General meetings bring CSU members (that’s you, the student population), elected student leadership, staff, and community members together. At general meetings, we discuss the financial health of organization, make changes to constitution and bylaws with notice, and consider items that have been put on the agenda by petition.
The CSU holds at least two general meetings a year — the annual general meeting (AGM) in the fall semester and the semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) in the spring semester. The CSU’s bylaws state that there must be at least 75 members present at the meeting to pass any motions.
General meetings usually include a free lunch for members, too!
Do you have something you want to have considered at the general meeting?
Any CSU member can petition to have an item added to the meeting agenda by collecting 100 signatures and submitting them 21 days before the meeting. A petition to add item to meeting agendas can be found here.
AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 19 GENERAL MEETING
:: AGENDA ::
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. RATIFICATION OF THE GENERAL MEETING CHAIR
3. EXPLANATION OF THE GENERAL MEETING RULES AND PROCEDURES
A brief explanation of Robert’s Rules of Order, the procedures employed by the Capilano Students’ Union to conduct its meetings.
4. INTRODUCTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF
5. ADOPTION OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
The draft agenda for the general meeting will be considered for adoption.
6. PRESENTATION OF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The previous fiscal year’s financial statements (audited by Tompkins, Wozny, Miller & Co.) will be presented for approval. Auditors will also be appointed for the 2018-19 financial statements.
7. SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS
The special resolutions and ordinary resolutions served with due notice will be presented to the membership for consideration.
8. BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPORT AND QUESTION & ANSWER PERIOD
An opportunity shall be provided to pose questions to the members of the board of directors.
PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The CSU board of directors has recommended the changes to its bylaws, found here. Subtractions are
crossed out, additions in red.
Annual general meeting
11:30am, Thursday, October 19, 2017
CSU Members Centre
Semi-annual general meeting
11:30am, Thursday, March 1, 2018
CSU Members Centre