This Tuesday, November 6th is our Annual General Meeting—Latitude 53 members are invited to join us at the gallery for a wine and whisky tasting, to hear reports and vote on the nominations for the Board of Directors for the next year, and for a big announcement about the future of Latitude 53.
Latitude 53 Annual General Meeting: Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 pm
Our treasurer Patricia Cerisano presents Alan Diachiuk with the prize for the Latitude 53 board of directors’ recent 50/50 raffle. Thanks to everyone who supported the gallery!
On Thursday, our board members invited a big group of their friends to come talk about Latitude 53 and the Edmonton community at our Spring Salon, here at the gallery. The Edmonton Journal’s Caroline Gault stopped by and took a few snaps (above: Tyler Sherard, volunteers Savannah Schultz and Katie McKinley, and Kimi Ahluwalia) before heading down to the road to the launch party for Startup Edmonton. See her article and gallery here—we’ve also got a photo gallery of our own posted on our Facebook page.
Are you a member of Latitude 53? Don’t forget the Annual General Meeting tonight at 7:30—find more information here or read our board member Jessie Beier’s post about our vision for the gallery and society here.
This post is a special message from Jessie Beier, on behalf of the Latitude 53 Board of Directors
I’m a planner, always have been. I like thinking about the future and planning for it. Now, when I think about this concept, ‘the future’, it is actually somewhat absurd. Maybe very absurd. How can one plan for the future when it does not yet exist? When is the future? Tomorrow? Next year? Ten years from now? By the time the future arrives it will be now and a new future will be created- a new thing to which we can look forward! Look forward. Look. See? Envision? These words are not incidental. When we think about the future, we often look forward. We see. We envision.
Wait, let’s back things up before I get carried away…let me introduce myself. My name is Jessie and I am on the Board of Directors of Latitude 53. I have been a volunteer with the institution since 2004 when I joined the Special Events Committee (I was part of the first year of the patio series!). Since then, I have been involved with Latitude through various volunteer roles and in the spring of 2010 I joined the Board of Directors. One of the things that drew me to the board was the idea that we could plan. Plan and envision. Over the last Board term year, we have done just that—we have discussed, debated, deliberated and developed a vision statement. A vision of the way Latitude 53 will be in the future.
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Latitude 53 has revised its Bylaws. Here is a copy of the revised bylaws which will be voted upon at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 at 10248 - 106 Street, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
We’re looking for another member to join our Board of Directors, and we’ve just posted this advertisement on our volunteering page:
The Latitude 53 Board of Directors is currently considering nominations for new Directors for the October 2011 Annual General Meeting. We are looking for well-rounded individuals interested in supporting the organization with their enthusiasm, creativity, and professional skillls.
Who: Volunteers who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors for a 3-year term. As an artist-run centre, we are currently focused on recruiting practicing artists with experience supporting Latitude 53 or other non-profit organizations.
Why: The Board fufills a governance role and is responsible for the highest level of decision-making and legal authority in the organization. The Board is also responsible for setting and realizing the organization’s mandate, values, and vision.
What: Board Directors often serve in specialized roles, but the overall work of the Board focuses on governance issues, ambassadorship, and fundraising efforts. Directors typically spend 4-8 hours a month on these responsibilities.
How: If you are interesting in learning more about this role and setting up a meeting with the Nominations Committee, please contact email@example.com.
Interested? Give us a shout!
We hope you’ve been practicing over the weekend: Sing For Your Supper, our Karaoke fundraiser, is happening on Thursday at the ARTery. It’s hosted by our Board of Directors and they are certainly getting excited.
Your dedicated blogger is off in another country but I hope that someone will pick up MacArthur Park on my behalf. Maybe?
Sing For Your Supper
A Karaoke Fundraiser at the Artery, March 17 2011
Join the Latitude 53 Board of Directors on St. Patrick’s Day for this “no talent” show! Can’t sing? The luck of the Irish and some liquid courage will help to warm up those vocal chords. And all singers have a chance to win gift certificates to supper establishments across the city.
Doors at 7 pm
donation to sing $5
Thanks to the amazing eateries who have donated gift certificates, including: Culina family of Restaurants, Zinc, Zenari’s, Duchess, Corso 32, Mongolie Grill and Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut.
And here’s the Facebook event.
The Latitude 53 Board of Directors is pleased to be hosting this week’s patio event. Industry Night will be a great opportunity to meet board members, staff and volunteers from visual arts organizations in the city. We would love to introduce ourselves and thank you in person for your support of Latitude 53. Come out to enjoy a wonderful summer evening on our downtown patio, peruse our most recent gallery exhibitions and connect with other members of Edmonton’s arts community.
Please send individual RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a complimentary drink. We hope to see you this coming Thursday, August 5, between 5 9 PM!