Minutes of 2009 Annual General Meeting
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Sunday August 2, 2009
Call to Order: 10:00 am, 32 cottages represented. Quorum established
Acceptance of minutes from 2008 annual meeting
-no business coming from the minutes
President: Dave Golem
-welcome to the membership attending meeting
-turnover of the position to new president
Incoming President: Steve Churchill
-greetings to the membership,
-wants to keep this a strong association with the help of membership
-focus on events to involve everyone on the lake
-everyone’s participation is encouraged
Treasurer: Glenda Opsahl
-financial statement reviewed for the fiscal year of Sept 1 to Aug 31, 11 mos. ytd.
-GICs are obtaining 4.1% which is excellent for the current worldwide situation
-assets include $1000 prepaid insurance and T-Shirt inventory of $1000
-PayPal account is now set up to help collect membership dues.
-small deficient at this point due to most expenses already covered and membership fees still being collected; expect to be in excess by Aug 31
-fundraising from t-shirts and various events are strong
-there were no significant differences in the annual expenses
-report will be included in the fall newsletter
Membership: Marlene Pollard
-119 cottages are paid up with more to come in from canvassers
-thanks to all the canvassers for their hard work at collecting the fees
-5 cottages used pay pal to pay up their memberships, encourage everyone to look at that option.
-2 members received their 50 year membership certificate; Matthews family, cottage #169 and
Truscott family cottage #170
Social: Carolyn Dobson 10:30
-Road clean up - many thanks to those who participated in the road clean up on July 11th.
North Road – Emma & Dave Anderson, Pat & Ian Fraser, Judy Platt, Greg Stolte, P.J. Marshall, Ann Brown, Marlene & Ron Pollard
-Regatta 2009 - the Regatta was once again a huge success, many thanks to all the cottagers
who came out and participated despite the rainy weather.
Thanks also go to the following:
Wendy Butler and Janice Sargent - recorded and organized the participants
Dean Dobson and Randy Simmons - organizing the boats at the starting line
Dean Butler - printing Steenburg Lake T-shirts
Pat Simmons and Marlene Pollard – assisting with sales
Steve Churchill and Rick Churchill - barbeque
-Fun Run 2009 – after a successful 2008 event with over 60 registrants, expectations are high
that the 2nd Annual Fun Run will be even more successful, it is scheduled for August 16th, 2009.
T-Shirts – sales continue to be strong, volume discounts apply and a “hoodie” style has been
added to the line-up
Movie Night – many thanks to Anthony Genovese and family who hosted
ever “drive in” movie theatre at his dock. Popcorn included.
Municipal Affairs: Gary Goodfellow
-no news to report
-water quality is still good
-testing is being done when someone
is going by the
High speed internet – Anthony Genovese
-Sympatico dial-up service is available in our area,
and there was an unpublished local access phone number for Sympatico in Coe
Hill. The number was posted in the
-Anthony tested Rogers WiMax, and the tower in Apsley it too far, so it isn't an option.
-the new Rogers Stick technology, the Bancroft area merchants have seen a return rate of >90%. So it isn't a very good choice.
-Satellite remains an expensive, but workable solution. Further, the signal can be shared using antennas. Some on the lake are already doing this.
-discussed the possibility of radio towers on the lake, and encouraged people to complete the survey on the Internet on the website.
Election of Officers
-Incoming President – Steve Churchill
-Vice President – Anthony Genovese
-Membership – Marlene Pollard has agreed to continue
-Social Programmes – Carolyn Dobson has agreed to continue with the assistance of new volunteers
-request for volunteers in order to continue bringing lots of activities to the membership; those who stepped up were Jimmy Nevins, Amanda Burke, Pat Simmons, Chris Langman, Tom Little, Wendy Butler
Suggestions for Additional Activities
-membership requested to provide input, contact any member or go online to use any of the addresses of the executive committee
Distribution of Door Prizes:
Motion to Adjourn: 11:30 am