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Oct 11 2011

Thank you to the 54 CSA members in good standing who were able to cast their votes on the following motions.

1. 2010 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Please review the 2010 Canadian Sociological Association AGM Meeting Minutes in advance.

Click to download Meeting Minutes

Motion: Adopt the Minutes of the June 3, 2010 meeting at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Voting Results: 84.6% Approve, 0% Disapprove, 15.4% Abstain

2. By-law Revision

We have been paying for an audit by an accountant every year; upon investigation we found that we were actually getting a financial review rather than a full audit. An independent firm reviewing CSA operations (the Damian Alksnis Report of September 24, 2010) suggested that an official review by an independent firm every year (costing $1,000-$1,500) with a full audit every five years ($5,000-$6,000) would be adequate.

In a meeting held at Fredericton, NB on May 30, 2011, the CSA Executive approved a motion to adopt the firm's recommendation. This would require a By-law change and a By-law change requires a vote from the membership.

The current by-law reads:

9.3   The books of accounts shall be audited annually, and the reports of the auditor shall be approved by the Executive  Committee and submitted by the Treasurer/Election Officer to the General Meeting following the end of the fiscal year.

Proposed change:

The books of accounts shall be examined as a  review engagement  annually, but subjected to a full audit every fifth year.  The reports of the accountant shall be approved by the Executive  Committee and submitted by the Treasurer/Election Officer to the General Meeting following the end of the fiscal year.

Motion: It is moved that the CSA change the By-laws to have an official review by an independent firm every year, and a full audit every five years.

Voting Results: 100% Approve

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