Dear Congregation Shir Libeynu members and friends,
Our tenth Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held on Sunday, December 4, 2016. We will begin promptly at 1:15 pm and will end by 2:45 p.m. The AGM is taking place in the Chapel on the third floor at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (750 Spadina Avenue at Bloor and Spadina). Please note that no food can be brought to the Chapel so we cannot serve coffee and a snack for the AGM.
All members of Shir Libeynu are entitled to vote at the AGM. (All are welcome, but only members can vote.) If you cannot attend the AGM, you may send in your proxy, by Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 pm by clicking
Your proxy authorizes someone else to vote on your behalf and can be signed over to a member or non-member of your choice or it can be signed over to the chair of the AGM. We encourage you to send in your proxy if you can't attend in order to ensure that we make quorum (5% of our membership).
Because children are considered fully responsible Jews at the time of their bar or bat mitzvahs, if membership was purchased for children 13 years of age or older and/or who have had a bar or bat mitzvah, they are entitled to attend and vote at our AGM. If the membership status of a young person in your family is not clear, please e-mail us at
or leave a message at 416-465-5488.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We are delighted that the following individuals have decided to stand for election to our board of directors:
Shir Libeynu's by-laws permit the board to operate with anywhere from seven to eleven members. We are however proposing to change the by-laws to provide for a smaller board - one that can operate with anywhere from
five to nine members.
If you are a current member of Shir Libeynu and 18 years of age or older, you are eligible to run for a position on the board. If you would like to do so, please send an email to
r leave a message at 416-465-5488. The deadline is Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Please read about the
responsibilities of board members.
In addition, the following member will continue to serve on the board:
Departing Board Members:
Barry Beningson, Barbara Center, James Flagal, Eden Nameri and j wallace skelton are all retiring from the board, and Brian Smith stepped down earlier this year. We are grateful for their service to our congregation.
PROPOSED AGENDA FOR AGM
1. Welcome by Aviva Goldberg
3. President's Report
4. Treasurer's Report
5. Motion to amend By-Law 4.1 - to provide that the size of the board be changed from "seven to eleven Directors" to "five to nine Directors":
The affairs of the Congregation shall be managed by a Board of seven to eleven Directors, each of whom at the time of her/his election and throughout her/his term of office shall be a member of the Congregation. Any ex officio Directors are not counted in relation to the number of Directors.
6. Introduction of Candidate(s)/Affirmation or Election
7. Other business
8. Adjournment of AGM
Thank you for your support of Congregation Shir Libeynu. We hope to see you on December 4th, at 1:15 p.m.
Board of Directors
Congregation Shir Libeynu