Dear Bright Beginnings Families,
Bright Beginnings Educare Inc.’s AGM will be held on Wednesday June 14th, 2017 at 5:30pm at BBE’s Infant/Preschool Site located at 5330 Monterey Rd. in Headingley. Our AGM with be held in conjunction with BBE’s Free Family Hotdog BBQ and open house. The BBQ will be available from 4:45 – 5:30 and we would like to invite all families to enjoy your dinner in any of the preschool classrooms, infant room or picnic tables outside. You are welcome to visit all rooms if you wish as staff will have displays and a variety of activities set out for you to participate in with your child. These are some of the activities that help your children to grow and develop and prepare for kindergarten and life long learning. Our team will also answer any questions you may have. An open house for the school age program will be announced in the near future for families who are moving to the school age program in the fall.
As part of our Bylaws requirements, we will be holding Board of Director elections during the AGM. The Board of Directors is responsible for governance, policy development and the financial stability of BBE. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings, except for in July (commitment of approximately 8 hours a month) and participate in committee work of the Board if possible. An orientation is provided to all new members and child care is available during meetings. We are looking for volunteers who are committed to supporting BBE’s strategic plan and making BBE the best child care centre. All skills and volunteers are welcome!! We are in particular need of someone with a financial accounting background who would be willing to take on the Treasurer role. As well, individuals with experience in non-profit governance, fundraising or the child care industry would be valuable.
BBE members who are interested in becoming a member of the Board or holding a specific position on the board are asked to provide the following information in writing; 1) interest in becoming a member (i.e. position), 2) qualifications, including a short biography. Nominations must be received by Friday June 2nd, 2017 by emailing the Nominating Committee Chair, Sally Guarino @ Sally.Guarino@glc-amgroup.com.
The Board of Directors is also seeking individuals to work on committees such as school age, playground, policy and fundraising. If you have any questions regarding becoming a member of the board or any of the committees please contact Sally Guarino, the nominating chair.
Proposed AGM Agenda
- Welcome and Call to Order (5:30)
- Introduction of Board of Directors and Executive Director
- Approve Agenda (5:35)
- Approve 2015 AGM Minutes (5:40)
- Board Report – Trish Farkas, Chair (5:45)
- Treasurer Report – Cory Baron, Treasurer (5:50)
- Approve 2016 Financial Statements
- Appointment of 2017 Auditors
- Executive Director Report – Lori Renton (5:55)
- Election of Directors – Sally Guarino, Nominating Committee Chair (6:00)
- Adjournment (6:10)
BBE and the Board of Directors look forward to meeting with you on Thursday June 14th, 2017.