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Cataraqui Canoe Club of Kingston
Report of Annual General Meeting
Monday, October 21, 1996

This meeting was held at the Delahaye Room, Kingston Public Library, Kingston, with the retiring commodore, Margaret Milne in the chair. It was attended by 38 members. In addition, eight members were represented by proxy. The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m.

Agenda

“That the agenda as published be approved.”
Moved by Bernard Léger. Seconded by Virginia Steele. CARRIED

Minutes of last General Meeting

“That the minutes published of the Annual General meeting held on October 10 1995 be approved.”
Moved by Larry Jenkins. Seconded by Mark Hughes. CARRIED

Committee reports

The treasurer and the chairpersons of the flatwater racing, whitewater, and recreational canoeing committees each presented brief reports to the membership.

Commodore's report

In Margaret Milne's report, she touched on the growth and activities over the previous year.

Club membership has shown a continued increase over the past couple of years, accompanied by an increase in club activities. We owe thanks to the Kingston Rowing Club who were generous in helping arrange a bingo for the club at which over $2000 was realized.

In addition to its internal activities, the club has taken part in various community efforts — giving support to the Waterfront Trail organization, giving a donation towards the Southeastern Ontario Rails to Trails Coalition. In addition, two club members, Rick Kirk and John Lund have helped re-survey local canoe routes on behalf of the local conservation authority.

Membership fees

At the last board meeting, after considering the increase of costs for such things as postage, insurance, printing and utilities, the board recommended an increase of fees to avoid financial problems over the next year or two. This would be the first increase in nearly ten years. The change would require the approval of the membership at this meeting.

“That the membership approves increasing the annual fees for each club membership by $5.00, starting April 1 1997. The annual fee for a single membership shall be $35.00, and a family membership $60.00.”
Moved by Judy Skeggs. Seconded by Beth Orr. CARRIED

Ratification motion

“Moved that the membership ratifies all the acts and decisions made by the board of directors of the Cataraqui Canoe Club of Kingston on behalf of the club during their term of office which expires October 21 1996.”
Moved by Alan Nicholls, seconded by Mark Hughes. CARRIED

Appointment of board

A slate of officers and other board members was nominated in the report of the nominating committee and from the floor. Each of the positions was returned by acclamation, with the exception of the five Other Board Members, for whom six nominations were made for the five positions available. After an election by secret ballot, the following persons were declared to be members of the board for the coming year:

Commodore Rick Kirk
Vice Commodore - Ed Jezak
Secretary - Alan Nicholls
Treasurer - Bernard Léger
Past Commodore (non-elective position) - Margaret Milne

Other board members: Gary Birrell, Don Harris, Beth Orr, Regine Smith and Bob Tolley

The members of this board would take up their duties immediately.

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

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