During the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and the Annual General meeting (AGM) held on October 25, 2104, Graeme Roderick, president of the Friends of Gatineau Park, began the meeting by welcoming participants and then posted the agenda of the meeting for review.
Due to another commitment of the auditor, Ray Folkins, the financial report was presented and reviewed as the first item of business, and then approved by the membership. The treasurer, Sarah Crowe, then presented a number of motions for approval related to financial matters.
The Annual Report of the Friends of Gatineau Park for 2013-2014 was then presented by the chairpersons of the various committees of the organization:
- Engagement & Nominations – Catherine Dumouchel
- Volunteer Coordination – Mario Simard
- Programming – Gershon Rother
- Communications – Julien Raby
- Finance & Fundraising – Sarah Crowe / Graeme Roderick
- Research Forum & Administration – Graeme Roderick
A key moment of the meeting is definitely the presentation of the 2014 Graeme Roderick Award by the Chairman to Gillian Shield. This reward is in recognition of the time and efforts spent by Gillian as an active member of the Programming Committee for a number of years and specially for organizing the activities of the 2014 Dusk Series. Gillian has not only actively participated in the organization of multiple activities over the years but she has also attended many, many of these activities as volunteer with her children.
The draft minutes of the 2014 AGM meeting will be posted shortly in the About Us section of the Friends’ website.