This server contains information on the British Columbia Political Studies Association (BCPSA) and its activities. The current BCPSA president is Alexander Netherton (Alexander.Netherton@viu.ca) of the Department of Political Studies at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC.

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting, 1995

May 6, 1995

(DRAFT)

Diamond University Club
Simon Fraser University

1. The Meeting was called to order at 12:50 by P.J. Smith on behalf of the
Interim Organizing Committee.

2. Moved by E.R. Black and D. Blake that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.
		CARRIED

3. A brief history of the movement to found the BCPSA was provided by P.J.
Smith and thanks extended to all who helped contribute to the organization of
the First Annual General Meeting

3. Moved by E.R. Black and S. McBride that the BCPSA investigate the
establishment of an affialiate relationship with the Canadian Political Science
Association (CPSA).
		CARRIED

4. Moved by E. Lavalle and A. Michalos that the BCPSA investigate the
establishment of an affialiate relationship with the Pacific Northwest
Canadian Studies Consortium (PNWCSC).
		CARRIED

5. Moved by E.R. Black and K. Carty that the BCPSA extend its thanks to Simon
Fraser University for its hospitality throughout the AGM.
		CARRIED

6. The BCPSA constitution circulated with the registration package was
outlined by P.J. Smith along with the proposal that a committee be struck to
report to the Second AGM on amendments required.

7. Moved by E. Lavalle and A. Shadrack that the circulated document be adopted
as the BCPSA Interim Constitution.
		CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

8. M. Howlett provided a report on the first AGM, noting the participation of
over 60 individuals (including 10-15 students) from 4 provinces, 2 states and 3
countries. The conference included 14 paper sessions, 1 Round Table and 2
Special Sessions. Conference funds have been deposited with the Institute for
Governance Studies at SFU and a surplus of more than $1,000 is expected. It was
recommended that the surplus be devoted to the provision of travel subsidies
for future meetings.

9. S. Tyakoff reported on the B.C. Provincial Articulation Committee Meetings
and noted the 1995-1996 chair is K. Thychuck and Secretary D. Winchester.

10. In Other Business the sites for future meetings were discussed.

11. Moved by A. Michalos and J. Wilson that the 1996 meeting be held at the
University of Northern British Columbia and the 1997 meeting at Capilano
College.
		CARRIED

12. S. McBride took over the chair in order to conduct Executive elections. The
general procedure to be followed was to nominate names for two related
positions in which the top vote-getter would receive the first position and the
next vote-getter the second available position.

13. Nominations were opened for the positions of President and First Vice
President.  Nominated were P.J. Smith, E.R. Black and P. Meir. The nomination
of P. Meir was declined.
		ELECTED by show of hands, were P.J. Smith as  President and E.R.
		Black as First Vice-President.

14. Nominations were opened for the positions of Second Vice President from
the two institutions hosting the next two general meetings.
		ELECTED by acclaimation were M.L. McAllistair and E. Lavalle.

15. Nominations were opened for the positions of Treasurer and Secretary.
Nominated were B. McCullough, J. Wilson, M. Howlett and S. Tyakoff. The
nominations of B. McCullough and J. Wilson were declined.
		ELECTED by acclamation were M. Howlett and S. Tyakoff  to the
		positions of Treasurer and Secretary, respectively.

16. Nominations were opened for the two year and one year members at large
from the Southern Interior region. Nominated were A. Shadrack, D. Cook and C.
Hodge. The nomination of A. Ashadrack was declined.
		ELECTED by acclaimation to the two year position was D. Cook and
		C. Hodge to the one year position.

17. Nominations were opened for the two year and one year members at large
from the Lower Mainland region. Nominated were P. Meir, M. Goldie and S.
Fast.
		ELECTED by secret ballot  to the two year position was P. Meir and
		M. Goldie to the one year position.

18. Nominations were opened for the two year and one year members at large
from the Vancouver Island region. Nominated were P. Whyte, J. Rayner, B.
Foster and J. Wilson.
		ELECTED  by secret ballot  to the two year position was J. Wilson
		and J. Rayner to the one year position.

19. Nominations were opened for the two year and one year members at large
from the Northern region. Nominated were A. Michalos, D. Manson and R.
Berthiaume. The nomination of D. Manson was declined.
		ELECTED by aclaimation  to the two year position was A. Michalos
		and R. Berthiaume to the one year position.

20. The elections having been completed, P.J. Smith returned to the chair.

21. Moved by P. Meir and D. Winchester that the BCPSA express its thanks to the
staff of the Diamond University Club for the service provdied during the
course of the conference and AGM.
		CARRIED

22. Moved by E.R. Black and E. Lavalle that the meeting be adjourned.
		CARRIED

23. The meeting adjourned at 1:55