2019 Annual General Meeting

March 31, 2019

Dear Member:

This is to inform you that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association will take place Sunday, April 14th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. We are trying something different for this year’s AGM, given that our membership is scattered along the BC coast. We’re going to hold our meeting online as well as in person!

We ask you to please RSVP by Saturday, April 6th, and indicate whether you will attend in person or online. Once we know how many members will attend in person, we’ll have the room set up accordingly.

Once we know how many members plan to attend online, we will set up the appropriate online platform. You’ll be notified well in advance of the AGM regarding how to log in to the meeting.

If you opt to attend in person, the meeting will be at the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt (Naden), Nelles Block conference room. You’ll need to show government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s licence, health card) at the gate. Nelles is the white apartment block at the top of the hill as you enter the base.

A new Board of Directors (5 – 7 members) will be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in serving, please be prepared to self-nominate at the meeting. All board candidates will be asked to briefly introduce yourself, where you’re from, and why you’re interested in running for the BCNR Board of Directors.

Attached are PDF and Word copies of the agenda for the meeting, the minutes of the 2017 AGM, and the proxy form. If you don’t have Adobe Reader, here is a link to a free version – just follow the prompts: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html. If you are unable to attend at all, please complete, scan, and return your proxy form to me at donna_sassaman@bcnr.org. Thank you!

Looking forward to seeing you at the BCNR online-and-in-person AGM!

Donna Sassaman

Recording Secretary

2017 Annual General Meeting

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Please plan to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association. It is scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd, 2:00 pm, at the Sunset Room, located at 401 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 3N8. Please note that the Sunset Room is accessed through a locked gate. One of the directors will be at the gate to let you in.

Please R.S.V.P. to through the Contact Form by October 20th to confirm your attendance so that we can arrange for enough tables and chairs to accommodate everyone and provide refreshments.

A new Board of Directors (5 – 7 members) will be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in serving, please be prepared to let your name stand at the meeting. All board candidates will be asked to give a very short ‘speech’ before the election: two minutes maximum to introduce yourself (work and/or personal and/or boating experience), your home port, and why you want to serve on the Board.

If you have an item that you would like discussed at the AGM, please send it to us through the Contact Form by October 8th to ensure that you’ll have time on the agenda.

The agenda and any accompanying documents will be emailed to you by October 10th.

Looking forward to seeing you on October 22nd!

Donna Sassaman
Recording Secretary
BC Nautical Residents Association

2016 Annual General Meeting

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October, 2016
2016 Annual General Meeting

Dear Members:

Please plan to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association. It is scheduled for Sunday, November 6th, 3:30 pm, at Canoe Cove Joe’s Cafe, located at Canoe Cove Marina, North Saanich.

A new Board of Directors (5 – 7 members) will be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in serving, please be prepared to let your name stand at the meeting. All board candidates will be asked to introduce themselves before the election. No long political speeches are required…or desired! You’ll have two minutes maximum to introduce yourself (professional and/or personal and/or boating), your home port, and why you’re interested in serving on the Board.

If you have an item that you would like discussed at the AGM, please respond to our broadcast email or send a message through our contact form by October 22, 2015, to ensure that you’ll have time on the agenda.

The annual business meeting of the BCNRA will be followed by a no-host dinner at the cafe. As the BCNR is not being charged for the use of this venue, we sincerely hope that all who attend our AGM will stay for dinner, spirits, and dessert. There will be lots of opportunity to meet new and old friends, trade stories, and talk living aboard.

Menu choices: Beef, chicken, or vegetarian burger with choice of fries or salad. Burger includes lettuce, tomato, sliced dill, and red onion, served on a brioche-style bun with mayo, relish and mustard. The fries are hand-cut Kennebec potatoes and the salad is mixed greens with tomato and cucumber slices. $16 + tax + 15% gratuity.

Please RSVP your attendance to by responding to our broadcast email or by sending a message through our contact form. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please complete and return the Proxy Vote Form by November 1st.

Looking forward to seeing you on November 6th!

Donna Sassaman
Recording Secretary
BC Nautical Residents Association

BCNRA 2015 AGM

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Dear Members:

Please plan to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association. It is scheduled for Sunday, October 25th, 3:30 pm, at Canoe Cove Joe’s Café, located at Canoe Cove Marina, 2300 Canoe Cove Rd (near the ferry terminal) North Saanich.

A new Board of Directors (5 – 7 members) will be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in serving, please be prepared to let your name stand at the meeting. All board candidates will be asked to introduce themselves before the election. No long political speeches are required…or desired! You’ll have two minutes maximum to say your background (professional and/or personal and/or boating), your home port, and why you’re interested in running for the BCNRA Board of Directors.

If you have an item that you would like discussed at the AGM, please send it to us through the contact form by October 18, 2015, to ensure that you’ll have time on the agenda.

Please RSVP your attendance to by email. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please complete and return the Proxy Vote Form by October 18th.

The annual business meeting of the BCNRA will be followed by a no host dinner (menu and pricing to follow) at the cafe. As the BCNRA is not being charged for the use of this venue, we sincerely hope that all who attend our AGM will stay for dinner, spirits and dessert. There will be lots of opportunity to meet new and old friends, trade stories and
talk living aboard.

