Updated: Apr 18, 2022
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.
This year, we invite members to comment and vote on passing or delaying a scheduled review of VMAA's member fee schedule, and on VMAA's programming for 2022-2023.
In this Newsletter:
Invitation to VMAA's 2022 Annual General Meeting & Social
Call for board nominations
How to join the meeting
Tips on making the most of your Zoom experience
Photo: Reunited at Unearthed reception. Image courtesy of Ingrid Valou.
Agenda: 12:00 PM | Registration and Logging on 12:30 PM | AGM begins 1:30 PM | Meeting ends / Social begins
(We have prepared the AGM minutes from the last meeting for your review)
You are invited to join us and other VMAA members at our annual general meeting. As our members are far-flung and virtual AGMs have proven more accessible in recent years, we would love for you to join us online while wearing your favourite (and most comment-evoking) adornments.
For the past two years, VMAA's board of directors – with support from the member base at previous AGMs – have contemplated changing the fee schedule to accommodate growing operational costs. However, COVID has put a strain on everyone. This year, we would like to check in with members and receive their feedback once again on fee changes.
While members of the community may comment on the topic, only members in good standing will be eligible to vote on this issue. 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.
General call for board members. Board members generally serve for two- or three-year terms, with the first year being light on accountabilities as they learn more about the organization and duties.
While we currently have a president, treasurer, secretary, exhibitions chair and social media chair, we are seeking new board members who would like to eventually learn how to take on these important roles in the upcoming years. New board members may serve as members at large, or volunteer for additional committees. The benefit of being a board member rather than a volunteer is entirely related to having a seat at the decision-making table when it comes to governing the society, and shaping its future trajectory.
We encourage people of all levels of experience, all backgrounds, genders, and abilities to apply.
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 12:00 PM PST.)
You may also join through the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 884 3808 7778 Password: 567742
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!