Report on ELLA’s AGM 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to ELLA’s 2019 AGM. 16 members attended our AGM last Friday, which represents 39% of our membership, which met our 25% quorum requirements. We are fortunate to have a membership that remains committed to ELLA’s future.

Please welcome our new board:
Past Chair: Anke Eastwood
Chair: Samantha Allan
Chair Elect: Sara Tokay
Treasurer: Christine Brown
Secretary: Gavin Whitelock
Webmaster: Lucinda Johnston

Please direct any queries or comments to our board through the ellaexec @ gmail.com email. The official minutes and financial statements will be added to our website in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for news about upcoming events.

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ELLA 2019 AGM

Greetings ELLA Members & Adherents,

Please join us for the 2019 AGM, which will be held:
12:00 to 1:00pm on Friday, September 27
in Boardroom B2 at the Edmonton Law Courts, North, just outside of the cafeteria.

Lunch will be on the Association, so please do plan to come! And there will be a door prize…RSVP by September 25 to ellaexec@gmail.com

Agenda:
– Welcome and introductions
– Recap of activities from previous year
– Report from HeadStart
– Discussion of changes to Bylaws (Amended Bylaws) and more generally, the future of ELLA
– Election/Acclamation of new Board

Bylaw Amendments
The ad-hoc Bylaw Review Committee (Lucinda Johnston, Samantha Allen, Shaunna Mireau and Anke Eastwood) have endeavoured to make the bylaws more inclusive, both by updating some of the language and by opening the membership to more people with interest in Law Libraries. We’ve also shuffled the positions and duties of the officers around a bit in the hopes of having some overlap in the directors. This could provide some more continuity and should help make the transitions between executives a bit easier. As well, these changes could lighten the load for any one officer. Please take a look at the attached amendments and if you have any question or concerns, email us at ellaexec@gmail.com

Election of ELLA Board Members
ELLA has been a tiny, but mighty Association for over 40 years!  The same reasons that brought law librarians together all those years ago are still valid today, namely the desire to learn with and from each other and to support one another within the profession, not to mention to have some fun!

The outgoing ELLA Executive appreciates the support we have received over the past two years and greatly enjoyed serving the members of our Association! We hope that someone will come forward to pick up the baton and carry ELLA through the next few years. Note that Anke is willing to stay on for the next year to help in the transition as Past Chair, but only if all of the other positions are filled.

The following positions (as per amended bylaws) are available:
Chair-elect
Chair
Past Chair – Anke Eastwood
Secretary
Treasurer
Webmaster

Should you choose to step forward, be assured of transitional support from the outgoing exec, and ongoing support from the Past Chair. Please do consider this opportunity to serve the profession and keep the ELLA ball rolling! Alternately, encourage others to volunteer for positions! If you have any questions about positions or would like to put your name forward, please reply to this email, and we’ll get back to you and/or put your name on the slate.

Best,
Your outgoing ELLA Exec
Julie Rainey, Co-chair, 2017-2019
Anke Eastwood, Co-Chair, 2017-2019
Samantha Allan, Secretary/Treasurer 2017-2019
Susan Frame, Member-at-Large, 2017-2019
Lucinda Johnston, Webmaster, 2017-2019

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ELLA AGM Friday, September 27

Edmonton Law Libraries Association invites you to the 2019 ELLA AGM!

Friday September 27, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
Boardroom B2 (Note: just outside the cafeteria)
Edmonton Law Courts, North

Agenda
If you have other business that you would like to add to this agenda, please let us know by emailing ellaexec@gmail.com.

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Recap of activities from previous year
  • Report from HeadStart
  • Election/Acclamation of new Board
  • Discussion of and voting on changes to Bylaws
  • Discussion of the future of ELLA

Lunch will be provided by ELLA, so please plan to come! Watch for another email coming soon with the proposed by-law changes and to RSVP for lunch.

ELLA has been a tiny, but mighty Association for over 40 years.  The same reasons that brought law librarians together all those years ago are still valid today, namely the desire to learn with and from each other and to support one another within the profession, not to mention to have some fun!

The outgoing ELLA Executive appreciates the support we have received over the past two years and greatly enjoyed serving the members of our Association!  We hope that someone will come forward to pick up the baton and carry ELLA through the next two years.  Note that Anke is willing to stay on for the next year to help in the transition, possibly as Past Chair or program advisor, but only if all of the positions are filled.  All positions are currently available:

  • Chair (Julie and Anke found Co-chairing made this easier and more fun!)
  • Secretary/Treasurer (this position could potentially be split into Secretary and Treasurer)
  • Member-at-Large
  • Webmaster

There will be transitional support from the outgoing exec, and ongoing support for a year from Anke, should you choose to step forward.  Please do consider this opportunity to serve the profession and keep the ELLA ball rolling, or encourage others to volunteer for positions!  If you have any questions about positions or would like to put your name forward, please email ellaexec@gmail.com, and we’ll get back to you!

Julie Rainey, Co-Chair, 2017-2019
Anke Eastwood, Co-Chair, 2017-2019
Samantha Allan, Secretary/Treasurer 2017-2019
Susan Frame, Member-at-Large, 2017-2019
Lucinda Johnston, Webmaster, 2017-2019

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UPDATED LOCATION: ELLA Summer Gathering

It’s still summer anyway!!

Our apologies to all, but we’ve had to change the venue for our summer gathering. Please note that we shall gather at the Riverside Bistro in the Courtyard Marriott. The date and time remain the same: Tuesday, July 23, 5 to 7 pm.

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ELLA Summer Gathering

The people have spoken! ELLA’s summer gathering will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at the at Little Brick in Riverdale, a medium walk or a short drive from downtown. We’re excited to see you there!

We also want to let you know that we haven’t forgotten about our AGM!  We didn’t have the time and oomph to hold it in June, so it has been postponed until September.  More details will follow shortly…

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