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LIFE's AGM June 8, 2013

There were 53 people who attended LIFE's Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg.  The General Membership approved the 2012/2013 audited financial statement and elected one new board member. (An updated 2013/2014 Board of Directors list is available, please click here.)

Both the Chairperson and Executive Director presented year end reports, reviewing all the various activities and accomplishments of the organization.

After 12 years of being known as Living in Friendship Everyday Inc., the general membership voted to change the name of the organization to Innovative LIFE Options Inc. This new name came through several months of creative planning of the Board and staff. All felt the new name better describes what the organization stands for. The final vote was a very exciting milestone for LIFE, as the organization will, informally, continue to be called. Everyone enjoyed a piece of "birthday" cake to mark the occasion.

Following the formal meeting, LIFE presented a film festival of clips and video bytes of ICOF employers, families and network members. It was great fun to watch the montage with lots of laughter and good feelings as everyone munched on great popcorn.

At the conclusion of the day, everyone in attendance was presented with a small candle with the words "Innovative LIFE Options Inc." engraved on it.

FAQ's about the AGM...

  • What is an AGM?
    An AGM is an Annual General Meeting (annual means it happens once a year).  An AGM is a business meeting for the members of the organization so that they can find out how well LIFE managed the business over the past year.  Every single participant of In the Company of Friends and his/her support network is a member of LIFE automatically, at no charge.  Other people in the community can become members if they are interested but they need to pay $5.00.

  • Why do we have an AGM?
    As an organization supported by the government and the community, it is a law that LIFE must have an AGM every single year.  It is the time that everyone gets together and talks about all the things that the organization has done over the year and the way in which money was spent.  An AGM is there to ensure that LIFE is accountable.  Being accountable means LIFE is being responsible to the members and letting them know that they are doing the best work that they can.

  • What happens at the AGM?
    Three things happen each year.

    First, the auditor (an accountant who has reviewed all the expenses and bank statements) presents a report to let the membership know that money is being handled correctly.

    Second, the President of the Board and the Executive Director will provide a report which outlines the things that have happened over the year.

    And lastly, there will be elections for the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors is a volunteer group of people who agree to meet regularly and make important decisions for LIFE.

    This year, LIFE is holding its AGM at the Victoria Inn in Brandon on June 14th 2014 All are welcome!

“Working together, ordinary people
can perform extraordinary feats.
They can push things that come into
their hands a little higher up, a little
further on towards the heights
of excellence.”

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