AGM 2015 Minutes


CALL TO ORDER: The Chair called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and introduced District 4 Assistant Director Pam Chellew.

LOCATION: Minden Community Centre
CHAIR: President, Mary Jane Irwin and Melanie Hevesi
ATTENDANCE: There were 34 in attendance.
MINUTES: Moved by Pauline Plooard Seconded by Barb Millington

“That the minutes of the November 4,2014 Annual General Meeting be adopted as circulated.”

FINANCIAL REPORT: Moved by Karen Shirley Seconded by Margaret Giles
“That the Treasurer’s Annual Report & Reviewers’ Certificate be accepted as circulated and placed in the Society’s records.” CARRIED


COMMUNITY GARDENS -Karen Shirley’s report is attached.

EXCURSIONS – Susan Sheehan’s reports are attached.

FLOWER SHOW – Margaret Giles’ report is attached.

LIBRARY & BULLETIN BOARD -Izabel Janca was absent.

MEMBERSHIP – On behalf of Nancy Garbutt who was absent Mary Jane reported that at our year end as of August 31, 2015, we had 94 members, 2 life members, and 29 junior members.

PLANT SALE – Rose Paliwoda’s report is attached.

T-SHIRTS & CARDS & PINS – Elinor Kernohan reported thatZ7 cards were sent this past year. Pins are still available and a1l clothing sold has been delivered.

VILLAGE GREEN – Liz Case tJranked 13 volunteers who worked about 3-4 hours per week for 16 weeks. The new perennials are filling in and their colours are showing well. Pruning has been done. There is opportunity for more persons to assist next year.

YOUTH PROGRAM – Rose Paliwoda’s report is attached.

Moved by Pauline Plooard Seconded by Rich Hevesi *That all committee reports be accepted as read.

PRESIDENTS’ REPORT – Melanie Hevesi read the attached report.

Moved by Mary Jane Irwin Seconded by Sandria Garry “That the actions and decisions of the Executive in the past year be approved'” CARRIED

Moved by Mary Jane Irwin Seconded by Sue Sisson
‘That the actions and decisions of the Board of Directors in the past year be approved.” CARRIED


Pam Chellew presented the nominations as presented by the nominating committee of Liz Case & Anica Sabel and asked for further nominations from the floor. The slate was filled and all positions were acclaimed.

Executive for 2016

President:  Mary Jane Irwin
Past President:  Liz Case
1st Vice President:  Melanie Hevesi
2nd Vice President:  Rose Paliwoda
Michelle Lewis was appointed as Secretary
Frances Thivierge was appointed as Treasurer

Directors 2016

Elinor Kernohan
Linda Ross
Anne Brown
Margaret Giles

Directors 2016-2017

Rich Hevesi
Pat Johnson
Susan Sheehan
Anica Sabel


District 4 Fall Seminar -_Mary Jane Irwin reported that she, along with Nick & Liz Case, Vicki Judge, and Rose Paliwoda attended on October 24n.The guest speaker from Richters spoke on Herbs for Food, Medicine and Good Looks. The handout is available on the side table. Members are urged to visit the O.H.A. website wrvr,l’ where they can read the Trillium newsmagazine.

Volunteer Hours – Linda Kemp received the volunteer hour reports from many members tonight but those that forgot should telephone her or email her at

Presidents’ Awards – Mary Jane & Melanie presented Julia Donnelly with the Presidents’ Award Certificate for many years of arriving first and leaving last to have the coffee ready and the lunch table arranged and cleaned away.

FINAL EXECUTIVE MEETING OF 2015 – Both new and old executive will meet at the OPP Community Room at 7:30 p.m. on November 17.

NEXT MEETING – Pot Luck Luncheon on Saturday, February 6,2016 at noon at Minden United Church. There will be a speaker on “Tea”.

Door Prize – An Amaryllis was won by Melanie Hevesi.

REFRESHMENT BREAK -A 15 minute refreshment break was held. Members were reminded to donate ifthey did not provide any food.

GUEST SPEAKER: Lorraine Turcott demonstrated how to make a Christmas table or mantle runner. She has 2 Christmas decoration workshops coming to her business soon and is selling wreaths for $25 to support immigration of 2 Syrian boys to Peterborough.

ADJOURNMENT – Moved by Pauline Plooard
“That the meeting be adjourned” Time – 8:40 pm

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