Our 2015 ANNUAL ISSUES MEETING will be held on Sunday November 29 from 11:00am to 4:30pm
at the W.I.S.E. Hall, 1882 Adanac St. V5L4E5 (right behind the ‘Cultch’ just off Victoria Drive)

Non-members are welcome to attend as guests, but for participation and voting it is necessary to be a COPE member in good standing (but you can still join until 30 days before the meeting), and REGISTRATION will start at 10:30am

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The main purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for discussion of issues that are important to our members and the citizens of Vancouver and so a large part of the agenda will be devoted to hearing input from members.

If there are any particular issues on which you would like to hear also from invited speakers, please let us know (by email to cope@cope.bc.ca ) and we will try to arrange them.

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The meeting will also include ELECTION OF OFFICERS as follows:

The Corresponding Secretary, will be elected for a term of two (2) years ending at the 2017 Annual General Meeting,
and there will be a by-election for the position of Fundraiser to complete the term ending at the 2016 AGM.

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The meeting may also include ratification of Equity Representatives on the Executive who will be chosen by their respective caucuses during the lunch break. If you are a COPE member who identifies with any ot the equity-seeking groups identified in COPE’s bylaws then you are entitled to parrticipate in the corresponding caucus.

The Equity Caucuses will meet during Lunch
The Aboriginal Caucus and the Transgender Caucus have vacancies to fill on the Executive
The Representatives will be ratified at the Issues meeting.
For more information contact Gretchen gdulmage@shaw.ca

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Please keep the date open and watch out for further information and reminders. And especially consider either running for office or finding suitable candidates to nominate. Nominations will be open from the floor, but advance notice to nominations@cope.bc.ca would be helpful – both for the organizers of the meeting, and for the potential candidates to obtain information about the roles and expectations of the various positions.

Volunteers are always needed for opening the room up, setting out chairs and tables, registration, balloting committee, Sergeants at Arms, stacking chairs and clean-up. If you are able to help us by volunteering, please contact us at cope@cope.bc.ca or by phone at (604) 255-0400. All help is gratefully appreciated.

Thank you for supporting COPE,

Together we can make Vancouver a better place to live, work and play,

Connie Hubbs

Co-Chair to the Executive

and

Tim Louis

Co-Chair to the Executive

(The information in this notice was sent out on Tuesday Oct 13 to all our email contacts and by regular post to all members with no email address in the COPE database)

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