Society Update: Call For Directors, AGM & COVID-19

From: Drew Church – CMHDS President
Date: May 11, 2020


I hope this message finds you and your families well.

Normally around this time of year the CMHDS would be ramping up for our Charity Golf Tournament & Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we will not be holding our golf tournament this year. We will be holding our AGM, although it will be in a online Video Conferencing format.

The Board of Directors met recently to discuss the AGM and the society’s next season (Sep 2020 to May 2021).

The directors have decided that as social distancing will continue for the foreseeable future and large group meetings are discouraged, we are going to suspend the upcoming 2020/2021 season.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and if things improve allowing us to restart member events, we will revisit this.

As we are suspending the 2020/2021 season, we are suggesting the following (which will need to be voted on at the Annual General Meeting).

  1. Membership dues will not be charged for the upcoming 2020/2021 season
  2. Current members will have their membership extended to the end of the 2020/2021 season
  3. The one year term for directors will be extended to two years for this one-time only. The term will end in May 2022. At that time the term will revert to one year intervals.

Call for Directors

Although next season is suspended, we still need a Board of Directors. If you are interested in being a director or know of someone who would be a good director, please contact the CMHDS office. Full details can be found here – https://cmhds.org/call-for-directors-for-2021-2022-season/) The nomination period for directors will be from Monday May 11th to Friday May 29th.

Annual General Meeting

We will be holding our AGM as an online meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing. We are planning for a meeting date in June and will advise the exact date in a follow-up email. If you would like to participate in the AGM and have concerns about using Zoom, our office will work with you to ensure you will be able to participate. Zoom is available for free in desktop versions for Windows & Mac as well as an app version for iPhones and Android smart phones.