CSA AGM: Annual General Meeting
The CSA Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled to Friday, April 14, 2023
Follow the Teams link below to join the AGM at 6pm tonight!
Please note that you must be logged in to a uoguelph email account in order to access the meeting.
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Meeting ID: 275 868 740 534
Early Bird Registration is now open! Pre-register today for the CSA 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually via Microsoft Teams on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM. Pre-registration allows you to ask questions in advance to ensure you have your question answered at the meeting.
As an undergrad, you pay the CSA membership fee. Wonder how your fee is being spent? Come and participate in your Annual General Meeting to learn how we maximize your money through services, events, and opportunities for students!
Undergrad attendees will receive the chance to win many prizes, including a $500 Tuition Credit, gift cards, CSA tote bags, and more!
Please note, the original link was broken and has since been fixed. To pre-register for the CSA 2023 AGM, click here! If you are unable to access the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read the full agenda package for the AGM, click here or see the attached pdf at the bottom of this webpage.
Exercise Your Rights!
An annual general meeting is a meeting of the general membership of an organization.
During the AGM, CSA members review the organization’s performance, discuss future strategies, vote on policy and bylaw changes that have been made by the Board of Directors since the previous AGM, and learn more about the activities of the CSA throughout the academic year. It is also an opportunity to review, discuss, and approve the audited financial statements, approve the CSA auditor for next year, and ask questions of CSA Executive and staff.
How to Submit Business Items to the AGM Agenda
Business is conducted at CSA Board Meetings and Member Meetings in the form of motions. A motion is a formal proposal by a member to take action and is the basis of the group decision-making process. A motion focuses the group on what is being considered and is phrased in a way to take an action or express an opinion.
The CSA wants to hear from you and encourages undergraduate students to submit motions (business items) to the AGM agenda for members to discuss and vote on.
Business Item submissions for the 2023 AGM Agenda closed on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 5:00pm.
Contact the Policy & Transition Coordinator (PTC) to receive help in phrasing your motion and submitting business items to the AGM.
For more information, please see 'How to Submit a Motion to the AGM' and 'AGM Motion Template & Examples' documents below and contact the PTC at email@example.com.
Want to learn more about CSA motions? Check out typical CSA motions by reviewing Board minutes here.
How to Participate in the AGM
The CSA uses Robert's Rules of Order and an external Chair to conduct Board and Member Meetings in order to run a fair and democratic process. If you are unfamiliar with Robert's Rules, then please see the resources (below), including the "How to Participate" and "Robert's Rules of Order Summary" pdfs, to provide you with a basic understanding of Robert's Rules of Order.
It's Your Meeting!
If at any time during the AGM you have a question, or are unsure of how to proceed, simply raise your hand, wait for the Chair to recognize you, and then ask your question!
If you require accommodation to attend the AGM, or have any questions, please contact the Policy & Transition Coordinator (PTC) at firstname.lastname@example.org.