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New Hamburg Board of Trade General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Share the Wealth draw: $250.00 won by Wendy Scott
50/50 draw: $61.00 won by Delmer Bender

1. Guest speakers: Alternative Energy - What Local Businesses are Doing

  • Rob Yost (The Fritz Group), Lauren Ostermaier (Saturn Power), and Dale Brubacher Cressman (Clean VigorTech) each gave a short presentation, followed by a question and answer session.

2. Minutes:

  • Minutes from the previous meetings have been posted to the website. Motion to accept the minutes: Steve Wagler, seconded by Chris Spotswood.

3. Share the Wealth - Final ticket sales figures:

Tickets printed

1,500

 

Tickets sold

736

3,680.00

Printing

175.72

 

Posters

45.77

 

Design

279.68

 

Licence

60.00

 

Prizes

2,000.00

 

Postage

24.00

 
   

2,585.17

Profit

 

1,094.83

4. Annual Budget:

  • Final figures to be released to members within the next two months.
  • Waterwheel: New bearings - valued at around $5,000.00 - were donated to the Board of Trade by Schaeffler Canada. Labour costs for installation will be approximately $2,000.00.
  • Marketing: A final budget for the Board's marketing committee will be determined at the next executive meeting.
  • Garbage cans: Tim Bender is conducting ongoing discussions for a cost-sharing initiative with the Township of Wilmot.
  • Tim and Leslie Elkeer have been reviewing the need for extra cans, as well as their locations.

5. Other business:

  • Tim announced that the New Hamburg Canada Day committee is still looking for a chairperson to lead this year's event. If a member or anyone they know is interested, they should contact a committee member as soon as possible.

8. Meeting adjourned: 8:55pm.

Minutes as recorded by Nigel Gordijk.