Delegates take part in lively Semi-Annual General Meeting

Our Semi-Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 4 was packed with highlights including:

  • the second annual CHF BC Scholarship awards. Last year's scholarship winners, Jazz Groden-Gilchrist (far left in photo below) and Arielle dela Cruz Yip (far right), presented awards to this year's winners, Keisha Jones of Beckley Farm Co-op in Victoria (next to Jazz) and Jessica McNeil of Dundee Court Co-op in Vancouver (next to Arielle).
  • a presentation from YES Camp director Chelsea Lake on why co-ops should send young members to the popular co-operative leaders’ summer camp
  • a provincial election housing forum featuring representatives from the four major parties explaining where they stand on the issues important to housing co-ops. Get a complete update on the forum in our Election Central pages.

Delegates also heard updates on important Federation services like the new 2020 Action Plan, asset management and refinancing opportunities for co-ops, the latest on Model Rules 2.0, and the new Aging in Place Committee.  Delegates then approved a budget with a dues increase of 5 cents per-unit-per-month (a 1.4% increase) for the next fiscal year beginning August 1, 2013.

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