June 25, 2015
To the Members of BCTRA,
Thank you to all of the members who took part in the recent special meeting either in person, by proxy or via tele health. The voter turnout was 53% of our total professional membership. There were 128 members who voted, or were represented by a proxy vote, with 90% of these members voting in favour of the special resolution.
The changes outlined in the special resolution have been made to the BCTRA professional membership criteria and the website has been updated (under our membership application process). We are currently working to update our Membership Application form.
Thanks also to the many volunteers who set up video conferencing at 9 remote sites for the meeting (2 sites unfortunately had technical challenges and so were unable to participate – 7 sites were successfully involved). In order to effectively represent membership we need to continue developing ways and means of involving as many members as possible in a vast province such as BC.
In order to continue to advocate for our profession, ensure members maintain competencies for the benefit of the public and key stakeholders, and to provide leadership to advance and grow the field of TR as outlined in the BCTRA Mission Statement – we are ready to develop a New Strategic Plan.The board of directors will develop a framework for this plan and then at our AGM we will facilitate an opportunity for members to weigh in on the ideas presented, suggest other ideas and decide on priorities for BCTRA in the coming years.
Please save the date and plan to attend the BCTRA 2015 AGM on Monday, October 5th at UBC Robson Square. This full day will start with our AGM in the morning followed by an afternoon session that will include conversations to enable development of the Strategic Plan.
We encourage you to start thinking about 2015 BCTRA Awards which are presented at the AGM. Members from all over the province are eligible for these awards and do not have to attend the meeting in person to receive the award. Please consider who in your TR community you would like to nominate. For more information please see the BCTRA Website under the Members Documents link “Nomination Forms”.
BCTRA is ready to move forward to continue to promote and develop the profession of TR in BC and we are counting on everyone’s involvement and support. Thanks again for the great turnout at the special meeting!
The BCTRA Board of Directors