Looking forward to seeing you at the BCNRA AGM!

Donna Sassaman
Recording Secretary
BC Nautical Residents Association

2014-2015 BCNRA Directors

Directors_editThanks to those who attended the 2014 AGM. Seven Directors were elected – Some familiar and a few new faces! The 2014-2015 BCNRA Directors (left to right): Kris Samuels – Esquimalt, Allan Crease – Salt Spring Island, Bill Sassaman – Cowichan Bay, Ken Lund – Nanaimo, Tim Finlay – Victoria and Pender Island, Rick Schnurr – North Saanich, and Randy van Eyk, Vancouver

2014 Annual General Meeting

October, 2014

Dear Member:

Please plan to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association. It is scheduled for Sunday, November 16th, 4:00pm, at the Stonehouse Pub, located at 2215 Canoe Cove Rd, North Saanich, BC V8L 3X9. Please plan to stay for a ‘no host’ dinner after adjournment of the meeting. The food is great and the pub is a relaxing environment in which to get acquainted with your fellow nautical residents!

Please RSVP your attendance and dinner reservation by responding to our broadcast email or via our contact form.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please complete and return the Proxy Vote Form by November 2nd. You can mail it to: BC Nautical Residents Association, 309 – 1521 Church Avenue, Victoria, BC  V8P 5T7, email it (scan your signed form and respond to the broadcast email), or fax it to 250-479-4192. Thank you.

A new Board of Directors (5 – 7 members) will be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in serving, please be prepared to let your name stand at the meeting. All board candidates will be asked to introduce themselves before the election. No long political speeches are required! You’ll have two minutes maximum to introduce yourself, including where you’re from, the skills and experience you would bring to the organization, and why you’re interested in serving on the BCNRA Board of Directors.

If you can’t attend the AGM, and want to run for the Board, email your introduction by November 2nd and confirm that you would be able to attend monthly directors’ meetings in person or by Skype.

If you have an item that you would like discussed at the AGM, please email it to us through our contact form by November 2nd to ensure that you’ll have time on the agenda.

Looking forward to seeing you at the BCNRA AGM!

Donna Sassaman
Recording Secretary
BC Nautical Residents Association

2014 Member Survey

Whether you can make it to the AGM or not, we’d like to hear from you! Please take the time to complete this short survey prior to the 2014 AGM. This will help the directors to continue moving forward in supporting marine communities on the BC Coast. You can either respond to this email or complete the online form.

Online Form: http://bcnr.org/current-events/2014-member-survey/

Date ________________
Name _______________

1. What do you believe to be the biggest challenges for marine communities in your area or on the BC coast?

2. In the last few years have you noticed any positive changes in marine communities?

3. Are there any areas where you feel the BCNRA isn’t doing enough?

4. Would you be willing to volunteer or fund projects for the benefit of all marine communities?

5. What else would you say to the directors of the BCNRA?

BCNRA in 2014

I hope everyone is having a good winter/spring. I just wanted to put a small note out there to touch base with our membership as we haven’t had a chance to complete our spring newsletter. The directors have been busily working away – if you’ve kept up with our Facebook page, you’ll see there has been lots in the news. Our meeting agenda’s have been pretty full. With that said, I still want to encourage you to write us if you have some concerns or thoughts. Our next meeting is February 23rd if you’d like to submit anything. Thanks, Kris!

2012 Annual General Meeting

Dear Members:

Please plan to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association. It is scheduled for Sunday, October 14th, 1:00pm, at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, Pioneer Room. The rec centre is located at 527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt, BC.

A new Board of Directors (5 – 7 members) will be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in serving, please be prepared to let your name stand at the meeting. All board candidates will be asked to introduce themselves before the election. No long political speeches are required! You’ll have two minutes maximum to say who you are, where you’re from, and why you’re interested in running for the BCNR Board of Directors.

If you have an item that you would like discussed at the AGM, please email it to feedback@bcnr.org by October 3, 2012, to ensure that you’ll have time on the agenda.

Looking forward to seeing you at the BCNR AGM!

Donna Sassaman
Recording Secretary
BC Nautical Residents Association

December 2010 Meeting

At the meeting this month it was decided that it is time to announce the existence of the British Columbia Nautical Residents Association.Over the next month we will be developing a press kit that will be circulated to as broad a section of the BC media as possible. The point is to provide a level of credibility for the organization with the media on topics that are important to our members.

At this time the membership has reached the grand total of 27 master members with approximately 50 more associate members. Membership confirmation will be emailed out to the members with a short questionnaire are that will standardize the information and allow us to build a database of members.

At this month meeting one of the topics of discussion was the placement of 43 mooring boys in the area in front of the Newcastle Island Park. Our directors will research how this affects the liveaboards who frequent this area.

Another topic of discussion was the concept of maintaining a series of columns on the web page. If any one is interested in submitting such a column for publishing, they are asked to submit any ideas to bob_goth@bcnr.org. The topic can be pretty much anything that may be of interest to BC liveaboards.

In an attempt to normalize meeting times, the directors have decided to hold meetings on the third Thursday of each month.

Meanwhile the directors of the BCNR would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year