Fallingbrook Community Association
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting
16 May 2005, Cumberland Town Hall
Patrick Wall, Sonia Brereton, Marc Godbout (MP), Bob Monette (representing Phil McNeely), Herb Kreling (Councillor), Rob Jellett (Councillor), Zybina Richards (chair), Brenda Spearman, Don Pottier, David Villeneuve, Suzanne Sanford (City of Ottawa)
Marc Cappelli, Ted Macias, Eric Tousignant, George Blake
(N.B. Eric Tousignant has tendered his resignation as an executive member)
|Previous minutes (Zybina)||Suzanne stated that the proposal for a play structure at Charlemagne and
Princess Louise has been dropped. Minutes approved by Brenda and Don.
|MP's report (Marc Godbout)||
|MPP's report (Bob Monette)||
|Councillor's report (Herb)||
|Councillor's report (Rob)||
|Garage Sale (David)||Date was May 14, rainy but well attended|
|Volunteer Awards (Zybina)||Very successful, 50 people attended. David made a motion to thank Zybina for organizing at again.|
|Canada Day (David)||Zybina has a large team to run the entertainment. Marc Cappelli may get $2000 from Loeb. Angela Jellett in charge of fund raising, is concerned that there is insufficient advertising exposure for potential sponsors.|
|Suzanne Sanford (City of Ottawa)||
|Newsletter (Don Pottier)||
|Scouts (Patrick Wall)||
|Election of Class A Directors for 2005-06 (David Villeneuve)||Acclaimed class A directors: Zybina Richards, Brenda Spearman, Don Pottier, David Villeneuve|
Meeting adjourned at 9:25 pm
Minutes by David Villeneuve
Present: Zybina Richards, Brenda Spearman, Don Pottier, David Villeneuve.
The directors appointed the new officers as follows:
MAJOR EVENTS TO DATE:
· Linking activities with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
· Cub camp with White Tail Beavers
· Scout camp with Senior Cubs
· Many youth are moving up thru the program this year
· Slide show was presented to all the parents at the ‘Advancement Ceremony’. This gave the parents a better perspective regarding the activities that the youth have participated in.
· Kub Kars in April, which was held at the Science and Tech Museum.
· Scout Trees
o Scout Trees is a major activity from Scouts Canada that involves the youth planting trees. This year, our own Scout group facilitated the Odawa Area event with LaFarge.
· Held our annual Apple Day at the Trinity Common Plaza on 10th Line Road on Saturday, October 3/04. Had an excellent turnout from the youth this year.
· Held our annual Fall Group Campfire on October 13-04. Campfire permits were provided by Mr. Rob Jellett from the City of Ottawa.
· Pre-registration BBQ at Petrie Island. Had approximately 100 people out. The invitation was to all our 2003-2004 members and their families. Event was successful, received a lot of positive feedback.
· Remembrance Day
o All sections held their own ‘Remembrance Day’ ceremony during their weekly meeting the week of November 11, 2004. Both cub packs went to the Cenotaph at the Orleans Legion. Our Troop (and one of our beaver colonies) visited the War Memorial downtown.
· Winter Wonderland event held on February 15/05. A little mild for skating, but the kids had a great time tobogganing. This was a group event and approximately 80 youth attended.
· Annual BP Dinner held on February 20/05. A record attendance. Many awards were handed out to both youth and adults.
· Two First Aid Courses ran in January. One for senior Scouts as they are working on their Chief Scout Award, the other for leaders. In total, 6 youth and 6 leaders were awarded their First Aid Certificate from St. John’s Ambulance.
· Once again this year, the Fallingbrook Falls cleanup was done. This was organized by our Scout Troop.
· 4th Orleans has updated the URL for their website. It is now:
HONOURS & AWARDS
WARRANT OF APPOINTMENT
5 YEAR SERVICE
10 YEAR SERVICE
Fallingbrook Community Association Volunteer Award for Scouting: Francois Trudel
· Difficult to find new leaders.
· Youth registration is down 30% from last year.
· Cost of Gym Facilities (up 200%). 4th Orleans will end this year with approximately $1000 due to the increased costs of the gyms. A letter to Phil McNeely was sent recently, however, it appears nothing can be done by the City of Ottawa. This has impacted our program this year, and will continue to impact us in the coming year.
4th Orleans Group Commissioner