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This first annual GTA Brews AGM will be conducted from 8:30-10:00 PM on Sunday Feb 21st. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this will be hosted virtually using Zoom, however we hope to make this an exciting annual in-person event in the future. To reach the quorum required to hold the meeting we need 40+ members to attend, so please mark your calendars and plan to attend!
The meeting will be chaired by outgoing President, Eric Cousineau (message from Eric).
The GTA Brews Board of Directors consists of 5 seats, each elected by the members for a 2 year term. Our current Board of Directors (Eric Cousineau, Bear Alberico, Jim Bruce, David Larocque, Rob Towle) were installed at incorporation in December 2019, and are now at the end of their terms.
Our Founding President, Eric Cousineau, has opted not to seek re-election as President this term, and will instead seek election as an At-Large Director. See his message to members here.
The President is an Executive Director, Chair of the Board, and has general supervision over all affairs of the club. Along with the rest of Board, they are responsible for setting the vision/direction/priorities of the organization, and making sure things get done.
The Vice-President is an Executive Director, Vice-Chair of the Board, and is responsible for assisting the President in managing the club.
The Treasurer is an Executive Director, and responsible for managing the finances and transactions of the club. They also make sure that the club complies with our annual filing requirement as a non-profit corporation.
At-Large Directors (Two Seats)
The Board also consists of two non-Executive At-Large Directors. These individuals are full Board members that participate in setting the vision/direction/priorities of the organization. They may have other duties as designated by the Board.
The next Board of Directors shall be elected by the voting members represented at the GTA Brews AGM on Feb 21st.
I’ve had a wonderful eight years as Founding President of this homebrew club, and I’m so incredibly proud of everything that we have accomplished during my time at the helm.
We’ve grown so much from six people brewing a Citra SMASH in my old condo back in April 2013. We’ve grown into Canada’s largest and best homebrew club! A club of almost 400 members that hosts fantastic events like our monthly meetings, raises significant funds for charities like Caf-Can and CAMH, provides invaluable services like our hop and grain bulk buys, and organizes internationally renowned homebrew competitions like Brew Slam.
The time has come to me to hand the torch to new leadership so that the club can continue to grow and flourish. Some of you may remember that during my speech at the 5 Year Anniversary Party, I said that I wanted to be down in the crowd cheering when the 10 Year Anniversary Party came around. I’m excited that I have the chance to make that happen now.