Last week, Music PEI held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. The meeting of members started at 7:00 PM with members of the board of directors, incoming board members, staff, and members of the public present.
The organization’s draft financials were reviewed and approved with minor changes. The net surplus for this past fiscal year is $11,428, bringing the retained earnings to $253,616. Music PEI staff presented reports including Rob Oakie’s Executive Director Report, Steve Love’s Programs and Workshops Report, and Andy Glydon’s Community Outreach and Communications Report.
Elected, Continuing, and Departing Board Members
Music PEI would like to congratulate Nikkie Waite and Mark Watts on being re-elected to serve a full 3-year term with the board. Also, we want to recognize the ongoing commitment of Liam Corcoran, Jessica Smith, Partick Bunston, Natalie Williams Calhoun, Max Knechtel, Lindsay Schiek, Evan McCosham, and Jon Matthews. As his term as Board President ends, Iain McCarvil will be moving into the role of Past President. We are grateful to retain his support, knowledge, and passion for the community throughout this upcoming year.
This transition marks the closure of Catherine MacLellan’s time as Music PEI’s Past President. Catherine’s commitment to Music PEI over the past several years has been integral to the growth of this organization. Catherine has provided invaluable guidance, insight, and compassion over her years on the board as its President. We would like to especially thank Catherine for her contributions to the forward movement of Music PEI. We wish her all the best on her upcoming projects.
Music PEI would also extend its appreciation to Emmanuelle Leblanc, Joce Reyome, Tamara Steele, and Tyler Gould for their time on the board as community representatives of the Acadian, 2SLGBTQIA+, Indigenous, and Black communities, respectively. With their added experience, Music PEI has begun the important work of increasing the representation and contribution from these historically underrepresented communities. We welcome Charles Aondo as he takes on the role of Black Community Representative by the recommendation of Tamara Steele. We are looking forward to the passion and enthusiasm that we know Charles will bring to this role.
Music PEI is looking for other recommendations from our membership to appoint representatives of the Acadian, Indigenous and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. If you are interested or would like to recommend someone for the role, please reach out to us at [email protected].