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Company Updates, Meetings, and Task Force!

Hello company!

As many of you know there was a committee meeting yesterday to discuss how FASS is to move forward as a company, both successfully and sustainably.  The very first thing I want to say regarding that is a big thank you to everyone who showed up!  The turnout was great, and it is amazing to see so much effort and engagement from the company at large.  The second thing I want to say, that you’ve probably figured out by now, is that I have been elected as FASS president, to serve until the 2017 AGM.  I look forward to the following months, and what we’re all going to accomplish in this short time!

Speaking of those accomplishments, there is a meeting today at 4:00pm in MC 4063 to discuss our plans for a variety show this year! There is a lot of work to be done, and we would love to see as big a turnout as possible at this meeting so that we can get this organized and running as soon as possible. Please come if you have any desire to help the production along, have any opinions about such a production, or just like FASS in general!

I want to take this time to advertise the current vacancy of the treasurer role on committee. We are all aware that there are a number of vacancies, but this one is urgent to the operation of our company, especially while we put on a show. There are a number of past treasurers available to assist someone new to the role, and a lot of supporting tools and documentation to make easy work of what may sound, at first, like an intimidating position. I urge anyone that is interested in this role to apply by responding to

I would also like to take this time to inform you of two recent resignations from the committee. Many thanks to both Alison Bender and Monica Pierce for their extremely hard work over the last months, and we wish them well in their future endeavours.

The last item for this email is regarding the results of yesterday’s meeting, figuring out how to re-organize and restructure the company in a way that is both true to FASS, but also allows it to be successful and sustainable in the future.  After much discussion with a large segment of the company, we would like to move ahead with creating what we will be calling the Task Force. This group will be chosen by the company, not the committee, and will operate independently of both the committee and this year’s show.

We are looking for a of group highly skilled FASSies to make up this Task Force. The Task Force will be taking an in-depth look at all the elements of FASS and finding a good structure to carry this company into the future. This team will solicit feedback and run consultations with the company, and present some potential structures to the AGM. We are looking for people who are skilled in policy development, consultations, feedback gathering, communications, project management, organizational design, and strategic planning. Please note that this is a very wide set of skills and that no one person is expected to have all of them. We are looking for a varied, yet individually skilled group of people that are passionate about FASS.

If you are interested in joining the Task Force, please email Nominations are due on Tuesday January 10th at 12:01pm

We will select people to fill the Task Force at the meeting on January 14 through the process that is described in the attached document. The January 14th meeting will be chaired by Megan Redwood, who was chosen by a majority vote among all company members present at yesterday’s meeting. All company members present at the January 14th meeting will have a chance to vote on both the selection of individuals and the final team to become the Task Force.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, yesterday’s meeting, today’s meeting, the treasurer position, or anything else FASS related, do not hesitate to contact me at


President Stef


Upcoming Committee Meetings January 6th and 7th

There are two FASS Committee meetings upcoming this week.

Agenda for Friday, January 6th at 7:00 pm
-Appoint Chairperson
-Appoint Minutes Taker
-Review Committee’s Role in Restructure
-Discuss Steering/Restructuring Processes to Present to General Meeting
-Discuss Application Process for Steering Committee
-Discuss General Meeting Process & Agenda
-Round Table

Agenda for Saturday, January 7th at 4:00 pm
-Appoint Chairperson
-Appoint Minutes Taker
-Review Committee’s Role in Variety Show
-Appoint Act Organizer & Stage Manager
-Approve Show Date(s) & Time(s)
-Approve Ticket Prices
-Approve Budget
-Discuss – Show Organization Ideas & Recommendations
-Discuss – Variety Show Next Steps (Promotions & Parties)
-Round Table

The Friday meeting will be held at the Community Centre at Bread and Roses Housing Co-op, 307 Queen St South, Kitchener (5 minute walk from bus terminal). Entrance is through the old building directly on Queen Street.
The Saturday meeting location is still TBD.

We welcome all who want to participate in these discussions. If you have any conflicts, feel free to email committee in advance. Contact Gavin at for any questions.

FASS 2017 Variety Show

Hello Again Fass Community,
There has been a lot of fantastic discussion over the past few days, and the broader FASS Community has really come together. Committee would like to thank everyone who has offered to help, raised concerns, asked questions, and supported us during this time.
After seeing the overwhelming support, Committee has decided to put on a FASS 2017 variety show! The details of this are yet to be determined, and we welcome volunteers, advisors, and well-wishers.  We will be holding a Committee meeting on Saturday, January 7th at 4pm to plan the variety show, and welcome all who’d like to help provide input.  
However, we must announce another vacancy on Committee. Emily Pass has resigned from her role of Treasurer, as the role will no longer be feasible to complete from her out-of-town residence. We thank Emily Pass for her hard work over the past several months. To this end, Committee welcomes Joscelyn Alexander as Acting Treasurer.
At this point, Committee thanks everyone who has previously served on Committee this year, including Elizabeth McFaul, Megan Redwood, Katherine Schill, Emily Crawford, Ray Slejska, Min Ling, Nyssa Tilford, and Emily Pass.
We’d also like to announce the open call for applications!
Vacant 2016-2017 committee positions include:
-Company Coordinator
-Stage Manager

Please contact our Acting President, Gavin, at if you are interested in any of these positions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact anyone on committee.