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New Hamburg Board of Trade General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

· President Joe Figliomeni welcomed Board of Trade members to the monthly membership meeting.

· 50/50 draw: $63.00 was won by Scott Miller Cressman

· Catered by Puddicombe House

· Speech from Liliana Dominguez from Absolute Fitness

1. Review of minutes

· Joe Figliomeni asked for a motion to accept the minutes from the March general meeting. Motion: Troy Walker. Seconded: Tracey Strarr. Carried.

2. Financial Report

· No financial reports this month

3. Membership Drive

· Joe Figliomeni reminded members of the ongoing membership drive, and of the benefits of being a Board of Trade member. Joe will send a compiled list of all the benefits to Board of Trade members.

4. New Business

· New Hamburg Street Party is still looking for volunteers for the committee. Please contact Cheryl.

· Lots of other committees to join including Golf Tournament, Christmas Lights, Sidewalk sale.

· 35 people were out to the Business After 5 event hosted at Scran and Dram. Hope to have another one soon.

· We have received a request from lawyer of Klassen Bronze to waive our first right to purchase the property (if sold).  The Board of Trade sold land to Klassen back in the 1960s. We have first right of refusal to purchase the land back from them. Steve will have an initial meeting with Steve Funk to discuss these legal documents and then will discuss more at the executive meeting. Comments and questions can be emailed to Steve or Joe directly.

· Dave Seyler mentioned the upcoming manufacturing summit on May 10, - featuring our member Joerg Steiber of ODG – as keynote speaker. 

5. Next Meeting:

· Next meeting is a wine tasting with the Mayor presenting at the Community Centre on May 25.

Motion to adjurn: Nigel Gordijk.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:30 p.m.

Minutes as recorded by Gina Ruttan