Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce AGM – Athabasca Multiplex

Meeting Minutes (DRAFT)

January 30, 2013

Present:

Frank Ponto, Vera Burritt, Rebecca Osmond, Blaine Page, Mike Demko, Kelly Harrisw-Martin, Eileen Chamberlain, Robert Richard, Paula Evans, Richard Mare, Bromley Chamberlin, Curtis Creaser, Crystal Creaser, Trevor & Roxann Martin, Donna Parr, Roger Morrill, Noel Major, Steve Paterson, Alan Howat, Kevin Gay, Wade Clement, Jocelyn Alberts, Joan Nelson, Angela Betts, Wray Betts, Kathy Wright, Tamara Yurchak, Davina Groettlicher, Grant McFarlane, Michelle Plante, Ron (True Value), Carol Epp, Lewis & Penny Semashkewich, Adrian Vraciu, Jackie Twinning, Darlene, Vassair, Christie Jensen, Tanya Brousseau, Martin, Brousseau, Shirley Zelman, Rod Foster, Merv Purschke, Bob Edwards, Ida Edwards, Monica Dahl, Helmut Roeben, Carol Lund, Dawn Minns, Nigel Satchwell, Jodie Pruden, Tova Schwede

Next meeting:

Next AGM to be determined by New Executive

   

CALL TO ORDER

President Satchwell called the meeting to order at 7:20 pm

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Frank Ponto that the agenda is adopted as presented. Seconded by Tova Schwede. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2012 AGM

Moved by Ida Edwards that the minutes be approved with notice to add to those present as names were not on list.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

PRESIDENTS REPORT

President Satchwell outlined the activities that took place in 2012-Customer Appreciation, Moonlight Madness. Special thanks to Ida Edwards, and Adrian Vraciu, for stepping in to assist during his illness. Christine Jensen for filling the treasurer position when Barb was transferred. Rebecca Osmond and Adrian Vraciu for work on Moonlight Madness event, Adam McRury for Fireworks display and all the sponsors, and the Athabasca Advocate.

Goals for future, More Sponsor tables at AGM, Continue to Raise Chamber of Commerce profile, continue to become more effective, possible hire a p/t or f/t person.

*Moved by Shirley Zelman that the Presidents Report is approved as presented.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

FINANCIAL

Treasurer Christine Jensen outlined the financial statement , which showed a surplus for the Chamber for 2012.

*Moved by Rebecca Carlisle that the Treasurer’s finance report is approved.

*Carol Epp opposed as the report was not audited at time of report.

NOMINATION COMMITTEE

Noel Major report for the Nomination Committee that the following members were nominated as per the previous by-law which requires 12 members/new by-laws requiring 4 were not registered:

President:  Penny Semashkewich – Penny’s Headquarters

Vice President: Adrian Vraciu – Effective It Solutions

Secretary: Tova Schwede – Body by Vi Promoter

Treasurer: Christine Jensen – Abacus Financial Accounting

BOARD MEMBERS:

Michelle Plante – Human Services / AB Works

Curtis Creaser - Semelta

Jodie Pruden – Athabasca County

Donna Parr – Paddymelon Gifts

Noel Major – Service Credit Union

Trevor Martin – River Valley Insurance

Name Withdrawn

Past President – Nigel Satchwell – Home & Office Carpet Cleaning

Mr. Major called for nominations from the floor three times. No nominations were received from the floor. Mr. Major declared the four executive and six board, and past president nominated as elected to their nominated positions.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

INCOMING PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Penny Semashkewich thanked everyone for their support and outlined her goals for 2013. President Semashkewich looks forward to a productive, prosperous and effective 2013.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

MOTION BY: Vice President Adrian Vraciu that the membership fees for 2013 remain the same:

  1. Base fee and for businesses with 1-3 employees is $100

  2. For businesses with more than 3 employees $10 per additional employee to a maximum of $350.

  3. All fees are subject to 5% GST

  4. Introduce a Non-Profit Group Fee of $50 – Trevor Martin Amended that this be Voting Member

  5. Introduce a FREE Youth Membership

    1. No right to Vote

    2. Age between 12-21 years

  6. 6 OPPOSED – MAJORITY CARRIED

SIGNING AUTHORITY

Moved by President Satchwell that any two of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary be authorized to sign all cheques on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

AUDIT

Ida Edwards made motion to have two members at large do Audit on Financials

Frank Ponto Seconded motion. Volunteers are Jodie Pruden and Kevin Gay

Amendment made by Carol Epp that they do both years 2012 and 2013

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

GUEST SPEAKER

Jodie Pruden introduced Steve Rowe.

ADJOURMENT

Penny Semashkewich adjourned the meeting at 9:00 PM

Executive Meeting

Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 Am, Athabasca Train Station

General Members Meeting

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 Am, Athabasca Train Station

Executive Meeting

Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 Am, Athabasca Train Station

ATHABASCA DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


Wednesday, January 30, 2013
ATHABASCA REGIONAL MULTIPLEX
COCKTAILS 6:00 P.M. • SUPPER 6:30 P.M.
Speaker & Meeting to follow
Speaker: Steve Rowe (NADC)
Topic: Northern Labour Force Development
$45/ticket (includes meal & door prizes)
An General Meeting
Tickets are available at:
Multiplex, Value Drug Mart, Tru Hardware, Athabasca County, Athabasca Visitor Information Centre


Agenda
Introductions and greetings
Dinner
1. Call to order
2. Adopt Agenda
3. Adopt Minutes: January 24, 2012
4. President's Report
5. Financial statement – presentation & adoption – Christine Jensen
6. Presentation by Nominating Committee and election of officers / Nominations from Floor
7. Motion to set membership fees for year 2013
8. Appointments:
8.1 Signing Authority: Any 2 of President, Vice President, Secretary / Treasurer
8.2 Auditor: Member at Large
9. Other new business:
9.1)
9.2)
10. Incoming President's comments
11. Guest Speaker: Mr. Steven Rowe, Research Officer, Northern Alberta Development Council
12. Any Other Business
13. Adjournment of annual meeting

COMMUNICATE

We are pleased to inform that ATHABASCA DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and ATHABASCA MULTIPLEX have reach an agreement regarding a discount on Multiplex membership fees for employees of small & medium business.

The Multiplex is offering 20% discount on their individual yearly membership for business with a minimum 2 staff enrolling in the program.

This was a Chamber of Commerce initiative, in line with its continuous efforts of providing increased benefits to small and medium size business in the area.

For details and registration please contact Multiplex.