Dear fellow alumni and Club members,
Thanks to the outstanding support of our members, the two great rivers that diverged fifty-five years ago can now come back together as one! At the joint special meeting held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, the merger of the RMC Club and the RMC Foundation into the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association Inc. was approved by an overwhelming 99.5% of the members voting in person or by proxy.
There were 395 votes cast in person or by proxy at the joint special meeting, with 393 votes (or 99.5%) in favour of the merger, the name change, the amendments to the articles, the appointment of the new board of directors and the President, and all matters voted upon at the joint special meeting.
What does this mean for you, our members, as we move forward? The approval of the merger means we can now take steps to more effectively deliver both existing services to alumni and colleges, as well as implement new coordinated projects aimed at building camaraderie and fundraising. In short, with greater coordination, resources, and finances made possible by the merger, we’ll be able to enhance and grow alumni services and membership benefits. More details will follow as we work through the process of bringing the two organizations together on the ground but it is important for you to know that this merger will not negatively affect membership services in any way. Your patience as we work through implementation of the details is appreciated – continue to watch our Social Media channels and eVeritas for updates!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who, either publicly or behind the scenes, has helped to make this historic event a reality. In particular, the staff and boards of both the RMC Club and RMC Foundation, former Club Executive Director Bryan Bailey, and several ex-Cadets who offered their expertise. It has been a process just to get to this point, especially in a pandemic, and we would not be here without the efforts of so many ex-Cadets and volunteers. Thank you.
Truth, Duty, Valour
15946 Jill Carleton