Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
May 16, 2000
- Sylvana Buttigieg
- Leo Deveau
- Bernie Hart
- Joyline Makani
- Kelly Marney
- Doug McCann
- David Murdoch
- Krista Olmstead
- Sharon Parker
- Grace Paterson
- Mark Rushton
- Viola Winstanley
- Andrew Wright
- Approval of last meeting's minutes.
- Selection of Officers
- Assigning Committee Chairs
- In camera
- Executive Director's Report
- Retreat for Strategic Planning
- Financial Report
- New Business
- Next Meeting
Meeting called to order at 6:38 pm.
David Murdoch welcomed all of the new members to the meeting and called
round table introductions.
The previous week's minutes were not present to be adopted, so they will
be reviewed at the next meeting.
It was agreed between Andrew Wright and Krista Olmstead to track
down the previous year's missing minutes and submit them to the records.
David Murdoch related the status of the previous year's board
members, and asked for nominations for the Chair of the Board.
Andrew Wright nominated Sharon Parker. Krista Olmstead seconded the
nomination. No other nominations were received. Sharon Parker was
appointed Chair of the Board.
(Sharon Parker Chaired the rest of the meeting.)
The next order of business was to fill the vacant Committee Chairs.
Sharon Parker Nominated Krista Olmstead for Communications Chair. Doug
McCann seconded the motion. No other nominations were proposed. Krista
Olmstead was appointed Communications Chair. Kelly Marney volunteered to
assist on the Communications Committee.
Krista Olmstead and Andrew Wright volunteered to take care of
the Secretary's duties. No other nominations were received. Krista
Olmstead was appointed the official duties of Secretary, while Andrew was
assigned with updating the web page with all pertinent documents.
Bernie Hart volunteered to remain External Relations Chair. Grace
Paterson and Viola Winstanley volunteered to assist on the External
Doug McCann volunteered to remain the Information Providers Chair,
while Mark Rushton volunteered to assist on the Information Providers
Andrew Wright Volunteered to be Policy Chair. No other
nominations were received. Andrew Wright was appointed Policy Chair.
David Murdoch volunteered to remain Technical Chair.
Joyline Makani volunteered to be the Finance Chair and Treasurer.
Sylvana Buttigieg volunteered to be the Membership Chair.
Mark Rushton volunteered to be the Volunteer Chair.
All Board Members were thus assigned to Committees.
It was announced that the Volunteer Resource Centre was holding a
free course on May 23rd at Alderney Landing regarding staffing issues and
it was suggested that any Chebucto Members who were interested, should try
to attend. The class runs all day.
Minutes not recorded as meeting went "in camera".
Sharon Parker reported that account fees are in a downward trend.
Executive Director's Report
Leo Deveau prepared a binder to help Board Members get organized. It
contains all relevant reports and documents associated with Chebucto,
including a section for taking notes and keeping records.
Leo proposed that the Volunteer Chair and himself have a brainstorming
session to come up with a good volunteer program to facilitate needs with
requests and offers, plan orientation times, plan placements,
create/assist in development of committees. The main objectives would be
to determine the direction for the committees, establish priority
projects, and formulate coherent strategic plans.