This week both corporations held annual meetings. AGMs are designed for the board to report to owners on matters such as the financial health of the condo corporation. The business of both meetings consisted of:
- Approval of the minutes of the previous AGM;
- Review of year-end audited financial reports;
- Selection of the condo corporation’s auditor for the next fiscal year;
- Report of the board of directors regarding matters like past performance;
- Major upcoming projects (e.g., repairs or renovations), potential by-law changes and ongoing issues; and
- Election of directors
Each Board welcomed a new director. Thank you to Brigitte DeBattista (YCC531) and Tony Primerano (MTCC570) for stepping forward to serve as directors. The conscientious work of those who serve as directors is essential to the wellbeing of our condominium corporations.
At the same time we recognize the many years of volunteer service by our retiring directors, Kam Chari (YCC531) and Tony Lecce (MTCC570). A very sincere thank you!
There is growing interest in the power of artificial intelligence, now that computers are accomplishing things that are almost unbelievable. Facial recognition, instantaneous translation, deep fake video, robots sorting our recycled waste are among the commonplace things that computers have learned to do for us. In our own homes many of us talk regularly with Alexa, Siri and Google and it is still mystifying. Stay tuned because this is just the beginning.
November’s Lunch & Learn had a timely topic – Easing the Transitions of Life. Our speaker was Christine Janev, M.A., RP, RSW, who works primarily with older people dealing with the life challenges that are involved in aging. She reminded us of the ways life can change suddenly or gradually as we age, and advised us to anticipate the inevitable challenges before they happen, make a realistic and manageable plan and work through setting up supports as much as possible before a crisis arises.