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Event: Corporation Special General Meeting & AMS Assembly

November 08, 2012

KINGSTON, ON – Tonight, the Alma Mater Society will hold two events, back to back: the Corporation Special General Meeting and AMS Assembly.

Date: Thursday,  November 8th, 2012

Time: 5pm start to the Corporate General Assembly; 7pm start to Assembly meeting

Location: McLaughlin Room, JDUC

Each year, the Alma Mater Society Inc. holds two meetings, the Corporation Special General Meeting (CSGM) in the Fall and the Corporation Annual Meeting in the Winter, that are open to any and all AMS members who wish to observe or participate. At tonight’s CSGM, the Members of the Corporation - which includes all voting members of AMS Assembly - will consider the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the AMS and Radio Queen’s University, review by-law amendments passed by the Board of Directors and the audited financial statements of 2011-2012, and appoint the auditor for 2012-2013. The Corporation will also receive a full report on all AMS corporate services.

AMS Assembly is the legislative branch of the Alma Mater Society. It is the ultimate decision-making body for the non-service, policy and political affairs of the Society. Assembly brings together representatives from each faculty/residence society of the AMS, as well as AMS Council and other student leaders. Assembly meets every other Thursday at 7:00PM, usually in Wallace Hall of the JDUC (though tonight’s meeting is in the McLaughlin Room), and all are welcome to attend. Tonight’s Assembly will include consideration of the 2012-2013 Operating Budget, a presentation from the AMS Elections Team on the 2012 Fall Referendum (Oct. 23rd and 24th), and various policy amendments and committee appointments.

For an assembly agenda, as well as supporting documents (budgets, and a ‘guide to budgeting’) please click here: http://bit.ly/AMSnov8

CONTACT:
Please direct all media inquiries and requests to Taylor Mann, AMS Communications Officer, at comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER : 

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – http://www.myAMS.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies on AMS Assembly. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s. AMS commissioners and directors sit on Assembly, but do not have voting rights.