Annual General Meeting - Saturday March 24, 2018 9:15 - 15:30


2018 marks the 31st anniversary for our Society. Our first event of the year will be the Annual General Meeting on March 24 from 9:15 to 15:30. (RSVP Required)

As usual this is not a typical business meeting but focuses more on education and enjoying a weekend in the off season dedicated to the celebration of mushrooms. In that regard, we are pleased to have Nicholas Money as our guest speaker.  He will be offering an enlightening, educational and entertaining lecture on "The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization".  From breakfast toast to evening wine, yeast is the microscopic thing that we cannot live without. We knew what yeast did as an invisible brewer and baker long before we had a clue about the existence of microbes. Ten thousand years ago, our ancestors abandoned bush meat and wild fruit in favor of farming animals and cultivating grain. Our desire for beer and wine was a major stimulus for agricultural settlement, because it takes a village to run a brewery or tend a vineyard. In this presentation, Nicholas Money explains how we domesticated wild yeast and yeast domesticated us.

You won’t want to miss it!

TAKE NOTICE:  You will be receiving your renewal membership package - by mail.  Or, of course, you can do it the easy way and push the button below to ...

Register/Renew Online!

*    The President’s Dinner, at Ernest’s will follow the AGM.   Doors to Ernest’s will re-open @ 6 pm.   Be prepared for a superb dining experience! 

**    Renew your membership – before March 16, 2018 for an entry into a special draw at the AGM – you must be present to win.  Remember that to have a vote at the AGM, you will require a current AMS membership.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Lunch Menu


  Option1 - $15/Person

(Lunch included)


Option 2

(NO lunch provided)

Alberta Mycological Society

Annual General Meeting 2018 Agenda    

NAIT - Classroom #101 - (enter through doors to Ernest's located on 118 Avenue)

10710 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5G 2R1

Saturday, March 24, 2018

09:15 Registration, renew memberships, coffee, meet & greet.

09:30 Annual General Meeting

  • Minutes of Last AGM
  • President’s report
  • Foray report
  • Membership report
  • Treasurer's Reports
  • 2017 Audited Statements
  • 2018 budget

10:15 Nominations for Officers and Directors of the Society – Rob Simpson

  • Terms expiring
  • Positions available
  • Nomination / Slate – Call for nominations

10:30   Coffee break

  • 10:45   Guest Speaker: Nicholas Money - The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization - involving the human body, biotechnology, genetic engineering and biofuel development

12:00 Lunch @ Ernest’s (please pre-register on-line: head count required)  

13:00   Elections and appointments

  • Final call for nominations.
  • Election of Officers and other members of the Board of Directors
  • Appoint new Auditors for 2018 year - duties to be performed in February 2019  

13:30   2018 proposed schedule of activities:

  • Forays
  • Discussion of committee activities and requirements
  • Research Committee / Database
  • Open forum

14:30 Coffee-break.

14:45 Wrap-up and final comments

 NAIT Parking