April 2021 Howl
Survey: Ideas and Feedback For Events
This pandemic has been hard on everyone and we want to make sure we are providing our members with things they want and need as much as we can. We’ve created a short survey to collect your suggestions for COVID-friendly events you’d like to see in the coming months.
Help us deliver events that would interest you and that you would like to attend. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!
VAN-PAH Virtual Mosh
Saturday, April 3, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Put on your gear and wag your tail for the webcam! We’re hosting a virtual mosh to close the social distances during these hard times.
Topic: VAN-PAH Virtual Mosh
Time: Apr 3, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 893 1651 5542
April Director’s Meeting
Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 PM
For any members interested in attending, our monthly Director’s meeting will be held Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM.
The meeting will include an open forum for members to voice their opinions, comments, questions, or suggestions about the current state of VAN-PAH.
Topic: VAN-PAH Monthly Directors’ Meeting
Time: Apr 21, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 826 0145 3947
Saturday, April 24, 7:00 PM
Come on out for a social evening online with everyone from our puppy and pet community. Wear your leather, rubber, fuzzy, or whatever other gear you want. Of course, gear is admired but never required. Having fun is the only requirement.
Topic: VAN-PAH Virtual Social
Time: Apr 24, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 836 1651 0297
Meet The Board: Mosh + Town Hall
Saturday, May 1, 2:00-4:00 PM
For our May mosh we’re mixing things up a little! We’ll be having a virtual town hall where you can meet the Board, learn a little about the day-to-day of being a Director, and ask any questions you may have.
We’re also planning games, prizes, and more fun things for this Mosh, so you won’t want to miss out!
Topic: VAN-PAH Virtual Town Hall – Meet the Board & Virtual Mosh
Time: May 1, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 813 0085 5473
2021 Membership Renewals
Bark! As we all know, this pandemic has been quite a strain. Last year we introduced a $0 membership renewal option that was available through the end of 2020. As information has changed and developed we would like to announce an extension of our $0 member renewals. This extension will be tied to Phase 4 of BC’s restart plan.
VAN-PAH Members with renewal dates between March 2020 and the day that we enter Phase 4 of BC’s Restart Plan will be eligible for $0 renewals.
Please be sure to renew as soon as possible as you will need to rejoin and the regular $20 if your membership is expired for more than 6 months.
As always, any eligible member can choose to pay for their renewal instead if desired.
*There will be a 30 day grace period after we enter Phase 4 for members with renewal dates in that range to take advantage of the renewal
Pride Committee 2021
With the successful Vancouver Online Pride Parade from last year, the VAN-PAH Board will be putting together a small committee. To help with the organisation of our online submission.
Chaired by TeeKay, VAN-PAH would like to invite 2 to 3 members from the membership to be on the committee.
All you need do is send an email to email@example.com with the title VAN-PAH Pride Committee, with your name and membership number. The choices for the Online submission may be limited to 3 options, but we still have a great deal of time to give them the best submission we can.
We look forward to what comes next and can’t wait to start planning.
Note on 2021 Annual General Meeting
Every calendar year VAN-PAH must hold an annual general meeting. Last year, this meeting was held at PumpJack Pub in January, however, the current pandemic has complicated matters and will prevent us from holding an in-person AGM this year.
As you know, we recently held an extraordinary general meeting to approve bylaw changes that would allow for online AGMs. These changes will also allow elections and other important votes to be conducted online.
This will be a first for VAN-PAH and will require some research and time to implement. Our 2021 directors election will begin as soon as we find a reliable election platform, and the AGM will be held at the end of that election period. We are working to begin this process as soon as possible.
We will be announcing the date for the 2021 AGM shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.