All AUSU Members Invited
The AUSU Annual General Meeting for 2007 will be held on June 18 at 6:00 p.m. by teleconference. All AUSU members are invited to attend. If you are currently in an open AU undergraduate course, or have completed a course in the last six months, you are an AUSU member.
While members are invited to observe all AUSU meetings, at the AGM, members may also participate in the meeting, ask questions, and vote! This year we will present important updates to our bylaws, so member input is vital. There will be discussion on all proposed changes.
Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-788-9041 ext. 3413 for more information. Also, watch our website for a link to our annual report, which will be available shortly.
Changes to Council Executive
The AUSU “cabinet” does the shuffle
AUSU councillors are elected for two-year terms and, traditionally, the three executives also serve for two years. In early 2005, however, council began to discuss the possibility of holding a mid-term executive election. This term, councillors developed a new executive election policy to allow for the option of a mid-term election each term. In mid-March, council decided to hold a mid-term election for this year.
Lonita Fraser, VP External for AUSU for the last two years, decided not to run at this time due to a high course load, and she has moved to a regular councillor without portfolio position.
New councillor Huma Lodhi, who has been with council for one year, chose to run for VP Finance, due to her experience on the AUSU Finance Committee over the last year.
VP Finance for the past three years, Karl Low, chose to run for the vacant VP External position.
Lisa Priebe, President for the last two years, opted to run again for her position.
The three candidates were acclaimed to their positions at a special meeting of council held on April 16, 2007. As both outgoing executives are still with council and available to assist their successors, the changeover is expected to be very smooth.