The VTU held it's 2nd Convention and AGM on February 24, 2019 at the Russian Hall. Here's what happened...
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- Victoria Tenant Action Group
- New Westminster Tenants Union
- Renters United Kelowna
The schedule featured workshops focused on funneling members into some of the VTU's existing working groups, with a goal of building volunteer capacity in the year to come. Members also enjoyed a free meal.
Read the full schedule here.
AGM and ELECTION
Members heard reports from the Steering Committee and from the following working groups:
- Outreach and Advocacy Team (OAT)
- Policy/Real Rent Control BC Campaign
- City Hall
- Farsi Speaking
Following the report-backs, members heard from nominees running for a term on the Steering Committee.
The following members were elected to the Steering Committee for 2019:
Sydney Ball, Darlene Bertholet, Jen Efting, Eliot Galán, Mazdak Gharibnavaz, David Hendry, Roger Newell, Sara Sagaii, Sue Robinet, and Rocco Trigueros.
A big thanks to the amazing work of the outgoing Steering Committee Members from 2018 who have stepped down:
Derya Akay, Jo Billows, Marina Classen, Deb Dawson, Sam Dharmapala, Joey Doyle, Kell Gerlings, Mark Iyengar, Stephanie Langford, Liam McClure, Wendy Pedersen and Vince Tao.
Full AGM minutes here.
Also a huge thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the convention a success!
The VTU Convention and AGM was organized on the unceded and occupied territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh.