As a levied society of the Dalhousie Students’ Union, the Loaded Ladle strives to be accountable and transparent to it’s members. We encourage our members to read our governing documents, such as our constitution and internal policies as well as minutes from our weekly open meetings. We welcome all feedback from our membership and are happy to meet or talk about concerns or comments you may have.
Every Spring, the Loaded Ladle holds its Annual General Meeting, where we elect a Board of Directors for the upcoming year, make constitutional changes, and present next year’s budget. Members are able to attend the AGM, vote on motions, and contribute to the future of the Loaded Ladle.
Consistent with the Loaded Ladle’s commitment to democracy and transparency, we hold 2 opt-out periods per academic year, where fee-paying members can have their levy money refunded. These periods are publicized online and widely around all Dalhousie campuses, as per our constitution and opt-out policy. Anyone choosing to opt-out of the Loaded Ladle forfeits their rights and privileges of the organization and will no longer be able to access Loaded Ladle services. Please bring your Dal card with you to any opt-out location.
Full-time Dalhousie University students pay a levy of $4.50 per semester ($9.00 per year) to support The Loaded Ladle. Our opt-out periods for the 2017-2018 academic year are: September 25-29, 2017 inclusive, and January 22-26,2018 inclusive. Students may opt out of a single semester’s levy fee, or during the Fall opt-out period, for the whole year.
The period for fall or full-year opt-outs has concluded, however you can still visit our office (B24) in the Dal SUB if you wish to opt out of the Loaded Ladle. We will hold an opt-out period again in early 2018 to those wishing to opt out of the second term levy.