July 2021 Howl
Note on in-person events
As we near the apparent end of this pandemic, in-person events are once again on the horizon for VAN-PAH. While we can’t wait to see everyone’s faces again in real life, due to the close physical nature of moshes and PAH events, we must proceed with caution.
We are planning to resume in-person events once BC reaches Step 4 of its restart plan which at the moment is no earlier than September 7. This is of course tentative, as it requires case numbers to continue decreasing and current public health orders to be lifted.
Stay tuned, as we’ll have more details coming soon!
VAN-PAH Birthday Mosh & Movie Time
Saturday, July 15, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
VAN-PAH’s birthday is almost once again upon us.
To celebrate the arrival of such an important date VAN-PAH is returning to its roots.
With the records of time and history very important, we can not forget that our little group started with nothing more than dinner and a movie. To celebrate this, we are going back to the movies. We are unable to come together safely as a group, so we can bring the movie to you instead.
Grab your Drinks, Snacks and Popcorn from your kitchen as the Movie or Movies are about to start. Don’t forget to turn off your cell phone, so you don’t disturb the other viewers or in this case mute your microphone.
VAN-PAH will be bringing for your delight on Saturday July 3rd the date of our birthday Mosh, the animated movie Isle of Dogs with a back up movie if there is interest All Dogs go to Heaven.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Topic: VAN-PAH Birthday Mosh & Movie Time via Zoom
Time: Jul 3, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 813 6853 8337
July Director’s Meeting
Thursday, June 17, 7:00 PM
For any members interested in attending, our monthly Director’s meeting will be held Thursday, July 15 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 via Zoom
Time: Jul 15, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 871 3232 4637
Vancouver Decentralized Pride Parade
Sunday August 1, 12:00-2:00 PM
Pride Month is an important time for all of us, there are those of us who are still coming to terms with whom they are. Unable to be themselves in fear or not of understanding, and yet just on the verge of discovering the amazing life that lies before them.
We honor you and remember our history of why we celebrate pride as we continue to strive for a future when society will accept ALL walks of life. That being you is normal, and no one will ever tell you otherwise as we can be that individual we need to be.
Thank you for your patience, we celebrate you and will be proud of you no matter your decision. Just know when you are ready to face the world we stand with you. Always and forever.
To that end, all though for the second year in a row Vancouver Pride can not come together safely due to the ongoing pandemic. The Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) have once again organized a decentralized parade for your viewing pleasure. You can view the Parade via the Vancouver Pride website, as VAN-PAH has once again a place in the Parade link included below:
In the mean time, VPS very recently reached out to VAN-PAH to take part in a Beer Tasting Event. Due to the restrictions in place, we had to act in a safe manner so Daddy Mark, TeeKay, Frio & Relay took a trip to the VPS studio and filmed a little segment in support of the local community at large. The Video will appear in July, link will be provided across all our social media channels so stay tuned for that announcement!
Don’t forget to enjoy Pride safely, together and do it with Pride.
Board of Directors Nominations
The current VAN-PAH Directors were appointed during 2020 and as such, their term will shortly be coming to an end.
New members are needed to step up to be on the board and help represent the membership while handling the day to day operations of VAN-PAH.
If you would like to be considered to be a Director of VAN-PAH, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full legal name, why you would like to be a Director, and what skills you can bring to the organization.
All candidates will be vetted by the 2021 Nominations Committee before being presented to the membership prior to the AGM.
Please be aware that all potential nominee’s names will be communicated to the VAN-PAH membership as part of the election process leading up to the AGM later this year.
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
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.