With more than forty people in attendance, the meeting began with wonderful food prepared by many of the members, along with good fellowship opportunities catching up with old friends.
After eating, the ‘real’ business of the meeting got under way.
Gayla Campney made opening remarks to the meeting, reminding all that 2017 is Canada’s “150th Birthday” and suggested red and white petunias would be a highly appropriate planting to celebrate.
President Sheila Simmons moved adoption of the minutes of the 2015 AGM. The motion was approved without comment.
Howard Hunter moved adoption of the financial statement and adoption of continuing with the same auditor for next year. Both motions were approved without comment.
Lise Bois spoke about various topics that the Board of Directors/Executive were discussing including the possibility that Membership meetings might be held on a different day and different time of month in 2017 to respond to member suggestions. Lise also noted that there were presently about 50 members.
Sheila Simmons, helped by Gayla Campney, announced and presented the competition awards for the year. Patricia Stuckey (at right) with one of her four awards. Pat was the big winner at the Flower Show: Best Iris; Best Rose; Best Design; and the Floral Excellence Awards!
Pat will continue Mary Jenkins’ work as organizer for the mini-shows that are featured at each monthly meeting.
Sandra Dowds (below left) won the Flower Show prize for best peony, and Mary Jenkins (below right) won the prize for highest total points in the year’s mini-shows.
Certificates of Appreciation
Certificates of appreciation were also presented to Anne Reeves (below left) for her work on the County Garden Show, and to Howard Hunter (also below left) for his contributions a board member and as Treasurer. Outgoing President Sheila Simmons (below right) was presented with an appreciation award by Gayla Campney.
Election of Directors
Gayla Campney moved that Lise Bois be elected President. The meeting approved this without discussion.
There was no nomination for Vice-President, and the matter is deferred to the Board for decision. Gayla called for nominations for Directors, in addition to those already standing for election. None being forthcoming, the new Board of Directors elected is shown in the happy picture below. Congratulations to all!!
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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins