Members News: An Extraordinary General Meeting call

January, 2021

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Dear WONCA Council Members,
Dear colleagues,

First of all, I would like to extend my best wishes for a safe and healthy 2021. May it be a year in which we can all grow and evolve, despite the current adverse circumstances.

In this new year, we all face an unexpected reality caused by a global pandemic and the outbreak of COVID-19. To respond to this new normal, we have been edged to seek new and creative ways to overcome uncertainty and continue carrying out our mission, embracing technological innovations as an essential part of this new era.

Now, technology is blurring boundaries between the digital and the physical world, with teleworking, videoconferences, and online meetings as the newest tools to conduct crucial work, move forward and stay connected.

WONCA is adapting activities and processes to this new approach, but for some of our crucial endeavours, such as Council meetings, these means of communication are not contemplated in the current Bylaws, as regulations were drafted when information technology was not yet essential.

For this reason, we call an Extraordinary General Meeting from 11 to 16 May 2021, to amend our bylaws and allow sessions to be conducted digitally, promoting equitable and accessible online participation.

You will receive the proposal with all details about the amendments of the Bylaws before 10 February 2021.

To ensure transparency and guarantee accessibility to all, WONCA will launch a special platform with all the information, resources and materials in May for you to log-in, discover and vote! Explanatory Q&A sessions will be organised in Spring before the Extraordinary General Meeting.

We appreciate your collaboration in advance and will keep you informed about this decisive process. For further information, please contact egm2021@wonca.net.

Sincerely,

Dr Donald Li
WONCA President