Join Queer Yukon Society for our upcoming Annual General Meeting. Find out about all of the exciting things we've been working on over the past year, including the Yukon Pride Festival and the Yukon Pride Centre.
Meeting happening on:
Tues. Nov. 17, 2020 @ 7pm.
Being Held via Zoom
To get the Zoom Link for the upcoming meeting, please complete the Membership Application Form below
2020 Queer Yukon SOCIety AGenda Package
Join our board!
This is also your chance to join the Queer Yukon Society board and make a difference in your community!
Although everyone is welcome to apply, Queer Yukon Society encourages applications from members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, including but not limited to: those living in Whitehorse and Yukon's communities, francophones, People of Colour, people with disabilities, trans/non-binary people, two spirit / indigiqueer people, and women.
To find out more about joining the board, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Meeting of members
Immediately before the AGM starts, we plan to hold a Special General Meeting of members to vote on:
1. Motion to Waive the Membership Fee for the 2020 AGM
2. Special Resolution to Waive the Financial Review for 2019-2020
What does the Special Resolution Mean?
The Societies Act says that Queer Yukon does not have to have a financial review if the members agree not to have one. In past years, members have agreed not to have one.
We plan to have a financial review done by a professional accountant, but it takes a long time to prepare and won't be ready in time for the AGM. This is the first year we are doing a financial review.
This motion says that:
We will share the financial review with members once it is finished.
The full agenda for the upcoming Special General Meeting is attached below.
Bylaws & Proposing motions
The QYS board is committed to hearing from our members. In order to add an item to the AGM agenda, QYS strongly encourages members to contact the board by Tues. Nov. 3, 2020 @ 11:59pm to give the QYS board enough time to provide the required notice to members in advance of the Annual General Meeting.
Items submitted after Nov. 3, 2020 can still be discussed at the AGM, but according to our bylaws, resolutions submitted after this date cannot be voted on by members at this meeting.
You can contact QYS using the contact form on this website or by emailing: email@example.com
The QYS board is committed to transparency in the proceedings for the upcoming AGM. Items submitted for the AGM Agenda by members will either be:
1. Added to the AGM Agenda OR;
2. Identified and communicated to members as not being on the AGM Agenda. Items not placed on the agenda will include the board's rationale for not including that item (e.g. trans/homo/biphobic requests, items proposed "in bad faith", items requiring an additional special general meeting of members).
The AGM agenda will be sent out to members in advance of the meeting. At the AGM itself, the AGM agenda can be confirmed or amended by a simple majority vote of members. However, items submitted to QYS after Nov. 3, 2020 cannot be voted on at the AGM, as it does not allow us enough time to provide notice to members.
Queer Yukon Society bylaws are largely identical to the default bylaws outlined in the Societies Act. The only difference is that a motion was passed at the 2018 AGM limiting the number of board members to 8. The bylaws can be found here, starting on page 13:
Drag bingo to follow the agm!!
The AGM will be followed by Drag Bingo featuring guest host, Jolene Queen!
Play a free round of bingo on us and you could win one of several amazing prizes! You must have have an internet connection to play and must be present on the zoom call to win. We will send all players the link to play during the call.
We encourage you to treat this free Bingo as any other entertainment activity. To learn more about how to recognize if your Bingo play is becoming anything other than the game it should be, read Learn the Facts: Keep it a Game.
About queer yukon society
Queer Yukon Society supports, promotes, and organizes events for the LGBTQ2S+ community and our allies in Whitehorse, Yukon. Officially incorporated in 2018, Queer Yukon has been organizing Yukon Pride since 2013, as well as many other events to bring together LGBTQ2S+ and allied Yukoners to build a strong and vibrant community.