UPDATED: Notice of AGM and Call for Nominations

UPDATE: Nominations are now closed. Thank you!
The names and bios of nominees are included below.

Hello members!

Please note that the Peg City Car Co-op 2017 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at 402- 460 Main Street and we invite you all to come out and meet our staff, the board of directors, and of course, some of your fellow members!

We will review the past year, talk about some plans for the future, and elect the directors for the coming year. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Below you’ll find the Agenda and the Call for Nominations for our Board of Directors. To RSVP, please email us at info@pegcitycarcoop.ca.

Thank you,

Heather Sadowy, President

A. Agenda for the 2017 Annual General Meeting to be held at 402- 460 Main Street, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 6:00pm:

1. Welcome and Introductions (Heather Sadowy, President)
2. Review and Approval of Agenda (Heather Sadowy, President)
3. Report: Review of Operations (Philip Mikulec, Operations Manager)
4. Report: Review and Approval of Financial Statements and Audit (Aaron Russin, Treasurer)
5. Appointment of Auditor (Aaron Russin, Treasurer)
6. 2016-17 Board Nominations, Open from the Floor (Heather Sadowy, President)
7. Election of the 2016-17 Board of Directors (Heather Sadowy, President)
8. Other Business
9. Adjournment

B. Call for Nominations, 2017 AGM (APPLICATION FORM)

Peg City Car Co-op is governed by its elected working board of eight (maximum) Director positions. Board members volunteer about 10 hours of work per month, depending on the time of year, and chair or contribute to at least one of four committees. At each Annual General Meeting, four Directors are elected to the board from the membership for a two-year term. 

This year there are four vacancies, and one incumbent Director seeking re-election. Are you an interested member keen to implement your skills as a Director of our cooperative? Please fill out the Nomination form below if you’re interested in running for election. Nominations will be closed on January 31, 2018.

Directors seeking re-election:

Heather Sadowy (President) became involved with Peg City in the summer of 2010 and is currently serving as the board president. She has previously served on the Finance committee and currently sits on both the HR/Governance & Marketing committees. As an advocate of the car share model who enjoys living car-free, she is happy to have helped grow the co-op to where it is today while also strengthening an enterprise that supports community economic development and the local co-operative movement. She is a graduate of Red River College’s Business Administration program and has worked for the Assiniboine Credit Union for 13 years, where she specializes in cash management solutions for business and non-profit members.

2017 AGM Nominations:

Shayna Plaut | I recently moved to Winnipeg from Vancouver (and many places before that). I am currently at the University of Winnipeg. In short: I teach, am a journalist and conduct social-justice/human rights based research. I manage small and mid size teams in all of my work. In Vancouver I was on the board of street-based art festivals, “Parade of Lost Souls” and “The Summer Lantern Festival” and have also served in leadership positions in multiple human rights organizations including Amnesty International. I love explaining complicated things in ways that are easy to understand to multiple audiences. I can make my way through in a couple of languages.

Kelsey Evans | I am a graduate from the University of Winnipeg and have a passion for our city and local industry. Since graduating in 2012, I have worked with Food Matters Manitoba and am currently serving as the Acting Executive Director of the organization. Alongside my work in the non-profit world, I have worked extensively with Ethero Events, a Winnipeg-based event and association management firm that specializes in working with board-run organizations who rely on their staff and volunteers to manage operations and plan events. In addition, I have enjoyed a career spanning over seven years in retail management.

Tamir Bourlas | I’ve worked for two different cooperatives – and lived in one! I was a worker member at Natural CycleWorks (2012-2015), which is an active transportation, community-minded worker co-op. I currently work at Assiniboine Credit Union as a financial account manager. ACU is a member-run credit union with a commitment to the community, the environment and supporting other cooperatives. I also volunteered for three years with the Bike Lab (a community bike shop at the University of Winnipeg), helping people access active transportation, fix their bikes, and advocate for a more bike-friendly university and city.

Mark Bauche | I am a landscape architect at HTFC Planning & Design, where I have worked since 2004. I have recently been appointed an Associate in the firm. At HTFC I have worked on a wide variety of projects including Steinkopf Gardens, Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park and Old Grace Housing Co-op. As an existing Peg City member, I helped establish HTFC as one of the first businesses to try out membership in the co-op back in 2014. I am involved with the Manitoba Master Gardener Association, volunteering in design education workshops, and the design and installation of the Governor’s Garden at Upper Fort Garry. For the past four years I have also been a part of The Wardrobe, a costume library at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Campground as part of their Art and Animation program.

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