February 15, 2011
Despite snow and traffic, LO members showed their pride and sense of duty at the Jan. 12 Annual General Meeting held at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel.

Each year, the event is part of Congress.

The board reported on actions taken in response to questions from last year’s meeting; that plans call for creating a general manager position at LO’s home office, though timing is unknown, and a committee has been struck to review the chapter funding formula.

President Tom Intven spoke on the association’s successful renewal strategies. He also addressed treasurer Jacki Hart’s resignation over perceived conflict of interests, praising her integrity. Executive director Tony DiGiovanni was unable to name LO’s Top Ten successes of 2010 — instead he detailed 13 outstanding association achievements.

The Provincial Board for 2011 was introduced, and Bruce Warren and Gregg Salivan were acclaimed as members-at-large.

Michael LaPorte asked a question from the floor, whether LO has any policies preventing board members from accepting remuneration (beyond expense reimbursement) from the association. President Intven assured attendees that the board will look into the matter.

In a board meeting following the AGM, members elected Dave Braun to serve as LO’s new treasurer.