MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

2016 SOUTH GRANVILLE
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WHEN:
Monday, September 26th, 2016

TIME:
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Meeting Commences

WHERE:
Siena Restaurant
1485 West 12th Avenue

Appy’s courtesy of the South Granville BIA and Siena.
Cash Bar

Please RSVP to Sharon at
604-734-3195 or info@southgranville.org

 

The governance of the SGBIA is important to our existence and we hope by combining our formal meeting with a social event will attract even more participants. We promise that the official part of the meeting will be short to allow plenty of time for neighbourly conversation.

Formal registration will begin at 5:30pm and we will call our brief meeting to order at 6:00pm.

If you are a property owner, retail tenant, or office tenant within the South Granville BIA boundaries, you are eligible to have one representative vote on behalf of your company. Because the SGBIA is governed by bylaws under the Society Act, we are required to request annual membership renewal in order for you to vote at the AGM.

There are no membership fees, but applications must be received by the BIA office no later than Monday, September 14th, 2016.

The information contained in the membership application also helps us to update our records so we can get information to you in a timely manner and be sure we are speaking to the appropriate contact person for your business. Even if you do not plan to attend the AGM, we request that you assist us by filling in the appropriate information and returning it to us so we have your latest details.


INFORMATION KIT

The following material is provided here in downloadable format to prepare you for this meeting, please read the association’s Annual General Meeting Information Kit that includes the following:

> Annual Report PDF | 3.80mb
> Membership Application/Renewal Form PDF | 234kb
> Audited Financial Statements PDF | 5.80mb


AMMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS AND CONSTITUTION

The Societies Act (the “Act”) is new legislation that was passed in spring 2015 and will come into effect on November 28, 2016. The Act will replace the current legislation governing our Society. Amendments to the SGBIA By-laws and Constitution were previously proposed.

Amendments to the Constitution are no longer required to be considered at this Annual General Meeting as the required amendments to the Constitution will be effected on transition. The amendments to the SGBIA By-laws will ensure that the Society is in compliance with both the Act and the BIA Grant Allocation By-laws as requested by the City of Vancouver in order for the Society to continue receiving grant monies.At this year’s Annual General Meeting, voting members will be asked to vote on a special resolution to amend the SGBIA By-laws only.

“Be it resolved as a Special Resolution that the Constitution and By-laws of the South Granville Vancouver Business Improvement Association be amended as set out in Schedule A to this Resolution, in accordance with the requirements of the By-laws of the Association, the Vancouver Charter and the Society Act (B.C.).”

Please take a moment to review the proposed changes (key changes to By-law 15):

> SGBIA Bylaws with Proposed Amendments (Clean) PDF | 249kb
> SGBIA Bylaws with Proposed Amendments (Black Lined) PDF | 461kb

 


Look for our Annual Report to arrive at your door the week of September 1st, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you on September 26th.

ANY QUESTIONS, OR NEED SOME HELP…
EMAIL OR CALL US

Sharon Townsend
Executive Director
South Granville BIA
210-1501 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 4Z6
Phone 604-734-3195
Fax 1-888-734-3195
Email info@southgranville.org