Notice of 2017 AGM (Annual General Meeting)

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2017 AGM

2017 AGM (Annual General Meeting)

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador 2016-2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

6:30 pm
Capital Hotel, St. John’s

Business Agenda (6:30 pm)

Minutes of 2015-2016 Annual General Meeting
Presentation of Reports for 2016-2017
Presentation of Audited Financial Statements for 2016-2017
Election of Officers for 2017-2018

Real time captioning and assistive listening systems will be provided. 

Community Awards, Scholarships, and Social (7:30 pm)

Presentation of annual Community Awards, scholarships, certificates and other awards.
Learn more about the community awards, and nominate a deserving individual or group.

Call for Nominations to CHHA-NL Board of Directors 2017-2018

In keeping with the CHHA-NL By-laws, Article 8, the CHHA-NL Nominating Committee shall issue a call for nominations at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.  In accordance with this By-laws, CHHA-NL is now calling for nominations for the CHHA-NL Board of Directors for 2017-2018, for three Directors – one is a new three-year position from 2017-2020, while the other two are for renewals for a second, three-year term from 2017-2020 for Carrie Frizzell (Treasurer), and Darlene Ryan (Director).

In accordance with ARTICLE 8.3 – Election of the Board of Directors, the Nominations Committee has proposed a slate of Directors for the Board as listed below:

Art Norris – President                       Cal Carter – Vice-President Elect

Charmaine Davidge – Secretary       Carrie Frizzell – Treasurer (renewal for second term)

Bob Young – Past-President             Brian Marshall – Director

Myrtle Barrett – Director                    Darlene Ryan – Director (renewal for second term)

Jennifer Brown – Director                 Leanna Rowe – Director


However, also in keeping with the CHHA-NL By-laws, any of the three open positions may be contested by any regular member of CHHA. Please note that, in order to be nominated for a Director’s position on the CHHA-NL Board of Directors, the nominee must be a regular member in good standing with CHHA. This means that, at the time of the nominee’s application, they must have paid their membership dues with CHHA. Anyone who is not currently a regular member must pay their dues, either through the CHHA-NL office or directly to CHHA National. Further information on membership dues can be found on the CHHA website at

If elected to an initial three-year term, the incumbent can put their name forward for re-election to a second, three-year term if they wish, after which, they must leave the board for a period of at least one year before they can return.  The exception to this rule is that of the Vice-President Elect position since the person that assumes this position is in line to automatically succeed the current President whenever their term should end, either as a term-end date or resignation prior to that.

All persons nominated for the CHHA-NL Board of Directors must complete the CHHA-NL Nomination Form 2017-2018, included within the information package containing this letter. The form includes a request for some personal information, a signature by the nominee and a nominator (who must be a regular CHHA member), a profile section that asks questions about the nominee’s background and interest in serving on the board, and a brief section to outline the nominee’s skills and experiences they feel they can bring to the Board of Directors (up to 500 words). It also has a list of board members duties titled – Ten Basic Duties of Non-Profit Boards of Directors.

As required  by the CHHA-NL By-laws (Article 8.2), all nominations must be received at the CHHA-NL Office (see address below) at least 15 days prior to the AGM. As the AGM will be held on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, all nominations must be received by Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, by the close of business hours which is 4:30 pm.

I encourage anyone interested to apply and to contact the Executive Director, Leon Mills, if you have any questions about the nominations process or the duties of board members.

Board of Directors Nomination Form

CHHA-NL AGM Proxy Voting Form for September 20, 2017


Canadian Hard of Hearing Association NL
1081 Topsail Road
Mount Pearl, NL A1N 5G1
Tel: (709) 753-3224
Fax: (709) 753-5640

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