Several people have asked me about the following statement. See the bold sections in **RED. **See **bold corrected info in blue, **below.
[size=1][size=1]IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM YOUR OAHI PRESIDENT REGARDING THE 2007 AGM:
“I believe in voting; accordingly I will be asking the members to make an effort to vote - all eligible Associates and RHIs, this is directed to YOU. I believe that we all have an obligation to vote when offered the chance. Voting - expressing your viewpoint - makes a difference. Voting lets your Board know where they are right, and where they are wrong! I recognize your right to agree and to disagree on the issues; I respect your opinion. I do not care whether you vote with me or against me, as long as you are a member in good standing that does not unjustly disparage the corporation or its employees and volunteers. The point is it’s your association, consider the issues and make your decision known!!”
Obviously not everyone can attend the AGM. That said, to enable everyone to vote, your TMG Committee (excluding current board members) have been asked to help collect and then deliver the Group’s Proxy As to the Secretary at the AGM. We will also collect the Group’s Proxy Bs (registered with the Secretary at the AGM); [size=2]Proxy Bs allow the individual voting member to assign their vote to a designate to vote as the designate sees fit. Proxy Bs are more flexible when “from the floor” nominations and motions are expected. Please refer to your AGM email packages for details on motions, special assessment requests, and those running for positions on the Board of Directors. A supply of Proxy A and B forms will be available at the meeting.
As always, feel free to invite guests but, remember, any invited guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI. Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories. All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins. Members receive CEU’s for their attendance to our monthly meetings.
**The correct info is…
**[/size][/size][/size][size=1][size=1][size=2]Proxy As allow the individual voting member to assign their vote to a designate to vote as the designate sees fit. **Proxy A are more flexible when “from the floor” nominations and motions are expected.
I suspect the info in Red was a typo, but regardless, you would be well advised not to use Proxy A. It gives arbitrary decision making powers to the holder. Proxy B allows you to Affirm or Reject the motions at the AGM.
Proxy A can be abused, and have been abused in the past.
Just want to ensure everyone gets the right info because you cannot rely on the correct info from OAHI.