Annual General Meeting 2017

Kingston Humane Society – Annual General Meeting | Thursday, May 25, 2017

You’re invited to join the Kingston Humane Society for a review of the affairs and highlights of 2016, and to participate in the election of directors to the Board. Attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at our new time 6:00PM. The meeting is being held at Ongwanada Resource Centre located at 191 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston Ontario.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, who will be speaking about Capacity for Care. Capacity for Care (C4C) is a management model that helps shelters better meet the needs of the animals in their facility. It creates the conditions necessary to provide shelter animals with the Five Freedoms, thereby improving the welfare of individual animals. Ms. Cartwright brings more than 20 years of experience as a professional advocate for animal welfare, conservation, and humane education.

KHS members and the public are welcome, however, you must be a member to vote. There will also be a door prize for current members! To become a member or renew your membership online click here. You may also contact the shelter at (613) 546-1291 to pay by credit card, or visit the shelter in person.

Unable to attend the meeting but still want to vote? You can vote by proxy. Watch for the May 2017 AGM proxy form available here or at the shelter.


Board Of Directors Nomination

We invite applications from members of the community who support the mission of the KHS, are prepared to act as representatives of the Society within the community, will be loyal to the interest of the membership, and have time to devote to the work of the shelter. In particular, we seek individuals with experience in finance, law, governance, animal care, education and/or strategic fundraising, but we welcome applications from those with other knowledge, skills and experience to bring to the organization.

Individuals may be nominated or may nominate themselves, at any time. To be eligible to serve on the KHS Board of Directors, an individual must be 18 years of age or older, must be a resident of the Province of Ontario, must not be bankrupt, and must be a member of the KHS or, within ten days of appointment or election, must become a member. Directors are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting for a two-year term. Those who are appointed to vacant seats between membership meetings must stand for re-election at the next Annual General Meeting.

KHS Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings, maintain confidentiality of Board discussions, sit on at least one committee and perform committee work, attend the Annual General Meeting and special membership meetings, and support and attend special events.

We also seek members of the community who are interested in being involved in KHS committees or task forces without serving on the Board of Directors.

If you are interested in serving on the KHS Board of Directors or on a committee or task force, please send an e-mail with your contact information and a brief outline of why you would like to serve on the Board (if applicable) and what you feel you would bring to the KHS to [email protected] Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information.

ALL nominations MUST be received by Friday, May 12, 2017.     

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