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Notice: Special Members’ Meeting

December 7, 2013

of a Special Members’ Meeting

to be held on
Monday, January 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm
at the
Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion Street, Winnipeg MB

A Special Branch Meeting is being held to make changes to the Winnipeg Branch Constitution so fully audited financial statements can be presented at all future annual general meetings.

To save costs, past Winnipeg Boards submitted “duly balanced Annual Financial Statement” which did not fully meet the Branch Constitution requirement to “submit an Annual Financial Statement, duly audited”. At the 2013 Winnipeg Branch Annual General Meeting the Winnipeg Board of Directors committed to the membership that going forward the requirements of the constitution would be met and audited Financial Statements would be presented at future annual general meetings.

The Canadian Institute of Management’s fiscal year end is May 31st as dictated by our National Organization. To allow the time required to develop audited financial reports the board needs to change the date of AGM of “held in May of each year”. The Non-for-Profit Act requires financial reports to be presented to its membership within six months of the organization’s fiscal year end or in our case on or before November 30th of each year.

Changing the AGM date directly affects two article sub-sections in the branch’s constitution. Two Motions will be presented and voted on at the Special Meeting to allow future boards the time needed to present audited Financial State.

Summary of Motions:

Motion #: 2014-S01

Article VI Sec.7 – Change the requirement date of “held in May” to “held within five months of the end of the fiscal year”.

Motion #: 2014-S02

Article VIII Sec.7 – Change the date newly elected officers assume duties of “on June 1st or earlier” to “November 30th or earlier”.

Motions 2014-S01 and 2014-S02 can be accessed by clicking the links below:

Motion #: 2014-S01

Motion #: 2014-S02

Members planning on attending the meeting must register by December 20th through the link provided below to ensure seating for all attendees.

Members who are unable to attend can also accept/reject the motions through the link provided below. Votes must be submitted no later than January 3, 2014.

Please click here to register to attend the meeting, or to submit your votes online.

Questions and comments can be directed to the Winnipeg Branch at 204.474.8653 or