Summer is finally here and what are we doing? Talking to our members and finding out what they think!
Historically, new presidents of the GDC National Executive jump into the role with their feet running and a tempest brewing, this term is shaping up to be no different... Please welcome Jim Hudson, the bravest member of the entire membership. He’s experienced, objective and positioned to guide us through the necessary dialogue and processes as we fine tune and tweak the constitution to strengthen your profession and support you in your career.
As Design Week Vancouver 2010 gained palpable energy, a constitutional crisis emerged at the AGM. Somehow in all the AGM and Design Week planning, we neglected to abide by our constitution and notify you, the members of the GDC, of some substantive constitutional changes that were tabled at the AGM. And we didn't realize this until after some even more substantive amendments had been made to those changes. But fortunately we have official procedures for such circumstances.
So where does all this leave you? The proposed changes to the GDC constitution are too significant to pass without your consultation. If passed, they will affect you directly so take some time to look closely at the details. We are including all available information for your consideration (sent via email and also in this issue of eNews).
Thorough research into the business community’s perceptions and understanding of our industry is being conducted this summer by Harris-Decima and results will be available later this year at which time a more informed discussion can take place. But in the mean time it is critical that you make your views known on this AGM’s proposed amendments and express your opinion on the future of your organization and profession.