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The Blind Bulletin: August 29, 2019

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the third edition of The Blind Bulletin, the new format for Blind News Victoria. In this edition:

  1. Notice of the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  2. Accessible event at the Maritime Museum

and:

  1. Notice of the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind’s Annual Meeting of Members

Notice of the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual general meeting of the members of The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (the “Society”) will take place on September 30, 2017 in Victoria from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Location:
Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch
735 Broughton Street, Victoria, British Columbia

This meeting will be held for the purposes of:

  • Receiving the financial statements of the society;
  • Approving the minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of members; and
  • Electing the board of directors.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to participate, you can do so by teleconference. The call-in details will be provided in the meeting agenda.

If you are planning to attend the AGM please R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Lalonde at or at +1 (778) 817-0482 Ext. 101 no later than Friday, September 27th.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Elizabeth Lalonde using the information listed above.

Jessica Gladysz
Secretary
The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind

Accessible event at the Maritime Museum

On Wednesday September 11 at 2:00 there will be a free presentation at the Maritime Museum, 634 Humboldt Street, for individuals who are blind or vision impaired.  The event is being organized by the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind and the Victoria Society for Blind Arts and Culture.  It will feature the current exhibit on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch as well as a hands-on talk about early maritime exploration of British Columbia.  To register for this event, please reply to this email or call Linda at 250-595-5888 to reserve your spot as space is limited.

Notice of the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind’s Annual Meeting of Members

Come join us at our Annual Meeting of Members (the term we’re now using for Annual General Meetings) to find out what the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind has accomplished this past year and what we have planned going forward. Some other highlights of the agenda include a very special announcement regarding our Music Camp program and the passing society By-Laws.

As usual, there will be the option of participating via teleconference. We will be holding the physical meeting on Bowen Island this year in the Board Room at First Credit Union (106-996 Dorman Road, Bowen Island, BC). If you plan on attending in person, please call us at: +1 (604) 947-0021, extension 102 ahead of time so we can make sure to set up the room accordingly. Directions and teleconferencing details will follow the agenda.

The Above in Legal Speak

Notice is hereby given of the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind’s Annual Meeting of Members to be held in the Board room at First Credit Union (106-996 Dorman Road, Bowen Island, BC) on September 17, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Pacific.

Agenda

Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind
Annual Meeting of Members
Agenda for September 17, 2019

  1. Call to Order

  2. Approval of Agenda

  3. Looking Back Report

  4. Financial Report

Motion: That the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind’s financial report for the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year be approved.

  1. Voting

5.1. President

5.2. 2ND Vice President

5.3. Secretary

5.4. Director At Large

5.5. Treasurer

  1. By-Laws

6.1. By-Law #1

Motion:

Whereas the Canadian Not For Profit (NFP) Act requires the membership of a corporation to pass ByLaws of the Corporation; and

Whereas the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind is governed by the Canadian Not For Profit (NFP) Act;

Be it resolved that By-Law #1 of the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind be adopted by the Corporation’s membership.

  1. Special Announcement for the Music Camp Program

  2. Going Forward Report

  3. Adjournment

Note: An opportunity for community discussion will follow the meeting.

Teleconferencing Details

To join the meeting via teleconference, call:

Metro Vancouver/Long-Distance Subscribers: +1 (604) 947-0021 and dial 6

Toll-Free: +1 (844) MYBOWEN (692-6936) and dial 6

Smart Phone Links:

If on a smartphone, simply tap the below links to be connected to the meeting:

Metro Vancouver/Long-Distance Subscribers: +16049470021,6

Toll-Free: +18446926936,6

Directions

Board Room
First Credit Union
106-996 Dorman Road
Bowen Island BC
V0N 1G0

When coming off the ferry onto Bowen Island, follow Bowen Island Trunk Road to the first 4-way intersection. Dorman Road is on the left-hand side of this intersection. The credit union is on the far left corner of the intersection and is the first door on Dorman Road.

Questions, Concerns or Assistance

If you have any questions or concerns or require assistance to get to the meeting, please let us know by phone by email at: or by phone at: +1 (604) 947-0021.

Wrapping Up

We’d love to hear what you think of this edition of The Blind Bulletin. If you have any questions, suggestions, or articles you would like to see included, please write to with “C/O Alex Jurgensen’ in the subject line.

As always, because we value your time and inbox space, we will not be sending bulletins out more than once a week. If at any time you wish to stop receiving bulletins, simply write to with “Unsubscribe FromThe The Blind Bulletin” in the subject line and we will remove you from the distribution list.

The Blind Bulletin Team
The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind

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