BCPA Special General Meeting, Annual General Meeting, and Annual Ceilidh – Nov 14, 2015

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

A Special General Meeting of the BC Pipers Association has been called by the BCPA Board of Directors for Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1:30 – 3:15 pm in Room 10011 of Blusson Hall, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus.

At site registration will begin at 1:00 pm. Free parking will be available in B Lot from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm on the day.

The topic is “The Future of the Scottish Cultural Centre and its Impact on the BC Pipers Association”.

The meeting is intended to brief members on the BCPA’s shares in the Scottish Cultural Centre in south Vancouver, the significant challenges of the building and the United Scottish Cultural Society (USCS) which manages the building, and the situation of recent years in which profits from Scottish cultural activities (such as the BC Highland Games) have been covering losses in the commercial operations and maintenance of the building.

The BCPA Board is concerned that without mitigation, decreasing funds will be available from the USCS to promote and advance Scottish cultural activities, affecting support for piping, drumming and pipe bands.

The Board is seeking the opinions and recommendations of its members on their priorities and ideas for support for the Scottish Cultural Centre building and support for Scottish cultural activities.

To ensure that members across our region can participate, the meeting will also be held as a conference call using GoToTraining. Use the following link to register for the conference call

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8492136701362827522
Training ID: 504-818-316

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the call.

First time users of GoToTraining, please review and follow the instructions for participating in GoToTraining sessions at the following link

http://bcp3a.cloverpad.org/resources/Documents/GoToTrainingInstructions.pdf
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of the BC Pipers Association will be on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in Room 10011 of Blusson Hall, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus.

At site registration will begin at 3:15 pm. Free parking will be available in B Lot from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm on the day.

The business for the meeting will be as indicated in the BCPA By-Laws

http://www.bcpipers.org/images/stories/pdf/2012/BCPABylaws20120930.pdf

Elections will be held for two year terms for the Vice-President and five Directors.

To ensure that members across our region can participate, the meeting will also be held as a conference call using GoToTraining. Use the following link to register for the conference call

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8492136701362827522
Training ID: 504-818-316

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the call.

First time users of GoToTraining, please review and follow the instructions for participating in GoToTraining sessions at the following link

http://bcp3a.cloverpad.org/resources/Documents/GoToTrainingInstructions.pdf

Please note that due to member identification requirements, only members physically present at the AGM site are permitted to vote.
ANNUAL CEILIDH

Immediately following the AGM, the BCPA Annual Ceilidh starts at 5:00 pm on Saturday November 14, 2015 at Club Ilia Eatery and Lounge, 8902 University High St, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus.

Club Ilia is in the Cornerstone Building next to the east side bus loop. Free parking will be available in B Lot from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm on the day.

The evening will include recognitions for BCPA volunteers during the 2014/15 season and lots of social piping and drumming performances.

The number of tickets are limited so register soon at

http://bcp3a.cloverpad.org/event-2058778