NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
January 9, 2009
To all Members:
On Saturday January 24th, 2009 at 7 pm at the Dignity Center the annual meeting of PLAGAL will be held for the purpose of electing Directors, and such other business as may lawfully be conducted. The Dignity Center is located on Capitol Hill in Washington DC at 721 8th St. SE. The closest metro stop is Eastern Market station and it's a three-block walk from there.
Thirty percent (30%) of all PLAGAL members (a “quorum”) must be present, in person or by Proxy, at the meeting in order for any business to be conducted. It is therefore VERY IMPORTANT that you either attend or provide a Proxy.
A Proxy is for the purpose of appointing another person to vote for you in the event that you might not be able to attend the meeting. If you appoint a Proxy and later decide you will be able to attend the meeting in person, you may withdraw your Proxy when you register at the meeting.
Attached is the proxy and issues up for vote. Since it is in Word format it is easy to just fill in and send back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, please be sure to either attend the annual meeting or submit a proxy. Thank you for your assistance in conducting the business of PLAGAL.
PRO-LIFE ALLIANCE OF GAYS AND LESBIANS PROXY
The undersigned hereby appoints (check one)
a) _______ Cecilia Brown President of PLAGAL (or)
b) ___________________ (if you check b), Print in the name of your proxy
as my/our proxy with full powers of substitution, for and in the names, place and stead of the undersigned, to appear, represent and cast votes upon any matters on behalf of the undersigned at the adjournment of the annual meeting of PLAGAL to be held at noon on Saturday, January 25, 2009, at the Dignity Center, 721 8th St. SE, Washington, DC, and any adjournment thereof.
BALLOT FOR ELECTING DIRECTORS
Vote for no more than nine (9) candidates. * denotes re-election
___ David Styers* currently serving as Treasurer
___ William Crow* currently serving as Assistant Treasurer
___ Rick Hoffman* currently serving as speakers bureau chair
___ Kenneth Teise* currently serving as Vice President
___ Jackie Malone* currently serving as Executive Vice President and Pride committee chair
___ Cecilia Brown* currently serving as President and newsletter editor
___ Maria Krasinski* currently serving as Vice President
___ Steven Cook* currently serving as Vice President
___ Daniel Hughes* currently serving as Vice President.
BALLOT ON REMAING PART OF CONSISTENT LIFE
Should PLAGAL remain a member of Consistent Life? Every year our members decide if we remain a member organization of Consistent Life. Consistent Life’s mission statement is as follows:
We are committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today’s world by war, abortion, poverty, racism, capital punishment and euthanasia. We believe that these issues are linked under a ‘consistent ethic of life’. We challenge those working on all or some of these issues to maintain a cooperative spirit of peace, reconciliation, and respect in protecting the unprotected.
With talking with Rachel Mc Nair Director of Consistent life member organizations do not have to work on all these issues. They just cannot be working against any of them. Example would be working to end abortion but at the same time working to support the war in Iraq. Then we could not be part of the organization. Since PLAGAL is single issue we are able to be part of the network.
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This proxy is revocable by the member and is valid only for the meeting for which it is given and any lawful adjournment. In no event is the proxy valid for more than ninety (90) days from the date of the original meeting for which it was given.