The Board of Directors had its first meeting of the year on Tuesday January 31st (which had to be postponed from January 24th due to bad weather). During this meeting, the Board accepted the request of the office manager, Lise Guignard, for a 4-day work week. Beginning the week of February 6th, 2023, the office now has extended hours from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday, and is closed on Fridays.
The standing committees of the NBSCF are all established and have already had the first meetings to discuss changes and modifications to the Strategic Plan and to the policies of the Federation. The government relations committee wants a meeting with government officials in February to discuss the 2022 resolutions.
The representative for Albert County is our Maple Leaf Zone President Doris Pauley (who is also second vice president of the Federation and chair of the Marketing and Revenue Generation Committee). She lives in Hillsborough and can be contacted by phone at (506) 734-8808 or email at email@example.com
Our Annual General Meeting will take place in Moncton on Tuesday May 9th, 2023. The deadline to submit the 2023 annual Resolutions to the New Brunswick Senior Citizens Federation for presentation at the 2023 AGM is March 31st, 2023.
Guidelines for Presentation of Resolutions to the Federation:
1. It is by way of resolutions that Federation members bring their concerns to the AGM.
2. Resolutions may be submitted by any individual member, club or zone which is a member in good standing of the Federation.
3. All resolutions endorsed at the AGM and which require action by the Province of New Brunswick or the Government of Canada shall be submitted to the appropriate minister, department or agency for response.
4. It is therefore important that resolutions be carefully worded so that the Federation is directed to take the appropriate action and that the proper message is conveyed.
5. The Federation does not wish to receive resolutions which pit one member, club or zone against another.
6. Members, clubs and zones submitting resolutions regarding Community Safety and Crime Prevention matters are advised to focus on the 'principle' of the issue being addressed and avoid attempts to reword the criminal code. 7. A national vocabulary should be used when drafting resolutions. Local references may detract from the national significance of resolutions.
8. The Federation does not wish to receive resolutions that contradict the Federation's Constitution and Bylaws.
9. The descriptive clauses (WHEREAS...) should clearly and briefly set out the reasons for the resolution. If the sponsor believes that the rationale cannot be explained in a few preliminary clauses, the problem should be more fully stated in supporting documentation.
10. Resolutions from the floor will be accepted at the AGM as long as they are presented when arriving at the AGM and that copies are available for all participants.
Please send your resolutions to:
The New Brunswick Senior Citizens Federation
23-451 Paul Street, Suite 209-G,
Dieppe, NB, E1A 6W8
By email at NBSCF-FCANB@outlook.com
By fax at (506) 857-0315