OTCA October 2020 Newsletter

Post date: Oct 8, 2020 12:52:53 PM

OTCA October 2020 Newsletter


The new limit on the number of people allowed to attend an unmonitored social gathering or organized public event is:

  • 10 people at an indoor event or gathering (previous limit of 50); or

  • 25 people at an outdoor event or gathering (previous limit of 100).

Dear members, students and instructors:

OCDSB is focussing on a safe return to school for the students. For this reason CUS has not opened the booking software for renewals. School facilities remain closed until the end of December 2020.

Since we announced at our last newsletter that we would not be able to resume in-class taichi practice Vinh Troung offered on-line taichi practice. Vinh is sharing a free zoom session on every Monday from 9:30-10:30AM. The first part (9:30AM-10AM) is general exercise, including tapping exercise and physical exercise. The second part (10:05AM-10:30AM) is Gigong 1 and towel/rubber band exercise. If interested, please contact Vinh at vtruong6846@gmail.com for details.

As you are aware, our AGM was not held during COVID shut-down. Now that the Ontario State of Emergency has ended, we are obliged to hold the AGM no later than October 24th, 2020. The new limits of 25 people at an outdoor gathering also means that we cannot have quorum at the AGM, however, you can vote by e-mail or send your vote with your proxy (Proxy form attached). If you wish to have your name nominated for the Board, you may submit it to Pat Lam , the Secretary, at patlam5667@yahoo.ca

Election of nominees to Board for 2 year term- Amy Wong, Masako Lovatt, Bing Wen, Frank Lau, Jim Wong, Wendy Trudell, VACANCY – nomination?

Election of nominees to Board for 1 year term - Tracy Ng, Esther Yeung

The Financial Statement for the past year is attached for you to view. Please direct all questions or concerns by Oct. 20, 2020 to Masako Lovatt, the Interim Treasurer, at masako.lovatt@rogers.com

Vote for agreement – Please mark X in [ ]

[ ] I accept the Financial Statement for 2019-20.

[ ] I agree to not have an auditor.

A virtual AGM, hosted by Amy Wong will be held using ZOOM, on (date), at (time). Members are encouraged to join in or to send a proxy. Please send all proxy forms to Amy Wong. If you wish to join the virtual AGM, please send the host your intentions at amy@ottawa-taichi.ca and she will send you an invitation with the link.

AGM attendance – Please mark X in [ ]

[ ] I wish to attend the virtual meeting. Send me the link.

[ ] I wish to vote by proxy.

[ ] I do not wish to attend or vote.

Stay safe.

OTCA Executives