How can I join the Suzuki Elders?
If you agree with the values expressed in the Declaration of Interdependence and in our Constitution, click on the link to download an application form and copy it to your computer. Fill in the form and mail it to the address on the form (or scan it and return via email). Your application will be considered at the next monthly meeting of the Suzuki Elders.
How old should I be to join?
We consider all ages, although most of our members are close to, at, or beyond "official" retirement age.
How do I become a member of the Executive Council?
First, join the Association. We ask for nominations for Councilors three months before the annual meeting, and vote at our annual meeting.
What is the environmental focus for the Suzuki Elders?
Climate change has been an important focus for the Elders this year. However, Suzuki Elders support many other DSF goals.
Is a Suzuki Elder expected to donate to the DSF?
We do not solicit donations. Of course, you are free to donate to the DSF and you can even designate funds to the Suzuki Elders Association.
Do elders do more than sit around and tell each other stories?
Hey, story telling is important, and yes, we have groups of elders interested in actions and advocacy. See our working group reports.
Can you help me promote my project?
Like the David Suzuki Foundation, the Suzuki Elders do not endorse other projects or programs, although we often provide information and links to groups doing work of direct interest to the Suzuki Elders.
Do you hold an Annual General Meeting?
Yes. Our Constitution requires that we hold an AGM.
Can you provide a link from your web site to my environmental website?
Each case is considered independently by Council. Email your request to the Suzuki Elders.
How much time is involved in being a Suzuki Elder?
It's your choice. We have an annual meeting and a gathering or two during the year. We have three or four committees that meet monthly. Some elders work from home, submitting articles to the blog or Google Group. Some members are voted to Council and attend monthly meetings in addition to working group meetings.
Where do you hold your regular meetings?
Council meetings are held at the David Suzuki Foundation office at 2211 West 4th Ave., Suite 219 in Vancouver. Some of our working groups also meet there, although this is flexible. The Annual Forum has been held at the downtown Vancouver Public Library.
What is the relation between the David Suzuki Foundation and the Suzuki Elders?
The Suzuki Elders operate independently of the David Suzuki Foundation, although in support of common goals.