Annual General Meeting:
19 December, 2017
Directors: Kathie LaForge – President, Roy Spooner – Vice President, Ken Simon – Treasurer, Fiona Lamprecht – Secretary, Rosalie Nichiporuk, Jody Pederson, Ruth McIntosh, Suzanne Campbell, Mary Burkholder, Priscilla Mueller and two vacancies.
Financial Report: Assets totaled $183,412 (Operating Fund – $919 and Capital in Trust Account – $182,493) as of 31 August, 2017 year end. ($25,000 from Northern Development Initiatives Trust received after year end).
$7,263 is held in the Stability Reserve and the Board may decide to use some or all of these funds to start their Granting Program.
During 2017, in addition to Director recruitment, we developed a promotional brochure, a website and a Facebook page. We introduced our organization to the community at the Vanderhoof Trade Show, the Fall Fair and the Vanderhoof Community Forum.
During 2018, the Board will be focusing its attention on:
- Director Recruitment
- Purchase of Director Liability and Commercial General Liability Insurance
- Marketing Strategy to build our Trust Account.
- Review of Constitution and Bylaws
- A Fundraising Event
- Develop a Grant Program
Brian Minter – Saturday, 14 October, 2017
The Vanderhoof Community Foundation is pleased to report that the gardening event featuring Master Gardener Brian Minter, from Minter Country Garden Ltd in Chilliwack, BC and a regular on CBC Almanac was a roaring success.
We sold 168 tickets to this event.
This event generated $4,288 in net income.
Thank you once again to our generous sponsors for this event :
Four Rivers Co-Op – Major Event Sponsor
- Jim’s Your Independent Grocer’s Greenhouse
- Ben Atkins, Atkins Greenhouse
- Little Green Thumb Greenhouse
- Lepoidivin’s Greenhouse