Annual General Meeting? More like Achieving Greatness Multitudinously.

Remember the portal scene in Avengers: Endgame?

If not, let us catch you up to speed: the Avengers are about to head into battle with Thanos and his army to protect the Infinity Stones and, ultimately, save the world. But, they can’t do it alone – first, they must unite with Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Ravagers and the armies from Wakanda and Asgard. They have to come together before they can go forward and create a better world for everyone.

That’s the idea behind IGNITE’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Avengers head into battle.

Every spring, IGNITE Directors and members (that’s you!) come together at the AGM to review everything we worked on during the past year and to decide the best ways to move forward. It’s our way of gearing up to defeat Thanos – except, instead of a buff purple supervillain, Thanos is anything that gets in the way of you living your best student life.

OK, but what do you do at an AGM?

A typical AGM flows like this:

1. Call to order

Your IGNITE Board of Directors chair says, “Hey everyone! Listen up – it’s meeting time.”

Disney's Li Shang from Mulan (1998) says, "Let's get down to business."

2. Approval of agenda

We go over the meeting minutes from the most recent Special Meeting of the Members, which happens in the fall, and from the previous year’s AGM to make sure everything went as planned.

3. Election ratification

We vote to approve the results of your vote in IGNITE’s annual Board of Directors election. The coming year’s elected Board members are sworn in.

4. Presentation of past year’s highlights

We go over all the ways your fellow students made your life better in the past year. Because, hey, your peers who help bring you free lunch, free concerts and financial aid deserve some recognition!

Spongebob Squarepants gives a thumbs up.

It’s not about self-congratulations, though – reviewing what we’ve done this year helps us identify ways to improve in the coming year.

5. Presentation of budget

We show you exactly where your money is going this year.

Every dollar you pay to IGNITE as part of your student fees gets invested back into you in the form of career opportunities, financial resources and electrifying events.

Oprah Winfrey says, "You get a car! You get a car!"

6. Approval of financial auditors

We prove every dollar you pay to IGNITE gets invested back into you.

We agree on a third-party company who verifies we put your money where we said we would.

7. Motion to adjourn

In other words, “That’s all folks!”

Two cartoon people take a bow.

Check out our 2020 recap for an example of a typical AGM.

Why should I care?

Because it’s your money.

You pay mandatory student fees to Humber or UofGH every semester. And, part of those funds goes to IGNITE. The AGM is your chance to see what we’re doing with your money–and tell us how you want it to be spent.

Will Baker from Fox's "Pitch" says "You are the boss. Don't you ever forget that."

Because it’s your community.

IGNITE works to strengthen the entire Humber and UofGH community. So, if you have concerns we aren’t aware of, you can let us know at the AGM.

Because it’s your life.

Everything IGNITE does is tied to our mission of making your life better. At the AGM, you get a preview of the programs you can access in the coming academic year.

A sign lights up to say, "The world is yours."

Where do I sign up?

You can register for the AGM through IGNITE’s website.

This year’s meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, March 24 at 11 a.m. Once you register, we’ll email you a personal link to access the event. Easy as pie!

And, speaking of pie, if you stay for the entire meeting, we’ll send you a free $25 Uber Eats gift card!

Because you can’t fight Thanos on an empty stomach.

Thanos disintegrates.

So, claim your spot at the AGM here!

Check out IGNITE’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors election winners and get prepped for the AGM.

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