RFSS 2015 AGM Invitation

RFSS 2015 AGM Invitation
May 6, 2014 No Comments Richmond Food Security
May 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – May 16, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Terra Nova Red Barn
2631 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V7C 1A1
Lucinda Yeung


RFSS Annual General Meeting

The Richmond Food Security Society Board of Directors would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 16 May at 2 pm in the Terra Nova Red Barn (2631 Westminster Hwy).


Why You Should Attend

If you are interested in ensuring that everyone in Richmond has access to healthy food, then this meeting is for you. The AGM will also provide an opportunity to meet our new Executive Director Anita Georgy, and to learn about the work RFSS has done from May 2014 to April 2015. Also, we will preview the work that will be done in 2015-2016.

Highlights of the past year include: expanding our Good Food Access Program; completing and presenting phase one of our Healthy Food Retail Study; two engaging, informative, enjoyable fundraising events; community consultations and a draft of a Richmond Food Charter to present to City Council; and a massive Community Garden fee consultation.


What the Board Has Been Doing

While the RFSS staff was doing exemplary work, the RFSS Board of Directors prepared policies and strategies to support the organization’s work and ensure its sustainability. These policies include a communications strategy, a conflict of interest policy, a fundraising strategy, a membership policy, and an update to our privacy policy.

The major focus of the board for the past few months has been the hiring of new Executive Director to replace Colin Dring, who left RFSS in February after three successful years. We are very thankful to Colin Dring for his great leadership expanding our operations and scope. Special thanks also goes to RFSS staff Erika Simms, Lucinda Yeung, and Steve Mullins for all their hard work during the transition period. We are very excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Anita Georgy, and look forward to the great work she and our wonderful team will do in 2015-2016.


Voting Eligibility for RFSS Members

Members of the Richmond Food Security Society who have paid their annual membership fee of $10 between our previous AGM in May 2014 and Thursday April 16 2015 are eligible to vote in the election of the directors. If you need to pay your membership fee, please contact Alex Nixon, RFSS President, by Thursday 16 April. If you are interested in serving on the RFSS Board of Directors, please send an e-mail to Alex Nixon, RFSS President, by Friday 1 May.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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