2020/2021 AGM

Much has happened since our last AGM was held in 2019. The Board of Directors (“BOD”) had decided to cancel the 2020 AGM due to COVID-19, which at the time had just emerged. We had hoped that the situation would improve later that year to the point where we could hold an in person meeting. We all know how things unfolded, and the BOD had decided to cancel the 2020 AGM altogether. The BOD believed that it was preferable to wait to hold an in-person meeting to allow members that may not be tech savvy to attend, rather than charge ahead with a virtual meeting.

Fast forward a year, and the pandemic is still causing disruptions. As a result, the BOD has not been able to secure a venue to hold an in-person AGM. We will therefore be holding our 2021 AGM electronically using the popular zoom video conference platform. Many of you may already be familiar with zoom through work. Zoom is easy to use and allows connecting to a meeting via video call or dial-in using a regular phone. We hope that many of our members will be able to join the virtual AGM.

We encourage members that are planning to participate to register their attendance:
RSVP your attendance by Saturday, October 23, 2021, by sending an email to membership@swiss-society.org so that we can verify that participating members are in good standing and able to vote prior to start of the meeting. If you want to attend via phone-in, you can register with Susanne Wilson by October 23 at 604-888-6949. This will allow us to start the meeting promptly and in an orderly fashion. We have allowed for a meeting of three hours this time (rather than two hours) as we have many important items to discuss.

We ask all members to carefully study the Buyout Proposal that was presented to the SSV by the TSMC. Besides discussing administrative matters, we will also look into the future during this AGM and present our vision for a thriving post-pandemic SSV. We would like to encourage our members to join the BOD as we need volunteers that help organize events.
We look forward to seeing you all at the AGM!

Sincerely,
Board of Directors

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