NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN for the Saskatchewan German Council Inc. (SGC) Annual General Meeting.

DATE:
Sunday, June 23, 2013

TIME:
10:00 a.m.

PLACE:
Estevan Community Centre (Nicholson Centre)
701 Souris Avenue
Estevan, SK  S4A 2T1

 

Proposed Bylaw Change

Original

Proposed Change

6.1

The property and business of the Council shall be managed by a board of eleven (11) directors, including the Past–President.  The terms of office of the Directors shall be two years and shall be staggered, so that at each Annual Meeting of the Council three Directors shall be elected for a two-year term.  No more than two individual members shall serve on the Board of Directors at any time.

6.1

The property and business of the Council shall be managed by a board of eleven (11) directors, including the Past–President.  The executive officers are President, Past President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The terms of office of the Directors shall be two years and shall be staggered. No more than two individual members shall serve on the Board of Directors at any time.

6.1.1

All Executive officers (with the exception of the Past President) may be elected to a limit of two consecutive two-year terms. The Executive officers are Past President, President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

6.1.1

Members of the Board of Directors with exception of the President, Past President and Treasurer, can serve on the SGC Board for no more than eight (8) consecutive years. A person elected as President can serve 3 terms regardless of the previous time on the board.  A former Board member may be reelected to a director’s position after being retired for at least one year from the board.

6.1.5

No member of the Board of Directors with exception of the Past President and Treasurer, can serve on the SGC Board for more than eight (8) consecutive years.  No member can serve for more than four (4) years as a regular Director.  However, a maximum of another four years may be served as an Executive Officer.  A person elected as President can serve 3 two-year terms regardless of the previous time on the board.  A former Board member may be reelected to a director’s position after being retired for at least one year from the board.

6.6.0

Signing authority shall be vested in the following three members of the Board of Directors of the Council:  the President, the Treasurer; and the Secretary, any two of whom are empowered to sign in the name of the Council.

 

6.6.0

Signing authority shall be vested in the president, treasurer, and a third person, either the secretary or vice president. The third person to be chosen by the Board of Directors at the first board meeting after the AGM. Any two of whom are empowered to sign in the name of the Council.

 

Voting at the AGM

Each group or society having Organization Membership may appoint two voting delegates to the AGM. (Bylaws: 4.1) Each member association can substitute another person for one of its regular delegates.  If the second delegate also is unable to attend, his/her vote will be lost. (Bylaws: 6.7.3) Individual members, Supporting members, Honorary members and Associate members shall not have voting rights. (Bylaws: 4.3)

 

Audited Financial Statements

The audit was conducted by Jensen & Stromberg.  The audited financial statements are available from the SGC office upon request as printed or pdf version and will also be available at the AGM.

 

Nominations to the SGC Board

Elections to the SGC Board of Directors will take place on June 23 during the AGM in Estevan. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, nominations will be accepted up to 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. (Bylaws: 6.8.2)

A Board Nomination Form is available directly from the SGC office as well as the SGC Election Protocol.

Spargelfest

Asparagus is a spring vegetable and mainly due to its short growing season, a highlight for many food lovers. While in Canada mainly green asparagus is common, white asparagus, also called the “royal vegetable” is the most popular kind in Germany.  A variety of dishes can be prepared with asparagus, ranging from simply boiling to soups and even desserts.

The German Harmonie Society in Regina has been organizing a Spargelfest (asparagus fest) for a number of years.  The club’s chef will prepare a 4-course menu with asparagus being the main ingredient.  In past years Spargelfest has been so successful that the club will have it two days in a row this year on April 25 and 26.  For tickets contact the German Harmonie Society (1727 St. John Street) in Regina at 306-352-8597.

For the first time this year, the German Cultural Centre (160 Cartwright Street) in Saskatoon will be having a Spargelfest as well.  The club’s chef will prepare a delicious meal with asparagus.  For tickets to the club’s 1st annual Spargelfest on May 9 contact them at 306-244-6869.

Regina Event Information

Saskatoon Event Information

Spring 2013Now Available! Click the image to access the PDF download!

Front-Page-231x300We are half way through December and everyone is rushing to get Christmas shopping done. Cookies and Christmas baking needs to be done, setting up all the decorations, the Christmas tree and preparing for family and company for Christmas Eve.

Take some time though to relax and grab a copy of this Winter Postillion 2012. It is once again filled with interesting news, stories and updates from the clubs. This edition as articles about various German Christmas traditions, or those to believe being German. You will also find a write up about a Biosphere partnership between Saskatchewan an German. Don’t miss the interesting piece about the scissor cuts which you found throughout this year on the Postillion. Take out the old ones to look at them again!

We once again included a Kinder- und Jugendseite, for the kids and teens. It included short poems about Christmas, a word grit and a picture to colour. Furthermore, you will find short write ups about a book and DVD that you can find in our library. If you are interested in reading the book or seeing the movie, come by the office and you can get it from out library.

Of course we also included a winter salad recipe for you to try. This concludes the 2012 Recipe Corner series and we are thinking about next years theme already. If you have and suggestions, please contact the office by phone or email.

As usual, you will find interesting articles about our member groups and their activities. Don’t miss them!

The Saskatchewan German Council, its Board of Directors and office staff would like to wish Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy Hannukha to everyone and a Happy New Year!

Please click the image above to access the PDF.


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