In this edition of our VMAA newsletter:
Invitation to VMAA's 2021 Annual General Meeting & Social
Call for board nominations
How to join the meeting
Tips on making the most of your Zoom experience
Photo credit: Supanitch Melody Juthamongkol
Location: Zoom online meeting Date: Saturday, June 12th, 2021 Time: 11:30AM–1:30 PM
Agenda: 11:30 PM | Registration and Logging on 1 PM | AGM begins 12:45 PM | Meeting ends / Social begins
You are invited to join us and other VMAA members at our annual general meeting. While we can't be together in body, you're invited to join us online while wearing your favourite (and most comment-evoking) adornments.
The AGM is an opportunity for our board to report on the year and for the membership to elect board members and committee chairs for the upcoming year.
Only members in good standing will be eligible to vote. If you haven't yet done so, please renew or purchase a membership beforehand.
Are you passionate about metal and jewellery arts?
Are you interested in adding arts nonprofit volunteer experience to your CV?
Don't be shy! We'd love to hear from you. Members and non-members are eligible to run for board and committee positions. If a nominee is not a current VMAA member, they will be required to become a member if elected. Please visit our volunteer page for more information on each position. CALL: Secretary for the 2021-2022 term The secretary is integral to any board composition. They are responsible for attending regular board meetings, taking minutes, and their role may extend to providing documentation and archival support. It's a great entry-level board position for those new to nonprofit board service and a fulfilling role for the experienced board member.
CALL: Treasurer for the 2021-2022 term
Don't have treasurer experience? Have you ever done basic bookkeeping? Do you have a knack for noticing small inconsistencies in numbers or details? Mocked up a budget? That is more than enough to handle the treasurer role. The treasurer tracks organizational income and spending, and works with the president to generate and report on VMAA's budgets.
To make a nomination or expression of interest, please send a brief email with the name of the candidate and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This link will let you join us LIVE. (Please note: the link will only go live at 11:30 AM PST.)
You may also join through the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 915 8268 5613 Password: metalsmith
We've prepared the AGM minutes from last meeting for your review.
Some Details about Zoom!
A few recommendations to make the most of your remote experience:
Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to set up your computer
Keep yourself muted unless called on to speak
You can connect using any computer, tablet or phone – however, we highly recommend you join using a laptop or desktop for the best experience
If you have headphones that you can plug into your device, please use them. This greatly helps to reduce echo from speaker feedback!
Click on the link below to join us LIVE!