Beach Metro News annual general meeting approaching

The annual general meeting of the Ward 9 Community News Inc. (publisher of Beach Metro Community News) will be held on Tuesday, June 17, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the newspaper office at 2196 Gerrard St. E., just west of Main Street.

Officers for 2014-2015 will be elected. These officers are generally referred to as the board.

The officers act as unpaid trustees for the community, overseeing the newspaper’s operation, but are not involved in its daily activities, news coverage and production.

Those duties are the responsibility of the newspaper staff.

All positions for officers may be contested, although all of the current board members are eligible to continue at the newspaper’s helm, and all but one look forward to doing so.

The election process is outlined in the following paragraphs, taken from the newspaper’s constitution.

“Nominations for officers of the organization shall be received in writing addressed to the newspaper’s secretary at least 14 days before the annual meeting (by June 3).

“Nominations should be accompanied by a description of the nominee’s background with regard to the organization and the general community, together with the signatures of the nominee and nominator.

“The names of those seeking office, together with a brief biography, will be published in the issue of Beach Metro Community News preceding the annual meeting (June 26). Notice of the final date for receiving nominations should be published in the two issues immediately preceding that date (May 27 and June 10).”

In order to attend this meeting, membership in the Ward 9 Community News Inc. is required.

Membership is outlined in the constitution as follows:

“Any resident in the community where the paper is distributed who is willing to support the aims and objectives of the organization will be accepted into membership on payment of the current year’s fees ($2), and will be a member in good standing and will be eligible to vote, if in attendance, at the annual and general meeting, as long as the current year’s fees are paid.

“No member shall be under the age of 16.

“No membership will be sold within the seven days preceding the meeting (after June 9).

“All members of the distribution team who have worked with the newspaper for a minimum of six months (since December 28, 2011) shall be given an automatic membership in Ward 9 Community News Inc. for the current year. There are two provisos:  where the distributor is under age, the membership will be in the name of the parent or guardian. Only one free membership is allowed per family.”

Anyone with any questions concerning the above should contact the newspaper’s General Manager Phil Lameira by email at

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