The 2013 Annual General Meeting and Scientific Symposia concluded just a few weeks ago. The program has changed dramatically, with new elements of audience participation through the addition of workshops and breakout sessions; engagement and discourse tend to be much more stimulating than passive attendance! I think that this is one of the reasons why smaller meetings, such as ours, still have an important place in our annual conference schedules. I want to thank Dr. David Chitayat and all the members of the scientific committee, as well as the CAGC organizers for putting together a very impressive and thought provoking program.
The annual general business meeting included several important items, one of which was the special resolution for the articles of continuance and associated by-law changes. The articles were approved unanimously and the by-laws were also approved with a large majority. The new by-laws now indicate that retired members may vote and can be appointed to core committees and the board of directors. This ensures that all FCCMG members (those who have earned fellowship and are in good standing) have the same membership rights as required under the Not-for-Profit Act.