Results of the AGM of the Eastern Ontario Chapter of the AAO

21 Oct 2010 10:49 PM | Danielle Robichaud

Last Night the Annual General Meeting of the Eastern Ontario Chapter of the AAO was held in Ottawa at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Following a stimulating presentation by Jennifer Wilhelm on the topic of Library and Archive Canada's project to identify non-archival holdings and dispose of the same, the AGM was held.

The main elements of the meeting dealt with the reports of the out-going president, vice-president and the Treasurer's report, all of which revealed that the Eastern Chapter has had a successful past year, and is financially solvent. Immediately following these reports an election was held for the Board of the Eastern Chapter.

As a result of this election, a new broom has swept the old regime out. The uncomfortable cronyism that saw the Board dominated by staff from just two institutions (Library and Archives Canada and the City of Ottawa Archives) has ended as three of the former Board did not stand for re-election. In the finest tradition the new executive thanked the outgoing members (Daniel German and Dara Price of LAC and Serge Barbe of Ottawa City Archives) for their contributions and will now proceed to planning the events for the rest of the year.

The new executive of the Eastern Ontario Chapter are as follows:

  • President - Margaret Dixon (LAC)
  • Vice-President - Jonathan Lund (Ottawa City Archives)
  • Treasurer - Theresa Sorel (Ottawa City Archives)
  • Secretary - Allison Gregor (Public History Inc)
  • Member at Large - Jennifer Wilhelm (LAC)
  • Member at Large - Rebecca Giesbrecht (LAC)
Members of the Eastern Ontario Chapter are invited to contact the new Executive with any of their concerns.

With thanks to for all the support,
Daniel German

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