The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada will hold its Annual General Meeting on April 28-30, 2011 at the Banff Spring Hotel, Banff, Alberta. During the 3-day meeting, the National Council will hear reports from the chapters, conduct business and plan the year’s activities. The theme this year is "Certification".
The Council is made up of the National Executive, Chapter Presidents, and a number of Chapter Representatives, based on the chapter’s professional membership.
A PechaKucha 20x20 presentation is the highlight of the opening night, when each chapter presents a report to the national via 20 slides with 20 seconds for each slide. This keeps the meeting moving! Attendees hear executive and committee reports on the second day. They review the audited financials, look at the proposed budget and discuss national dues. Proposed constitutional changes to be voted on at the meeting were sent to members on February 28. These changes and will harmonize the document with the major membership changes made last year. The third day of the meeting is devoted to committee planning work. Each member of the Council volunteers to work on a national committee. The latest GDC Tweets tease that a new GDC visual identity will be unveiled and will use Rod McDonald’s new Gibson typeface. Also anticipated is the presenetation of the new national membership promotion strategey by Roy White, CGD of Subplot.
The AGM is also a chance for your hard-working executive members to exchange ideas and get to know representatives from across the country.
Attendees this year include:
Melanie MacDonald, Executive Director
Jim Hudson CGD, National President
Rod Roodenberg CGD, Past President & Sponsorship Chair
Jennifer Luckay CGD, Treasurer
Tara Kerner-Marsh LGDC, Secretary
Patrice Snopkowski CGD, Vice President, Membership Chair
May Chung CGD, Vice President, Education Chair
Matt Warburton CGD, FGDC, Vice President, Communications Chair
GDC Alberta North
Ana Herrera, MDes, CGD, President
Lori Billey, CGD, Past President
GDC Alberta South
Naoko Masuda, BDes, CGD, President
Danny Lin, LGDC, Vice-President, Communications Chair
Janet Pacey, CGD, Special Events Chair
Richard Osborne, CGD, President
Reuben Hall, LGDC, National Representative, Membership Chair
GDC British Columbia
Andy Maier, Dip GD, CGD, President
Michael Cober, CGD, Vice-President, Membership Chair & National Representative
Marga Lopez, CGD, Past President
GDC Vancouver Island
Aaron Heppell, CGD, President
Howard Short, CGD, Vice-President, Ethics Chair
Valerie Elliott, CGD, CERT PR, Past President, National Sustainability Chair
Oliver Oike, CGD, President
Adrian Shum, LGDC, Vice-President, National Representative
GDC Saskatchewan North
Dave Nagy, CGD, President
Josh Nagy, LGDC, Vice-President, Membership Chair
Members at Large
Adrian Jean, CGD, Members at Large Representative
GDC Saskatchewan South
There will be no representative from GDC Saskatchewan South attending.