Notice of Annual Meeting of Members to be held Thursday March 7, 2024

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An Annual Meeting of the Members of Jazz Is Society of Alberta (the ‘Society’, or ‘JazzYYC’) will be held at Café Gravity (1221 8th Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday, March 7, 2024 to commence with live music at 6:30 p.m. followed by the following agenda to commence at 7:30 p.m:


1. Receive and review the audited financial statements of the Society for the year ended August 31, 2023.

2. Elect the following ten Members to the Board of Directors of the Society: 

  • Cathy Ascroft (standing for re-election)
  • Charles Finstad (standing for re-election)
  • Shannon Matthyssen (standing for re-election)
  • Bamise Onifade (standing for re-election)
  • Maham Aftab
  • Shelley Cameron
  • Darren Cooper
  • Michael Crowe
  • Glennis Houston
  • Artur Khachatryan

See Bios of New Directors

For information purposes: The following five Directors have 1 more year remaining in their 2-year term:

  • Deb Rasmussen
  • Malcolm McKay
  • Andrew Choules-Nisbet
  • Ross Crooks
  • Megan Freeman

3. Elect the Following Directors as Officers of the Society:

  • Ross Crooks – Vice-President
  • Shannon Matthyssen – Secretary

4. We thank the following retiring Directors for their service in 2023:

  • Jeremy Brown
  • Nancy Hong
  • Rita Richardson

5. Appoint auditors of the Society for the year ended August 31, 2024.

6. Adjourn.


If you wish to receive a copy of this Notice by mail, please contact JazzYYC by email at and a copy will be provided free of charge.

As an alternative to attending the meeting and voting in person, members are also entitled to vote by way of a proxy.  If you wish to vote by proxy, please contact JazzYYC at the above email address by 7:30 pm (MST) on March 4, 2024 (72 hours prior to the Annual Meeting), and a proxy form will be provided to you.  Such proxy form must be returned to the above email address prior to 7:30 pm (MST) on March 6, 2024.

DATED at Calgary, Alberta this 26th day of February, 2024.

By order of the Board of Directors

Shannon Matthyssen

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