Arts County Fair Debt Repaid!

May 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm 4 comments

At the recent AMS Council meeting, Council voted to restore the funds taken from the AUS for the debt accumulated from Arts County Fairs past. Over the past year, the AUS had been crippled by budgetary shortfalls and was unable to fund its clubs effectively.

The $35,062.04 debt, which had originally been applied to the AUS in early 2008, was restored to the AUS by a two thirds resolution of Council. For more coverage, see the Ubyssey or UBC Insiders.

AUS President Guillaume Houle sent out the following message following the repayment of the debt:

Well it is now official, the debt that the AUS was dragging on from the Arts County Fair has now been forgiven by AMS council on last wednesday night. While this motion passed with the approval of more than two thirds of council, it was an uphill battle to rally support for an honest cause that had many members of both the AUS and AMS council working overtime. Indeed, on behalf of the Arts Undergrad Society council, I would like to thank everyone who put their time and efforts into making this motion a reality which ultimately ended on a positive note last Wednesday night.
Having never been to Arts County Fair myself, I was happily surprised to see how feverishly individuals were acting with regards to the passing of the motion. Indeed, this project which started last February with the ACF pledge signings orchestrated during the AMS elections by Matthew Naylor and ended by a masterful presentation to council on wednesday by last year’s AUS President, Avneet Johal, surely showed how important ACF was to every single students at UBC. Needless to say, this rousing support gives the recently elected 2009-2010 AUS executive a strong mandate to start marching towards organizing the next episode of ACF…

Guillaume Houle
Arts Undergraduate Society

The full roll call vote will be posted here later.


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The ACF Vote in Retrospect

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Will Davis  |  May 19, 2009 at 1:41 pm


  • 2. Patrick Meehan  |  May 19, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    It may not be a bad idea to have the identity of the poster displayed along with the post. At least the way I’m looking at it, I can’t see it.

    Also, FANTASTIC idea guys!

  • 3. Anon  |  May 20, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Yeah, so far the whole “reach out to non-aus people with this blog” is a fail. Will and Pat are hard core hacks.

  • 4. Patrick Meehan  |  May 21, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I’m a hardcore hack?

    I’m not sure if thats good or not.

    Also, who is to say it’s a fail? I’d like to look at hit counter data first, as well as to you know, give it something more than 3 days time to develop…

    Or I could anonymously slag it without any real reason.

    I’m just saying is all.


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