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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

235 Donald Street, Room 209 – 7 p.m.

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Children at Risk. This evening will also be an opportunity for all friends and families of Children at Risk to meet informally and to discuss issues around supporting children and families within the Autism Spectrum Disorders. Wine and cheese will be served!

**Special Guest Speakers**
Throughout the Year, Children at Risk Ottawa provides supports for ASD children and their Families with Camp Kaleidoscope in the summer, Saturday Fun Club, Family Fun Nights, Social Skill Groups and Typical Teen Sessions in the Fall/Winter. We will be inviting a Parent from each support to speak on their child’s experiences and what it means to their Family too!
We are also excited to welcome Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Ottawa to present their 2017 Fundraising Proceeds to Children at Risk!

The following business will be conducted:

  1. Minutes of 2016 AGM
  2. President’s Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report & Appointment of Auditors
  4. Fundraising Report
  5. Election of new Board

Standing for re-election to the Board are: Walter Davidson * Rob Gentles * Carrie Groulx * Linda Kwasnick * Mark Lalonde * Marca McManus * Melissa Van Alstine

The following positions are vacant: Up to 2 Directors – if you are interested in getting involved with Children at Risk by becoming a Board Member or a Volunteer please contact our offices at 613-741-8255 or email before the Board Meeting to register your interest and present a small bio.

The Children at Risk Board follows the Carver Policy Governance Model, now meeting bi-monthly to review charity policies and happenings. We are especially looking for Board Members who either have experience/background in Human Resources and can attend Board Meetings, but also those who have the ability and desire to help with Fundraising Events and Donor Development. Throughout the year Children at Risk either stages Fundraisers or is invited as a recipient charity and it is important for a Charity Representative to attend, be social and impart the cause of Autism and how Children at Risk provides supports for ASD children and their families!

Members who cannot attend may give a proxy to any other person, who need not be a member. Proxies must be in writing, signed by the member who will be absent, and mailed to or brought to the meeting by another member. Members who have given a proxy may still change their minds and attend, in which case the proxy is cancelled. Only those members who have paid their annual membership dues to Children at Risk, Ottawa, have the privilege of voting at the AGM. However, ALL are Welcome to the AGM, even if you are not a Member!

By Order of the Board, Mark Lalonde, President May 07, 2017