THE ONTARIO STEAM AND ANTIQUE PRESERVERS ASSOCIATION



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROOF OF VACCINE REQUIREMENTS:

In order to ATTEND any IN DOOR OSAPA Membership EVENTS and MEETINGS the Association has implemented a PROOF OF VACINATION POLICY in accordance with the Province of Ontario Regulations (364/20) - APPLICABLE TO ALL IN-PERSON ATTENDEES:

Starting September 22, proof that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to access non-essential businesses in Ontario. Until October 22, you can produce a copy of your vaccine receipt from the Ministry of Health. (Click here to access a copy of your receipt.) After October 22, the province’s QR code and verification app will come into effect and residents will need to request a vaccine certificate through a provincial portal.

To be eligible for a vaccine certificate, you must have both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Wherever proof of vaccination is required, you will need to present your vaccine certificate along with a government-issued ID.

Ontarians will need to provide proof of vaccine in most non-essential settings, including: 

·        Restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments (excluding patios)

·        Nightclubs (including outdoor areas)

·        Indoor meeting and event spaces

·        Sports and recreational facilities, including gyms, pools, and personal fitness training

·        Sporting events

·        Indoor areas of casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming establishments

·        Indoor areas of concert venues, theatres, and cinemas

·        Indoor areas of bathhouses, sex clubs and strip clubs

·        Indoor areas of racing venues

·        Indoor areas where commercial film and TV productions take place with studio audiences.

All other public health measures, like masking and screening, will continue even where a vaccine certificate is required.

You will not need to show proof of vaccination for essential services, or if you have received a medical exemption. Children under age 12 will not need to present a vaccine certificate, nor will youth under age 18 participating in indoor organized sport.

For more information about vaccine receipts, visit ontario.ca.

OCTOBER GMM:

Our OCTOBER GMM will be held one week earlier on MONDAY OCTOBER 4th, CALL-TO-ORDER @1900, Virtual attendees please begin to login at 1845. This GMM is being held one week earlier in order to allow the adequate mailing time if an Election is required. This meeting will be the final call for NOMINATIONS. This GMM will also be available via Telephone Conference and Google meets, for those who wish to participate virtually or can not attend IN-PERSON. Please contact a Board Member if you are experiencing difficulties registering online for this event or wish to register for IN-PERSON Attendance.

NOVEMBER GMM:

Our NOVEMBER GMM will be held one week later on MONDAY NOVEMBER 15th, CALL-TO-ORDER @1900, Virtual attendees please begin to login at 1845. This GMM is being held later in order to allow the adequate mailing time if an Election is required. This GMM will also be available via Telephone Conference and Google meets, for those who wish to participate virtually or can not attend IN-PERSON. Please contact a Board Member if you are experiencing difficulties registering online for this event or wish to register for IN-PERSON Attendance.


VOTING UPDATE:

In the event that an Election is Called please note that the following changes will apply to the Voting process, in accordance with GENERAL OPERATING BYLAW No.2

SECTION IV MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

4.15 Ballots for Election of Directors and Other Matters

The election of Directors taking place at the general Members meeting in November each year shall take place by ballot. Each Member with voting privileges may cast their vote(s) for any number up to and including the number of vacant Director positions required to be filled in any applicable year. For any question proposed for consideration at a meeting of Members, either before or after a vote by show of hands has been taken, the chair of the meeting, or any Member or proxyholder, may demand a ballot, in which case the ballot shall be taken in such manner as the chair directs and the decision of the Members on the question shall be determined by the result of such ballot.


Proxy Voting

All voting members of the Association, in good standing, are permitted to vote at a meeting of the members in accordance with the Ontario Corporations Act 1990. If a member cannot attend but still wishes to vote, the member may designate a proxy holder who will exercise the members vote. The proxy holder may vote in whatever way he or she thinks is best. The proxy holder MUST attend the meeting.  Click the link below to Download the General Proxy Form.

OSAPA GENERAL PROXY FORM


WORK NIGHTS

Congratulations to all the Volunteers that came out to lend a hand at the Humes' Farm. The 2021 Work Nights program was very successful this year thanks to you!

August the 25th Signified the "Official" completion of the Summer program and Joan and I wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of you that participated. There is still plenty of ongoing work to be done at the farm and those that have volunteered this year will be contacted directly to ascertain their availability in order to schedule any remaining/ongoing tasks. Please feel free to contact Joan or myself if you are interested in participating! @ work.nights@osapa.ca Joan & Bob.

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