Annual General Meeting September 9th at 7:30pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Mycological Society of Toronto will be held this year on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:30pm.

At the Annual Meeting the financial statements from the previous year are reviewed, resolutions for the upcoming year are decided, and MST members elect the incoming Board of Directors.

Under normal circumstances the MST's Annual Meeting is held in April. However, we have been granted an extension by Corporations Canada under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (decision no. D-158/20) to delay this year's AGM to find a safe way to bring everyone together while minimizing the chances of exposing anyone to Covid-19.

We have a fantastic AGM planned for you!

  • Easy to access with lots of tech support from a company that we have hired to produce our meeting
  • No shirt or shoes required
  • Fabulous prizes and games (trivia, mushroom photo ID contest and a door prize of one (1) fifty dollar ($50) Amazon gift card
  • Participate in the board election
  • Efficient – we are going to keep the meeting around 45 minutes, so have your whole evening free afterwards!

Remember, this is *your* MST. All members have a voice and a vote - so if you have an interest in shaping the activities and the future direction of the MST, please attend! We're looking forward to seeing as many members, old and new, as possible at this year's Annual Meeting.

How to Join

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Important: You can just call in to listen to the meeting, but you would not be able to vote, which will be done by poll. Please remember that there is 1 vote per family membership. Feel free to have the other members of your family join the meeting if they don’t want to gather around one device, but please designate 1 person to participate in the vote.

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Agenda

  1. President’s Address
  2. Trivia Question 1
  3. Financial statement & audit committee report, membership fees for 2020 – 2021. To review this information before the meeting, please visit https://www.myctor.org/financials-2020
  4. Trivia Question 2
  5. Election
    • Preamble & Procedure - Polls
    • Review of election slate
    • Open nominations from the floor
    • Election
  6. Mushroom ID E-mail Contest Winners with Kathy Vatcher
  7. Door Prize
  8. Q & A

Games & Prizes

  1. Trivia - Be the first to call 1 (416) 649-8918 with the correct answer to win a prize!
  2. Mushroom ID Contest - e-mail your best original mushroom/fungi picture to Kathy Vatcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 5th 2020 at midnight (12:00am) Eastern
  3. Door prize – a $50 Amazon Gift Card will be given to a random participant at the end of the session; you must be online in the meeting to win

We hope to “see” you there!

Annual Meeting online September 9th

The Annual General Meeting of the Mycological Society of Toronto will be held this year on Wednesday, September 9th.

At the Annual Meeting the financial statements from the previous year are reviewed, resolutions for the upcoming year are decided, and MST members elect the incoming Board of Directors.

Under normal circumstances the MST's Annual Meeting is held in April. However, we have been granted an extension by Corporations Canada under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (decision no. D-158/20) to delay this year's AGM.

The results from our member survey in July were strongly in favour of holding virtual meetings online due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and so the September 9th Annual Meeting will be held online. Further details, the meeting agenda, and connection instructions will be sent to members via email in August.

2020 Cain Foray cancellation

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Cain Foray.

We know this will be disappointing for many of our members, even though it's probably not a surprise. Most mycological clubs cancelled their yearly forays quite some time ago, including the NAMA and NEMF forays.

The MST has been a little slower to cancel in the hope that the situation would improve. We've now seen the opinions of our members since last week's survey, and most of you feel that it's still not quite safe enough.

Unfortunately, the Board isn't able to see a way forward for 2020 which will both ensure the safety of our members and volunteers and make the Cain a successful event.

At this point, we are planning to have a fall foray season which will include appropriate safety measures, and online meetings in the coming months. Please watch your email for announcements.

Please stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Cain again in 2021!

2020 member survey

These are difficult times for the MST and organizations like it. The MST's Board of Directors will be making important decisions soon about online meetings, the fall foray season, and especially about the 2020 Cain Foray. We want to make these decisions based on what our members think is most important.

To hear from our members directly, we've put together a short survey to find out your interests and concerns about the Cain Foray, the upcoming fall forays and potential online meetings. Your answers will help us take the MST in the right direction for our members.

Knowing what experiences our members want and what membership benefits mean the most to you will also help us provide programs and events that will let you get the most out of your MST membership, and so the survey also includes general questions about your interests and level of mushroom knowledge.

MST members have been sent an email with a link to the 2020 Membership Survey. Please complete it and let us know what is important to you! We want your membership to be meaningful and hope you'll share your ideas about how we can achieve this. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

We appreciate you sharing your thoughts and ideas! If you have any questions, please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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