Lethbridge Expo – 2015

We had a fabulous time at the Serenity Screening at the Movie Mill and puttering about the Lethbridge Expo last month.

We’re still waiting for the final #s and payments to arrive, but in the meantime, we have been able to disburse $675 to Lethbridge based organizations. $425 was donated to the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Lethbridge and District and $250 was donated to YMCA’s Hestia Houses.

This brings out total funds donated to charity in 2015 to $6780.12 and our cumulative charity disbursement totals (since 2010) to $51528.05 CAD!  We may be small, but thanks to so many wonderful people who have supported us over the years, attended events, won auction items, purchased from our charity booth at conventions, and donated items (special thanks to our Captain for tirelessly signing them), we’ve become very, very mighty!

Many thanks to Matt for inviting us down to the Lethbridge show and facilitating the screening at the Movie Mill!.

2016 Board of Directors Nominees

The nominees for the 2016 Board of Directors election taking place during the Annual General Meeting (7pm on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 18166 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB.) are as follows:

Andy Dempsey – Andy has been volunteering with the Alberta Browncoats Society since Can’t Stop the Serenity 2011 and joined our Board of Directors in 2014. Most often, Andy’s involvement takes place behind-the-scenes, helping organize and obtain items for our annual charity auctions, packing items for charity events, organizing stock, manning the booth during conventions and ensuring financial accuracy post-events. Andy has been involved in charity convention booth process in Edmonton since 2013.

Wendy McCormack – Wendy joined the Board in 2013 and has been the society’s co-chair since 2013. In addition to her volunteer obligations as a member of the Board, Wendy is part of the Browncoat knitting group that supplies the ABS with “not afraid of anything” toques and has helped organize the annual Can’t Stop the Serenity event in Edmonton from 2010-2013. Wendy has been involved in the preparation and manning of our charity convention booths in Calgary and Edmonton since 2012.

Clinton Ouderkirk – Clinton has been a member of the Alberta Browncoats Society for the past 3 years and has been an active volunteer at our Serenity screenings. He has also been involved in the prep, set-up and take down of the charity booth at conventions. Clinton would like to become more involved with the group and feels that the best way to do so is to become part of our board.

Doug Reid – Doug is a founding member of the Alberta Browncoats Society and acted as the organization’s Vice Chair from 2010-2013. In addition to his volunteer obligations as a member of the Board, Doug helped organize and run the annual Can’t Stop the Serenity event in Edmonton from 2010-2013. He helped organize and man the charity booth at the Pure Speculation Festival in 2011 & 2012 and has volunteered at our charity convention booths in Calgary and Edmonton since 2012.

Drew Semper – Drew is a founding member of the Alberta Browncoats Society. Our “Jack of all trades”, Drew does a bit of everything for the organization; most of it in a behind-the-scenes manner. Occasionally he does step into the spotlight; most notably when he MC’d the Can’t Stop the Serenity live auctions from 2010-2013. Drew makes pompoms for our “not afraid of anything” toques, gathers auction items, researches and purchases merchandize, organizes and volunteers at our convention charity booths (since 2011), and helps plan and execute Browncoat shindigs.

Sheelagh Semper – Sheelagh is a founding member of the Alberta Browncoats Society and has acted as the organization’s Chair since 2010. Our “Jill of all trades”, Sheelagh plans and organizes the annual Serenity screening events, charity auctions, and all facets of the charity convention booths since 2010. In addition, she purchases booth merchandize, negotiates contracts, obtains auction items, pays bills, writes for the newsletter and website, answers emails, and knits the “not afraid of anything” toque at conventions (at knit-a-thons or just because we’re running low on stock) and as part of the Browncoat knitting group.

Beverley Williams – Beverley is a founding member of the Alberta Browncoats Society and has acted as the organization’s Secretary/Treasurer since 2010.  In addition to her volunteer obligations as a member of the Board, Bev is part of the Browncoat knitting group that supplies the ABS with “not afraid of anything” toques and has helped organize the annual Can’t Stop the Serenity event in Edmonton from 2010-2013.  Bev has volunteered at our charity convention booths in Calgary and Edmonton since 2012.

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Registered members who live within 100 kms of Edmonton must attend the Annual General Meeting in order to vote in the Board of Directors election.

In order to continue to exist as a registered not-for-profit society in Alberta, we do require a minimum of 5 board members.

2015 AGM and 2016 Board of Directors Elections

Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Board Member Elections
Please join us on at 7pm on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 18166 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB.  Parking is available around the back of the building.

A meeting agenda will be posted on this website in the coming weeks.  We are accepting submissions to the meeting agenda until Nov 6, 2015.

Among other agenda items, we will be selecting the 2015 Board of Directors at the AGM. Interested members may self-nominate via email using their registered member email address between October 15 and November 8, 2013.  Each individual should include a brief bio and their activity level within the Alberta Browncoats Society since joining.

The board may contain up to 7 members.  In order to continue to exist as a registered not-for-profit society in Alberta, we do require a minimum of 5 board members.

Potential board members must:

  1. Be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Be a 2015 general member in good standing.
  3. Consent to having their name and address appear in public Government of Alberta documents (Corporate Registry Database) and on our website
  4. Attend 4-6 Board meetings in addition to any general meetings.
  5. Actively participate in a minimum of one committee or extra duty.
  6. Commit to and complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours with ABS.

Please note: This election is for general board members. Executive positions (Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary/Treasurer) on the board are determined by the elected board members at a future board meeting.

All members, 18 years of age or older, in good standing as of November 20, 2015 will be eligible to put their name forward for a position on the board of directors.

A member is elected to the Board of Directors when they put their name forward for nomination and receive sufficient votes on the ballot from the general membership in an election vote held during the AGM .  In the case of a tie, a secondary vote may be held until a minimum of 6 positions on the Board of Directors are filled.

Registered members who live in Edmonton and surrounding area must be present to vote at the AGM.

Registered members who do not live within 100 kms of Edmonton, as indicated in our member database, may record their vote on any agenda item via email using their registered member email address between November 16 – 20, 2015. Eligible in-absentia voters should indicate which agenda item they are voting on (use agenda item number), along with their choices, in the body of their message

Edmonton Expo – Prize Draws

Good morning everyone.  We hope you had a great Expo. If you purchased a raffle ticket this weekend, and didn’t make it back to our booth to check the numbers, no fear. We have all the details ready to go…

  • Friday – 1655355 CLAIMED
  • Saturday – 1655431 Redraw #: 1655426
  • Sunday – 1655526 CLAIMED
  • Grand Prize (Geekograph) – 1655444 Redraw #: 1655481 CLAIMED

As you can see, we’re still waiting to hear from our Saturday and Grand Prize winners.

We will keep posting the numbers on Facebook and Twitter for 1 week to give people a chance to claim the prizes. If we don’t hear from anyone by Monday, October 5, we will redraw. We kept all the tickets and hope you kept yours as well.

As shiny as winning a prize is, everyone who participated should give themselves a giant pat on the back. Between the Serenity screening, draw, and booth shopping, you’ve helped raise $1335.46 this weekend. We’ll be dividing the proceeds between YESS and WEAC.