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LIFE AGM 2017

On June 3rd, 2017 we hosted a very successful and well attended AGM with 80+ people in attendance!  It was a terrific day!  - filled with great team spirit, fun activities, some key learnings and just an overall fun day! The theme of “LIFE Summer Games” was well received by all.  To start the day, each table full of ICOF employers, friends and family created their own “flag” to represent their team.  Sharing their common interests and what was important to each person, each table created a team name and designed a flag to represent them.  Then 2 people from each table, paraded their flag around the room as part of our “opening ceremonies”.  Such a creative group of people, with each flag as unique as those in attendance. 

A delicious lunch of veggies, salad and sandwiches or wraps was shared.  Once the AGM business began, the LIFE team served a wonderful cake from Safeway.  It was fabulous! 

The business part of the AGM started with Stephen Walker, the Chairperson, welcoming everyone and thanking people for attending.  The general membership approved the 2016/2017 audited financial statement presented by the Board Treasurer and approved of several board members starting a new term on the Board.  Reports from the Chairperson and the Executive Director were also shared. 

The day came to a close with the official “Summer Games’ taking place.  A witty and fun trivia game called “What’s your Role Triathalon?” which challenged people’s knowledge of ICOF and LIFE started off the fun.  Then, teams played in a “4 x 100 Relay” challenging their memory, communication skills and speed!  Finally, and by the looks of the room, the most fun, “Beach Volleyball” which involved keeping a balloon from hitting the ground.  People were so good at this game that eventually, they had to do it with their eyes closed!

Wow!  Everyone was then presented with a medal for their excellent efforts in the “Summer Games” and they received the recipe book that was created from our 2016 AGM “Recipes for LIFE”. 

Many thanks to everyone for attending.  You make the AGM better and better each year.  All the planning and effort is worth it when the room is full and people are having a great time connecting and learning.  We look forward to seeing you each year! 

Special thanks to the LIFE Board for your many contributions throughout the year.  Your knowledge and dedication does not go unnoticed and is very much appreciated.

Thank you to our dedicated staff for their hard work throughout the year and for their efforts to make the AGM a fun and inspiring day. 

Do you have feedback about this year’s AGM that you would like to share?  Please email the office with your comments or suggestions – info@icof-life.ca.

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.

“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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