Dear UTFA Colleagues,
I would like to congratulate all our members who participated in the two presidential campaigns and to express my deep appreciation to all who voted. The election process did what democratic contestation is supposed to do, it compelled candidates to articulate our values and our visions for UTFA as an association. And it engaged the UTFA “citizenry.” That a record high 70% of our membership voted speaks to the health and vitality of our organization. I am honoured to have received a decisive majority and clear mandate to lead UTFA for a second term. As a democratic organization, UTFA gains its strength from having an informed, engaged, and active membership, so let’s continue the momentum.
I am delighted to formally invite you to UTFA’s Annual General Meeting. UTFA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Tuesday, April 19, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Register here.
Our 2022 AGM will feature a Q&A-based discussion with Jim Turk, founder of the Centre for Free Expression. Jim will discuss the stakes of free expression in society, and what we can do to safeguard and inspire it. On the site under Events you can view and listen to Centre-hosted talks and panels to get a sense of the Centre’s priorities and vision, and you can look at their projects as well. Please send your questions for Jim to email@example.com.
More details, including the UTFA AGM Newsletter containing important reports from Executive members, will follow.