Members of both Vision and the NPA are voting at their AGMs on Wednesday
Vision Vancouver are voting at their Wednesday AGM to give more license to their members to allow "bulk sign-ups" from single households. The NPA in 2007 changed their rules to require just the opposite, stating that only a maximum of TWO member sign-ups from a single household could be paid for by one person. So if you want an NPA membership, a wife could buy for her husband, but not their still living at home son or daughter.
Here's the updated clause for the Vision members to vote on:
A member may pay such dues on behalf of any person who is that member’s parent, spouse (including someone who has cohabited with the member in a marriage-like relationship for a period of at least two years), son or daughter, and who resides at the same address as that member.
Vision Vancouver want to allow you to buy memberships for as many folks as someone wants, provided they have the same residential address and they're a family member. The reason the NPA changed this rule a few years ago was due to potential abuse. As small organizations it's very hard to confirm whether everyone lives at the same address (or not), without cross-checking all members against valid ID.
It's also worth noting that Vision will be voting in new and/or reconfirming directors for their board. They are David Eaves, Denise Taschereau, Shauna Sylvester, Ron Laufer, Caroline Neufeld, and Tiffany Kalanj. It's not clear from their website whether this is a contest, or an acclamation for all the above. My natural inclination for fun is to google their names beside the word "Hollyhock" to see which one of these will meet with Gregor's approval. For the record it would appear those people are Shauna Sylvester and Denise Taschereau, but if anyone can let us know otherwise leave a comment.
The NPA are also meeting on Wednesday evening, at the Vancouver Museum. We've already discussed their motions to update the organization's name, and to develop policy based upon community consultation. Should be an interesting evening for Vancouver politicos.