Minutes of 2009 Annual General Meeting
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Tantramar Community Radio Society
2009 Annual General Meeting Minutes
May 5th, 2009
The Tantramar Community Radio Society held its 2nd Annual General Meeting on Tuesday night May 5th at 6:30 pm at the Amherst Curling Club.
Welcome: Bert McWade chaired the meeting and outlined the procedures for voting on resolutions. Shelagh Rayworth moved approval of the minutes of the May 8, 2008 AGM. Seconded by Steve Ridlington. Shelagh Rayworth also moved approval of the agenda.
Chairperson’s Report: Chair Bert Mc Wade stated that 2008 was a difficult year for the TCRS with the CRTC denying the Society an FM broadcast licence on our first application. As a result, he says we lost much of our momentum in terms of fundraising.
He reported that the Society had submitted a revamped and revised application to the CRTC in October and had a hearing before the Commission on March 30th, 2009. The Society is now awaiting a decision from the CRTC. Bert thanked Geoff de Gannes, the project coordinator, for establishing the foundation for the project during his one year term. He concluded that the challenge ahead, once we have secured a licence, will be to raise the necessary capital for start-up.
Project Coordinator’s Report: Geoff de Gannes outlined several projects carried out during his term as project coordinator. He says the TCRS participated in a number of Spring and Summer events including a home show, municipal day, along with festivals, exhibitions and parades. During his mandate he also completed a long range plan, a business plan and a human resources plan which included an orientation and training manual for both staff and volunteers of the proposed new community radio station.
There were a couple of fund raising events: a Fall Music Fest and a Toy Bingo. Geoff thanked the Board for their support and dedication and singled out Randy Smith for his guidance and encouragement as project supervisor.
Treasurer’s Report: Randy Smith presented the Treasurer’s report showing revenues totaled $7,509.12. Expenses totaled $3240.65. Randy reported we have payables amounting to $3,000. Randy moved approval of the report, seconded by Randy Geddes.
Membership Report: Tammara Ashe presented the membership report. She says the membership committee has representation from all parts of Cumberland-Westmoreland and has been working on various strategies to attract members. Todate, the number of paid-up 3-year regular memberships is 44 while the number of paid-up 3-year gold memberships is 24. Total number is 68.
Nominating Committee Report: Geoff de Gannes presented the report on behalf of nominating committee chair Frank Allen. All current board members have committee to completing their two year terms. They are Frank Allen, Tammara Ashe, Allen Dill, Emily Frenette, Randy Geddes,
Upon taking the chair, Randy Smith thanked the outgoing chair Bert Mc Wade for his contribution and leadership. There being no further business, Wayne Bishop moved a motion for adjournment.