Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important yearly function for all members in good standing to attend.
The AGM gives the Aurora Chamber of Commerce an opportunity to communicate with members and demonstrate organizational accountability, while fulfilling the legal requirement of a not-for-profit organization under the Incorporations Act of Ontario. It also enables members to participate in the governance of the Aurora Chamber by electing the Board of Directors.
Holding an AGM and following up with a report to the ministry responsible for the administration of the Act is required by the Chamber of Commerce to keep its non-profit status.
The AGM is well-attended. Members enjoy a report on activities and successes of the past year, learn about organizatinal initiatives for the year ahead, ask questions about the financial statements and pass a motion to accept the slate of Board members as presented. They also hear from the elected Chair of the Board.
Members are engaged in the agenda and mandated requirements under the Incorporations Act. Following the formal portion of the meeting, members enjoy refreshments while networking with colleagues, the newly elected Board of Directors and Aurora Chamber staff.
We invite all members to attend the AGM in September, following the audit of year-end financial statements.
Ongoing input from members will be required as the Aurora Chamber repeals and re-writes its current bylaws to comply with the new Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. Your input is vital in the process.