The April meeting starts with our AGM as required by the corporation bylaws. At present, we have the following candidates for the board: - Bruce Davis - Ian Gorman - Kelly Kendrick - Scott Murphy - John Nash If anyone else is interested in being on the board, feel free to self- nominate no later than April 5th, 2016. If several people are willing to come on board, a few of us are willing to withdraw our intent in order to get some new blood in. Just so everyone is aware, four board members is sufficient, six would be better in case of circumstances requiring an existing member to step down. In addition, according to the bylaws of the non-profit corporation, we require at least 20 members people to be present, either in person or via proxy. We will have a sign-up sheet for the election and will require all present to sign in order to prove the election was held in compliance with the bylaws. If we do not have the requisite number of people/proxies, we are required to repeat this at every future meeting until we do meet the criteria. If you are not going to be there, please register a proxy. To meet the member criteria, our official member roster is this mailing list. Proxies can be registered by sending an email to either John Nash (john dot nash at uottawa dot ca) or Scott Murphy (scott dot murphy at arrow dash eye dot com) prior to 17:00 on Wednesday, April 5th or that we have a record prior to the election. The email should be in the form of the example in the bylaws, replicated below: ----- OTTAWA CANADA LINUX USERS GROUP Proxy Appointment The undersigned member of the OTTAWA CANADA LINUX USERS GROUP hereby appoints _________________________ of _________________________ or failing in person appointed above, _________________________ of _________________________ as the proxy of the undersigned to attend and act at the OCLUG meeting to be held on the day of _________________________, and at any adjournment thereof in the same manner, to the same extent and with the same power as if the undersigned were present. Dated this day of _________________________. Legal name of Member: _________________________. Email address of Member: _________________________. ----- In the above form, the "__________ of __________" should be filled in as <first name> <last name> of <location>, in my case, it would be Scott Murphy of Ottawa. The signup sheet expects legal name, email address and signature. In place ofa signature on this form, use your legal name and email address and your proxy will sign on your behalf. We will record the proxies on the signup sheet in advance.