To all our Danish Club Members and Friends, the time has come for one and all to step up and support your club by attending the AGM on:
Friday, September 27rd, 2013 @7:30pm
270 Crichton Street, Ottawa
As part of the AGM meeting program, there will be elections for new board members. The nominating committee is looking for members to fill the vacant positions on the board. As our President is stepping down this year, he will be assisting the committee chairperson, Mrs. Vita Christensen, in filling those vacated seats with you the members. Feel free to contact Vita or Ted with your support and commitment.
And as you are considering the fate of the Club and your involvement as a potential Board Member or volunteer, here is some food for thought!
Food for thought – written by Bodin Jensen:
I think a lot of the Danish Club here in Ottawa, and I have written a long story about it but, I don’t think you would be interested in reading all that. So, I whittled it down to three questions.
1. I do not expect my grandparents to organize events that will captivate me! Do You?
That is actually what is going on right now.
The annual meeting is among other things to elect a new board. The majority of members attending the meeting have, in recent years, been seniors stepping forward to carry on, which results in a “Grandparent Board”, and though they are doing their best, we have low attendance of younger members at events.
2. Do you care about the club’s future?
Then get involved! Go on the board or a subcommittee for the function of your choice or, at least attend the annual meeting and let us hear your opinion!
Only YOU can make the club more interesting!
3. What will the new board be like?
A. A board with some young input to take the club to the future.
B. Another grandparent board but with subcommittees to take care of some of the functions.
C. A grandparent board that will have to look at the club calendar, to see what can be simplified or eliminated in order to make things more manageable.
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Friday, September 27, 2011 at 19.30 (7:30 p.m.) St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall 270 Crichton Street