Welcome to CAOAC
Info about our Next General Meeting
DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 2023
Why Should You Attend A General CAOAC Meeting?
The CAOAC officers set initiatives (like the $150 draw this year), policy and make decisions that have a direct impact on member clubs. Your presence at General Meetings allows you to stay up to date, hold the officers accountable and/or show your support. Use your membership status to contribute ideas to help shape the direction and performance, vote on policy matters, and use your voice to obtain answers to pertinent questions. Ensure your club is benefiting from everything it can take advantage of. We appreciate your attendance at the General Meetings to contribute to the melting pot of ideas, to foster inter-club culture and to help us achieve quorum. We can achieve far more working together as a group than individually or even as a small group.
This General Meeting will be for CAOAC members in good standing only. Please see the meeting AGENDA below. Particulars about exactly how to participate by computer, smart device or telephone can be found by contacting your CAOAC representative.
2. INTRODUCTIONS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF NEW CAOAC EXECUTIVE
President Frank Aguirre, Peel Regional Aquarium Club
First Vice-President Ernest Biktimirov, St Catharines & Area Aquarium Society
Second Vice-President Ann Marie Towell, Calgary Aquarium Society
Treasurer Albert van Montfort, Durham Region Aquarium Society
Recording Secretary Dave Holland, Peel Region Aquarium Club
Corresponding Secretary Cindy Barrett, St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Society
Webmaster Michael Beat, Peel Regional Aquarium Club
3. Location of 2024 CAOAC Convention - Exploring Options/Proposals
4. CAOAC Biannual or Annual Auction Proposal
5. CAOAC Club Representatives, Fish Rescue Representatives, Executive Contact Updates
6. CAOAC’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR SPECIAL CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Onus is on individual clubs to submit any events, special memorial write-ups, birthday, wedding notices directly to the Webmaster to ensure their timely publication on the site at https://www.caoac.ca/blog. CAOAC welcomes those contributions.
7. FINANCIAL UPDATE: Albert van Montfort
8. SPECIAL DRAW INCENTIVE FOR ON-TIME PAYMENT OF MEMBERSHIP FEES & INSURANCE FEES
If your club submits your fully completed membership form and insurance fees (if applicable) by Dec 15, 2023, your Club will be eligible for a draw CAOAC is holding. Your club could save $150! Completing the Membership form includes naming a CAOAC Representative with an email, Fish Rescue Contact with an email and submitting all fees to Albert van Montfort by December 15/23. Late submissions will not be eligible for the draw.
9. OTHER BUSINESS – CAOAC representatives or members from any clubs may introduce subjects for discussion.
Membership Renewal 2024
Please fill out the 2024 membership renewal and send in by December 15th. Click to download the form.