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REQUEST A CHAIRPERSON

Chairing Request Form

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Date of meeting for which the Chair is requested
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Please indicate when the meeting agenda and meeting package provided to the membership will be ready to be sent to the Chair.
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Request is authorized by the co-op’s Directors at a meeting held on:
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CHAIRING

COCHF provides experienced and neutral outside chairpersons for co-op meetings. Meetings can be: a difficult meeting, a special meeting or a regular meeting such as an AGM. A chairperson for a Board meeting can also be provided.

Each COCHF member co-op gets a FREE Chair for one meeting during each calendar year!

If it is preferred, the co-op can request an Elections Officer instead of a chairperson.

When should a co-op use an outside chair at a meeting?

Here are a few of the situations where the co-op should consider using an outside Chair for a meeting.

  • There is no one available from within the co-op who can act as or will be seen as a neutral Chair for a discussion on a major agenda item.

  • The Board has decided that the meeting agenda requires an experience level of chairing that is not available in the co-op for the meeting.

  • A members’ meeting has been requisitioned by members and an agenda item on the requisition relates to a disagreement with or other matter relating to the Board or individual directors on the Board.

FEES FOR CHAIRING

‘COCHF Members receive a FREE neutral chair each calendar year!

For the first request in a calendar year from a member co-op, COCHF provides a Chair at no cost to the co-op for the first 3 hours.

For subsequent chairing requests, COCHF will charge its usual chairing / consulting fee as follows for COCHF member co-ops:

CHAIRING FEE

$40 / hour for each hour the chair is present at the meeting plus any consultation or preparation time prior to the Call to Order. The minimum charge is $125. The co-op will also be charged for the Chair’s travel (per km) to and from the meeting at the current federation rate for reimbursement.

Contact COCHF for fees charged for non-member co-ops.