Humane society to hold annual general meeting

Humane society to hold annual general meeting The Humane Society Yukon will hold its annual general meeting at the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter on Nov. 23.

The Humane Society Yukon will hold its annual general meeting at the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter on Nov. 23.

This comes while members of the board are facing charges for refusing to comply with government orders.

In September, the territory’s registrar of societies found the society had illegally denied memberships, among other infractions.

The board was ordered to reinstate memberships to six people, and to hold a special meeting to electing a new board no later than Oct. 5. If financial statements could be ready by that time, the meeting was to be the annual general meeting.

In September, the board said it would ask for a judicial review. But it never did.

Members of the board first appeared in territorial court on Oct. 30. The next appearance is scheduled for Nov. 20.

The meeting was announced on the society’s Facebook page on Oct. 18.

When asked why the board did not tell the court it had scheduled a meeting when it first appeared, president Shelley Cuthbert said she could not comment because the matter is before the courts.

The board hopes the court issues will be resolved soon, she said.

“We’re hoping that it will be resolved before the AGM. If not, it will continue after the AGM.”

The decision to hold the meeting at the shelter has angered some former members.

“That is not acceptable,” said Jordi Mikeli-Jones, a former president of the society. She was one of the people who had their memberships denied.

The shelter is too small to hold the members, she told the registrar in an email. The meeting has always happened at a public location, like a library or church basement, said Mikeli-Jones.

The society is also facing charges in the territory’s Supreme Court. The registrar filed a petition ordering the board to follow its orders outlined in the investigation results.

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