Stirling Festival Theatre’s AGM Postponed
Due to the ongoing and evolving situation concerning the COVID 19 outbreak, the Stirling Festival Theatre’s Board of Directors have decided it is in the best interest of the Members’ health and well-being to postpone the Annual General Meeting that was to take place on March 19th. (see below)
The Municipality of Stirling-Rawdon has strongly recommended that all public meetings be cancelled during the current health situation.
The Stirling Festival Theatre has closed the box office to the public and shows are being re-scheduled or cancelled outright.
As soon as all levels of government make it clear that public meetings are safe, a date for the AGM will be made public to all Members.
Thank you for your patience and co-operation during this stressful time.
(Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:30 PM * POSTPONED *)
(Stirling Theatre – Eugene Burrell Hall, 41 West Front Street)
All members of the public are invited to attend but only Stirling Festival Theatre Members in good standing may vote. If you are not a paid-up Member of SFT, you may purchase your membership for $35 at the Box Office. Members unable to attend can instruct a Member who is attending to vote for them by means of a written proxy. For more information about SFT memberships and benefits, click here.
Please join us to hear reports about the success of the 2019 season.
This meeting would normally include the Accountants’ Review. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the review will not be ready at this time. Accordingly, after the rest of the Agenda has been dealt with, the meeting will be adjourned until Thursday May 21, 2020, when the Accountants’ Review will be available for consideration.
The SFT By-Laws state:
“The annual meeting of the members shall be held each year within Ontario, within the first three (3) months of every fiscal year end of the Corporation; at a time, place and date determined by the Board for the purpose of:
- hearing and receiving the reports and statements required by the Corporations Act to be read and laid before the members of the Corporation at an annual meeting;
- electing directors;
- appointing the auditor and fixing or authorizing the Board to fix their remuneration; and
- transacting any other business properly brought before the meeting.”
Provincially incorporated not-for-profit (NFP) organizations are required by law to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM). Ensuring that this statutory business takes place is part of good governance and is an important part of the democratic life of an NFP.
An AGM is also an opportunity for the Board to share news, challenges and successes for the organization and to hear from its membership – a key sector of our stakeholders.