Vasculitis Foundation Canada

By Jon Stewart

The 2020 VFC Annual General Meeting (AGM) Moves Online via ZOOM amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Join Us Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 1PM ET with Guest Speaker Dr. Kim McKenzie

March 30, 2020

by Jon Stewart

The VFC AGM is the foundation’s annual obligation to, amongst other things, receive the President/Director’s report on the current and future business of the foundation, receive the Treasurer’s report and financial statements for the 2019 calendar year, and appoint accountants for the new year.   Members also vote to elect officers (President, Treasurer and Secretary) and directors for the new year, as well as transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting.

The 2020 Vasculitis Foundation Canada (VFC) AGM will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 1 PM ET online, and by phone, via ZOOM. The AGM starts at 1:00 PM ET, however, online arrival and sign-in starts at 12:30 PM ET. The number of ZOOM attendees may be limited, sign-in earlier rather than later!

Below, and for your review, are 6 PDF documents with the complete 2020 AGM details as follows:

PDF file: 2020 AGM NOTICE of AGM
PDF file: 2020 AGM 2019 President’s Report
PDF file: 2020 AGM  2020 Reply/Proxy
PDF file: 2020 AGM Schedule
PDF file: 2020 AGM Agenda
PDF file: 2019 AGM Minutes

Join Us and “Lets Talk” with our guest speaker Dr. Kim McKenzie, M.D., FRCP(C)

Dr. Kim McKenzie, M.D., FRCP(C) Internal and Geriatric Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, ON

Dr. McKenzie works with patients who suffer from chronic illness and will speak on dealing with stress, anxiety, isolation (self and otherwise!), and coping with vasculitis, or COVID-19! Many of us spend time spinning in our own minds, distracted by different thoughts, emotions and body sensations, this can leave us disconnected from who we are.  However, there are tools we can learn, like mindfulness, that that can help us reconnect to ourselves so we can take control and choose how we navigate through each day. 

To attend the 2020 VFC AGM online, login to ZOOM at this link: enter the meeting ID: 501-702-270 if prompted. The ZOOM app can also be downloaded here if needed.

To attend the 2020 VFC AGM by phone call one of these numbers:

647 558-0588, Toronto
438 809-7799, Montreal
204 515-1268, Manitoba
587 328-1099, Alberta
778 907 2071, Vancouver
Enter the Event ID#:  501-702-270

We look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible at the 2020 VFC AGM

Note:  Only “current” VFC members can vote, memberships are considered “current” within three months of the renewal date. If you cannot email your Reply and Proxy please mail it to the address in the Reply and Proxy document below.

The vasculitis community is at increased risk to COVID-19. Keep safe and take extra precautions in these challenging times.

Jon Stewart

Vasculitis Foundation Canada