This year’s Annual General Meeting came with much to celebrate. Held on November 23 at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau, the annual gathering highlighted achievements of the year, particularly the launch of the Joint Career Development Program (JCDP), and gave members the opportunity to ask questions of the ACFO leadership.
ACFO President Dany Richard reviewed the 2017 annual report, highlighting major progress on important issues such as the embattled Phoenix pay system, collective bargaining and employee wellness, professional development, pay equity and a range of workforce issues. More than 100 members attended the AGM.
For the second time, the AGM also included an announcement of the ACFO Scholarships Program winners. This year, the winners of the Merdon Hosking Youth Scholarship were Alexandra Eva Machicado-McGee (daughter of Anne McGee at Canadian Heritage) and Grant Wolters (son of Melinda Wolters at Veteran Affairs in PEI). The FI Community Professional Scholarship went to Courtney Miller and Yiwen (Maria) Shao.
Results of the votes for three ACFO board member positions and several resolutions were announced at the AGM as well. All three incumbents (Louise Amyot, Nicole Bishop-Tempke and Tony Bourque) were re-elected. The full results are as follows:
|Alain Toni Jalkh||87|
|Nathan A. Thompson||148|
Approval of the 2016 AGM minutes
|547 yes, 2 no, 119 abstentions|
Approval of the audited financial statements
|548 yes, 4 no, 117 abstentions|
Approval of the 2018 budget
|527 yes, 18 no, 125 abstentions|
Appointment of auditors for the 2017 financial year
|561 yes, 16 no, 92 abstentions|
Bylaw amendment to create tie-breaking mechanism in director elections
|590 yes, 11 no, 69 abstentions|