2014 AURA AGM Report

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Welcome to the 2014 AURA AGM Report


On May 12th, 2014 AURA held it's Annual General Meeting at St Columba and All Hallows Church.  We would like to thank all of the members who were in attendance.


As we believe that an informed membership is important to the organization, please read through the highlights of the 2014 AGM. 

AGM Highlights

Meet AURA's 2014 Board of Directors: The AURA Board of Directors, from left to right: Kirk Merrett, Irmtraud Hutfless, Valerie Brown, Edith Ann Shantz, and George Cram.


Report from Kakuma Refugee Camp:

Sponsorship Director, Alexandra Kotyk, made a presentation about her experiences during her trip to Kakuma Refugee camp in late 2013.


2014 AURA Volunteer of the Year:

Director Ian McBride was pleased to select Irmtraud Hutfless as this year's Volunteer of the Year.  Not only has Irmi worked tirelessly as a member of the Board of Directors, she has also spent countless hours working on AURA projects and programs. 


New Chair the Board of Directors coming in 2014


For the first time in over a decade, AURA will be led by a new Chair of the Board of Directors. Diane Anger has dedicated much of her life to helping refugees by not only heading the AURA Board but also by leading her Church's refugee program.  Diane was presented with an award of Special Recognition for all of her years of dedication to refugees.


A final few thoughts from Diane:

"May you continue to get amazing results for such an important organization. I also want to thank the board for all the support they have given to me over the past eleven years. I wish the new board much success in the work that is to be accomplished at AURA."

Results of motions brought forward: 


Motion to approve the minutes of the Special Members Meeting: PASSED


Motion to approve the 2013 Audited Financial Statements: PASSED


Motion to approve the Auditors for 2014: PASSED


Motion to approve Articles of Continuance: PASSED


Motion to approve bylaw amendments: PASSED



New AURA Materials: 


AURA was pleased to present this year's annual report, a new narrative budget entitled "The AURA Story", and launch our latest campaign on how people can work with AURA in to help refugees.



Annual Report 







 AURA Story





How You Can

 Help Refugees


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