MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE DIRECTORS OF
AT MANTHORPE LAW OFFICES
1. Call to Order / Confirmation of Agenda
The meeting was called to order by
2. Approval of Minutes
A motion to approve the minutes of the meeting on
Nick inquired as to agendas being placed at each of the tables for the meetings. Charlene Taylor said she would follow up with Laurie Daschuk in regards to this.
Nick requested that all group e-mails include Laurie Daschuk so that she stays informed.
President’s Report (
5. Treasurer’s Report (Anne George)
In her absence, Anne George sent her Treasurer’s report to Nick Cheng:
At the current date we have $11,487 in the CIBC bank account. We have three more dinner events to pay for in the fiscal year and four more from resources on hand. The September meeting cost $2,275. Last year for the period November to April we spent $8,900 and received $3,300 in late membership fees and one time meeting charges.
A discussion took place regarding having audited financial statements and the cost incurred to do so. It was agreed that at the May FVEPC meeting, the general membership be asked to waive the requirement to have audited financial statements and to make a motion to amend the bylaws to modify the necessity to have financial statements audited.
We have 47 members to date
Public Affairs (
Dave informed the board he continues to send notifications of upcoming meetings to the local media one month prior to the event and to potential members two weeks prior to the event.
To widen our scope and reach for membership, FVEPC upcoming events will be added to the CGA Blog. Susan Payment will send Laurie an e-mail and ask her to create a word document of upcoming events that can be forwarded to the appropriate people.
It was agreed that once a year, we will send our membership a summary of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) speaker “line up.”
Discussion was had regarding public endorsement of speakers. It was agreed that board members can, if appropriate, endorse a speaker as a “member of the FVEPC.”
Speakers Report (
The “Member Spotlight” was
The board discussed choosing a topic and then finding an appropriate member to talk about the topic may be a good way to fill the “Member Spotlight” slot.
Annualizing topics and / or joint meetings (ie. Joint meeting with CAGP in March) was discussed. It was agreed that the board should look at the yearly calendar and set up an “annual program.”
9. New Business (All)
There was no new business.
Next membership meeting is on
The meeting was adjourned at