AGM and Name Change Vote

GLOSSI AGM and Name Change Vote
Sunday, April 30th 2-5pm
Meaden Hall (The Legion)

Wine and Cheese served!

You are invited to attend GLOSSI’s 2017 Annual General Meeting!

In addition to reviewing the events of the past year and welcoming new members onto our Board of Directors, at this AGM we will be voting on the potential new name for our organization.

So…what’s the new name we will be voting on?

After an extensive survey process, a very productive Town Hall meeting, and a dedicated Board discussion and vote, one particular name has emerged as the strongest contender overall. This name is currently being submitted to the Province of BC for approval, and if we get that approval it will move forward to a vote at our AGM. The name is…

DAISSI – Diverse and Inclusive Salt Spring Island

Why this name?

Every name on the shortlist had strengths and potential drawbacks. We love DAISSI because it is inclusive, welcoming, whimsical, and unique—just like our community! With a bright beautiful daisy logo in all the colours of the rainbow, and clear messaging in our taglines and mission statement, we feel our diverse identity as proud LGBTQ+++ people will shine clearly in this welcoming name.

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has participated in the name change discussion and process thus far. The next step is to vote on whether you want this to be our new name!

How do I vote?

Once we get the potential new name approved by the province, we will send out a formal notification of the upcoming vote. You will receive clear instructions as to how to register as a Society member and cast your vote. Don’t worry, even if you can’t attend the AGM, there will be an option to vote by proxy.

Thank you! Yes you!

Thank you once again to everyone for participating in this process in various ways. We had a wonderful Town Hall meeting this past weekend, with nearly 40 people in attendance offering their voices, hearts, and opinions, and we are so grateful to live in such an engaged community. We want to extend our enormous gratitude to Kingsley Strudwick of Ambit Gender Consulting for facilitating the process at the Town Hall. Big thanks also to Salt Spring Coffee for donating coffee for the event, and to Andrew Cameron for arranging the amazing array of food and other drinks provided! Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming AGM and name change vote!

GLOSSI Board of Directors