Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce AGM – Athabasca Multiplex
Meeting Minutes (DRAFT)
January 30, 2013
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
MOTION BY: Vice President Adrian Vraciu that the membership fees for 2013 remain the same:
Base fee and for businesses with 1-3 employees is $100
For businesses with more than 3 employees $10 per additional employee to a maximum of $350.
All fees are subject to 5% GST
Introduce a Non-Profit Group Fee of $50 – Trevor Martin Amended that this be Voting Member
Introduce a FREE Youth Membership
No right to Vote
Age between 12-21 years
6 OPPOSED – MAJORITY CARRIED
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.
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
Jodie Pruden introduced Steve Rowe.
Penny Semashkewich adjourned the meeting at 9:00 PM