FRIENDS OF CRESCENT BEACH, GREEN BAY AND AREA SOCIETY
MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
AUGUST 19TH, 2001
2. Karen welcomed returning and new members, made announcements regarding the availability of t-shirts, hasty notes and our commission on all new subscriptions to Saltscapes magazine (through a community program they run; thanked Farmer's Dairy, LaHave Bakery, Gow's Home Hardware and Tim Horton's for their donations for this meeting and PharmaSave for their continuing donation of waste bags for the "dog" boxes on Crescent Beach.
3. Karen read the Minutes from the 2000 AGM. A motion was made by Gordon Prince to accept them as read, seconded by Tom Daly, no discussion, motion carried.
4. Karen presented the Annual Report. She began by reading our mandate from the Memorandum of Association; indicated there were sixteen (16) Board members and three (3) standing Committees as follows:
We also held several membership drives, held a couple of times at the Farmer's Markets, sharing a table with the Pesticide Action Group, Gordon Prince bought our "domain" for our website with his own money, we were invited to place a display at the N.S. Naturalists Conference in Lunenburg in July, to which we sent a Board member and hosted our annual Beach Sweep on June 9th.
Karen then read a statement to the membership - attached.
Jim White moved to accept the Annual Report from the Chair, with a thank you for her guidance and assistance as Chair over the last several years, which was seconded by Peter Bell, no discussion and motion was carried.
5. Burpee Meisner presented the Membership Committee Report. He indicated we now have approximately 325-350 members; that throughout this summer he has held membership drives, with the help of other Board members and members of our Society.
6. Terry Durnavich read the Financial Statement, attached, and moved that it be accepted as read, seconded by Jean McHarg, no discussion and motion carried.
7. Chris Gill asked for a discussion time.
Gordon Prince suggested that the Board of Directors meeting Minutes be made
available to al1 of the members by placing them on our website. After a little
discussion, he made a formal motion, as follows:
that the Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors be made publicly
available on our website;
Gordon Prince also spoke about the Co-Management Committee meeting which was held after the Committee meeting with DNR and DOT and indicated that he was taking on the project of putting together the history of Crescent Beach, to include all reports generated about it from studies, etc., all to be eventually put on our website, except for "sensitive" documentation.
Sharri Bush asked for help regarding Linda MacDonald's suggestion that an education committee be formed about dog waste on the beach and if anyone was interested in helping out with this, i.e. talking to the public about being sure they clean up after their dogs. A sign up sheet was left on the table by the door. Linda MacDonald spoke about the matter as well and indicated she would be taking on that educational effort.
A gentleman indicated that h felt the sign on the "Doggie Pooh Box" wasn't
big enough .
Sunny MacMillan, a new member, is also a member of the group Champlain 2004, as well as the group getting the ship Hector built; she indicated she believes that all of the local organizations should coordinate as to the reasons for our existence, etc. Sharri Bush suggested the possibility of coordinating fund raising efforts because of Crescent Beach's connection with "the islands".
Chris Gill mentioned that there is an information sheet on the table regarding the Old Shore Road and that we also have a bird listing by James Hirtle, as well as a brochure containing some history of the Old Shore Road for local distribution.
8. Sharri Bush gave her report as the Nomination Committee and read the list of 16 people prepared to stand as Directors for the 2001-2002 year, attached to these Minutes. She asked for nominations from the floor three (3) times, closed the nominations; It was moved by, seconded by Tom Daly and declared those on the list to be the new Directors.
9. Karen held the draw for the door prize, which was a cooler donated by Gow's Home Hardware and Gordon Whynacht won the cooler.
10. Don Downe (MLA) spoke about the beginnings of our Society and indicated he was willing to set up a meeting with the Executive about possibly bringing up the lack of cooperation by DNR and DOT regarding the co-management agreement to the Nova Scotia Legislature.
11. Karen indicated that she would be staying on the Board, but resigning as Chair.
12. Karen moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Gordon Prince; motion passed, meeting adjourned.