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May 14, 2009 Board Minutes

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
May 14, 2009


  • Bernie Hart
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Michael Marshall
  • Kent Murray
  • Johnathan Thibodeau
  • Alan Turner
  • Jeff Warnica
  • Andrew D. Wright


  • Richard Connolly
  • Mary Rigby
  • Max Russell
  • Joe Thomas

Minutes of last meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6.35 pm. Bernie welcomed the new members and called for introductions around the table.

Moved by Kent, seconded my Michael that the current executive continue in office until the fall when the situation will be reviewed. Carried.

Approval of the April minutes was deferred until the June board meeting.


Committee Reports

Financial Report

Alan presented the financial report. Though we are doing slightly better than projected, the shortfall in individual memberships continues. ADP has made a mistake in overpayment to Andrew which will be corrected. ADP has made similar mistakes in the past and has been requested to ensure that steps be taken to see that such errors do not re-occur. Moved by Alan, seconded by Kent that the financial report be accepted. Carried.

Technical Report

Johnathan presented the technical report. New equipment has been purchased for Fenwick which should make the wireless service more reliable. Repairs have been done on the hard drives for the main server but they have not been completely successful and more work will be needed.

High volumes of spam pose a continuing problem.


Joe Howe Manor

Johnathan has visited Joseph Howe Manor and staff there are agreeable to work we propose to do on the building to set up the wireless service as long as the work is well done.

Bernie has scheduled a meeting with a representative of HRSDC to outline our proposed application for a funding grant for the Joe Howe project and to seek input and advice. There are problems in aligning the project with the needs defined by the provincial secretariat. However, if the Howe project doesn't fly, other grant programs may be identified.


The Hub

Bernie has attended a meeting regarding the Hub on Barrington Street. This is a small business co-operative paid for collectively by members and available for community functions at low cost. There may be an opportunity to market Chebucto services such as web space. Michael and Jeff will attend the next meeting with Bernie.


Convenience store promotion

The Corner Store project needs a letter to members to be sent, recruiting people who will promote the project at stores in their own neighbourhoods. This could be followed up by a meeting with prospective promoters.


Serving Seniors

Alan outlined the objectives of the Serving Seniors group which Chebucto has recently joined. One advantage to us will he the ability to participate as part of the group in events such as home shows which should increase our visibility.


Other business

Jeff questioned whether StatsCan might be able to provide useful information on Internet usage in HRM.


Chebucto's 15th Anniversary

Chebucto's 15th anniversary: Bernie will contact Wayne Anstey of HRM about some official acknowledgment of this event. Andrew proposed that a barbecue be held at the Chase building as a public celebration.


Next meeting

On motion by Alan, the meeting adjourned at 7.55 pm Next meeting: June 11/09





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