Annual General Meeting
The Board of Directors of Lifelong Learning Mississauga
Cordially invites you to attend our Ninth Annual General Meeting
- To receive the organization’s annual report and financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2022
- To elect directors
- To transact such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting
- To celebrate another successful year
Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
This year’s AGM will be a Zoom meeting
If you would like to join us, RSVP by June 17, 2022
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Lifelong Learning Mississauga
Annual General Meeting
A Message from the Board Chair
Lifelong Learning Mississauga has been offering enlightening, educational and entertaining lecture series to growing audiences of older adults in Mississauga since 2013. Every June we get together to celebrate the past year’s highlights at an Annual General Meeting, where all members are invited to join the volunteers and the Board in marking the year’s successes.
For a third year, the 2022 AGM will be held virtually, as a Zoom interactive meeting on Friday, June 24, and everyone is welcome to attend and participate.
With the arrival of COVID-19 and the public health restrictions, Lifelong Learning Mississauga had to switch from in-person educational events to online learning. We were lucky to have volunteers who had knowledge and experience in this field. With much planning and ingenuity, LLM shifted to Zoom webinars and has presented six series online since the fall of 2020. Prompted by the support from our participants and aware of older adults’ increased sense of isolation and boredom during the pandemic, LLM has offered two lecture series during the winter months in both 2021 and 2022. A special thanks to the Program Committee, which has organized all the virtual series, and to the Technology Committee who made it all possible.
Participants have increased access to our webinars as registration was not limited by room capacity or geographic location. As a result, our programs reached many more older adults and registration keeps exceeding previous years’ numbers. This year’s resulting increased funds were donated to Mississauga Meals on Wheels, the Mississauga Food Bank, CNIB’s Curiosity Club and the Third Age Network, an umbrella association of third age learning organizations in Ontario.
For the past two years all LLM meetings, including two years’ AGMs, were held by Zoom. Our volunteers miss the personal contact with colleagues and audiences but have been remarkably successful in continuing to conduct the business of the organization remotely.
The Board continues to shift from an operational board to a governance board. This shift is led by the Governance Committee, which has been very busy over the past year putting the finishing touches on the policies contained in LLM’s strategic plan.
Lifelong Learning Mississauga has a wonderful team of volunteers who enjoy being part of the organization and made the work fun and easy. We were saddened to lose another founding Board members this year. Brendan Meagher has served as LLM’s hard-working Treasurer since the very beginning, holding this position for ten years. His wisdom, advice and leadership will be greatly missed but we are delighted to announce that Brendan is not leaving LLM altogether but will continue to sit on the Finance Committee.
Stepping into Brendan’s shoes is Henney Bryant, who has had considerable experience managing the finances of a number of small businesses and non-profit organizations throughout her long career.
We would like to sincerely thank our participants for your encouragement and engagement. In our switch from in-person programs to Zoom webinars, you continued to join us, and your loyalty is appreciated. Without you, LLM would not exist.
Sandy Leppan, Chair
We wish to thank the City of Mississauga for the support and benefits LLM has received as an Older Adult Provider in the Community Group Registry Program