May 22, 2020 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

SMLCA 2020 AGM

As we have previously communicated, the SMLCA AGM has been scheduled for June 20, 2020 at the Baxter Ward Community Centre in Port Severn.

These have been interesting times in the last few months, and we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic that has put restrictions on and limits gatherings such as our AGM.  The recommendations and directives from our government have been changing almost daily – and while it would appear that we are now in a state of optimism about slowly opening things up, it will not be soon enough to accommodate an in-person gathering for our AGM in June.

We have a couple of options.  First, we can postpone an in-person AGM until later in the summer or early fall when the restrictions may be lifted.  Second, the Board of Directors is assessing the feasibility of running this years AGM virtually.

The idea of a virtual AGM is definitely appealing, however, the logistics and technology required give pause to the Board of Directors who need to manage it.  The SMLCA is a not-for-profit volunteer organization and this technological capability is beyond our limited resources.

If any of our Members have expertise and experience in this area and can share that knowledge with us, we’d like to talk to you.  We need to not only have the ability to broadcast the meeting with potentially high numbers of participants, but we also require the ability to have online voting for a specific subset of participants – registered Members – on business discussed at the meeting.

If you can help, please contact us at info@sixmilelake.net by May 27.

If we do move to a virtual meeting, we would need to delay the date of the AGM by a few weeks to give us time to organize and publicize the event, and to test it to ensure it is properly set up.

In the meantime, we will circulate the Agenda and the Bio’s of the candidates running for positions on the Board of Directors.

 

2020 Summer Events

Much like the AGM, the Board of the SMLCA has been evaluating our summer social activities and if they should continue as usual, or continue with modifications, or be cancelled altogether.  These are tough decisions as we know that so many people look forward to our summer events.

Our events draw crowds in different ways, and social distancing may be possible at some if we work together to make it happen – particularly for those events like Fireworks.  Other events like the Artist’s Tour may be possible with an online component.

We are a community and we are in this together – we invite everyone to come to the SMLCA Facebook Page this coming weekend to take a few polls to let us know how you think we should move forward with our events.

Polls will be live starting Satruday May 23 and can be accessed here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/115615919068656

If you don’t have access to Facebook, drop us an email at info@sixmilelake.net.

Stay safe everyone.