Annual General Meeting & Applications for Board of Directors

36th Annual General Meeting

WHEN? Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7 PM
WHERE? The Wilson Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (130 Johnson Street)
RSVP: or 613.548.4883
Light refreshments will be provided

All members in good standing are encouraged to attend our 36th Annual General Meeting. If you are not a member or if you would like to get more involved, the AGM is the ideal time for you to join. Please arrive early if you wish to renew your membership before the meeting. The AGM is a great opportunity to learn more about gallery activities, meet other members and provide valuable feedback on our operations. Please note that full reports, 2013 AGM minutes and the 2014 agenda will be emailed to current members on Thursday, June 5 for perusal prior to the AGM. There will be limited paper copies of these documents available at the meeting.

Apply to be on the 2014-2015 Board of Directors

We are currently looking for expressions of interest to join Modern Fuel's Board of Directors. Spots are open for Board Members (two-year term) and one Student Representative (one-year term).

The Board of Directors provides stewardship, direction and assistance to Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre in accordance with Modern Fuel's mission and mandate. The Student Representative position is a unique opportunity within the Board structure. It allows for Modern Fuel to foster relationships with post-secondary arts-oriented institutions by promoting improved communication between the gallery and Kingston's post-secondary community.

Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members:

- All members of the Board of Directors must be members of Modern Fuel and in good standing as per the Modern Fuel bylaws.
- Board Members are elected by Modern Fuel members at the Annual General Meeting and serve a two-year term. The Board, by majority vote, may fill vacancies that occur between Annual General Meetings due to resignation or removal from office by elected Directors. Board Members cannot serve more than three consecutive terms.
- Members of the Board must attend all Board meetings. Meetings are currently held on the third Wednesday of each month, starting at 7 PM. Board Members should read the material provided before each meeting (minutes, agenda) and send items they wish to add to the agenda to the Secretary in a timely manner. According to the bylaws, Board Members who miss three conscutive Board meetings shall be deemed to have resigned from office.
- Board Members are asked to sit on at least two committees, the time-commitment of which can fluctuate between 5-15 hours per month. Committees include: Programming, Fundraising, Facility, Finance, Executive, Human Resources, Nominating, New Media Workspace, Membership/Outreach and Communications.
- Volunteering in at least one aspect of fundraising (i.e. Charity Bingo, sponsorship) as well as being involved in at least two events per year (opening receptions, workshops, screenings) is highly encouraged.
- Board Members must attend the Annual General Meeting.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the 2014 Annual General Meeting. Please email Phoebe Cohoe ( with your letter of interest and CV by Friday, May 30. A nominations committee will review all applications.