckett)
  16. Adjournment at 1630

The minutes of the 2020 meeting can be found for your review here.

Annual General Meeting Notice

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In common with most other public gatherings throughout the region, Transport Action Atlantic’s annual general meeting, scheduled for May 2, had to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Your executive subsequently tentatively rescheduled the AGM for Saturday, October 17, planned to coincide with the fall board meeting in Halifax.

Although the “Atlantic Bubble” has proven quite successful to date, given the increase in COVID-19 cases elsewhere in Canada, a further decision has now been made to err on the side of caution. Consequently, both TAA meetings will be virtual, and held through medium of ZOOM. Our vice-president and webmaster Tim Hayman has agreed to co-ordinate the technical arrangements, and further details will be forthcoming shortly via e-mail, on the TAA website, and through social media.

The AGM agenda normally includes annual reports and financial statements, appointment of an auditor, election of a board of directors, and any other business that may arise. However, given the exceptional circumstances this year, the executive has asked existing board members to remain in office until the spring of 2021. That said, there are vacancies presently existing which could be filled in the interim.

Current members of Transport Action Atlantic may nominate (with their consent) any other member in good standing for a position on the board. Nominations should be made in advance of the meeting, and may be submitted by mail to the TAA Nominating Committee, P.O.Box 268, Dartmouth NS B2Y 3Y3, or by e-mail to atlantic@transportaction.ca

The virtual meeting may offer the opportunity for participation to members who are not normally in a position to attend the AGM.  Please consider taking advantage of this possibility if you have access to the Internet. If you have an e-mail address, it is important to ensure that our membership records include this information. If you are uncertain, please contact our membership secretary Christine Mills Garnet by emailing atlantic@transportaction.ca without delay.

We look forward to seeing you online on October 17. No masks required.

Stay safe!

2020 AGM Postponed

It doubtless comes as no surprise that Transport Action Atlantic’s annual general meeting – scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at the Lions Community Centre in Moncton – has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, the AGM should be held within six months of the end of our fiscal year. This postponement is an extraordinary measure under very abnormal circumstances, and should not be regarded as a precedent.

The agenda would have included election of a board of directors for 2020-21. Your executive is recommending that the current board remain in place until a rescheduled AGM can be held. As there is considerable uncertainty as to when restrictions on travel and public gatherings will be eased, no revised meeting date has been set at this time, but it is proposed that the AGM be held to coincide with TAA’s fall board meeting, tentatively in October. Please watch this website and/or your preferred social media platform for updates.

Meanwhile, please remember that any current member of Transport Action Atlantic may nominate (with their consent) any other member in good standing for a position on the board. There are several existing vacancies. It is the board’s responsibility to choose the executive officers. Nominations should be made in advance of the meeting, and may be submitted by mail to the TAA Nominating Committee, P.O.Box 268, Dartmouth NS B2Y 3Y3, or by e-mail to donlinmacleod@ns.sympatico.ca.