ATTEND AGM ON-LINE 2012
WHAT WILL I SEE WHEN I GET THERE?
At the very beginning, you will see a 30 second commercial. This cannot be skipped. (CUSJ does not control the content of this commercial but by not removing it we saved $300 for our social justice work.) The livestream will then begin. While you are viewing, there may be occasional banner ads at the bottom of the embedded screen. You can minimize these immediately by clicking on the “X” in the top right corner of the ad.
Your screen will contain a screen showing what is going on at the AGM and a chat window. You can view the video at full screen or press escape at any time to see and use the chat box.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE AGM DISCUSSION?
Just click in the chat box and enter your comment or question. Please include your name. Other on-line participants will see your post immediately. At the AGM, someone will be monitoring the chat and will read comments and questions to the other participants at an appropriate time.
HOW DO I VOTE AT THE AGM?
VOTING WILL HAPPEN BETWEEN 10AM AND 11AM EASTERN.
On-line participants can vote if they have renewed their membership for 2012/13 by May 20 at 6:00 pm EDT. If you joined CUSJ and paid dues after January 1, 2012, your membership is valid for 2012/13. For everyone else, your membership renewal is due as of April 1.
You can join CUSJ or renew your membership on-line at the CUSJ web site using Pay Pal
When a vote is called at the AGM, on-line participants can send their vote using the chat on the livestream. Be sure to include your name and e-mail with each vote so that your eligibility to vote can be confirmed.
If you are not a person who pays on line, Copy the form on the website and send it with your cheque, payable to CUSJ, to Bob Staveley, Treasurer, CUSJ, P.O. Box 40011, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 0W8 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WHEN CAN I JOIN THE MEETING?
Registration in Ottawa will take place between 8:30 and 9:00 am. Eastern.
We are asking on-line participants who want to vote at the AGM to register between 6:30 and 7:00 am (Pacific) or 7:30-8:00 (Alberta) or 9:30-10:00 am (Eastern) or 10:30-11:00 (Atlantic). Send us your name, mailing address, and e-mail, and tell us you have updated your membership before May 20th at 6:00 p.m.
You can also register at any time during the meeting that is convenient for you. Just send us a chat message that you have joined the meeting with your name, mailing address, and e-mail.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE AGM AND WHEN?
9-10 am Eastern Chapter Discussions
Chapters will have the opportunity to share what they are doing and talk about why they have a CUSJ chapter and how it is working for them.
10-11am Eastern AGM
(Election of Executive, Approval of Financial Statements and Budget and General Discussion. A full annual report with agenda will be posted on the website by May 14th (I hope.)
11-11:30 pm Eastern Keynote presention: Why I Oppose the Gateway Pipeline
Clayton Thomas Mueller — Tar Sands Campaign Manager — Indigenous Environmental Network
11:30-12:10 Discussion and Questions
12:15 Closing Words and Adjournment
Are you attending the CUSJ AGM on line? Click here to get in.
WHAT IF IT DOESN’T WORK?
How do I know if my computer is equipped to view the livestream from the AGM?
Click here to test. If you can see this your computer is ready. If you can’t see this you may need Adobe Flash Player. Click on this link and enter your operating system and browser information. You will be provided with a download link for Flash. Install the plugin, relaunch your browser and see if the stream works.